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Old 19-08-2011, 09:31
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Question Hiring a caravan when you are disabled...

Here's another question for you guys...
Before you bought your own caravan, was it it hard to find a caravan to 'hire' if you are disabled? ie with suitable access to the caravan and to all areas/facilities onsite.

I appreciate no two people's needs are the same, and I am very much generalising, but I think you 'get my drift' lol

On my site there are over 500 caravans, (some are site owned) Two of which have facilities for disabled and I understand demand is high...

Ps this is meant to be constructive, no need to mention park names if you prefer not to
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Maybe you have found a gap in the market Angela B.
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Maybe you're right ML, but getting a discussion going about it is like pulling teeth! Lol I'll keep persevering
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Well I'll answer your question (but it's not much use to you).
I have never needed to book anywhere disabled (touch wood), my Mum was disabled but she always managed (managed to pull the sink off the wall holding on to it, managed to let the dog out on numerous occasions cos she was a bit slow with the doors).
When she became wheelchair dependent she stopped going because, having heart failure, she was always frightened she would take ill while on holiday and end up in a hospital miles from home.
I may be able to answer a bit better in a few weeks, I'm about to have both knees replaced (not at the same time, 3 months apart), but I will go to the van otherwise this season will be over for me this Bank holiday.
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Well I'll answer your question (but it's not much use to you).
I have never needed to book anywhere disabled (touch wood), my Mum was disabled but she always managed (managed to pull the sink off the wall holding on to it, managed to let the dog out on numerous occasions cos she was a bit slow with the doors).
When she became wheelchair dependent she stopped going because, having heart failure, she was always frightened she would take ill while on holiday and end up in a hospital miles from home.
I may be able to answer a bit better in a few weeks, I'm about to have both knees replaced (not at the same time, 3 months apart), but I will go to the van otherwise this season will be over for me this Bank holiday.
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Oh gosh ML, good luck for that
I had just 3 months in a wheelchair a couple of years ago, and that was indeed an eye opener for me and my family!! All I can say is my sense of humour helped me ALOT!

Thanks for taking the time to reply, hopefully it will encourage others to join in...
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By the way, having both knees replaced makes me sound old
I'm not that old (I hope), actually quite young for having knees replaced (55 but don't tell anybody, 'cos I act more like 25). It's quite uplifting to hear the consultant say how 'young' I am. There's always an upside to everything.
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Has anyone else had experience's they'd like to share?
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Hi Emmell

I have just had my right knee replaced (well in October) and I am 64 but i don't feel old either. However, when you are struggling with mobility you're body makes you act old, if you know what I mean. That is something that really does get to me.

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[QUOTE=Salgor;32299]Hi Emmell

I have just had my right knee replaced (well in October) and I am 64 but i don't feel old either. However, when you are struggling with mobility you're body makes you act old, if you know what I mean. That is something that really does get to me.

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I'm having the right knee done first but today In Brid (where my van is), I nearly got 'legged up' by a Japanese Akita, it was it's owners fault though, walked straight in front of me. Anyhow, I twisted the left knee and I'm laid here now with both knees killing me.
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It's fine, we all get sidetracked at some time lol
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