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Old 01-19-2020, 03:46 PM   #1
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Bannister/rail/step assist?

We are about to embark on our first big trip in our (new to us) 2005 Georgetown SE. My wife has limited mobility and while she can negotiate the steps getting in the coach, coming out is a different matter.


I'm looking for creative ideas on a banister or rail or something that could help stabilize her on the way out. The handle on the side of the coach is great going in and we had a swing out handle on our travel trailer that didn't help much coming out. I'm envisioning a block of concrete or something similar I could set by the coach steps and then attach a rail to the coach itself......don't know if I'm making myself clear.



Show me some ideas! Again, the swing out handle didn't help much, so show me something else!


Thanks in Advance!!!!!
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:28 PM   #2
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I understand exactly what youíre looking to accomplish.
Iíll be watching, but itís going to be a very custom design to do what the swing out handle on your trailer couldnít do. Plus.....it has to be simple but light.
Really.....a concrete block?

And.....what if a situation were to arise where she NEEDS to exit the motorhome BEFORE you do. Iím not going to presume the scenario, but, what IF she NEEDS to exit BEFORE you do.

Trailers or 5th wheels HAVE to be entered BEFORE you exit them and allows all
kinds of preparations to be done.
Motorhome situations could be exiting before entry, OR entry before exiting.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:10 AM   #3
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We are about to embark on our first big trip in our (new to us) 2005 Georgetown SE. My wife has limited mobility and while she can negotiate the steps getting in the coach, coming out is a different matter.


I'm looking for creative ideas on a banister or rail or something that could help stabilize her on the way out. The handle on the side of the coach is great going in and we had a swing out handle on our travel trailer that didn't help much coming out. I'm envisioning a block of concrete or something similar I could set by the coach steps and then attach a rail to the coach itself......don't know if I'm making myself clear.



Show me some ideas! Again, the swing out handle didn't help much, so show me something else!


Thanks in Advance!!!!!


Post a picture of your steps it will help to see what your talking about, Iím sure we can come up with something to help her out, I can understand the need but letís see what we are working with here.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:32 AM   #4
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This probably won't work on a MH, but I have one on our 5th wheel and after getting it set up properly, it is as sturdy as can be. Wife fell last year and broke her ankle, so I got this. It works great for us, but might not on a MH. Sorry, best idea I have, though.


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