8 Best Handicap Accessible RVs for 2024

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Updated April 5, 2024

We’ve had quite a few subscribers ask about our opinion of the best handicap-accessible RVs. We explored the best motorhomes and handicap-accessible RVs manufactured on the market in 2024 to come up with our list.

You’ll learn how they’ve approached wheelchair accessibility and ADA compliance. We’ll then show you the best features and false steps they’ve made in the current-year models.

What is ADA Compliance and Certification?

The ADA stands for the American Disabilities Act was originally signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 (colloquially known as George Senior). Title III of the ADA states that all commercial structures must give people with disabilities equal access. The act went through updates in 2010 and 2019 to stay current to new public spaces that came through technological advancement.

The Act is overseen by the Department of Justice and uses both professional staff and volunteers to enforce, investigate, and certify all aspects that fall under the Act’s jurisdiction.  Local and state governments are the first levels of enforcement, but some cases have gone to the federal level.

Objectively, recreational vehicles don’t fall under the guidelines of Title III of the ADA. Newmar claims to have ADA Approval on its components but does not have a certification. The ADA allows certifications to those elements that fall under its purview.

Who Are The Top Manufacturers of Handicap Accessible RVs?

The top manufacturers of handicap-accessible RVs are currently Winnebago and Newmar. Each brand has taken major steps to make more handicapped-accessible RVs available on the market without requiring upgrades or alterations.

We hope to see many more RV manufacturers continue to follow suit! This article features the best accessibility offerings from Newmar and Winnebago.

8 Best Handicap Accessible RVs For 2024

1. Newmar Dutch Star 4311

Newmar Dutch Star 4311 handicap accessible RVs
Newmar Dutch Star 4311 interior
Newmar Dutch Star 4311 floorplan

Length: 43.75 feet

Engine/Chassis: Cummins/16 diesel pusher/Freightliner XC Series or Spartan option

GVWR: 51,000 pounds

Tank Capacities: Fuel, 150 gal; Fresh water, 105 gal; Grey, 75 gal; Black, 55 gal

Sleeps: 4

You will find beauty and luxury in this Newmar DutchStar and greater mobility with its accommodating features. Check out the remote control BraunAbility lift with power-opening access doors. The lift retracts into a luggage compartment rather than into the entryway for more space.

Don’t miss the extra wide aisles and roll-in shower. You will also find a power-adjustable kitchen table and lowered switches and appliances.

This coach also features a 74-inch hide-a-bed and a king-size Sleep Number adjustable mattress. You can adjust the radiant heat beneath the main tile floor to warm up on cool mornings.

The galley features an all-electric recessed mount induction cooktop, 19.7 cu. ft. Whirlpool refrigerator, stainless steel convection microwave, optional stainless dishwasher, large pantry, hardwood cabinets, and solid-surface countertops.

2. Harborview

Harborview handicap accessible RVs
Harborview interior
Harborview floorplan

UVW: 7,890 pounds

CCC: 2,510 pounds

GVWR: 10,400 pounds

Hitch Weight: 940 pounds

Length: 37.8 feet

Sleeps: 5

Harbor View travel trailers are designed from the start to be handicap-accessible RVs. With this brand, you will find plenty of floorplan options, all with easy access and elegant style.

Features include a commercial-grade chair lift, a 44-inch entry door, and stainless steel grab bars. You will also find a roll-in shower with an adjustable hand-held shower head and convenient placement of appliances for easy access.

The well-appointed kitchen features a three-burner cooktop, an easy-access microwave below the range, a lowered refrigerator, and a booth dinette, which converts to a bed. The hide-a-bed sofa within the large slideout will accommodate guests as well.

In the bathroom, you will find a separate toilet space with a sink across the way and curtains to close for privacy.

The rear bedroom offers a queen bed slide and two wardrobes, as well as a TV stand and rear entry with a lift. You will also find linoleum flooring and laminate countertops throughout, residential decor, plus a stereo with DVD and CD player.

Finally, you will sleep in peace knowing that the state-of-the-art roof membrane, an I-beam chassis, and plywood floor decking will keep you safe and camping for years to come.

3. Keystone Outback 342CG

Keystone Outback 342CG handicap accessible RVs
Keystone Outback 342CG interior
Keystone Outback 342CG floorplan

UVW: 8,212 pounds

CCC: 2,288 pounds

GVWR: 10,500 pounds

Hitch Weight: 960 pounds

Length: 38 feet

Sleeps: 8

Check out this Keystone Outback toy hauler with a ramp extension and garage in the front of the trailer. The ramp is perfect for those who need assistance entering the camper.

You will also find a spacious bathroom with a roll-in shower, a king-size bed, and even a built-in dog kennel in the bedroom. This model was built to maneuver easily with a wheelchair.

Other features include plenty of cargo space and a bunkhouse. Inside the garage, you will find flip-down bunks. The sofa also extends for sleeping as well as the booth dinette.

In the kitchen, you will find functionality as well as luxury. Amenities include solid surface kitchen countertops, a deep, single basin stainless steel sink with a roll-up sink cover, a high-rise faucet with a pull-out sprayer, a dream dinette, a pantry, and 10 cu. ft. 12-volt refrigerator, microwave, 3-burner gas range, and a 21-inch oven.

Other features include two ACs and a 35,000 BTU furnace, an on-demand water heater, washer-dryer prep (in bed-slide models), and a 55-amp converter.

4. Newmar Baystar 3811

Newmar Baystar 3811 handicap accessible RVs
Newmar Baystar 3811 interior
Newmar Baystar 3811 floorplan

Length: 38.11 feet

Engine/Chassis: Ford 7.3Ltr V-8, Next-gen Ford F-Series Class A Custom Motorhome Chassis

GVWR: 26,000 pounds

Tank Capacities: Fuel, 80 gal; Fresh water, 75 gal; Grey, 60 gal; Black, 40 gal

Sleeps: 4

Our second Newmar pick is the Baystar 3811 which will give you all the amenities you want with the wheelchair-friendly design. Like the DutchStar it has the remote control BraunAbility lift, a 48X36 roll-in shower, extra wide aisles, lowered switches and appliances, and a power-adjustable kitchen table.

You will also find a power lift bed and the power-adjustable table moves up and down and in and out for more comfortable seating.

The open floorplan with lower countertops, cabinets, and three open slides make this Newmar very accessible.

The queen-sized bed has its power lift button within easy reach. You have plenty of storage with a full-length wardrobe, and the rear bedroom also offers accessible drawer and shelf space, and a remote-controlled LED TV.

Check out the top-brand appliances in the Baystar’s fully-equipped galley. You also get plenty of room for prep and storage, including six illuminated pullout box shelves.

The kitchen also features polished solid surface countertops, a recessed 3-burner gas stove with a bi-fold solid surface cover, a microwave convection oven, a 2-door refrigerator with icemaker, stainless steel sinks with solid surface covers, and a washer and dryer.

Other features include rear and side-view cameras, a dash radio with Apple Car Play and Sirius Radio capability, and two wireless phone chargers in the cockpit. This rig also has two heat pump AC units, a 5.5 kW Onan generator, a 10-watt solar panel and solar prep, a continuous hot water system, and much more.

5. Newmar Kountry Star 4011

Newmar Kountry Star 4011 handicap accessible RVs
Newmar Kountry Star 4011 interior
Newmar Kountry Star 4011 floorplan

Length: 40.10 feet

Engine/Chassis: Cummins Diesel Engine, Freightliner XCR Chassis

GVWR: 39,000 pounds

Tank Capacities: Fuel, 100 gal; Fresh water, 105 gal; Grey, 65 gal; Black, 45 gal

Sleeps: 4

The Kountry Star is another one of the handicap-accessible RVs in the Newmar lineup. It also has a large door and features a BraunAbility electric lift. The large dinette area has space for a wheelchair and there is plenty of room to move around with a 30-inch wide aisleway when the slidouts are in.

There is a microwave below the counter, a 48X36 roll-in shower with a fold-away bench seat, and a large vanity for easy wheelchair access. Lowered countertops, switches, and appliances are convenient, as well as a powered adjustable dinette table, lowered medicine cabinet/mirror, and lowered control panel and multiplex monitor system.

The kitchen boasts solid surface countertops, a residential refrigerator, a three-burner gas stove, a convection microwave oven, and an under-mounted stainless steel sink with a solid surface cover.

In the master bedroom, check out the large wardrobe, queen bed, credenza with deep dresser drawers, and washer and dryer option.

The Kountry Star also has a central vacuum, power awning, 50 amp service, 8 kW Onan diesel generator, two air conditioners, continuous hot water heater, power tray storage and so much more.

6. Maxvan Pathway

Maxvan Pathway handicap accessible RVs
Maxvan Pathway interior
Maxvan Pathway floorplan

Length: 20.8 feet

Engine/Chassis: 3.6L V6/RAM 3500 Cargo Van High Roof 159WB EXT

GVWR: 9,350 pounds

Tank Capacities: Fuel, 24 gal; Fresh water, 24 gal; Grey, 25 gal

Sleeps: 2

The Class B Maxvan Pathway is a great way to escape to the open road in a vehicle that is ready for adventure no matter your abilities. It has an innovative rear ramp that allows wheelchair users to roll into the van without needing a hydraulic lift.

Once inside, part of the rear floor, which doubles as a ramp can be electrically raised to provide a flat floor space. You can also opt for other features such as an overhead trolley system for easy lifting of passengers and a front passenger area platform for secure wheelchair tie-down.

Other features include a large sofa that easily converts to a lounge or a small queen bed. With an additional 8 inches of interior width, you even have space to walk around the bed. The overhead trolley can also be installed to assist the wheelchair user in and out of bed.

The kitchen features a stainless steel sink with a glass lid, a stainless steel countertop, a single butane burner, a 12-volt refrigerator, and a roll-out storage cart. Once the storage cart is removed you have room for the wheelchair user to roll under the countertop and easily access all the features of the Pathway’s kitchen.

The wet bath was designed with the wheelchair user in mind. It has grab handles, a cassette toilet with a porcelain bowl, storage, and a mirror.

Even in this cozy camper van, you will have plenty of storage with open front shelves with netting and a wardrobe to hang your clothing.

The TV is mounted on an adjustable arm bracket so you can easily extend, pivot, and tilt the TV for an optimal viewing angle. It locks into the collapsed position. The 32-inch HDTV includes a built-in DVD player.

7. Winnebago Inspire AE

Winnebago Inspire AE handicap accessible RVs
Winnebago Inspire AE interior
Winnebago Inspire AE floorplan

Length: 35.9 feet

Engine/Chassis: 340-hp Cummins ISB 6.7L; Freightliner XCS

GVWR: 26,000 pounds

Tank Capacities: Fuel, 90 gal; Freshwater 84 gal; Grey, 54 gal; Black, 48 gal

Sleeps: 7

The Winnebago Inspire will inspire you to get out on the open road. Its accessibility is first rate with a platform wheelchair lift with an 800-pound lifting capacity.

It also has a power swing-style door along with wall-mount and key fob controls which allow the wheelchair user to independently enter and exit the coach. The extendable dinette provides easy wheelchair access but folds away for more room when not in use.

This rig also boasts an expanded hallway and a larger bathroom area for easy maneuvering. The roll-in shower and assist bar allow ample accessibility. The placement of the systems monitor, generator, and light switches, as well as remote control roof vents and adjustable showerhead, puts all the control in your reach.

Check out some of this rig’s other features including Corian countertops, a 2-door residential refrigerator with an icemaker, a convection microwave, a 3-burner range top, a pantry, and a countertop with flip-up extension.

This coach also has a 2,000-watt inverter/charger with remote panel and coach battery disconnect switch, a 6,000-watt Cummins Onan generator, an automatic generator start system, Wi-Fi router signal booster, 4 deep-cycle marine/RV batteries and so much more.

8. Winnebago Roam

Winnebago Roam handicap accessible RVs
Winnebago Roam interior
Winnebago Roam floorplan

Length: 19.9 feet

Engine/Chassis: 3.6L V6 gas engine, 9-speed automatic transmission; Ram ProMaster 280-hp

GVWR: 8,900 pounds

Tank Capacities: Fuel, 24 gal; Freshwater 12 gal; Grey, 13 gal

Sleeps: 2

While the Winnebago Roam may not be the largest RV on our list at just under 20 feet, it is a wheelchair-accessible Class B with many awesome features.

Getting in and out of the RV is made simple with the Braun UVL wheelchair lift with a wireless remote. Once you are in, the integrated tie-downs secure the wheelchair and allow you to use it as another seat while you travel.

Of course, the Roam is designed with accessibility in mind. Check out the galley with a refrigerator, microwave, and sink, and an outlet for an induction cooktop. You can stop your travel and cook at your leisure.

Compartments and storage areas are also designed to provide easy access with specially-crafted duffels provided for easier loading and unloading.

Roam’s open floor plan allows wheelchair users to navigate and turn around inside the van. The bathroom was also designed for easier transferring. You can eliminate the need to find an accessible restroom on the go with the 40X28 wet bath featuring an integrated shower and cassette toilet.

Its shorter length also allows greater maneuverability so you can take it on the road for a trip or drive it every day. The swivel chair driver’s seat makes getting in and out a breeze.

Can I Add a Chair Lift to My RV?

Yes, you can add a chair lift to your RV to make it more accessible. Check out our article called CoachLift: Making RVing Accessible For Everyone for all the details.

Handicap Accessible RVs: Each Brand’s Perspectives

Newmar and Winnebago take different approaches making an RV handicap accessible. Newmar was the first to offer the built-in lift from BraunAbility in their 2012 models. All three of their 40-foot motorhomes, known as the Newmar Mobility Lineup, have features that cater to those who are wheelchair-bound.

Newmar created the industry’s first and largest line of wheelchair-accessible motorhomes designed and engineered from the ground up, with direct guidance and oversight from wheelchair users themselves.

Winnebago introduced three motorhomes at the Tampa Bay RV Show in 2019. Each can be tailor-made based on the disabled person’s needs. You work with a representative in Winnie’s Specialty Vehicle Department customizing your chosen unit for your disabled loved one and everyone else in the family.

Winnebago’s three Accessibility-Enhanced RVs are the Intent 30R AE, Adventurer 30T AE, and Forza 34T AE, which feature the most common customization requests, including:

  • 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
  • Expanded hallway and bathroom areas for greater accessibility featuring:
  • 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
  • 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 6-way power transfer seat
  • Optional lower microwave placement

In addition to these standard features, customized features on a Winnebago Accessibility-Enhanced RV are 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.

Final Words About Handicap Accessible RVs

Handicap-accessible RVs are available so that anyone who wants to participate in traveling can. They come in many shapes and sizes, from the big, beautiful, and luxurious Class As to the small and maneuverable Class Bs. No matter the size, manufacturers have loaded these rigs with spacious and thoughtful designs.

If you dream of adventure and taking to the open road, don’t be held back by your limitations. The RV world is open to everyone and manufacturers are on board to help everyone find their niche in the RV community.

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13 thoughts on “8 Best Handicap Accessible RVs for 2024”

  1. SureHands Home Mobility Lifts and Homecare Ceiling Lifts allow for independent living. Power Patient Lift and Care Systems assist people with reduced mobility

  2. My issue is more with a walker, no other equipment. What would be your recommendation. Weakness makes steps pretty challenging, as well, Thanks for any thoughts ~Susan

  3. If we wanted to start fresh with a Newmar 40’ish sized RV and spec it out for a wheelchair user, how long would it take?

  4. Do any of the rv’s allow for a handicap person to drive. Away for someone like me who will travel alone to get in in my powerchair and be able to get out of it and into the driver’s seat. I can’t walk but I can still drive.

  5. Limited movement in one leg do to stroke and TBI. No movement in one arm. Any devices to help get in the side door of a class c Forest river sunseeker. Thanks for any suggestions.

  6. all i need is a travel trailer with a decent size shower not as much as ADA but big enough to put a shower bench in and room to get in bed nothing more mary jones

  7. This is all nice and dancy but you should not be talking about “handicap” accessible vehicles but “wheechair” accessible. On top of being incorrect grammatically – it would need to be “handicapped” -, the word “handicap” has a derogative connotation.

  8. We are looking for a small USED RV to purchase that has handicap accesability. It is just for us two nothing over 22 foot please.

  9. I have been looking for an accessible towable camper for my husband. We have a permanent site at a campground and have a ramp built up so he can get in the camper. The problem is the bathroom is not accessible with the lift. I have been trying to find a camper with a rear bathroom and a door that is wide enough to accommodate the lift. Any suggestions?

  10. I don’t think it needs to be this complicated and $$$ just make the entrance like the roll in vans, wider door or suicide doors, then if it has pop out sides it will work, everything for the handicapped does not have to cost a fortune, why does it?

  11. Looking for a RV that would work for us. Husband is handicapped and need lift for chair and other amenities. Looking to not go over 30,000 $. If anything Comes to mind let me know. Or if you have any idea of where to look please let me know. Thanks so very much for your time. Eileen

  12. Why haven’t we seen any towable RVs with wheelchair lifts or other ADA considerations?

    • Hi Brian,
      Towable RVs have lightweight frames that can’t currently support the wheelchair lift. We’re sure manufacturers like Winnebago are kicking the idea around, but the lift requires strong support and a lot of power to work correctly.

      Another reason has to do with the costs and conveniences. Many people in wheelchairs need the accessibility to lay down, connect their medical equipment up, or need other features while traveling. On the manufacturing side, the costs to add specialized cabinetry and appliances can only be offset by the more expensive RVs.

      Safe travels!



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