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connoll
19th April 2013, 11:22
Hi, I am looking for a Mobility Scooter that is light weight and breaks down easily to go in the back of my car. Does anyone have any recomendations for a scooter that is reliable please? :confused:

Treelover
19th April 2013, 12:43
Hi Connoll, I have a lightweight scooter which folds down and fits in quite a small boot. You don't have to take it to bits. There are 3 different makes of these. They come out to your house to demonstrate and were not pushy. It weighs 23kg so an able bodied person can lift it in and out easily. I had a hoist fitted so I can manage on my own. These small scooters have limitations. They are great around town, shops and decent surfaces. No good on gravel. They are powered by lithium ion batteries which keeps the weight down, but are quite costly. They have a reasonable speed and battery life but are not good for longer trips. Can't tell you about reliability yet as I have only had it for a month. There are pros and cons to all scooters and you have to try to work out what you need. I borrow/ hire larger ones at places like Kew Gardens or on holiday in Lanzarote. Let's see what the others have to say and if you search for scooters in the search box at the top it will bring up previous threads. Good luck.

Arthur
19th April 2013, 13:44
I would recommend the GoGo plus range, they can be easily dissassembled and have a reasonable range but with a transportable scooter you will never have enough range. I don't actually have a GoGo but when I'm renting a scooter I have started to ask for it.

I have a Rio4 which has one wonderful feature, you can carry a spare battery pack below the seat. I only wish others had this feature as when the lights flash due to low power it is wonderfull knowing you have a spare battery.

Don't believe the range stated in the description of a scooter, my Rio says up to 10 miles but outside it is closer to 4 miles. If you were using it indoors on a good flat surface you would get a lot more than 4 miles.

Arthur

Terry
19th April 2013, 18:34
Hi Connoll;
I too would not hesitate in buying a Gogo Plus. Does over 8 miles and I have had one for over three years, taken it everywhere, is great. Look at ebay as they sometimes have some good offers around the 580 mark.
Regards Terry

danny
20th April 2013, 13:26
I would look at the Explorer 4, check out this video, it demonstrates how compactable it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOT06rlmudQ [Content removed] I think it's 499, good option, as the other guys have said, there are also some good offers on Ebay

Arthur
20th April 2013, 13:46
Danny,
is your post an advert for a product you are selling or are you an independent user?

The explorer seems similar to the Rio and GoGo range, maybe slightly more difficult to assemble/disassemble than the GoGo,

Arthur

Andrew
20th April 2013, 18:01
Danny,
is your post an advert for a product you are selling or are you an independent user?

The explorer seems similar to the Rio and GoGo range, maybe slightly more difficult to assemble/disassemble than the GoGo,

Arthur

Hi Arthur,

I believe the post above to be an advert, so proceed with caution.

I have decided to keep the post up though because it may be of use to Connoll and other forum users wanting to get an idea of available scooters.

Best wishes,

Andrew

magic
22nd April 2013, 17:25
We have a go go plus and I have had a hoist fitted to put it into the boot. Still find the detachable seat a bit heavy to lift into boot. Know I am a61 year old weakling but am the only carer.

Magic

danny
25th April 2013, 12:16
Hi no I am not selling this scooter, I just know that it is a good one as I know someone who owns one

danny
25th April 2013, 12:26
Danny,
is your post an advert for a product you are selling or are you an independent user?

The explorer seems similar to the Rio and GoGo range, maybe slightly more difficult to assemble/disassemble than the GoGo,

Arthur

Hi no I am not selling this scooter, I just know that it is a good one as I know someone who owns one

connoll
23rd May 2013, 14:17
Thank you to everyone that replied to my original post. Thought I'd give you all a quick update to let you know how I got on:

The Rio has only got 12AH batteries so that ruled that one out. Having checked out the specification of the GoGo plus versus the Explorer I went for the Explorer because it has pneumatic tyres rather than solid & it also has a seat slide mechanism which helps with my condition. It's too early to tell how reliable it is yet, but I haven't had any problems so far.

Thanks again. :)

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