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Owners of the Travel Scoot. Please talk me into or out of buying a Travel Scoot. I’m looking for information, both pro and con. My DW doesn’t think it looks very comfortable and we are both not sure it’s worth the cost if I didn’t use it very much because of it's small size. I do have a GoGo Elite which is getting harder to get out of the back of our Subaru Forest. The battery alone is as heavy as the whole Travel Scoot. I have been using it a lot more often lately. I also have been thinking about taking it next year for the first time on my next cruise because my legs are getting much worst when it comes to standing, walking and real painful trying to stand. I’m just very leery of letting the airlines handle it. Any and all information you can share will be very helpful.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kevin

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The Travelscoot is an excellent option for many people. Personally it was not an option for me for the following reasons.

 

  • Need a flat footbed as found on the Go Go. The travelscoot has 2 bar footrests that due to MS my feet could easily slip off . Also due to the angle of the foot bars my legs would get easily fatigued thus further increase the chances of my feet slipping off the footrests
  • There is no reverse gear. To go in reverse you have to use your own foot power which most refer to as "Flintstone Power"

 

Before you decide to purchase a Travelscoot I would check with the manufacturer if there is someone in your area that would be willing to let you test drive theirs. If not you can rent a travelscoot at http://www.scootanywhere.com/?gclid=CMHHjeei2bICFcU-Mgod9nIAGw

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I have had my Travelscoot since June after trying one on a cruise that a fellow passenger offered me to try. If you contact Travelscoot they will see if there is anyone near you that you can give it a try.

 

I could go on and on about how much I love mine but I am still in the honeymoon stage and hope I will always feel this way. It has opened up my life to going places I had stop going but you already have a GoGo so you know all about that.

 

Have you looked at this site: http://mytravelscoot.blogspot.com/

There are so many comments and pictures to look at and see how others use theirs.

 

I have back problems that cause problems in both legs to the point of not being able to stand long periods or walk very far. I do not have a problem backing up my Travelscoot with my feet and when you do that it isn't for a long period of time. That little scooter will turn around so easily and sharply as long as you don't do it fast and are paying attention. No I have not tipped it over.

 

I have a Honda CRV and it fits in the back just great. It isn't hard to lift in and out with the battery off and I just sit on the back of the CRV and put it all together. I have yet to run the battery down even after 5 hours at the fair it didn't indicate it was getting low.

 

Good luck with whatever you choose.

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Kevin, the Travelscoot works very well for me. I can walk but it is getting harder and harder to walk any distance and I can not stand in line for more than a couple minutes. I LOVE the TS for its light weight portability. I have a Prius V wagon and it fits nicely in the back without folding it up and it is light enough that even with shoulder problems I can lift it in and out myself. If I had to describe how it rides it would be like riding a big tricycle. I have no issued with the comfort of the rid. But it is not something I would just “sit” on for any long length of time. When I get where I am going I transfer to a chair. It does not have a reverse gear but it is not an issue for me….it has a very tight turning radius and I can also back up “Flintstone” style by just pushing backwards with my feet. If you haven’t ready, check out Elizabeth Fisher’s blog as recommeded by cotatica above. She has a lot of great information on her site. I’ve had mine since July 09 and I have taken it on 10 cruises, to wine festivals, shopping at work. It was a hard decision buying it sight unseen but I do not regret my purchase at all. There are a number of us on the “other” board that use TS.

 

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I Wanted to add that a few users like to store the TS in a golf bag for airline storage. I do not. I just drop down the handle bars, cover with some bubble wrap and then put the red protector pouch that comes with the battery bag over the whole handle unit as demonstrated on the TS website. I do take the battery off and carry it onboard in the bag. I have flown 12 flights with it so far both domestic and international.

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I've had my travelscoot for 4 or 5 years now and I love it. I also have a (huge) rascal scooter that I use only in my neighborhood as it is so hard to transport. I have taken my scoot on lots of plane trips domestically and overseas. The scoot has been ridden "hard" over cobbles in Europe and gravel trails at home. It has withstood the hard use quite well. I bought a golf bag and put it in that and check it through if I have to make tight connections as I prefer to let the airlines worry about getting me to the next gate. Other times I ride it to the gate. The batteries always go with me into the plane regardless if the scoot is checked or not. In five years I have replaced ONE belt. That is all. It is much sturdier than it looks. My only problem was seat comfort. It was not comfortable until we had padding added and the vinyl cover of the seat removed and replaced with sunbrella fabric.

I agree with everyone else who suggested a test drive. I have done that with several people and for most it would be a good choice. However it is definitely not the scooter for everyone. It fits in the back of both our cars (Highlander and Prius V) without being taken apart. I have post-polio and still have enough upper body strength to lift it into and out of the cars. As my walking and balance have become more compromised it has become a big part of my mobility. I would not be traveling or shopping or whatever without it.

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My husband got the GoGo Pride Elite traveler and we had the same problem, too heavy to transport....

 

Now we bought the Lexis Leight by Tzora and we love it. It folds to make it easily portable and it only weighs 54 pounds yet it handles like a much heavier scooter.

 

The best part is that is backs up also, which the travelscoot does not! It says that it fits into ALMOST any car, which means any mid-size car with a trunk opening over 17 1/2 inches wide.

 

Helen

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My husband got the GoGo Pride Elite traveler and we had the same problem, too heavy to transport....

 

Now we bought the Lexis Leight by Tzora and we love it. It folds to make it easily portable and it only weighs 54 pounds yet it handles like a much heavier scooter.

 

The best part is that is backs up also, which the travelscoot does not! It says that it fits into ALMOST any car, which means any mid-size car with a trunk opening over 17 1/2 inches wide.

 

Helen

 

I also have the Tzora but I use that at work and keep it in the office....I work if a very large office building and it is difficult for me to get from one end of the building to the other. The Tzora is very portable for my husband to handle but I can handle the Travelscoot myself. With the Tzora I would have to take the battery and the tiller unit off to be able to lift it in and out of my Prius V. The flat floor on the Tzora is a plus. A minus is that is is not as maneuverable as the Travelscoot in tight places.

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Just got back from a 15 day Panama canal cruise, two air flights. I rode it to the plane door and they took it down to the part of the plane that holds baby strolllers. It came back just fine all I had to do was start it up and drive away. It handled nicely on the ship and crew took it down sharp inclines. They were so grateful that it wasn't any of the heavier ones. We did not go on any long excursions but visited each port and was able to go to flea markets and port shops easily.

 

We had the seat refinished with memory foam and sunbrella fabric. I do wish the foot rest was aflat surface. It would help greatly. It can get wet and be wiped off (bathing suit). If you can handle no reverse, It is a dream.

 

First time in years I can go to the mall or large store alone because I can lift it out of my van myself. However, it is rare that someone doesn't offer to help and I take the help.

Mine is 3 months old and I would do it again. it was worth the money to regain my freedom.

 

Hope this helps.

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2 of us got our travelscoots the beginning of the year after seeing one on the cruise we were on. We ordered the basket, extra belt and have the travel bags. My friend has not put her basket on and doesn't feel she needs it. I put mine on the front and decided it was to much trouble having it there. It is a little trouble putting the clips on to hold it in place and with my hands it was not easy. But I have found I don't need the basket, at least at this time. I take a cloth bag like you can buy at stores for reuse. I just have it in the bottom on the red carrier that goes on the bottom with velcro like a shelf. When I am shopping I put the bag on the front handles and add things as I go. The "red shelf" holds lots more than it looks like it can and then it also hold big items like it would hold a carry on suitcase. I do not regret getting the basket because I know I will need it at some point but right now I am doing fine without it. I guess when I think about it the basket is in the way when loading it into the back of my Honda CRV and I don't need it to be a problem. I have no problem getting my travelscoot in and out of my car and just take off or add the battery depending which way it is going. I LOVE MY TRAVELSCOOT! IT HAS GIVEN ME MY LIFE BACK!!! Yes I am screaming it from the roof top! Marla

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I bought the basket and it is on the back of my scooter. I just got it about 2 months ago after having the scoot for 4 or 5 years. My husband loves the basket because he puts all of his stuff in there. If it was just me I would probably not have bothered. I would buy an extra belt and was certainly glad to have one with me when the original broke as I would have been traveling with a sit and push. I also purchased an extra battery. If the first one runs down (only happened once or twice) I have a second one so I can keep going. I plug in the one I used the most once I am in my room and then use the other one the next day so they both get used about equally. I get 8+ miles from each charge. A little more for flat terrain and a little less if it is very hilly. I also travel with a bike chain/lock so I can keep it from being taken if I am going swimming or such.

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Katisdale, I look up to you with all your experience with our wonderful travelscoot. You mentioned the lock and I just bought one that was suggested, pacsafe anti-theft retractable cable lock. I haven't read the instructions yet, got to get the magnifying glass out! How do you lock your up? I have tried to figure out in my mind what to do. I am taking my TS on my next cruise and it is the 48 day South America, LA to NY. I am just worried about even leaving it locked up at times. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Do you ever just fold it up and take it inside with you and have the clerk/whoever watch it? Looking forward to your answers, Marla

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I go to a nice restaurant in the Las Vegas Casinos about once a month. I use a Travelscoot, and a good thing, too, cause the distances are huge. I generally ask the hostess what I can do with it while I eat. Sometimes there is a stray corner right near the table that I can put it...actually this happens fairly often. Otherwise generally they put it in their office and bring it back to me or in a check room. It has never been a problem.

 

M.

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Just returned from a 7-day Coastal Cruise and DH used the Travel Scoot for the first time cruising. Thought we would report back how well it worked for him. The hotel we stayed at in San Pedro shuttled us to the Cruise Terminal. Since DH can walk short distances, we folded the Travel Scoot up into the canvas bag it came with and let them pack it with our luggage. Once at the cruise terminal, we reassembled it (just in minutes) so DH could ride it into the terminal after the luggage was taken by the porters. DH is also on oxygen, so it was necessary to carry his concentrators on the scooter. It worked great. We got to our room, unloaded the extra concentrator and my carryon and went to lunch!!

 

We also purchased a basket and put it on the front. We only attached one "strap" and it seemed to hold on pretty well. We did not have a HC room, so we needed to tilt the scooter sideways a little to get it in the room. We also removed the seat when we did this. The scooter fit nicely on the floor of the closet in our standard size balcony room on Princess.

 

We were particularly pleased that we could "TENDER" off the ship in two ports (Catalina Island & Santa Barbara). DH could walk on to the tender and the crew just lifted the 35 lb scooter onto the tender. The crew was great.

 

We were very pleased with the use of both the scooter and oxygen concentrators (Sequal & Inogen), which we brought on ourselves. Hope some of this information helps. We have learned so much from these boards and are so happy we are still able to cruise.

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Hello Cotatica,

I just put the bike lock cable through/around the tiller a couple of times and secure it to a tree or a fence or whatever is around. I haven't had a problem with it in restaurants or shops. Either there is a place to put it or a check room. The staff always seem to have a place to put it, especially in restaurants. Some shops that are very small I just stay in one place and ask the clerk to bring me whatever I wish to see although I don't do that much anymore as I always feel obligated to buy if they help me that much, but that is just me. I am not much of a shopper and didn't like shopping when I was able-bodied.

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Hello Cotatica,

I just put the bike lock cable through/around the tiller a couple of times and secure it to a tree or a fence or whatever is around.

 

I secure mine a bit differently. Since I have the retractable cable lock and the wire isn't very thick I thread it through one of the crutch/cane holders and then secure it around a tree or post, whatever.

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Just returned from a 7-day Coastal Cruise and DH used the Travel Scoot for the first time cruising. Thought we would report back how well it worked for him. The hotel we stayed at in San Pedro shuttled us to the Cruise Terminal. Since DH can walk short distances, we folded the Travel Scoot up into the canvas bag it came with and let them pack it with our luggage. Once at the cruise terminal, we reassembled it (just in minutes) so DH could ride it into the terminal after the luggage was taken by the porters. DH is also on oxygen, so it was necessary to carry his concentrators on the scooter. It worked great. We got to our room, unloaded the extra concentrator and my carryon and went to lunch!!

 

We also purchased a basket and put it on the front. We only attached one "strap" and it seemed to hold on pretty well. We did not have a HC room, so we needed to tilt the scooter sideways a little to get it in the room. We also removed the seat when we did this. The scooter fit nicely on the floor of the closet in our standard size balcony room on Princess.

 

We were particularly pleased that we could "TENDER" off the ship in two ports (Catalina Island & Santa Barbara). DH could walk on to the tender and the crew just lifted the 35 lb scooter onto the tender. The crew was great.

 

We were very pleased with the use of both the scooter and oxygen concentrators (Sequal & Inogen), which we brought on ourselves. Hope some of this information helps. We have learned so much from these boards and are so happy we are still able to cruise.

 

Thanks Sailaway5 for the update on the cruise! Sounds like you both had a great time! Awesome to hear that as well as the tendering process.

 

I just sent your update to my DH via e-mail so he'll have R/T report on a POC user with a Travel Scoot.

 

As of right now, DH is doing really well, but I'm pushing him to get a rollator that can double as a transport chair if he doesn't want to go for the Travel Scoot. (I told him it's for peace of mind for me more than for him).

 

Happy Cruising!

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Our first TravelScoot has arrived.

It has been put together and tested.

Will order a second one plus two chains and one extra battery when they are back in the office.

 

Will also order:

the original (can be easily cut to any shape)

1.25” of ultra-plush supportive and pressure relieving WonderGel. Its low profile makes it perfect for car travel, turning your drive from awful to amazing. Also great for your office chair, home furniture, and anywhere else that could use that extra comfort! From

 

http://www.wondergel.com/seats.html

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I LOVE MY TRAVELSCOOT! IT HAS GIVEN ME MY LIFE BACK!!! Yes I am screaming it from the roof top! Marla

 

Ditto. Very ditto.

 

Just be prepared to tell people where you got it and how much you paid :-)

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Thanks Sailaway5 for the update on the cruise! Sounds like you both had a great time! Awesome to hear that as well as the tendering process.

 

I just sent your update to my DH via e-mail so he'll have R/T report on a POC user with a Travel Scoot.

 

As of right now, DH is doing really well, but I'm pushing him to get a rollator that can double as a transport chair if he doesn't want to go for the Travel Scoot. (I told him it's for peace of mind for me more than for him).

 

Happy Cruising!

 

Good luck on whatever you decide to purchase. Just an FYI, DH was able to walk to dinner on the ship rolling his small Inogen (also has wheels -- or can be a backpack). He preferred to pull it when he was "dressed" up and now favors that way for short distances. It fits nicely on the Travel Scoot when he needs to go further distances, so he doesn't run out of breadth. I think you mentioned he was on oxygen too?

 

Cheers,

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Thanks for all the good info. I have an evergo, where do you put it on the Travel Scoot, basket or? Does Travel Scoot have weight limit?

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Thanks for all the good info. I have an evergo, where do you put it on the Travel Scoot, basket or? Does Travel Scoot have weight limit?

 

Yes the TravelScoot has a weight, bu many people who are above the limit use them all the time.

 

The real concern is center of gravity, IMHO.

 

Will it fit in the bottom?

 

 

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Good Evening Travelscoot Fans ,

I guess I will address this to "Katisdale" since you folks have had your Travelscoot about the longest of any of us :-) But everyone else jump in too with your experiences with flying with your Scoot !

 

I am now the proud owner of 2012 shiny chrome Travelscoot. I bought it based on the wonderful reviews I read on this site and read everything you folks and many others wrote many times before we decided to take the plunge :-)

 

I love my Scoot, it has made my husbands life sooo much easier, not to mention mine, since I am the one who uses it. However DH is the one who muscles it in and out of the car, It's soo light I'm sure I can do it too. It rides in the back of our car and it is "peace of mind" for me IF I need it ! I only use it for long shopping trips like to a Mall or Lowes etc. and of course the main reason is for Cruising and Travel.

 

We are getting ready for our first cruise with our little Scoot for New Years ! I am anxsting over checking my Baby ;-( We hear nightmares of lost luggage everytime we cruise ;-O I feel like the lady from Vegas who warmed her battery for 3 days with blankets,before she charged it...... I am very protective of my Scoot.

 

Right now my plan is to ride my Scoot down the Jetway and then my DH will disassemble it at the door and put it in a Golf Bag and he will hand it to the Baggage Handler. Oh just saying that makes me nervous. We have the Lithium Battery and the little Travel bag to take the battery on board with us .....Have you ever had any problems getting the battery aboard ?

 

#1-Have you ever door checked yours at the end of the Jetway ? #2- Do you label your golf bag with a tag that says Mobility Scooter or do they ? #3- What kind of golf bag did you get ? Does it have wheels? Does the seat back actually fit in the Hard Golf Bag too ? #4-Do you reassemble it right outside the Jet door, or wait and go up the Jetway before reassembling.

My husband thinks he wants to practice sort of like a NASCAR Pit Crew and get the Scoot assembled and Disassembled in about 3 min. He wants to practice while I hold the stop watch LOL.

Thank You for your Help and any reassurance you can send my way, that my Scoot will not be harmed :-) Any hints or tips will be greatly appreciated

 

Thank You,

Joanne- Proud Scoot Owner

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I get a "GATE CHECK" tag from the agent at the gate who attaches it to the scoot. I ride my scoot down the jetway to the door of the plane, get off with my cane and one wheeled carryon.

 

DH removes the battery and puts it in the 'little travel bag', and hands off the scoot to the baggage guy who puts it with the strollers.

 

I put the battery bag under the seat in front of me to make SURE it is safe and not knocked out of the overhead bin!:eek:

 

We do NOT disassemble the Scoot in any way, and even leave the seatback in place.

 

We have NEVER had a problem. I've been doing this since 2009, 3 or 4 round trip flights a year.

 

I am CERTAIN that Katsdale's golf bag is used for checking the scoot as luggage...not gate checking it....and she uses an airport wheelchair and pusher to get to the door of the plane.

 

When the plane lands DH goes ahead of me with the battery bag and both carryons, asks the flight attendants to alert me when the scoot arrives. When it shows up, usually while the plane is still disembarking passengers, he puts the battery on it, I get on, and ask whoever is there from the plane...flight attendant, baggage guy, waiting wheelchair pushers...to hold the passengers back for me while the jetway clears so I can get a running start and need not fear having to stop and then a smal shove from DH if it is really steep and away I go!

 

It is not a difficult process at all.

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I am happy to hear you leave your seat back on! I am taking my first plane ride in Feb with my Travelscoot. I am traveling alone and that has been one of my questions because I really need the seat back. I am planning on driving it down the jetway and taking the battery into the plane. Thank you for the information on putting it under the front seat. I sure would hate to have that fall on someones head. I also am planning on being one of the last ones off the plane so I will have a good running start. Do you call the airline ahead of time to tell them you are traveling with the Travelscoot as suggested? Or have they finally gotten used to all of us?

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RLM77~ Wow thank you for all your insight !

I am so afraid not to protect that Scooter I do realize they door check the baby strollers and car seats and they always arrive in good shape for the families as they deplane ! It makes me wonder IF they stick all these gate/door checked items in a different hold than the regular luggage for safe keeping.

So You are saying you just get off the Scoot and take off the Battery and pass your Scoot off to the handlers ! Do you use the Protective cover they provided that goes over the gears and handle bars that came with the Scoot or the Battery bag or do you just not even mess with that either ?

Wow! That would certainly streamline things soooo much for everyone but especially DH. I guess I just need to get one round trip under my belt so I can see that the airlines will bring me back my Travel Scoot and it won't be in 50 pieces.... LOL

 

Humm then I just might not go out and buy a hard golf bag for mine. Perhaps if I was checking it for an overseas flight I might still condider the golf bag.

Thanks again for all the details .....I love details :-)

 

Everyone is always so helpful on this board .....I hope someday I can pay it forward.

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RLM77~ Wow thank you for all your insight !

I am so afraid not to protect that Scooter I do realize they door check the baby strollers and car seats and they always arrive in good shape for the families as they deplane ! It makes me wonder IF they stick all these gate/door checked items in a different hold than the regular luggage for safe keeping.

So You are saying you just get off the Scoot and take off the Battery and pass your Scoot off to the handlers ! Do you use the Protective cover they provided that goes over the gears and handle bars that came with the Scoot or the Battery bag or do you just not even mess with that either ?

Wow! That would certainly streamline things soooo much for everyone but especially DH. I guess I just need to get one round trip under my belt so I can see that the airlines will bring me back my Travel Scoot and it won't be in 50 pieces.... LOL

 

Humm then I just might not go out and buy a hard golf bag for mine. Perhaps if I was checking it for an overseas flight I might still condider the golf bag.

Thanks again for all the details .....I love details :-)

 

Everyone is always so helpful on this board .....I hope someday I can pay it forward.

Good feelings! WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! Vicki

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I gate check my Travelscoot, too. I get the gate check tag from the gate clerk. Southwest is the biggest pain with this, cause they freak at the Li-on battery (even with documentation). Last time I used Southwest, the clerk read up on the battery in her manual, then called her supervisor. When she was done, she issued TWO tags, one for the scooter, and a different one for the battery bag. I, too, place the battery bag on the floor in front of me.

 

I am generally the first person down the jetway. I remove the battery, place it in the bag, and lower the handle bars to the lowest position. I also lock the brakes so they will carry the Travelscoot and not ride it or roll it. When I turn it over to a baggage handler on the ramp, I show him how to lift it by the frame if he is interested.

 

M.

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If I have to connect (I hate to connect but it happens) with a short time between flights (less than 1.5 hours) I put my scoot into the golf bag and check it with our luggage and then let the airline take me to the gate. I always take the batteries with me into the plane. With a short time between planes I prefer to take the wheelchair between gates as the assistant usually knows how to get to the next gate without getting lost. I have a golf guard carrier bought about 4 years ago. The way we found out the scooter would fit was we took it to the sports store and tried a couple of carriers. We bought the one that it fit the best. For safety sake we put velcro strips around the carrier.

Other times, usually straight flights within the US, I drive the scoot to the plane door and put the handles down. It is then put into the hold. So far my luck is holding in that I have always gotten my scoot back on time and undamaged. I always worry about it but so far so good.

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Do you call the airline ahead of time to tell them you are traveling with the Travelscoot as suggested? Or have they finally gotten used to all of us?

 

On the forms you fill out on the internet when you reseve your airline tickets and identify those flying, we fill in the box which asks about special needs/requests/other that I will have a mobility scooter. We don't call however.

 

RLM77~ So You are saying you just get off the Scoot and take off the Battery and pass your Scoot off to the handlers ! Do you use the Protective cover they provided that goes over the gears and handle bars that came with the Scoot or the Battery bag or do you just not even mess with that either ?

.

 

 

When we bought our scoot, the protective cover for the 'gears and handlebars, was a small bag you inverted over the detached and dangling handlebars. We dutifuly did this until the day the scoot was returned with the "protective bag" off the dangling handlebars and loose in the attached canvas-carry-thing :eek:. Never 'protected' (messed with) them again.

 

Many folks drop the steering column down to its lowest level. We no longer do this either as I operate the scoot with the handlebars at a low enough level that my upper arms are next to my body, it is already almost at its lowest. I find it much less tiring, although I no longer look "Easy Rider" cool.:rolleyes: If yours is higher and you choose to lower it, mark where it meets the lock on the column so that it is easy to lock it back in the correct spot on the jetway!:D

 

Always double check the parking brakes before you head up the jetway....speaking from experience.:rolleyes:

 

Marlee

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What is the price of these items and is there someplace where I can actually see them or try them before I purchase them. I live in NYC.

Thank you, in advance.

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Sugarking,

Go to http://www.travelscoot.com for more information on the scooter. I think the scooter costs about $1600 with a sealed lead acid battery and $2200 for one with the lithium ion battery. This is what I would call pricey BUT it has been worth every penny for me. I love being able to go places at home and also to travel again. It is so light I can even put it into the car by myself if I am going somewhere without my husband. At the website above you can get the phone number for the company and they will put you in touch with someone in your area who is willing to show you the scooter. I have done this about 6 times now. The scooter was chosen by I think four of those people. It is a good choice for many people but not everyone. You have to be able to transfer onto the seat and also able to use your feet to push backwards if you need to turn around.

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I get a "GATE CHECK" tag from the agent at the gate who attaches it to the scoot. I ride my scoot down the jetway to the door of the plane, get off with my cane and one wheeled carryon.

 

DH removes the battery and puts it in the 'little travel bag', and hands off the scoot to the baggage guy who puts it with the strollers.

 

I put the battery bag under the seat in front of me to make SURE it is safe and not knocked out of the overhead bin!:eek:

 

We do NOT disassemble the Scoot in any way, and even leave the seatback in place.

 

We have NEVER had a problem. I've been doing this since 2009, 3 or 4 round trip flights a year..

 

Like Marlee I've had my Scoot since 2009 and I treat mine like she does, alway gate check and take the battery onboard with me in the bag. It has flown to Europe and to a number of cruises vacations (12 flights so far) and we've been on 12 cruises (sometimes we drive) and I just LOVE it. Be sure to be ready to answer a lot of questions because everyone is impressed with the Travelscoot when they see you scooting around! :)

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Which would be better to purchase Travelscoot or Tzora? I saw some complaints on the web about the Tzora? Why would I want to buy an extra belt for the Travelscoot and what is it used for?

Thanks!

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It is the drive belt. After 4 years of regular use mine broke in the middle of Times Square in NYC this past July. Instead of a fine scooter I had a fine sit and wait. Because we had a belt with us my husband was able to replace the belt and I could continue to scoot. The scooter comes with a tool kit (small and easy to pack which we put in the carry on) which was needed to make the repair. When we got home we ordered another belt.

I've never used or seen a Tzora and cannot comment on it.

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Which would be better to purchase Travelscoot or Tzora? I saw some complaints on the web about the Tzora? Why would I want to buy an extra belt for the Travelscoot and what is it used for?

Thanks!

 

It depends on your needs. If you need a reverse gear; a flat bottom floor to place your feet (and not the motor cycle like pegs on the TS) and would prefer a full "chair" type seat (which IS a more comfortable "sit", than the TS, the Tzora would be a better choice for you. I can recommend both as I own and like both....they each have their good points and negative points. Both are easy to fold up but the TS is much lighter. The BIG plus for the Travelscoot is it's extreme portability....but you do need some mobility to ride it. Riding the Travelscoot is like riding a tricycle and you need to have a sense of balance. If you are less mobile or a bit unsteady the Tzora would be better. I use my Travelscoot for travel and keep it in my car for shopping. I keep my Tzora at my office for getting around my very large office building in DC. I purchased the Tzora used from a friend who couldn't "drive it". It was like new and I've had it a year. My friend's disability made it hard for her to steer the scooter and she took a bad spill. I think she would have a problem doing that with ANY scooter on the market. IF I could only have one, I'd chose the Travelscoot for my needs.

 

I had my TS 3 1/2 years before I had to replace my belt....luckily someone noticed the crack in the belt before it broke on me.

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On the forms you fill out on the internet when you reseve your airline tickets and identify those flying, we fill in the box which asks about special needs/requests/other that I will have a mobility scooter. We don't call however.

 

 

 

 

When we bought our scoot, the protective cover for the 'gears and handlebars, was a small bag you inverted over the detached and dangling handlebars. We dutifuly did this until the day the scoot was returned with the "protective bag" off the dangling handlebars and loose in the attached canvas-carry-thing :eek:. Never 'protected' (messed with) them again.

 

Many folks drop the steering column down to its lowest level. We no longer do this either as I operate the scoot with the handlebars at a low enough level that my upper arms are next to my body, it is already almost at its lowest. I find it much less tiring, although I no longer look "Easy Rider" cool.:rolleyes: If yours is higher and you choose to lower it, mark where it meets the lock on the column so that it is easy to lock it back in the correct spot on the jetway!:D

 

Always double check the parking brakes before you head up the jetway....speaking from experience.:rolleyes:

 

Marlee

 

Hi Marlee...Marly here. Do you still have the card we gave you on the Coral Princess? We bought the scooter and I have a lot of questions for you. Email me please. If you don't have the address, respond here & hopefully I'll get a notification & will reply.

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