As a Product Expert at SpinLife, I receive calls from our customers who are so excited after trying out their new mobility scooters. They tell me how great it is to be able to go shopping or out to the park on their own. And they wonder why it took them so long to decide on getting their mobility scooter!
What about you? Have you decided that a travel mobility scooter might be right for you? If so, here are some things to think about.
In order to get the best service and life from your mobility travel scooter it is important to select a product that suits your body style and physical limitations.
The weight capacity of the mobility scooter should be above your body weight. If you are too heavy for your scooter you will get poor performance from the batteries and the motor is likely to wear out too soon. If you have long legs there are models that will be more comfortable for you than others.
A mobility scooter with a Delta tiller would be better for you if you have weakness or loss of use in one hand. The Delta can be operated with one hand. If you have difficulty bending over, choose a product that can be charged from a port on the tiller.
Where do you plan on using the mobility scooter?
If you need a scooter inside your home you may consider a three wheel travel model. They turn more sharply and make it easier to go through doors and around furniture.
Four wheel models are more stable than three wheels. If you have any concerns about “turning over” a four wheel version would be best for you. Consider a four wheeler if you are going to be driving in your yard or other rough terrain (such as gravel or broken side walks) If you have balance or coordination issues, the four wheel is your best bet.
Get Outside With a Scooter.
Having a mobility issue shouldn’t steal away the things you enjoy in life. At SpinLife, we get that and we want to do all we can to help you continue to enjoy your life.
As I sat at my computer contemplating this subject I took a phone call from a gentleman who wanted to get outside with a mobility scooter. He expressed to me that he just wanted to get out in his yard into his garden and spend time outside with his dogs. He can no longer walk but is not ready to give up his loves…the outdoors and his pets.
Whether you want to work in your flower bed or go down to the pond for a little fishing you should be able to do so in a safe manner! Fortunately, there are many full sized and all terrain scooters that were designed with those purposes in mind.
So, when would you want to consider a full size or all terrain scooter?
- If your weight exceeds the limitations for a smaller scooter.
- If you need to drive across the yard, gravel or other uneven terrain.
- If you travel longer distances.
- If you still like going out into nature or bounce around the farmland!
Full size scooters have a weight capacity of 300 lbs. or more. They normally have at least 10” wheels. Some have solid tires and some are pneumatic for a smoother ride. Many have suspension, full light packages and sleek styling. You will enjoy a longer drive range on the larger batteries.
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