Reply To: Wheelchair or Scooter Advice

  • Kelvin13

    March 19, 2024 at 11:03 pm

    I would hire,

    I had a disaster last year, when I took my mobility scooter to Spain.

    It’s not a big scooter but would only fit in the 4 person lift on the diagonal, and with a lot of swearing as I manhandled it into position.

    I had to take an air safe (reduced capacity) lithium battery with me. It wouldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding, it was totally feeble and wouldn’t go the hills near Bilbao where I was staying. I was fearful it would run out of juice and leave me stranded.

    Then my charger overheated and stopped working.

    At which point I hired one locally. It was more expensive than needed as I couldn’t shop around and compare prices in advance. The advantage of hiring locally is that if there is a problem, the hirer can sort it out and/or substitute.

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