Winnebago Introduces Wheelchair Friendly Motorhomes

Hoping to provide improved comfort to people traveling in wheelchairs, Winnebago announced that it is launching three new accessibility-enhanced motorhomes. The new wheelchair-friendly models will be available in three standardized floorplans and will debut this weekend at the Florida RV Supershow.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 3.6 million people over the age of 15 who use a wheelchair, and about 11.6 million people using a cane, crutches or walker. Travel can often be difficult thanks to cramped motorhome interiors, the lack of wheelchair lifts, and beds that don’t allow for easy access.

To address these issues, Winnebago is offering wheelchair customization options, including a platform wheelchair lift with an 800-pound lifting capacity, and a powered roll-up lift door for wheelchair entry and exit. Other features include expanded hallways and a head with a roll-in shower with an assist bar, a folding bench seat, a raised toilet with assist bars, and a roll under sink.

An electric adjustable queen bed should enhance comfort. Wall-mounted lights and an optional lower microwave should do the same for day-to-day activities. All of the options will be available in three different Winnebago models, including the Intent 30R AE, Adventurer 30T AE, and Forza 34T AE.

For more information on Winnebago’s accessibility-enhanced vehicles, head over here.