Types of Travel Mobility Scooters Available In Australia
Electric mobility scooters are mobility aids that look like wheelchairs but operate like motor scooters. Mobility scooters are also known as power vehicles/scooters or electric scooters.
While a mobility scooter can reduce the amount of manual strength required for a standard wheelchair, the tiller steering mechanism on mobility scooters still requires the rider to have an upright stance, shoulder and hand strength, and some upper-body mobility and concentration.
You’ve heard about the advantages of traveling with a mobility scooter and want to buy one for your next trip. However, you are unsure which one would be best for you and your needs. There are two types of travel mobility scooters available for purchase. The one you choose is determined by the type of trip you take and which one will ultimately serve you best.
Travel Folding Scooter
The ability to fold is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a portable scooter. If you like something sleek and stylish that you can easily bring with you on your travels, a folding scooter, such as the Quest S19 travel scooter, is a good choice. If you lead an active lifestyle, the convenience of a folding scooter may be the ideal travel scooter for you.
This type of travel mobility scooter is small and compact, folding in three simple steps to fit inside any closet, corner, or vehicle trunk. Another advantage of folding scooters is that they come with a full lighting package that includes front and rear LED lights. This can be useful in low-light situations where you need to navigate, such as through an airport, a hotel room, or even outside.
Travel Scooters that Disassemble
Travel mobility scooters are designed to be compact and lightweight, making them an excellent choice for travel. The primary distinction between travel scooters is their mode of transportation. Other travel mobility scooters can be disassembled and transported, whereas folding scooters can be folded and stowed or laid down. Disassembly takes slightly longer than folding, but it is still simple and efficient for travel. Travel scooters, such as the Go-Go Elite Traveller, have feather-touch disassembly, which allows you to easily disassemble it into five lightweight pieces for transport and storage.
3-wheel vs 4-wheel Travel Mobility Scooters
Three-wheeled scooters and four-wheeled scooters differ not only in size. They also have different advantages. 3-wheel scooters have a smaller turning radius, making them especially useful for maneuvering around tight corners and spaces. They also provide more leg room for taller people. These scooters work best on smooth, indoor surfaces.
4-wheel scooters are slightly larger due to their wider and more stable wheelbase. This results in more even weight distribution. They are well-suited for outdoor driving, particularly on varied terrain, due to their increased stability.
If you want a travel mobility scooter with good suspension but a small turning radius, we recommend the Go-Go® LX with CTS Suspension, which comes in three or four wheels. The front and rear Comfort-Trac (CTS) suspension provides a smooth, comfortable ride over varied terrain.
Not sure which is the best option for you?
We recommend that you speak to one of our customer service team members if you are ready to purchase your next travel mobility scooter or if you want an opinion from a professional who is knowledgeable about mobility scooters.