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Old 05-02-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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Handicapped entry to 351DS

My wife just had knee replacement, also has Osteo Arthritis, and is seriously diabetic. We have a new GT 351DS and I (we) are wondering if anyone has had experience with disabled folks getting in the MH? She won't always have this problem but we don't want to lose this season either
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:57 PM   #2
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Would a ramp help?
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I'm open to any suggestions. I've thought about a ramp but would need to find a portable version that I could collapse and store in the large rear compartment.
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Check this video out for a portable lift.
Just found it with a quick search.
I'm sure that other ideas will pop up.

Person Lift Makes Handicapped RVing Possible - YouTube

Here is another video.
http://youtu.be/szd5kik8b-k
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Thanks Iggy. It looks like it will fit perfectly underneath the awning I've been complaining about being too high. I am gonna check this one out.
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I'm open to any suggestions. I've thought about a ramp but would need to find a portable version that I could collapse and store in the large rear compartment.
Google alum folding ramp.
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Thanks Iggy. It looks like it will fit perfectly underneath the awning I've been complaining about being too high. I am gonna check this one out.
I like the second video.
I just found the company website. They are located east of Phoenix AZ near me.
http://www.coachlift.com/


Here is another video of how you have to put the parts together for use.
http://youtu.be/R53k7Wh8fJo

Look like about $5,000 with free shipping and comes in different heights.
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THANKS Iggy, I'm gonna check this out Monday morning. I like this better than a ramp because some sites won't have enough room for a ramp and this will allow her to come and go on her own it look like.
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THANKS Iggy, I'm gonna check this out Monday morning. I like this better than a ramp because some sites won't have enough room for a ramp and this will allow her to come and go on her own it look like.

Yes I do like it better than a ramp.
MY DW may need something like this in the next 5 years or so.
It look like they will install at their site or it looks like you can install yourself.
May be worth the $5k even if you sell someone will but the rig with it built in.
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DW (jb) has similar health problems.

When did your DW have her surgery?
The recovery from knee surgery is weeks and not months like just a few years ago.

IF SHE DOES HER PHYSICAL THERAPY!

Took jb about 6 weeks to be better (much better) than pre replacement.
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