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I know a couple of gents on here have mobility scooters.   (I'm a girl..)   

 

Sadly I am going to have a look for one today.  I need it for things like days out, or shopping malls etc    and for cruising! .    I don't think I will make the length of Iona in September.☺️    I'm fine indoors and immediate area.  Also any advice on what to look out for or to avoid.

 

Any ideas for very lightweight boot scooter, folding with pulling handle, and have armrests.  One was great E.F***i but the leg rests were on the wheel and the lite one  looked strange.

 

This post may not be allowed.  I wish we could do private pms.  ..,but I am getting more and more confused.  Some look perfect but are too heavy for us to lift into the car.

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The post should be allowed if you are asking where you can have one on the ship on P&O. I believe you can only have them in the Disability cabins. 

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1 hour ago, indiana123 said:

I know a couple of gents on here have mobility scooters.   (I'm a girl..)   

 

Sadly I am going to have a look for one today.  I need it for things like days out, or shopping malls etc    and for cruising! .    I don't think I will make the length of Iona in September.☺️    I'm fine indoors and immediate area.  Also any advice on what to look out for or to avoid.

 

Any ideas for very lightweight boot scooter, folding with pulling handle, and have armrests.  One was great E.F***i but the leg rests were on the wheel and the lite one  looked strange.

 

This post may not be allowed.  I wish we could do private pms.  ..,but I am getting more and more confused.  Some look perfect but are too heavy for us to lift into the car.

There are others here with far more knowledge than I have on this, but I’ll happily share some thoughts for what they’re worth.

 

I reached the point last year when walking was taking an age because of the number of rests needed. I was using a sort of sit-on stick thing, but it was only of limited help. So I bought a Pride iGo plus electric wheelchair for its ability to fold and put into the boot. The other one I’d considered was the one you mention. It’s pretty good, subject of course to the usual obstacles on pavements.

 

However, not long after that it struck me that I was getting no exercise, so after a lot of research I bought a Rollz Motion. It’s a rollator that converts easily into a wheelchair. It’s been life changing. Haven’t used the wheelchair since. Nothing like the standard NHS ones, and a great piece of Dutch design.

 

It depends entirely on your needs of course, but it’s really suited mine (basically a bit of support plus something to sit on, plus a wheelchair option) and I’d thoroughly recommend it if it suits.

 

One thing I would mention is that there’s a vast difference between the prices in mobility shops and the prices online. Literally half in the case of the wheelchair, and that included a two year onsite warranty.

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I have a Travelscoot and it's supposedly the lightest travel scooter.   I can lift mine and put it in my trunk.   It does fold up with a little effort so it would fit in any car.   The seat comes off etc.   I have travelled extensively with it and would not leave home without it.   Not cheap but well made - I just bought my second one and will sell the older one that it still in excellent condition.   

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On 7/22/2021 at 2:17 AM, GUT2407 said:

I use a folding electric wheelchair I much prefer it to a scooter. Some are as light as 20kg.

I am looking into purchasing one. What brand do you have and any suggestions you can offer will be deeply appreciated?

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On 7/22/2021 at 2:17 AM, GUT2407 said:

I use a folding electric wheelchair I much prefer it to a scooter. Some are as light as 20kg.

For comparison purposes the Travelscoot is only 13 Kg so not too heavy to lift into a car trunk.   I don't think I would be able to lift 20 kg.

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I used a travelscoot scooter for over 10 years and I loved it. However, as my post-polio progressed I found I could not step over the center section of any scooter. I have been using a "fold and go" wheelchair for about a year and also so love it. It is strong, lightweight, and has good battery power. I find it easy to use as the foot rest does not need to be stepped over. You can google fold and go if interested further.

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On 8/2/2021 at 1:07 PM, katisdale said:

I used a travelscoot scooter for over 10 years and I loved it. However, as my post-polio progressed I found I could not step over the center section of any scooter. I have been using a "fold and go" wheelchair for about a year and also so love it. It is strong, lightweight, and has good battery power. I find it easy to use as the foot rest does not need to be stepped over. You can google fold and go if interested further.

You probably already know this but you can remove the red cover on the bottom of the TS so your foot can go into the centre part that would be open and make it easier for you to get on and off the TS.   It is only attached with velcro and easy to remove ( I removed mine to wash it).

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Yes, I removed the center piece years ago. I still needed to step across the center and had increasing difficulty with that. It was my problem and I solved it by getting a fold and go wheelchair. All scooters have a center section to step across. I now need the chair.

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