Limited mobility doesn’t have to mean limited camping fun, but there are some additional preparations and research you can do to make it an even more comfortable experience.
Choose the right site
Look for sites reserved for campers with limited mobility. Parks often have a few sites available that are spacious, have wheelchair accessible picnic tables, and are generally near the park facilities.
If you don’t snag one of those sites, think next about what facilities or features you will use the most, whether that’s the shower building, the beach, or a spot with a great view to enjoy, and pick a site that offers easy access to that.
Also do some research into the campground layout. Is the beach only accessible by stairs? Can you drive and park at it? Are there paved walking trails? Get a feel for how easy it will be for you to get around the campground before you commit to booking.
Look into modifications
From extra handrails to a wheelchair lift, visit your local RV Care Dealer’s parts and service departments to discuss how you can better equip your RV to suit your specific needs. If getting up and down your RV steps is a concern, consider upgrading to a sturdier, wider step.
Make your RV’s layout work for you
Sometimes a simple furniture swap can make all the difference. If your RV has freestanding furniture, consider whether removing extra chairs or getting a smaller table would give you a better flow to get around in your RV. If your built-in banquet isn’t working for you, see if you can swap it out for freestanding. If you need to accommodate a wheelchair, modifying or removing furniture may also help provide the width needed to move through the RV easier.
Take in the sights on your own terms
Ask for recommendations from the campground hosts for viewpoints, scenery, waterfalls, and such, that are accessible by car or by short walks that feel comfortable for you. Places that are easily accessible are not always marked as such, so it’s always helpful to get inside information from people that know the area well.
As always, the RV experts at your local RV Care dealership are available to help you make camping as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Happy Camping!