When it comes around to vacation time, there are plenty of options available to a person with disabilities who wants to get away and enjoy some rest and relaxation in whatever way they want to.
The vacation industry woke up to this huge market some years ago and now offers a dizzying array of vacation ideas and locations for people with physical and mental disabilities.
But what if you don't want to go on a vacation where you're wrapped in a safety net of cotton wool and treated like you're a, well a disabled person!
Captain of Your Ship
One alternative is to be the captain of your own ship, at least of the road and look into the idea of taking a specially adapted RV that can cater for a number of physical disabilities and allow you to drive off to wherever you choose.
There are lots of advantages to getting hold of a wheelchair accessible customized RV to take yourself and your family on vacation.
- Freedom to choose where you go and for how long
- Freedom to stop over anywhere you like and not be restricted by an itinerary
- Fully accessible by wheelchair users including a wheelchair lift
- Buy if you can afford it or get a more economical rental
- Pick up and drop off at the location you choose
If these seem like a good deal to you, that's because it is a good deal. That's if you like the freedom of the road and being able to choose where you head off to and how long you take getting there, staying there and getting back.
Renting is an Option
You can save money by renting a handicap RV and it makes things much more flexible about where you pick the RV up and drop it off again later.
There are rental companies that make the process real easy for you and that's a great bonus when all you need the vehicle for is twp weeks or so depending on how long your vacation is.
The great thing about a rental is that when you're done using it, you hand back the keys and don't have any further issues with the vehicle. Things like storing it while it's not being used and maintaining it for the whole year can be a headache especially if you don't have sufficient space to garage it off-road and out of sight of your neighbors, some of whom might not take too kindly to seeing an extra large vehicle parked in their line of sight.
When you can simply let the rental company take care of storage and maintenance, it's worth the cost of hiring for just the time you're using it to not have any other worries once it's been handed back. Sure it'll cost a premium to take it on the open road at your leisure when you want it, but it's a small price to pay for the enjoyment you'll experience and the joy of returning it once your vacation is over.
It's a great alternative to the safer, more homogenized and less exciting vacation options where you have to be where and do what your told! If that's your thing then fine. But if you want more freedom, more excitement and more control over where you go, a wheelchair accessible RV can give it to you.
Originally posted: August 17, 2015
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