Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sheila from Massachusetts is having hip replacement surgery in December, and wants to know if anyone has tips on how to get on/off her TravelScoot after surgery. Her thought is to bring it into rehab and have them take a look and figure out how she can get on without dislocating her new hip. She's got a cruise planned for the end of January so she's really motivated to figure this all out.
If you have tips for Sheila please post them in the comments or email them to me, email@example.com. Thanks!
Monday, November 15, 2010
I've been on a decluttering mission and had collected a laundry basket full of items to return to Walmart, Target, and the craft store. I didn't have any receipts and I'd had some of the items for many months, but I wanted to try and return them. In less than 2 hours I visited Walmart, Target AND the craft store and went home $110 richer! Before my TravelScoot I would NEVER attempt three stores in one day, much less TWO hours.
This isn't scooter-related, but if any of you are interested in having less clutter in your life, check out http://www.unclutterer.com/. I've gotten great organizational tips there. I also found great information in Susan Pinsky's Organizing Solutions for People with ADD.
Have you recently been on a scooter adventure? We'd love to see pictures and hear about it! You can submit them to me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
|The standard TravelScoot weighs 29 lbs without the battery. Rhonda needs help getting hers up and into her Honda CRV, so today she had a lift installed. (You know I had to be there because I wasn't missing an opportunity for a blog post!)|
Most of this post is being told in pictures. If you have a specific question, post a comment and Rhonda or I will answer it.
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|The man on the right is Kenny, who owns Kenny's Accessible Vans, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.|
Their website is at http://www.kennysvans.com/.
In these photos Kenny is demonstrating how to load and unload the TravelScoot using this Bruno lift.
|I think Rhonda had been concentrating so hard on what Kenny was saying that she wasn't concerned with the camera. Here she is showing us all how excited she is to have this new capability.|
|A piece was attached to the yoke of the TravelScoot. This is where the strap is attached that lifts the scoot.|
|They inserted a cotter pin through the bottom of the yoke. Kenny said it wasn't absolutely necessary, but they did it just to insure the weight|
of the scoot is lifted evenly without this side of the yoke shifting.
|This is a closeup of the piece they added to the yoke.|
|Here Rhonda is getting on her scoot to see if the piece they added is going to rub against her leg. It did not.|
|Now Rhonda is working the lift.|
|Rhonda's hand is on the scoot just to guide it.|
She wasn't doing any physical lifting.
|And here is the scoot, fully loaded and ready to go.|
It's a simple process to load and unload.