Scooter on motorbility scheme anyone?

Hi gang, hope all ok.

I’ve just had someone here to look at my scooter which keeps stopping suddenly. He said basically the scooter’s had it. It’s 6 and half years old. The batteries still charge fine but he said it’s losing connection and basically it’s had its day.

I’m thinking of leasing one on the motorbility scheme as I have the high mobility component of DLA (although God only knows what I’ll get on PIP).

The fact that if it has a problem they replace it seems really good…plus they replace it every three years.

Anyone else got one? Any advice? Is it worth the loss of mobility component of DLA (or PIP)?

I won’t be doing it for a few weeks as I start radiotherapy tomorrow…I’m hoping to save on electric bill by becoming my own bedside lamp…

Love to all,

Pat xx

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Hi Pat

Sorry no idea about a scooter through motorbility, but Poll got her wheelchair that way, might be good to have a word with her.

I have everything crossed for your treatment tomorrow, and will be thinking of you (((hugs)))

Stay strong and positive Pat, we all wish you well.

Pam x

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Hello Pat.

I’ve had three motability cars and the service is brilliant. They have every possibility covered. If you feel you car spare the mobility allowance then go for it. It might spare you from a management accountant exercise if you just think about reliability as the deciding factor. Obviously it’s worth spending some time thinking about it because it is rather important. There’s a bloke in my town, also called Steve who has one on motability. It’s a majestic beast. He loves it. I often see him on it gesticulating through the chip shop window. What decided it about the car was when my trusty old Mondeo broke down 270 miles away from home. Never again.

Best wishes, Steve x.

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I bought both my mobility scooters one was six hundred fifteen years ago second one four hundred pounds. Don’t use it blow can’t get on it.

Good luck becoming a light bulb darling XXX

Don

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Hi Pat,hope you go on ok today with your radiotherapy

((((((hugs))))))

J x

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Hi snow leapord not that costly the most expensive medium size scooter will cost you around 20 quid a month out of your mobility component + a down payment of 100 quid you will then have about 25 miles of travel on 1 charge give your local specialist a call

Good luck george

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Hi George…I must have misunderstood. I had already changed my mind as thought it was about £20 a WEEK!!! Is it really a month? If so that’s a really good deal.

I wasn’t keen on £20 a week as I often go weeks without using it. Must check the info again. Trust me!

Thanks…Pat xx

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Just checked and it does say £20.65 a WEEK for medium size scooter…very confusing!!!

And I have found a site that sells the exact scooter I have (Paris Shoprider) for under £700! I think it’s because it’s no longer made…anyway that’s a very good price.

Hey ho… No rush…

Pat xx

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Good luck today Pat,

I will be thinking of you,

Much love, Nina xx

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Pat - Lots of good bargains to be had on mobility scooters. l have never used my mobility allowance to purchase a car or a scooter as l have found l am better off financially keeping the allowance and just buying what l want - when l want. l have noticed that what the motobility scheme charge for their scooters and electric wheelchairs is far above what they are really worth. Still, you are a canny lass - so l am sure you can do the math!

A neighbour has just given me a brand new scooter - still had most of its wrapping on it. lts a shoprider Cadiz - fully road worthy with free vehicle road tax. lt will be useful if my Tramper gets a puncture - but it is not able to go places like my Tramper. Looking at the brochure l see the RRP is £3,299.00 but this mobility company were selling them for £1,640 = so you can see what the mark up is on them.

l have used scooters for about 30yrs. And apart from punctures in the ones with inflatable tyres, l have rarely broken down.

Some of them l used the same batteries for 12yrs.

There is an elderly lady, in this village, who is now unable to get out with her dogs like she used to - have thought of giving this scooter to her, but l do not think she has anywhere undercover to store it. Will look into it though.

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Hope all all went well today Pat x

Pam x

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Hi Pat, I have my electric wheelchair on motability. I did it in a panic when my previous chair broke down. I pay £102 a month and to be honest, I wouldnt do it again.

This chair can be bought for £2,500 and on the scheme will cost £3,670. Vey little goes wrong with these chairs, so that`s my reasoning.

I had a scooter some years ago and loved it. I bought it in 2000 at cost of £1,890. Some time later, I saw it available for £795 from a reputabe dealer. As mobility products have been become more popular, their prices have come down.

Shop around and dont let any salesman bamboozle you.

My scooter was a Shoprider Sovereign 4 wheeler. They are still around and I do recommend them.

Good luck with the treatments.

pollx

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Hi again.

I`ve just googled Shoprider scooters for you.

Have a look at Betterlife website.

My exact scooter is there…new…at under £700!!!

Now that would be a great buy.

It can be bought over so many months and cost £800 ish.

I kept mine 14 yeas and gave it to a member here as i wasnt using it and you know, after being in the shed for a year, it started first time…I loved that scooter! It gave me no trouble at all.

Have a google and save your pennies!

pollx

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Hi all and thanks for replies.

Like you Poll I found a Shoprider for under £700 and am going with that. Worked out that motorbility is far too expensive per month!!! Ridiculous prices. Over £20 a week and as I said I often go weeks without using it!

It might not be a ‘state of the art’ scooter but it’s a robust little beast and gets you from A to B…and handles rough ground without a problem (you wouldn’t think rough ground would be a problem in middle of London but believe me it is!).

Radiotherapy went very well yesterday. I do feel extremely tired but I think that’s MS being a little bugger and nothing to do with the treatment.

On the plus side there’s a great cafeteria at the hospital which serves hot meals for around a fiver! Yesterday had a stir fry which they make while you wait. Saves me having to cook a meal in evening!

Off I go again today… Hey ho hey ho it’s off to rads I go…

Love to all,

Pat xx

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Glad ad it went well Pat, and a cafe doing good meals is a bonus, saves you having to do it later, especially when tired.

Pam x

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[quote=“Snow Leopard”]

Just checked and it does say £20.65 a WEEK for medium size scooter…very confusing!!!

And I have found a site that sells the exact scooter I have (Paris Shoprider) for under £700! I think it’s because it’s no longer made…anyway that’s a very good price.

Hey ho… No rush…

Pat xx

[/quote] Hi snow leapord sorry for posting a load off rubbish I was going by what someone else told me I have a pride scooter for witch I paid 700 quid or there abouts new around a year ago not completely trouble free batteries went dud but we’re replaced on warranty I believe batterie,s to be the main running cost .

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Hi all, I have good news. I found a web page of a guy in Basildon (east London) who fixes mobility scooters.

I told him exactly what the problem is and that I had been told that it can’t be fixed and he said ‘I don’t believe that for a second!’

He said to call him when I’ve finished radiotherapy and he’ll come and fix it. The call out fee is £35 and then it’s ‘no fix - no fee’.

Here’s the details if anyone interested. I’m very pleased as he sounds convinced that he can fix it.

http://www.gewizrepairs.co.uk/

Pat xx

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That’s good Pat - lt’s been my experience that not a lot can go wrong with them. l have had the actual battery charger pack up them. lt would light up - and l thought it was charging only to find out - when l am right down the lanes that it wasn’t.

Fingers crossed for you.

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Hi snow Leopard, my husband is a mechanical engineer and fixes mobility scooters there isnt much that can go wrong with them. He has asked me to ask you, if your scooter STOPS suddenly how do you get it started again. x

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Hi, it stops very suddenly and beeps (the beeps it does when reversing) and I turn it off and then on again and it goes.

I know it doesn’t sound like much of a problem but I live in London and forever crossing busy roads and I’m very worried that it will stop crossing a road and won’t start again.

Would be very grateful for any advice!

Thanks,

Pat xx