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SpinLife’s Guide to Travel Scooters


SpinLife’s Guide to Travel Scooters

Travel Mobility Scooters

As the name suggests, travel scooters are the most portable type of scooter, disassembling to fit in the most compact of automobile trunks. Still, although travel scooters disassemble into pieces as light as 22 lbs., they’re no lightweight when it comes to performance!  With typical weight capacities between 250 and 350 lbs., speeds up to 5 mph, and driving ranges between 7 and 15 miles, based on model.

 

Pride Go-Go Ultra X Travel Scooter

What’s Required to Transport a Typical Travel Mobility Scooter:

  1. Remove the seat by lifting it off of the scooter.
  2. Remove the battery pack by lifting it off of the scooter.
  3. Undo the latches that connect the front and rear halves of the scooter, separating the frame into 2 compact pieces.
  4. Fold the tiller (steering column) down to the floorboards.
  5. Place the scooter components into vehicle.

Travel scooters come in 3 and 4-wheel versions. 3-wheel travel scooters are more maneuverable than 4-wheel travel scooters, turning in tighter spaces. However, 4-wheel travel scooters offer a bit more foot room than 3-wheel scooters, outdoors 4 wheel scooters are more stable on uneven ground. (however, travel scooters are not meant for exceptionally aggressive outdoor terrain).

A travel scooter may be best for you if you need:

  • Utmost transportability

  • Best indoor maneuverability

  • Versatility indoors and out

  • Exceptionally compact design

  • Battery range of 7 to 15 miles (varies by model)

  • Speeds of 5 mph or less

  • An excellent value!

    A travel scooter may not be best for you if you need:

  • Performance on aggressive outdoor terrain

  • Extended battery range

  • Speeds over 5 mph                                                                                        By Mark E. Smith

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