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Hi I wondered if anyone has any suggestions on how to solve a problem with mobility in a caravan. I usually use a 4 wheel walker at home but the space in the caravan is too narrow when going from the lounge to the rear bathroom. I've tried using just 1 stick but don't feel secure enough.  In the past in motorhomes I've been able to use the furniture to hang onto but the caravan s layout doesn't allow that option as the bed is on one side and wardrobe on the other. Any help would be appreciated.

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2 hours ago, Petra said:

Hi I wondered if anyone has any suggestions on how to solve a problem with mobility in a caravan. I usually use a 4 wheel walker at home but the space in the caravan is too narrow when going from the lounge to the rear bathroom. I've tried using just 1 stick but don't feel secure enough.  In the past in motorhomes I've been able to use the furniture to hang onto but the caravan s layout doesn't allow that option as the bed is on one side and wardrobe on the other. Any help would be appreciated.

 

What about a light weight aluminium tri wheel walker?  It would fold down and not take up too much room.

A cheaper alternative would be some crutches like these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NRS-Healthcare-Double-Adjustable-Crutches/dp/B00667SYCM/ref=sr_1_50?dchild=1&keywords=walking+aids&qid=1618706551&rdc=1&sr=8-50

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can I suggest visiting a shop that sells disability aids and trying out what's there. It's difficult for any of us to advise as  we don't know the extent of your disabilities  .

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Welcome Petra,

 

This may offer some help;

https://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/helpandadvice/technicalhelp/datasheets/camping-caravanning-advice-disabled-people/

 

These guys seem to sell slim walkers (maybe worth a call)?

https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/mobility-aids/disability-walking-frames/medium-ultra-narrow-walking-frame-with-wheels-view-large?gclid=CjwKCAjwjuqDBhAGEiwAdX2cj0YK5DUzRqSmifj56c6sgLXpwT6_gr0TC0m7LiH-kAfBYMECjNKOJhoCuDQQAvD_BwE


Lots of help online, the big charities will also no doubt be able to assist.

 

Alternatively, it maybe better you consider adapting the caravan to you? Not cheap but it really depends on your circumstances.


Good luck and hope you are able to get out and enjoy soon. 

Cheers, Martin

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Welcome to CT.

 

There is a FB group for disability caravanning which I have recently joined as my wife has a similar problem.

 

Ian

2018 Range Rover Sport AB,  2015 Buccaneer Cruiser.

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Thanks for all the replies I'll certainly check out the links.

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This is a Facebook disabled campers group I subscribe to.

They are very friendly group with a variety of camping units and disabilities.

 

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1395941937105391/?ref=bookmarks

 

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