Finding a Mobility Scooter

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If you are someone who has found that walking has become difficult, than an adult mobility scooter may be the best way to keep your mobility and independence.  An adult mobility scooter is a device that is designed to carry an individual around the house, mall, or any other area that requires walking.

It can be very hard to loose you mobility, whether due to accident, arthritis, or age, but it does not mean you have to stop being active. On the contrary, there are a variety of ways that you can use to keep up your mobility including purchasing an electric mobility scooter. There are many models of this device available and some can even travel over 35 miles per charge. These models use recharging batteries that can plug directly into the wall and can travel at speeds that exceed over 10 miles per hour.

If you’re looking for a mobility scooter, it’s definitely important that you know the options available to you.  One common type of mobility scooter is the travel scooter. A travel scooter can usually support around 250 picturepounds, travel around 10 miles per charge, and have a top speed of around 5 miles per hour. The major advantage of a travel scooter is that it is extremely maneuverable and can be broken down into several pieces for easy transportation. These devices can be placed in the trunk of a car and the individual pieces are manageable for most people.  If you need something with a higher weight rating or a bigger range, then you will probably need to find a non-portable mobility scooter.

There are many other types of mobility scooters available than the travel scooter and non-portable scooters tend to have more features. They frequently have special chairs, expanded controls, and improved lighting systems. A non-portable scooter also frequently has better stability and is better suited for outdoor travel. If you in fact need something rugged and able to hold its own outdoors, whether on the farm or while hiking, then you might consider a heavy duty mobility scooter.

Heavy duty mobility scooters are designed to be rugged and dependable. They have a higher ground clearance and larger tires, which ensures that the device is adept at clearing obstacles and has superior traction. Some utilize a 4-wheeled drive system, similar, in concept, to the type found on off road vehicles like jeeps. The weight capacity, range, and speed of a heavy duty scooter are much improved and it is able to withstand most of what you could throw at it.

While a non-portable scooter is great for getting around, you do have to consider how you are going to transport it. You will likely not be able to take it easily apart, so will instead have to invest in some sort of scooter carrier. If you own a truck or van, it is sometimes possible to purchase a set of ramps, but most invest in a scooter lift. Scooter lifts either use a platform or wench system to lift the device into the car. There are also some models that can attach to a vehicles external hitch and these models are very easy to install.

If you can not easily walk for extended periods of time, or have difficulty bending your knees, then you might greatly benefit from a mobility scooter.

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