Trying to find a top rated wheelchair accessible RV rental can be difficult if you don't know the best places to look. This resource has been created to help you find what you need online.

In addition to the main topic, we are also providing RV vacation ideas including accessibility issues and solutions along with a whole bunch of other motorhome and camping related stuff that you may find interesting and useful to read about.

Accessible RVs for Vacation Rental

One of the great American vacations that provides real freedom to go almost anywhere there happens to be a road that will get you there is an RV vacation. Many thousands of people take to the roads each year in their RVs to get away for a while and see places that package vacations tend to miss out on.

But what about people with disabilities that want to take this kind of vacation? Well, there are special custom RVs designed for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility to be able to join the rest of the happy RV'ers. It gives folks the freedom to enjoy the open road and stopover just about anywhere they like too.

RVThese specially adapted or customized motorhomes for the mobility challenged user have all the necessary features to make them completely accessible and a joy to use. These include powered ramps to enable wheelchair users to get on or off easily, wide aisles inside to provide easy maneuverability once inside and fully featured bathrooms and other facilities so that nothing is difficult to use or access.

There are even wheelchair accessible RVs that can be driven by those with certain physical limitations just as easily as they can drive their own specially adapted cars or vans. This is a great boost to anyone who previously may have believed they were unable to take this type of vacation.

Rent an RV

But what this site is all about is that if you don't own a handicapped RV of your own, you can always rent one!

That's right! For a reasonable sum, you can just as easily rent a specially adapted disabled enabled motorhome and enjoy that open road vacation you always promised yourself!

Auto rental companies up and down the country offer rentals of all types of vehicle and while the number offering this type of specially modified RV has dwindled in recent years, they can still be found. With larger rental companies, it is often possible that if they don't have a suitable rental vehicle available in your town, the chances are they can source one from another locality.

Many of these companies can simply be contacted by phone or via their website. They can have your RV delivered when you need it and picked up again when you're done with it for a small additional fee. This option is generally well worth the extra payment to be able to enjoy a carefree vacation out in the great outdoors visiting the kind of places that most folks never get the chance to.

So please take a longer look at this site, its many informative articles and also check the resource page (linked to in the right hand column). There you will find a list of links to the websites of auto rental companies that might just pleasantly surprise you with what they can turn up.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Handicap RV Rental Florida the Reality

If you're searching for a reliable RV rental company that can supply a wheelchair accessible vehicle in Florida, you may be having a tough time finding one. It seems that this may be a business model that many rental companies are opting out of these days for reasons best known to them.

While the mission of this little site has been from the very beginning to provide up to date information on the best places to rent an RV adapted to the needs of people with disabilities, it has become increasingly difficult to locate suitable companies locally or even nationally. When you weigh things up, it's pretty easy to see why these vehicles are so rare nowadays.

Prohibitive Costs

While a good quality Class "A" RV made in assembly line factories can sell for about $100,000, a custom motor home is likely to start at $400.000 to $600,000 with full adaptation and facilities. Given the incredibly high initial cost, it would be difficult to recoup that outlay in rental fees even charging top prices over 10 years.

Having looked over some of the main custom factories making RVs, none of them are making adaptive coaches. So it would have to come from a small custom garage which would likely push the price up even more since it would probably all need to be done by hand.

When you look at it objectively, it's pretty disheartening but economic factors will al ways dictate how the industry moves. While the concept of renting is a wonderful one for those who simply cannot afford to buy outright a custom motorhome with all the necessary facilities, the reality is that the availability is just not there.

Abandon All Hope

Should you abandon all hope of ever finding a suitable RV rental either in Florida or for that matter anywhere in the US? I wouldn't go so far as to suggest that, but without clear results in black and white, finding one is going to be more of a fantasy dream than a hard reality.

So what are the alternatives?

Well, weighing up the costs, it is much more economical to rent an adapted car and drive to hotels along a planned route that cater for wheelchair users. Fuel costs alone drive the cost of a motorhome vacation up with gas at an all-time high and getting 10 mpg if you're lucky soon eats into your holiday money.

Stopovers in RV parks and suitable campgrounds can cost as much as $80 a night. When you add that cost to the extra fuel you'll use, it makes for a very expensive road to freedom and when you look at it that way, you can get some pretty nice hotel rooms along the way for a similar cost!

It's not the same by any means, but there is some freedom in at least being able to go pretty much where you want even though the stopovers will need to be booked in advance. However, it will be a strategy that restricts your potential for taking the road less traveled!

Are there any rental companies in Florida with wheelchair adapted RVs available? Not as far as I know. But if you happen to come across one, please share it here in the comments of this post, thanks!

Modified RV Rental Sites:

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