Newmar makes a handicap-accessible motorhome designed with a heavy-duty wheelchair lift and extra-wide aisles, while Winnebago makes an RV with roll-in showers, wheelchair lifts and conveniently located controls. Other accessibility upgrades available on these motorhomes include lower kitchen cabinets and counters, roll-under sinks and controls that are more accessible.
Very few motorhome manufacturers build motorhomes specifically designed for handicapped travelers. Although these motorhomes tend to be more expensive, prices vary depending on the features.
Newmar makes a motorhome with features such as a 48-inch-wide power wheelchair lift, grab assist bars in and around the shower, an L-shaped dinette area and a roll-in shower with a seat. Customers may choose to custom design certain options in a Newmar motorhome, and most handicap-accessible motorhomes have the switches placed lower for easy accessibility.
Winnebago is a name many motorhome enthusiasts trust. For the handicapped, the company produces motorhomes with useful features such as an extra-wide center aisle, handrails in the shower and next to the toilet, and switches and controls that are lower, making them easily accessible. Winnebago can also design a motorhome around a specific individual's needs, although these options are more expensive.
Motorhome buyers may choose to purchase a used motorhome to save money, and these are usually considerably less expensive than buying new. When making a purchase, check for the necessary features such as roll-under sinks, lower kitchen counters and cabinets and roll-in showers.