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Old 07-06-2011, 18:09
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Incidentally, this is not meant to be just for people with a disability, it's for all of us to learn about each others worlds, as they can be so different, so I would hope everyone can comment and ask questions, so we can all learn from each other.
~ You just never know when any of us might need the information in the future...

It would be really useful to see some photo's of adaptations on the gallery as well if anyone fancies posting any
I am disabled and have mobility problems. I have quite severe spinal problems and have recently had a knee totally replaced. I am very lucky that I am able to get into the van quite easily as the step isn't too high. I can also get around the van quite well and my only real problem is the fact that the shower has quite a high lip and poses a bit of a challenge. I will always be interested to hear what challenges others face and how they have overcome it. As you say, Angela, we never know when these suggestions may come in useful.

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Old 07-06-2011, 18:28
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I am disabled and have mobility problems. I have quite severe spinal problems and have recently had a knee totally replaced. I am very lucky that I am able to get into the van quite easily as the step isn't too high. I can also get around the van quite well and my only real problem is the fact that the shower has quite a high lip and poses a bit of a challenge. I will always be interested to hear what challenges others face and how they have overcome it. As you say, Angela, we never know when these suggestions may come in useful.

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Thank you for taking the time to post Sally, I'm keeping my fingers crossed it will encourage others to join in

I can see how 12ft wide caravans need little or no adaptations (except maybe the bathroom area), I would imagine a problem area is trying to manoeuvre a wheelchair in and out of doorways, (either self propelled or otherwise) especially if there is a corridor involved...
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Old 11-06-2011, 18:46
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Hi again, the new Aldi bath/shower mixer tap would also be ideal for anyone who has problems with turning taps on as they have a lever that is easily guided to the side, and lifts up very easily as well...

Here's a link showing a close up picture of it from the 'shopping ~ Found' section.
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They do several differerent variations of this tap, I intend to replace my kitchen tap, and wash basin taps with these as well.

It took my partner just 10 minutes to fit, and he is not a plumber
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Has anyone seen adaptation companies or equipment promoted at any caravan shows?
Can't say as I remember seeing any at the N.E.C in birmingham ...
There was not any caravans with adaptations there. I work at a college for phisically disabled young adults (Usually with LD and behavioural needs) so I often look through my "work eyes" as it were!! In fact if you were in a wheelchair and thinking about buying a static, the presentation of nearly ALL the vans was hopeless. Most if not all had steps up to them. Really bad that
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Hi Chelseagirl,

I guess they cater for the 'masses' like with most things, looking on google, there only seems to be a few companies advertising adaptations... which doesn't create much competition as regards the cost unfortunately.
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As Tree Tops said, Pemberton do a specialised disability van, it's the Sovereign. We have had several and they are the best out there.
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As Tree Tops said, Pemberton do a specialised disability van, it's the Sovereign. We have had several and they are the best out there.
Thanks for that wellsy, I don't suppose you have any pics? Pretty please? You would make my day if you did ...
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http://youtu.be/r_Bx6mdbkSY

I found this video on youtube for the Pemberton Sovreign, Angie.

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I found this video on youtube for the Pemberton Sovreign, Angie.

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nice link salgor..
wonder what size van it is..... as there is so much room betwee4n the twin beds ( i know there has to be)
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I found this video on youtube for the Pemberton Sovreign, Angie.

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Sally that's a brilliant link thank you!
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