Winnebago introduces wheelchair-friendly motorhomes

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January 16, 2019 — Aiming to bring greater freedom and comfort to people traveling in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, Winnebago Industries has introduced three accessibility-enhanced motorhomes, the Intent 30R AE, Adventurer 30T AE, and Forza 34T AE. The new wheelchair-friendly models are available in three standardized floor plans that include the most commonly requested options.

PHOTOS OF ADVENTURER 30T BELOW


The standardization of floor plans aims to make the accessibility option more visible to customers, as easy to purchase as a standard Winnebago, as well as provide economies of scale to help reduce costs to customers over time. The new models will debut today at the 2019 Florida RV SuperShow at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.

The vehicles reduce the need for extra planning related to out of town or local travel, provide more options for service animals, and give owners comfort in knowing they’ll always have a wheelchair-friendly bathroom and sleeping arrangement.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 report, there are about 3.6 million people over the age of 15 who use a wheelchair, with an additional 11.6 million people using a cane, crutches or walker to get around. To serve these large markets, Winnebago goes beyond offering customers a sense of travel and adventure with an accessibility-enhanced motorhome.

Customers interested in purchasing a Winnebago Accessibility-Enhanced RV can choose from three standardized floor plans that feature the most common customization requests, including:

•Platform wheelchair lift with an 800-pound lifting capacity.
•Powered roll-up lift door, with wall-mount and key-fob remote controls for wheelchair entry and exit.
•Expanded hallway and bathroom areas for greater accessibility.
•Large roll-in shower with an assist bar and available folding bench seat, with extended lever faucet controls and adjustable shower head.
•Raised toilet with assist bars.
•Roll under sink.
•Electric adjustable queen bed.
•Thermostatically or remote-control roof vents.
•Wall-mounted light and generator switches.
•Lower installation of the systems monitor panel.
•Optional 6-way power transfer Optional lower microwave placement.

Beyond these standard options, further customization on a Winnebago Accessibility-Enhanced RV is available, including bed and toilet height specification, placement of handrails, ceiling track system installation for mobility without a wheelchair, specific furniture requirements, cabinetry, and aesthetic changes.

For more information about Winnebago’s accessibility-enhanced vehicles, visit https://winnebagoind.com/product-classes/accessibilty-enhanced.

PHOTOS BELOW ARE OF THE WINNEBAGO ADVENTURER

Winnebago introduces wheelchair-friendly motorhomes

 

Winnebago introduces wheelchair-friendly motorhomes

Winnebago introduces wheelchair-friendly motorhomes

Winnebago introduces wheelchair-friendly motorhomes

 

Winnebago introduces wheelchair-friendly motorhomes

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Coralie M

I wish these manufacturers would get input from the people who will use the coaches. Newmar’s are far more accessible, but even it only offers a queen size bed. The Winnebago requires that the non-disabled person crawl into bed from the bottom. Many of our significant others have knee problems or other conditions where that would be a problem.

Wayne

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 report, there are about 3.6 million people over the age of 15 who use a wheelchair, with an additional 11.6 million people using a cane, crutches or walker to get around.
Didn’t you mean “people over the age of 65 ?” Or is 15 really the age group here?

Black

Why can’t you show me the floor plan for each. I don’t need to see the inside and outside of the motor home.
Thanks Black

Tony Sauer

We have a 2004 Itasca Sunova that Winnebago modified with a wheelchair lift and roll-in shower at the factory. The quality and layout are top notch, especially compared to other RVs I’ve owned in the past. I rally like the new roll up door versus the large door we have for the wheelchair lift. Our door can be a bear to open on windy days. Hoping to upgrade to one of these newer models soon.

Tom Gutzke

Glad to hear someone else is making wheelchair-accessible RVs. Love the Newmar but its way beyond the budget of a retired firefighter. Hope these are within my budget.