Mary and her husband, Maynard, were ready to travel. They had stayed close to home since the onset of the pandemic, and it was time to go on a fun adventure. But there was one challenge – Maynard’s mobility challenges prevented him from flying.

Even before the pandemic, Mary and Maynard were trying to find a better way to travel.

“When Maynard started having health issues, including a bad back, I had to change my style of packing. So, even a car trip to a hotel was difficult as I had to pack everything in smaller bags and go back and forth from the car to the hotel room,” Mary said.

Determined to find an alternative, Mary started talking with friends who owned a motorcoach. She was intrigued by how spacious it was and began to research her options.

When she connected with LiTRV, she was very particular about their needs. Together, they reviewed options regarding amenities and specific details relating to the staircase into the luxury motorcoach, the height of the bed and the height of the toilet. It was also important to have a shower with a seat that came down.

The couple decided on visiting Hilton Head Island National RV Resort in South Carolina. LiTRV arranged for one of their professional drivers, Mark, to pick them up, drive them to the RV resort, and then drive them home. Mark stayed in a trailer in the same park in case they needed any assistance.

“Mark was an excellent driver,” Mary said. “He met all of our needs, and we appreciated that he stayed close by, especially since it was our first experience in a luxury motorcoach.”

Mary chose Hilton Head for several reasons. First, Maynard loves golf…he started playing when he was 12 years old. Secondly, the RV resort had a country club casual restaurant on its property that was easily accessible.

They stayed in an adult-only section of the RV Resort called Water’s Edge.

“It was really wonderful,” Mary said. “We could sit outside and watch people playing golf across the pond. We rented a golf cart and roamed around the resort, and even took it to dinner,” she said, adding that the restaurant food was delicious. Maynard was also able to take his rollator on the back of the golf cart.

They also liked the camaraderie among other RV resort guests.

“We were the new kids on the block, and everyone was so nice,” she said. “Our coach was clean with up-to-date amenities. The property was also well-kept, and they picked up our trash each morning.”

The trip was especially memorable because their granddaughter visited and stayed with them for a few nights.

Overall, it was a positive experience, and Mary and Maynard hope to travel again soon.

Mary also has some tips for other mobility-challenged travelers who are considering renting a luxury motorcoach.

“Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions,” she said. “Think about everything you may need, whether that’s a firm mattress or a shower bar. If you or your loved one need a walker or rollator, make sure the floor path is wide enough to get through.”

LiTRV’s concierge specialists take the time to create a customized luxury motorcoach trip for each client. Don’t let a mobility challenge keep you from traveling. Let us help you plan a trip that best suits your travel needs.