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mobility scooters

Hello everybody

I haven’t used the forum for a number of years, just popped in for a look now and then.

Now though i need some advice please.

I am thinking of purchasing a small mobility scooter for day trips out, trips abroad so flying.

I have been browsing those scooters that fold up and go as cabin luggage.

Has anyone experience of these type of scooter? Are they stable enough for MS .

I have a Luggie, and for what i need it for ,i.e shopping centres, days out, hospital visits, i love it.

I bought it intending to go abroad with it,but never have done as i am too ill to go on holiday these last few years,mine was a bargain too i bought it off the preloved site and it had only been used twice so was like new.

travelscoots are good too.

Hi - thank you so much. Luggie is one i was thinking about. think i will ask the company for a home demo.

Love my Travelscoot. Travelled quite a bit with it. Never been able to take it as cabin luggage though. Can scoot to plane steps and then fold it into its bag though. I can still walk a bit so have decent upper and lower strength/balance when scooting. If you don’t feel comfortable putting a foot down to balance when turning sharply or dealing with pavements at stupid angles then maybe not perfect. I take mine on forest walks, uneven ground (as long as it’s fairly firm it handles it well).

You can get some good second-hand bargains in scooters. Look online.

Hi, I’ve just bought a Pride Quest scooter - absolutely love it! It folds up really small and really easily and weighs about 27kg (including the batteries). I have a hoist in my car but my daughter can lift it up (she is 14) with no real problem. It is fairly expensive but I shopped around on the Internet and managed to save nearly £400 off the quote my local mobility shop gave me.

Ive used it "off road " on grass and stony tracks and up slight inclines (managed to go round lots of National Trust grounds with no problems). I was worried it might not feel very stable (compared to my old Lightway scooter) but I have never felt unsafe. I would recommend it whole heartedly!

I bought a Kymco portable scooter last year (second hand) and it revolutionised my life. I wasn’t going anywhere because I couldn’t walk comfortably for any distance. I enjoy photography and used to meet up with others at various locations but I’d stopped.

I can load and unload it on my own if needs be so it’s given me quite a bit of freedom.

One thing I will say is to- mae sure you get it serviced yearly, it makes a difference. Find someone local who does it at hoe if you can, mobility shops will charge a premium.

can you tell me what model it is please.

I have a pride go chair at work and its very reliable. i will take a look at this scooter, thank you

Hi Casey, it’s a MINI LS ForU EQ20CC