Camping in lightweight travel trailers is easy for those with disabilities because of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Most all lightweight travel trailers have models that are built in accordance to ADA rules and are modified for those with disabilities. The lightweight travel trailers are adapted for people with disabilities special needs and can be tailored. Ask for lightweight travel trailers that are accessible, if you are disabled and want to go RVing.
Lightweight travel trailers and planning ahead
There are many RV campgrounds that offer camping that is accessible for lightweight travel trailers and people with ADA needs. Spend time doing ample research so that you can find a recreational vehicle campground that is ADA approved where you can park lightweight travel trailers. Look on the internet, look in the phone book, and ask your friends and family that RV. Get recommendations and call campgrounds ahead of time. Your RVing trip with lightweight travel trailers is just around the bend.
Once you have done your research and found something, make a phone call. If you find such a campground call ahead and ask the following:
1. Are the accessible spots on the campground with concrete that provides added support for camping with wheelchairs?
2. When lightweight travel trailers are parked, are there wheelchair ramps nearby for easy on and off access?
3. Ask about the hookups available and make sure they are easy and accessible for your specific disability.
4. Ask to make sure the bathroom facilities are accessible.
5. Are other aspects of the campground facility accessible and ADA approved?
6. You may want to ask about disability friendly activities located on the RV site or nearby.
Think about taking a friend with you
Traveling with a friend, family member, or companion is smart for you, especially when camping. If you do not want to travel with someone you know, think about hiring a special needs assistant for medications or other help when camping. A professional service is a good way to go.
Two organizations that are believed to be great, trustworthy resources are the Travelin? Talk Network and the Handicapped Travel Club, Inc. They are good contacts for putting you in touch with others who have traveled with disabilities. You could find good friends and travel tips!
Enjoy traveling in your travel trailer or motor home. If you have any special needs, do not let that inhibit you living your dream life RVing on the road.