Buying a vehicle that's right for you

For people with a disability, reduced mobility or other special needs, caravanning is a great way to enjoy a holiday without worrying about access or compromising your independence.

We've put together a handy guide to help you find a vehicle that's right for you, so you can make the most out of the great outdoors.

Caravan conversions

Many models, both new and second-hand, can be modified, although their suitability depends upon the individual interior layout. The best vehicles for conversion tend to be four-berth models because of the positioning of the toilet/shower cubicle. For new caravans, a specialist converter should be able to make the necessary adaptations while preserving the manufacturer’s warranty.


Motorhomes converted from a panel van are the easiest to convert, because their doors are wider as standard, enabling easy access for wheelchairs via ramps. Coachbuilt motorhomes usually have steps up to the living area as well as higher floors, making alterations more difficult, but by no means impossible. For new motorhome conversions, make sure the converter has been approved by the motorhome manufacturer.

There are VAT exemptions available in some circumstances for disabled users of caravans and motorhomes - for further information contact your dealer or Customs and Excise Office.