Caravan with Disabled Modification

by Chris
(Perth, Australia)

I have a young man in a wheelchair who requires a hoist and shower trolly to maintain his personal hygene is there a caravan out there with these facilities.


There are several companies in the UK that specialise in adapting caravans for disabled use, but sadly not enough manufacturers cater for the people with disablities (mainly due to the expense). Your best bet would be to find a company in Australia that would be able to convert a standard caravan to meet your requirements.

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Handles to help Caravan Entry

Where would I get a handle for the outside caravan door to assist elderly person to enter, fold away maybe? Many thanks for your help with this.


Milenco make a security handle which may be suitable for you. It is not cheap at about £60, but it not only is a handle but also adds extra security to your caravan.



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Three Tread Caravan Steps for Disabled Person

by Terry Blockley
(Lincolnshire, UK)

Who sells or manufactures 3 tread lightweight steps with handrail for a disabled person who cannot step higher that 6/7 inches at a time. Floor to bottom of tourer doorway is 22 inches. Have tried Internet, sent drawings to a manufacturer but cost in region of £500 for a one off job!!!! Other problem is restriction by Health & Safety legislation. Any ideas please.

We have trawled the internet and have come up with the following companies who might be worth trying:

www.djleisure.co.uk
www.pvsholdings.com
www.trimetals.co.uk
www.jrmetaldesign.co.uk

Or have you tried searching on Ebay for three tread caravan steps as there were a few on there when I had a look.

Good luck with your search - and if you do manage to find some which are not extortionately expensive please let us know where you got them from so we can put it on here to help others.

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Aug 19, 2011
Caravan Steps
by: Anonymous

REMAP is a national charity whose members are retired engineers. They make equipment for disabled persons. Look up your local representative and discuss your requirements and I am sure they will make some for you. You pay for the materials.

Aug 19, 2011
Three Step Steps
by: mr d harpin

I had 3 steps with 2 hand rails with the left one detachable - they were very dear £230. Now my wife is too bad to use them.

May 17, 2011
3 steps to the caravan
by: Anonymous

This is such a problem!
Mounting blocks look interesting but they are quite big for transporting.
I am having 3 boxes made up. I will bolt them together and will have a detachable rail. I am not ordering them as steps to avoid the expensive matter of health and safety. I will put non slip strips on the top surface.

May 17, 2011
Caravan steps?
by: Anonymous

Theres a very reliable company based in Poole called Quay Manufacturing. They provide a huge variety of caravan steps. Their number is 01202 660123. They are always very helpful and have great ideas when it comes to making individually designed steps.


Apr 28, 2011
3 steps to the caravan
by: Anonymous

I too am searching for suitable steps for my disabled husband. I have made a design which my son is making up for me. Is anyone interested in this - it is cheaper to make several at a time. OR has anyone found any ready made?
jacquihiscocks@hotmail.co.uk

Jan 23, 2011
caravan steps
by: Anonymous

I should be interested to hear if you came up with any three tread van steps. We bought some aluminium ones and had a local company add an extra step, within health and safety, !!!!! They work well but are a bit cumbersome as we have a motorvan and don.t stay in one place for long.
We would like to get some that are a bit smaller widthwise and less bulky but still with treads 7 inches apart. I would have thought there was a demand now as motorvan entrances are getting a bit higher


Has anyone got any ideas?

Jun 09, 2010
STEPS
by: TONY BEVAN

HI .MY WIFE IS DISABLED. I MADE MY OWN 3 STEP STEPS 7/8 YEARS AGO. NOBODY IN THE CARAVAN INDUSTRY MAKE ANY. I CONVERTED AN ELECTRIC BATHSEAT TO GET MY WIFE IN THE VAN. GIVE ME A RING. 01873 853826
REGARDS TONY BEVAN

May 16, 2010
Caravan Steps
by: Anonymous

Kenmore Caravans in Mirfield West Yorkshire have a two tier step in aluminium which has a hand rail which is optional and can be either be for left hand or right handed person. Hope you get sorted out.

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Disabled

by Michael
(England)

Please could you advise if you know of any caravan manufacturers who will adapt caravans for wheelchairs etc. Many thanks for your help regarding this.



Simon Fry of Fry's Caravans has developed the unique wheel chair Axcess Caravan giving wheel chair access throughout the caravan. With an open wet room, fixed steel single bed with underneath storage facilites or large double steel framed bed also an optional hoist to lift from wheel chair to wet room to bed!

They have been designed to allow full wheelchair access both in and through the caravan. They have bespoke entrance ramps and there are items such as an electric entrance lift, toilet push bars, wetroom chair, lifting hoist and motor mover which are all optional extras. Although the price is around £19,000, it is definetely worth a look.

Frys Caravans in East Yorkshire have them on permanent display, or you can visit their website at www.frys.co.uk/frystar_axcess.

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