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    I need to change how i live

    Do you have experience with:
    1) Reverse mortgage
    2) Handicap accessible motorhome (trailer)?

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    Super Moderator Sue Pendleton's Avatar
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    Are you in danger of losing your home? If so, in what state? I have seen manufactured houses that are accessible but not trailers. They tend to be too narrow or don't have good enough framing to handle lifts or in some cases even grab bars.
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

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    Actually I know several people who have modified "toy" haulers, which are designed for hauling ATVs, etc.

    One of my clients did this, and travels all over the country, Mexico and Canada with his. He customized it himself, but he has a chemical toilet, small kitchen, sitting/dining area, and a bed. He uses a portable mobile lift (a Molift Smart) for transfers. He also installed a device that lowers and raises the ramp/door by power. He pulls it with an adapted full-sized van. http://newmobility.com/articleView.c...&action=browse

    Here is a company that makes these: http://dunesport.com/toyhauler_wheel...accessible.php


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    I was thinking a toy hauler would work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Actually I know several people who have modified "toy" haulers, which are designed for hauling ATVs, etc.

    One of my clients did this, and travels all over the country, Mexico and Canada with his. He customized it himself, but he has a chemical toilet, small kitchen, sitting/dining area, and a bed. He uses a portable mobile lift (a Molift Smart) for transfers. He also installed a device that lowers and raises the ramp/door by power. He pulls it with an adapted full-sized van. http://newmobility.com/articleView.c...&action=browse

    Here is a company that makes these: http://dunesport.com/toyhauler_wheel...accessible.php


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    How awesome to be able to travel like that and have your own home/set-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by november View Post
    How awesome to be able to travel like that and have your own home/set-up.
    I agree. Cool. I've seen the accessible mobile homes on an HGTV program but they require a ton of cash. This is workable.
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Actually I know several people who have modified "toy" haulers, which are designed for hauling ATVs, etc.

    One of my clients did this, and travels all over the country, Mexico and Canada with his. He customized it himself, but he has a chemical toilet, small kitchen, sitting/dining area, and a bed. He uses a portable mobile lift (a Molift Smart) for transfers. He also installed a device that lowers and raises the ramp/door by power. He pulls it with an adapted full-sized van. http://newmobility.com/articleView.c...&action=browse

    Here is a company that makes these: http://dunesport.com/toyhauler_wheel...accessible.php


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    thanks for the links
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Actually I know several people who have modified "toy" haulers, which are designed for hauling ATVs, etc.

    One of my clients did this, and travels all over the country, Mexico and Canada with his. He customized it himself, but he has a chemical toilet, small kitchen, sitting/dining area, and a bed. He uses a portable mobile lift (a Molift Smart) for transfers. He also installed a device that lowers and raises the ramp/door by power. He pulls it with an adapted full-sized van. http://newmobility.com/articleView.c...&action=browse

    Here is a company that makes these: http://dunesport.com/toyhauler_wheel...accessible.php


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    Such an interesting article. I like the Toy Hauler and would love to travel this way. No worries about finding accessible lodging. Being able to cook my healthy food and avoid restaurants.

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    I think an under vehicle lift and wider entry door is a much better accommodation than a toy hauler ramp. I have owned a travel trailer w wchair lift and towed w Ford 350 van. Most campsites are somewhat uneven. When we camped we had to find site where we could drop both the van lift then the trailer lift while both were still attached as we are both chair users. You would really need a flat campsie to drop a toy hauler ramp that you could get up. If I were to buy an RV again I would look at Winnebago selections primarily Class B and Class C motorhomes they build on Sprinter frames. With the Sprinter there is no drop down between living area and driver/passenger seats. Winnebago also does custom work for disability accommodatioons. Pricey, but nicely accommodated to your needs.

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    Thanks for the advice. I know nothing about RVs or trailers.

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