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Old October 15th, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Hi All, I've read on these threads that the keys for these scooters are interchangeable. That mistakes can be made if you don't do something to make yours recognizable. Does anyone know if that's true? Thanks.

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Old October 15th, 2012, 09:04 AM
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Hi All, I've read on these threads that the keys for these scooters are interchangeable. That mistakes can be made if you don't do something to make yours recognizable. Does anyone know if that's true? Thanks.

Rhonda
It's correct that scooter keys are not unique. For example a key to a Pride Go Go regardless of the model will fit all models of Pride Go Go's.


Though it's rare but it can happen. I had parked my scooter outside the dining room one evening along side the wall as I was going to collect my scooter after diner spotted a waiter about to drive off with mine thinking it was the one there table guest sent them to get. Apparrently the table guest told the waiter that it was the red scooter parked along the wall just outside the dining as there was another scooter identical to mine parked there as well. BTW I had taken the key with me and apparently his table guest also had taken their key that's how he was able to drive it. Since than I place one of the ships luggage tag on the scooter and also tie a bright green scarf on it . Have never had a problem since.

If you are renting a scooter from either Caravacations or Special Needs at Seas. Most of the scooters look alike with the name of the rental company clearly marked on them. The rentals are also maked with a serial number for the company to identify which scooter has been assigned to what cabin. Most people don't realize that so if the scooter gets interchanged unknowingly there's always that possibility of a person being charged for damages they didn't cause because they didn't bother to check what scooter they were taking. Another reason to do something to identify it as uniquely yours if renting.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 01:24 PM
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Thank you, I appreciate your answers to my questions. Rhonda
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Have the crew take a chair down the ramp. Have them take your husband down in his wheelchair, and move over to the chair. Then have them move the scooter down while you sit in his wheelchair. Then they take you down and you sit on the scooter, your husband sits in his chair. and you are both off for a great time. I think they would get a kick out of this as long as you didnt do it at peak time.

Or, have guest services have a wheelchair there for you to use on the ramp.

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One little hint. When I am taking my rented scooter into a port, I wait until the crowd has gone down. The crew then has the time to take care of me. Also, do not worry about fuses and problems. My scooted died once in Tortola and I was quite a way from ship. I called the 800 number. They called the ship and crew was sent to help. They could not get it to work, but pushed me all the way back, and once on board, there was a replacement scooter waiting. They said companies usually leave a spare on board. The next day they called our cabin and said the first one was running again. I could either have it back or keep the one I had. I thought the service was fantastic. This is why I use the cruise lines recommended company.

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Also, do not worry about fuses and problems. My scooted died once in Tortola and I was quite a way from ship. I called the 800 number.......I thought the service was fantastic. This is why I use the cruise lines recommended company.
I never worried when I rented scooters for cruises either. But since I have purchased a travel scooter for cruises and vacations, I don't have anyone to call, per se, if it breaks down or blows a fuse. I have to be as knowledgeable as possible about it since I would have to repair it till we got home.
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