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    Hoping that someone out there has some advice for me, im making a trip to Reno Nevada at the end of this month and for the first time my fiancé and I are having to use a portable hoyer transfer lift. Before making my reservations is there a particular type of bed I should ask if they have so the transfer device slides under it? And if anyone is familiar with Reno do you have any recommendations of a good place to stay?
    Any information someone could provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. .(John Wayne)

  • #2
    Just make sure it is not a platform bed and that there is clearance underneath for the legs of the Hoyer.


    • #3
      I've noticed this trend in hotels. I have found its getting more difficult for my wife and I to travel because of hotels upgrading to pillowtop beds (very high for transfers) and platforms that does not allow a lift to go under. Even calling ahead its hit or miss they give you correct information even when I explain how critical it is. I've had to refuse rooms that simply would not work and try to find one late at night. Keeping blocks or something to prop beds up might work, but what a pain. I've yet to come up with a good solution. I am also intersted to read other ideals.


      • #4
        Beds to transfer into

        My daughter and I have no problems transferring from a roll away bed or if they have a couch convertible bed. Used a couch convert. in Austin, Tx and New Orleans it worked great. One thing to remember is putting one of the hotel's towels under the person's butt/hips and it's easier pulling them up the bed. Have fun in Reno. The casino's are great.
        Aggie Mom 2007


        • #5
          We get the manager on the phone and ask that they have someone go measure the bed while we hold. We want to know the floor to top of mattress measurement, if it is a platform or regular bed, and the clearance under the bed for a lift (presuming it is not a platform bed) for our lift (we need only 4"). It is also a good idea to ask about the distance from the bed to the wall and the bed next to it, if any.

          We have but the bed up on blocks, but that makes it higher, and once we broke the bed frame by doing this. Plus, you really need some good chunks of 6X6"s to do this, which you really can't haul around with you when flying.

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