Winnebago Industries Inc. has launched three accessibility-enhanced motorhomes, the Intent 30R AE, Adventurer 30T AE, and Forza 34T AE, which are showing at the Jan. 16-20 Florida RV SuperShow at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
According to a press release, the new wheelchair-friendly models, based on the company’s 40 years of experience customizing its models for customer accessibility, are available in three standardized floorplans that include the most commonly requested options. The standardization of floorplans aims to make the accessibility option more visible to customers and as easy to purchase as a standard Winnebago.
“Before our accessibility-enhanced Winnebago, the thought of going on vacation was more stressful than just staying at home,” said Mike Freeman, Winnebago Forza 34T owner. “Most people take for granted the ability to hop in a car, plane, train at will to take a vacation, visit friends and family, or explore a new destination. Our accessibility-enhanced RV has opened up a wider and richer world for our whole family and even makes day trips easier. We can leave the house with confidence, and excitement, rather than anxiety and stress. I hope more people like us will discover their freedom and adventure with Winnebago’s new offerings.”
“Our accessibility-enhanced customers are looking for the same freedom from home that many RV owners seek and in many cases the ability to travel is much more meaningful. Over the past four decades, we’ve optimized our accessibility enhancements to take them beyond simple add-ons, to developing them into design features founded in countless real-world experiences and with Winnebago’s legendary construction standards,” said Ashis Bhattacharya, Winnebago vice president, strategic planning and specialty vehicles. “RV dealers across North America count on Winnebago for superior quality and innovation, and we look forward to making these options easier to stock and obtain as we understand options for accessibility that are available to drive off the lot are hard to find in the broader industry.”
Customers interested in purchasing a Winnebago accessibility-enhanced RV can choose from three standardized floorplans available for the Intent 30R AE, Adventurer 30T AE, and Forza 34T AE. Features include:
• Platform wheelchair lift with an 800-pound lifting capacity.
Powered roll-up lift door, with wall-mount and key-fob remote controls for wheelchair entry and exit.
The expanded hallway and bathroom areas for greater accessibility offer:
Large roll-in shower with an assist bar and available folding bench seat, with extended lever faucet controls and adjustable shower head.
• Raised toilet with assist bars and a roll-under sink.
• Electric adjustable queen bed.
• Thermostatically or remote-control roof vents.
• Wall-mounted light and generator switches.
• Lower installation of the systems monitor panel.
• Optional six-way power transfer seat and lower microwave placement.
Beyond these standard options, further customization on a Winnebago accessibility-enhanced RV is available, including bed and toilet height specification, placement of handrails, ceiling track system installation for mobility without a wheelchair, specific furniture requirements, cabinetry, and aesthetic changes.