Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TravelScoot maintenance: Cleaning the fabric triangle

The TravelScoot comes with a fabric caddy that attaches with Velcro between the main frame. A few weeks ago something I was carrying leaked and I ended up with a huge stain on mine. I really didn't know if I could get it out or not. It turned out to be super easy to make it look like new again. We detached the fabric triangle from the scoot and I put it in the kitchen sink. I used a scrubbing sponge and some Dawn dishwashing liquid and it took the stain out immediately. When I was finished rinsing it I dried it with a towel and it was soon dry enough to put back on the scoot.


  1. oh good to know, mine is really showing it's age, well the whole scooter is,i think it's about 5 now and has many many miles on it!

    smiles, bee

  2. I am a young 65 year old who had sepsis last winter which left me with very poor lung function---in intensive care on a ventilator for 12 days. My mind and spirit are in one place and my body and lungs in another. I need to be able to walk my dogs longer than I am able. I have a cruise booked for next March and want to continue to live my life. I am looking online at may scooters, but none seem to be as light, cpmpact, toss it in the back of my Subaru, drive up to the airline gate, not look like a horribly old lady, but rather one on a tricyle as the travel scoot! It is a bit pricey. Convince me it really is what I need!!!!!!!!

  3. Hi Elizabeth,

    I just bought a used scoot, but the man who sold it to me didn't have the fabric triangle anymore. I'd like to make a replacement and your photo will be a great help in getting it right. Is it made from one piece of fabric? Is that a seam binding (black) along the widest section?

    I have 4 days before I take my scooter on a plane from NJ to Reno. It might be too ambitious to get the triangle made in time, but I can try.


  4. Kim, why not call TravelScoot and see if they will sell you a fabric triangle? The one that comes with the scoot has metal stays in the bottom. It seems like it might be hard to sew one.

    The triangle is more than one piece of fabric. It's got a bottom and sides and looks like it is cleverly constructed. If anyone else has made one hopefully they'll comment and give you more information.