You’re an outdoor enthusiast and want to enjoy nature. You’ve added some accessible national parks and trails to your list and have started planning your trip. Now, onto the next hurdle.
One of the worst parts of going on a trip is packing. No matter how many times you’ve gone on trips, it’s so easy to forget that one important item that you hadn’t thought to bring. Even coming up with a list of items on the spot can be a challenge. One thing you will bring on your camping trip is your motorized wheelchair.
Your motorized wheelchair isn’t meant to be extra baggage for your trip. In fact, there are several features that are beneficial for traveling. The best part is that these features are all a part of your power wheelchair. You don’t have to remember to pack anything extra.
You may already be familiar with the benefits of iLevel® Power Adjustable Seat Height and how it can not only assist you in doing daily tasks independently, but provide new opportunities to have conversations at eye level with your friends and family. You can also take your camping trip to a whole new level. The difference between a nice view and a spectacular view may be giving yourself 12” of added height.
Even though efforts are being made to making campgrounds more accessible for wheelchair users, there is still a long way to go. If you are going camping but are not staying in a wheelchair-accessible cabin, iLevel can assist with transferring from surfaces such as beds and toilets that are higher than the seat on your motorized wheelchair when it is not elevated. It can also help you to reach high enough to access dresser drawers, light switches and the bathroom sink that were not originally built with accessibility in mind.
Life can be a bumpy ride, but your camping trip doesn’t have to be. Although you can’t completely avoid the gravel and uneven terrain that makes up much of nature, having reliable suspension on your motorized wheelchair can help prevent user fatigue and discomfort due to high amounts of vibration from going over rough terrain in your power wheelchair. With unprecedented comfort and ride quality, Smooth Ride Suspension (SRS) delivers exceptional driving performance over multiple types of terrains. SRS also adds stability to optional iLevel, making it the perfect built-in companion.
Visibility is a part of accessibility that tends to get overlooked. It can be frustrating to go outside and not know what to expect because of the darkness. Once the fire has died down and your loved ones have gone to bed, you want to navigate around the campsite safely without accidentally waking anyone.
Maneuver around your cabin or the campground safely and hands free with LED fender lights. LED lights come standard both on the Edge 3 and iLevel and offer great benefits and features for increased visibility. With lighting mounted to the fender above the drive tire on each side of the power wheelchair, fender lights help ensure that you can see and be seen. Whether it’s finding the bathroom across the campsite or coming back from an event on your own, find your way back without the hassle of carrying a flashlight with you.