Friday, August 26, 2011

Having a backup TravelScoot

My TravelScoot is 2 1/2 years old and I use it almost every day -- for work, shopping, and everything in between.  I even ride it into the gym four times a week to workout in the pool.  With experience, I've become a more skilled user.  I (almost always) am a good judge of what spaces I can get through and how I need to maneuver to get there, and in 2 1/2 years my husband (the "scooter wrangler") and I have dealt with routine maintenance issues and learned a great deal about how the TravelScoot works.  Knowing how much my mobility is limited without my TravelScoot we'd been talking for several months about buying a second one to have as a backup.  A broken weld a few weeks ago put my scoot temporarily out of commission.  Melissa loaned me her scoot for several days and we took that opportunity to order a backup.  We also boxed my original scoot and mailed it to Tony for repairs.  It came back to me in tip-top shape and he'd even replaced my broken original bell.  (I love that little red bell and it was my fault the original one bit the dust.)  Now I have peace of mind that if I need it, I have a backup scooter ready to go immediately.


  1. great idea! mine is about five years old and still going strong but i want to send it back for a re-do as well and can't be without it that long.

    smiles, bee

  2. I too have a backup scoot. Without a scoot I can't get to work. This allows me to mail them back to Tony when they need a repair I (my son) can't make.

  3. Were you able to purchase one without a battery?

  4. Yes, I was able to purchase one without a battery.