Travel and Vacation Questions and Answers

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Questions
Can you recommend a wheelchair accessible resort on the west coast? Can you recommend a wheelchair accessible resort on the west coast? We are taking my 84 year old mother to Florida for a 5 day trip. She uses a wheelchair full time. We are looking at Ft Myers or by Patrick - Florida, Usa - Reply
Just the price of the flight! Just the price of the flight! by Fiona - Baltimore, Md, Usa - Reply
Weather first two weeks in Nov Weather first two weeks in Nov by Pat - Paris, France - Reply
Looking for a week to 10 day rental for 3 people. 2br with pull out is fi Looking for a week to 10 day rental for 3 people. 2br with pull out is fi Hello, I would love to be able to get my knees under the bathroom sink, so I can lean over and wash my hair. The tub/shower sh by Alexis - Montreal, Qc, Canada - 1 Reply

Hi Alexis,

Please e-mail me at james@ftwaterloo.com or call me at 1-800-578-8958 and we can discuss your question! Thanks a lot.

James

James Glasbergen - over 5 years ago
Accessibility Accessibility I want to travel to the Dominican Republic I need a hoyer lift am in a wheelchair by Walter Zutell - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Reply
Electric wheelchair accommodations Electric wheelchair accommodations Hi Frederick, I noticed you have an electric chair. We have 120V here in the US, and France uses 220V. So, of course, I need a t by Dominique De Mar - Paris, France - 1 Reply

Hi Dominique,

Yes, you will require a voltage converter, and you need to make sure that this voltage converter is designed for continuous use, meaning it is designed to continuously charge your wheelchair overnight. Many voltage converters are only designed to charge things on a short-term basis, so they would not be able to handle the overnight charging of an electric wheelchair or scooter. What I always recommend to electric wheelchair users is to read the labeling on your battery charger (number of volts and amp requirements), and then go to an electronics store and tell them what you need the voltage converter for and the requirements that your battery charger specifies. They should be able to recommend a proper converter for you. I would recommend a voltage converter that has a capacity of at least 500 W. Anything less could cause you a major headache while you are away, so even if the salesman tells you that something less would be fine, you are best off getting something with at least a capacity of 500 W. Please keep in mind that a proper voltage converter MAY cost you up to $100 or more. It's worth it, though!

James Glasbergen - almost 6 years ago