Caravanning advice with wheelchair user, best sites, any links, club, pitches, insurance, details, ramps, or advice appreciated.

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Found 25th Jun 2010
hi we are inheriting a caravan and as him indoors is a wheelchair user, and we have kids, we havent any experience of touring caravanning for a long time.. anybody who had any useful advice we would appreciate it, clubs or any tips.
also looking for a ramp to reach the caravan door from ground if anyone knows where to source one at a reasonable price, we would appreciate it. can walk around inside ok, just need to get up there somehow.
just dying to get a holiday for the first time in goodness knows how many years.

the towing isnt a problem, we experienced in that.

any tips received with gratitude peops.

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I'd look at the caravan club site, no experience in disabled access but there family shower rooms are very good so would expect disabled ones would be good too. Sure they would also be happy to give advice on specific sites.
Happy camping!

where are you ??

where do you want to go ??

most sites seem disabled friendly nowadays (my wife is reg'd disabled and loves the caravan)

one thing, go for 'super pitches'. these have power, water and 'grey' waste, which saves trotting around the site (usually uphill) with waste water

We have recently used sites in the midlands owned by 'Morris Leisure' and they're great.

I suspect that there are small / medium businesses around the country that operate to a high level like Morris' and we always look out for them

Happy caravanning

Tip; if you come to a roundabout and you have traffic behind you, do an extra 'lap', the drivers behind will love you for it!!

best

Bill

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am in ireland but touring caravan sited in england at minute. last time we had caravan it was a porta potty sharp learning curve coming up. never heard of super pitches, are they a lot dearer?
we dont mind where we go. like the midlands so will check them out?
do you use any of the specialist clubs, not sure if they any good.

will do the roundabout tip thanks for that.




Bill de Sarce;8917267

where are you ??where do you want to go ??most sites seem disabled … where are you ??where do you want to go ??most sites seem disabled friendly nowadays (my wife is reg'd disabled and loves the caravan)one thing, go for 'super pitches'. these have power, water and 'grey' waste, which saves trotting around the site (usually uphill) with waste waterWe have recently used sites in the midlands owned by 'Morris Leisure' and they're great.I suspect that there are small / medium businesses around the country that operate to a high level like Morris' and we always look out for themHappy caravanningTip; if you come to a roundabout and you have traffic behind you, do an extra 'lap', the drivers behind will love you for it!!bestBill

hi
we are caravaners and i have a disabled hubby and mum

for yr caravan insrance u have to join one of the biggy caravan clubs either camping & caravan club or caravan club both will give u lots of info on sites and u get a free magazine every month as well as their own directory of sites well worth it
also we go for sites such as haven, park resorts were u can go for as little as £5 a nite they are great sites and u get all the passess thrown in as well - which we often dont use anyway great for out of season cheap deals

go for the super pitches tho - u have yr own water, electric and waste and for the extra few quid a night it is so worth it that u dont have to take all the waste hogs etc instant stuff on tap

happy caravaning !!!

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thanks for that info, never thought of using haven for a touring caravan. was worried the pitches may be too far away to push wheelchair.
wonder is it best to join both the clubs then, one seems to say its more friendly than the other but i have no idea.
what sort of locking systems do the insurers need? am not sure how this one is secured though its on a long term pitch atm.




31nurseflo;8918054

hiwe are caravaners and i have a disabled hubby and mum for yr caravan … hiwe are caravaners and i have a disabled hubby and mum for yr caravan insrance u have to join one of the biggy caravan clubs either camping & caravan club or caravan club both will give u lots of info on sites and u get a free magazine every month as well as their own directory of sites well worth it also we go for sites such as haven, park resorts were u can go for as little as £5 a nite they are great sites and u get all the passess thrown in as well - which we often dont use anyway great for out of season cheap deals go for the super pitches tho - u have yr own water, electric and waste and for the extra few quid a night it is so worth it that u dont have to take all the waste hogs etc instant stuff on taphappy caravaning !!!

ebay have some wheelchair ramps last time i checked(i'm in a wheelchair and need a set myself). Unfortunatly they cost about £100 for a decent set.

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mcnally32;8921126

ebay have some wheelchair ramps last time i checked(i'm in a wheelchair … ebay have some wheelchair ramps last time i checked(i'm in a wheelchair and need a set myself). Unfortunatly they cost about £100 for a decent set.



dont ya get cheesed off being overcharged for simple things like ramps. grrr. thx for info.

hi
the insurance company insist on wheel clamp locks ( wheel boot) a hitch lock as well for jockey wheel
but if u go to the caravan and camping website they will talk u thro it on line and tell u what u need

we have joined both so u get even more choices as some sites are members of one and not the other and for what u pay we think it is worth it and u do get discounts at some sites as well for being members

also some sites only take caravaners that are from caravan club only etc so it can be quite select

but with haven and park resorts they have always been great and they have great disabled toilets and showers etc

enjoy .. any other infor please pm me

carol xx

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thx flo thats a help.

31nurseflo;8921687

hi the insurance company insist on wheel clamp locks ( wheel boot) a … hi the insurance company insist on wheel clamp locks ( wheel boot) a hitch lock as well for jockey wheel but if u go to the caravan and camping website they will talk u thro it on line and tell u what u need we have joined both so u get even more choices as some sites are members of one and not the other and for what u pay we think it is worth it and u do get discounts at some sites as well for being members also some sites only take caravaners that are from caravan club only etc so it can be quite select but with haven and park resorts they have always been great and they have great disabled toilets and showers etc enjoy .. any other infor please pm me carol xx

just noticed your in craigavon, not far from myself!

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mcnally32;8923087

just noticed your in craigavon, not far from myself!



yeah just outside lurgan. a place with fun pavements eh?. partner still able to use his manual wheelchair, which is good as we couldnt get his electric into car, nor into this old house. dont start me on housing executive grants, ... etc. keeps threatening to move back to england understandably, but i am a home bird. lol.

caravanning here gonna be interesting.

any tips send them my way. thanks.

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bump 1 anything else peops

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