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Dec 7, 2018 01:50:52   #
rmorrison1116 (a regular here)
 
Just over a year ago my wife was in a bad car crash. Her right foot and ankle were badly damaged; she no longer has a right ankle and there is now a lot of metal where bone use to be. Although she can walk, she can't go for long and it is very painful while she's walking and afterwards. This injury has severely altered her fairly busy lifestyle and she doesn't want me to be pushing her around in a wheelchair all the time.
We are interested in looking into some sort of electric scooter for her to get around on. Something I can fold and lift into the back of my car, a Chevy Cruze Premier Hatchback.

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Dec 7, 2018 03:02:08   #
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Dec 7, 2018 12:13:36   #
rmorrison1116 (a regular here)
 
Horseart wrote:
https://sforway.com/products/three-wheeled-electric-scooter?fbclid=IwAR3TMvqbpYoo6ZNNRqYJ3QvIKzJmd0cVIsLtyl_lWH5AlcLnvw0v8u7BF_Y


Thank you for replying.
I am seeking information on adult scooters that people actually own and are familiar with.
I do appreciate you taking the time to respond but, I've seen this website before and I can't verify its legitimacy.

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Dec 7, 2018 13:07:35   #
G Brown
 
There are a number of scooters available, However they are pretty generic and all are heavy. Lots of people have bought the small van like hatchback cars to incorporate a lift or a ramp to allow transportation. Probable worth exploring vehicles first (or lifting equipment for vehicles) before settling on scooter make. Also check where you are able to store them overnight etc. Many state on their guarantee - do not store or use in the rain!

not a user review but more thoughts to ponder...
good luck

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Dec 7, 2018 13:48:23   #
rmorrison1116 (a regular here)
 
G Brown wrote:
There are a number of scooters available, However they are pretty generic and all are heavy. Lots of people have bought the small van like hatchback cars to incorporate a lift or a ramp to allow transportation. Probable worth exploring vehicles first (or lifting equipment for vehicles) before settling on scooter make. Also check where you are able to store them overnight etc. Many state on their guarantee - do not store or use in the rain!

not a user review but more thoughts to ponder...
good luck
There are a number of scooters available, However ... (show quote)


Thank you for responding. Replacing my car is not an option at this point in time. Although I have no problem lifting her wheelchair or her walker chair into the car, and have no problem pushing her in either chair, she wants something that makes her feel less dependant on me to get around. I've seen numerous folding adult scooters on the interweb that range in price from unbelievable to unaffordable.
Going on the premise there are many seniors among the UHH global members, of which my wife and I may be considered in many places, I figured there could be quite a few (interesting term, quite a few) folks out there with personal experience owning one of the adult scooters I'm looking for. Hopefully I'm not mistaken.

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Dec 7, 2018 16:49:30   #
SX2002 (a regular here)
 
This is one I bought for my Mum...disassembles and folds down to fit in a normal sized car boot..whatever you buy, don't buy a three wheeler, they are very esy to tip...not sure this brand is available where you are but there would be something similar I would think...
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Dec 7, 2018 18:30:25   #
aggiedad
 
Check out scooters on spinlife.com. Some are family light.

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Dec 8, 2018 06:26:00   #
joehel2 (a regular here)
 
You need to see what brands of scooters your local medical equipment supplier sells and what they recommend. They will have experience with durability and battery life, etc. You don’t want to drive to another town to service the battery. You definitely need to lift up the scooter you are considering, besides the the actual weight of the scooter, the size and weight distribution may require additional strength. Some scooters can easily\quickly be separated in two, making it easier to fit in your vehicle and to lift. Ask about battery life, a battery can easily be a $100 a year additional cost.

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Dec 8, 2018 07:27:31   #
rplain1
 
The one shown by sx2002 is available at Amazon - about $930.

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Dec 8, 2018 07:28:52   #
malawibob
 
Have you thought about adding a motor to her wheelchair?

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Dec 8, 2018 07:40:13   #
hj
 
Look at the Go Go Ultra X 3-Wheel Travel Scooter on Amazon for $829 with good reviews. Someone earlier in the blog said to avoid a three wheeler, but four wheeler adds considerably to the weight. From your description your wife is not an immobile invalid but just can't walk far, so it would seem she may be mobile enough to extend her leg to the side to stabilize if it did begin to tip a bit. I can't believe the tipping concern is very great since a majority of these vehicles are three wheelers.

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Dec 8, 2018 07:51:13   #
Linary
 
Horseart wrote:
https://sforway.com/products/three-wheeled-electric-scooter?fbclid=IwAR3TMvqbpYoo6ZNNRqYJ3QvIKzJmd0cVIsLtyl_lWH5AlcLnvw0v8u7BF_Y


BEWARE - this may be a scam.

https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/sforway.com

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Dec 8, 2018 07:59:27   #
traderjohn (a regular here)
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
Just over a year ago my wife was in a bad car crash. Her right foot and ankle were badly damaged; she no longer has a right ankle and there is now a lot of metal where bone use to be. Although she can walk, she can't go for long and it is very painful while she's walking and afterwards. This injury has severely altered her fairly busy lifestyle and she doesn't want me to be pushing her around in a wheelchair all the time.
We are interested in looking into some sort of electric scooter for her to get around on. Something I can fold and lift into the back of my car, a Chevy Cruze Premier Hatchback.
Just over a year ago my wife was in a bad car cras... (show quote)


The size of your car is the biggest hindrance.

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Dec 8, 2018 08:08:36   #
dpfoto
 
You might want to consider the Pride Mobility "GoGo scooter". While it doesn't fold, it easily separates into 4 parts (Front, rear, seat, & battery) for transporting in your car trunk. The heaviest section is about 28 pounds. My wife and I both use them, and are very pleased. You could check it out at a mobility store. There are also several available on ebay.

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Dec 8, 2018 08:24:16   #
gypsylarry
 
I had to purchase exactly what you're talking about last February following hip removal. I'm back on track now and have no need for the scooter.It's not quite a year old and I'm willing to sell at a discount. The unit breaks down into three pieces and a matter or seconds and fits in the back seat. I also am including a carrier with ramp with attaches into a receiver hitch if you should have one. Along with the unit i am including an aluminum ramp as I needed this to get out of our villa and off the sidewalk onto the street. This lightweight ramp was a godsend.
The scooter has an 11 mile range under a full charge and a charge would last me an entire day. The scooter, ramp, and carrier unit cost me a total of $1400. I would be willing to sell for quite a bit less as I have no need for it anymore. Currently I am in Florida until mid January and will return to Myrtle Beach after that. Message me if you're interested or email at llg1952@gmail.com

rmorrison1116 wrote:
Just over a year ago my wife was in a bad car crash. Her right foot and ankle were badly damaged; she no longer has a right ankle and there is now a lot of metal where bone use to be. Although she can walk, she can't go for long and it is very painful while she's walking and afterwards. This injury has severely altered her fairly busy lifestyle and she doesn't want me to be pushing her around in a wheelchair all the time.
We are interested in looking into some sort of electric scooter for her to get around on. Something I can fold and lift into the back of my car, a Chevy Cruze Premier Hatchback.
Just over a year ago my wife was in a bad car cras... (show quote)

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