Whether you’re aging or have a disability, these RV safety products can help make RV travel more accessible, comfortable and enjoyable for you and your fellow travelers.
Accessible RVs are available, but they are expensive, and not everyone needs a fully accessible RV. Some travelers just need more accessible options to add to their current RV or a more affordable RV they are going to buy.
That’s what I’m going to focus on today. I’m going to introduce you to a few RV safety products that will help make any RV safer for people with disabilities or reduced mobility. Heck, some of these accessories are great for somebody!
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7 Security Products to Make Your RV More Accessible
I have a whole line of RV security products on this list that will help make your RV accessible, big and small! You should also check out our list of the top 10 comfort accessories, because getting comfortable in a smaller space can be a big challenge for some.
#1 Portable Vehicle Support Handle
If you tow your RV behind a vehicle, this nifty accessory is for you.
The genius of this article lies in its simplicity. It looks like a broken bike handle, but it slips into the metal door latch to help you get in and out of your vehicle. It safely supports up to 300 pounds.
You can easily store it in the vehicle door pocket, center console or purse.
#2 Raised toilet seat with handles
Some RV toilets are so low that they are difficult to get in and out of. This raised toilet seat brings you 5 inches closer to the seat, which makes a big difference for your knees.
This model is adjustable, so it should work on most RV toilets, but you should double check the measurements before buying. If this one is not suitable, there are many other options available in the market.
#3 Toilet Safety Rails
If you don’t need your toilet seat raised but want handles, this is the product for you.
Several toilet safety rails are available, but this one is the most adjustable. So it should work with most RV toilets.
You don’t need any tools to install it. Just turn a few knobs to secure it in place.
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#4 Compact shower chair with handles
This shower stool is compact enough to fit in most RV showers (yes, those little showers!). It has a padded seat, removable padded arms and non-slip rubber feet.
You don’t need any tools to set it up or store it. You simply slide the legs up or down and push the anchor pins to adjust the height.
Even better, you can attach the shower head to the leg! It also comes with a nifty mesh shower bag.
#5 Walking Cane and Standing Aid
The best RV products are all-purpose products, and this one does the trick. This Rock Steady cane has 2 legs and 4 feet for ultimate stability. It has 8 height adjustments for people 5’0″ to 6’3″.
It’s really convenient for getting in and out of cars and getting up from the sofa, bed or toilet. In addition, you can use it to walk around the campsite.
#6 2-in-1 transport walker and wheelchair
This is a great all-around walker that folds up quite compactly. It has large rear wheels that make it easy to traverse different types of terrain.
Like some other convertible rollators, you can sit in this one. But the nice thing about this one is that it also comes with footrests so someone can push you around.
HOWEVER, it comes with a rather contradictory safety warning not to use it as a wheelchair. It’s more of a ‘transport’ chair, meaning you shouldn’t be trying to tackle tough terrain or over big bumps. But, it looks like it would work well in a museum or store, as long as you pay attention to the thresholds.
#7 Lightweight All-Terrain Wheelchair
We’ll end this list with the ultimate travel aid for the elderly or disabled RVers. This foldable all-terrain wheelchair has a range of over 13 miles and can be safely driven over grass, gravel, bricks, and muddy, bumpy, or snowy roads!
It weighs only 65 pounds with the battery (which can be removed) and folds up in 3 seconds. It can fit in the trunk of a Honda Civic, so storing it in most RVs isn’t a problem.
Even better, they offer a RISK-FREE purchase guaranteeing your happiness and satisfaction.
PRIME: Life Lyfts by Life Essentials
Life Lyfts has great RV walker products, including lifts for your RV and tow vehicle. So even the steps can’t stop you from living in RV!
The RV lift is a motorized platform that attaches to the side of your front door. The tow vehicle lift is compatible with most full size trucks, vans and SUVs and can use existing running boards.
If you don’t need an elevator, but the steep RV stairs are a challenge, you might also consider swapping your steps. There are many options for RV stairs that are more stable and easier to climb than the steps that came with your RV.
You’re never too old to RV!
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I hope the safety accessories above help you feel that RV travel is more manageable, despite the physical challenges you face.
You may have pain and move slower than others, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the VR lifestyle. There is a big and beautiful world out there waiting for you!
If you know of any other RV safety resources or products for people with disabilities in VR, please share them in the comments below. The more support and knowledge you have, the more VR becomes accessible to everyone!
To finish! Mike and Jennifer’s Michigan Set
(Upper Peninsula of Michigan AND Lower Peninsula of Michigan)
This lot from Michigan contains our ever popular Upper Peninsula Guide PLUS our newest Guide to the LOWER Peninsula! Here’s a bit about the two ebooks (not a print book):
Michigan Upper Peninsula Adventure Guide: This ebook is a seven-step guided exploration of Michigan UP. We offer a suggested route and itinerary, links to several campgrounds and boondocking spots, and the best places to see along the way. Don’t plan your trip to the Upper Peninsula without it!
Michigan Lower Peninsula Adventure Guide: This guide explores the lower peninsula, also known as “the Mitten”. You can easily spot his mitten shape on the map. Most of this guide follows the coast of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, with some Lake Erie near Detroit.
You are on a HUGE adventure with this set of Michigan’s best ebooks for RVers!