Denise, I’ve had my TravelScoot since February. I don’t have any long-term repair or warranty information and I haven’t had to replace the belt yet. I can say that the TravelScoot is amazingly well made, and that comment was made by an engineer who looked at mine (and bought one for Rhonda, his wife), and the owner of a scooter store who ran me down in Walmart to ask me questions about it. I’m the largest customer Hardy had ever had when I bought mine, but since then I know of two other 400+ lb women who have TravelScoots and are pleased with how they’re working for them.
"I've been following your blog with much interest as I am considering buying a
TravelScoot as I am getting to the point that I can't seem to walk more then a
city book without getting very winded. My husband and I have a passion for
cruising and I am having more and more trouble getting around ship as I just
can't do the walking that I use to. ... I've been looking at a number of travel
scooters and the TravelScoot or the Lexis Light really seems to fit the
bill. We will be going on a transatlantic cruise in the fall and I hope to
have a scooter by then. My question for you on the TravelScoot is how long
have you had your scooter. I haven't seen anything on the long term life
of this scooter and repair situations or warrenty. Though all reviews I've
read have been positive. I like the idea that it is so small when folded
up and the width is narrow enough that we would not require a handicapped
cabin, which are hard to come by. Plus I'd hate to take up a handicapped cabin
when many need it more then me. I am quite mobile around the house.
I have corresponded with Hardy and he recommends the Jr TravelScoot for me
since I am under 5' and I weigh 250 pounds."
I wish you could experience one in person because if you did, the choice would be a simple one to make. If you live anywhere near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, you’re more than welcome to try mine. I know it must sound like I work for TravelScoot, but I’ve used several different scooters and this one stands head and shoulders above the rest for ease of use and transportability. From what I can tell Hardy runs his company mostly by himself. When I’ve had a problem or question he answers right away, and when he says he’s mailing something he does it immediately and it arrives promptly.
Bee, if you're reading, could you post some comments for Denise about cruising with your TravelScoot? You're our resident cruise authority!
And Rhonda, aren't you about the same size as Denise? Didn't you find that the regular size TravelScoot with the seat raised ended up being more comfortable for you?