Katie Duncan
by Katie Duncan
Posted August 6, 2020

The great thing about the outdoors is that it’s something that everyone can participate in, regardless of ability. Wheelchair accessible RVs give those who rely on the mobility device the opportunity to enjoy nature and camp with ease. However, finding the right RV to accommodate accessibility needs isn’t always the simplest task.

Luckily, finding wheelchair accessible RV rentals on Outdoorsy doesn’t have to be hard. We’re here to help you find the perfect rig for your vacation!

Finding a Wheelchair Accessible RV on Outdoorsy

The great thing about peer-to-peer RV rental companies, like Outdoorsy, is that you have all sorts of makes and models to choose from. Unlike with a traditional rental company where you’re usually limited to the few models they provide. Using peer-to-peer RV rental platforms increases the chances that you’ll find an RV with the features you need.

To find an ADA accessible RV on Outdoorsy:

  1. Visit the RV Search page and enter your dates of travel and the location where you’d like to pick up the RV.
  2. Adjust your search by clicking on the filters. Under the guests tab, you’ll find four options where you can adjust the number of adults and children, search for pet-friendly rigs, and of course, ADA accessible RVs.
  3. Select “Yes” for ADA accessible option, then click “Apply.” 
  4. Your search results will return results that comply with ADA guidelines. 

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Contacting the RV Owner

If you have any questions regarding a specific RV, don’t hesitate to contact the owner of the RV you’re looking at. This can be done by simply clicking “Ask a Question” or “Contact Owner” located by their name on the listing page. Outdoorsy owners will be happy to answer any specific questions about their RV and its accommodations.

Broadening Your Search

Unfortunately, not every RV listed on Outdoorsy will be wheelchair accessible. To broaden your search results, try searching for RVs that are listed in areas other than your starting point. The perfect RV may be waiting for you near your destination or somewhere along the way. 

Requesting RV Delivery

Wish you could just arrive at your campsite and already have everything set up for you? With some Outdoorsy rentals, you can! To make things easier on renters, some RV owners offer delivery. You can have your rental delivered to your home, a pick-up location, or even your final destination. 

To search for RVs that can be delivered, click “Delivery,” and add your delivery address. 

This will narrow down results to RVs that can be delivered in that area. The option to have your RV delivered to your destination is especially handy for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of hitching & unhitching, towing, or driving a large rig.

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What to Expect with a Wheelchair Accessible RV

You might be wondering what to expect in a wheelchair-accessible RV. While this will vary from RV to RV, there are a few key features that you can expect to find.

  • A ramp or lift: Some RVs are equipped with a specialized wheelchair lift that can load and unload people using mobility devices. Other trailers, like toy haulers, come with a loading ramp in the back that can be used to access the inside of the trailer.
  • Wider pathways: RVs can be a tight squeeze. Wheelchair-friendly models will have larger pathways designed to accommodate the width of a wheelchair. 
  • Grab bars: You may also find mobility aids like grab bars in important areas in a wheelchair-accessible RV.

Some RVs may even include features like:

  • Accessible bathroom with roll-in shower
  • Roll-under accessible sink
  • Tie-down securement for wheelchairs
  • Cabinet and storage that can be reached from a seated position
  • Kitchen appliances that can be reached from a seated position

It’s important to note that not every rig will have all of these features. If one of them is a must-have, be sure to contact the owner and ask about the wheelchair accessibility of their RV. 

Hit the Road

Outdoorsy believes that the great outdoors should be accessible to all, which is why we’ve made it easy to find wheelchair-accessible RV rentals. Start your search and hit the road today!



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