Originally Posted by Grimesy
This is not a new topic as I posted awhile back. I did get some good answers but am hoping someone might have missed it and will have personal use.
My wife is handicapped and it is difficult for her to climb the steps into the motor home. I am investigating power lifts that would make this chore easier. Does any one have personal experience with these lifts. There are a limited number of companies who make them but so far no one has one in Northern California for me to view.
Don. WIT 70041
Did you ever find a suitable solution to your question? If not, may I respectfully suggest that, depending upon your wife's ability to negotiate a gentle (ADA approved) ramp with the assistance of a steady hand rail, you may be able to adequately address the matter without needing to install a hydraulic or electric lift system.
There are a number of portable aluminum ramps which can be easily adapted to the doorway width and brackets can be fitted to the coach to provide a firm anchor point for a hand rail from the base of the ramp to the coach.
This approach encourages a person to continue the use of their personal mobility for as long as possible. Please have a certified Rehabilitation Physical Therapist consult in the matter to be certain this is within her capabilities and can be done safely and beneficially.
Best wishes to your and yours,