Are you someone who’s always planning their next vacation? While traveling can be challenging for people with mobility limitations, it certainly isn’t impossible – and the perfect travel wheelchair or travel mobility scooter can make life a whole lot easier.
Scootaround specializes in providing personal mobility solutions to the traveling public. We carry a number of mobility devices that are designed for users who want to get out and experience everything the world has to offer, from lightweight travel wheelchairs to foldable travel scooters and power wheelchairs.
The needs of a traveler are drastically different from someone who will primarily be using their device at home. Portability, size, and weight are all key factors, as you’ll be transporting your mobility device on trains, planes, taxis, and more.
We’ve got a wide range of travel wheelchairs and scooters for sale. If you’d like to learn more about the mobility devices we have available, you can call 1-844-664-7467 or email [email protected]. We can’t wait to help you find your perfect chair for traveling!
Finding the right travel wheelchair or mobility scooter for your needs can be a tricky process. Should the device be foldable? Do you have a particular brand in mind? Does the chair need to have a certain weight capacity?
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What key features should you be looking for in a mobility device for travel? Below, we’ve highlighted some of the most important factors to take into consideration.
Portability: A good travel wheelchair or travel mobility scooter must be highly portable. Most devices will either fold, collapse, or easily disassemble for improved transportability.
Device weight: While travel mobility devices don’t need to be lightweight, it will certainly make your life easier if they are. Lightweight travel wheelchairs usually weigh between 20 and 40 lbs, while travel mobility scooters and powerchairs can weigh up to 100 lbs or more. However, these heavier devices will usually disassemble into smaller, lightweight pieces so they can be lifted by the user or their loved ones.
Durability: As a traveler, you’ll be driving your mobility device through bustling streets and popular tourist attractions. The occasional bump is inevitable. Look for mobility devices that are sturdy and have been tested for safety and durability. If you’re interested in a manual wheelchair, consider getting one that is constructed from strong materials like titanium alloy or carbon steel.
Comfort: Whether you’re out exploring a new city or just waiting in an airport, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your travel wheelchair. Thankfully, the vast majority of mobility devices have comfortable, cushioned seats made of nylon or vinyl. If you’re finding the device uncomfortable, it may be a good idea to invest in a separate cushion for added support.
Yes. Policy makers and planners are (slowly) becoming more aware of the unique requirements for travelers with mobility limitations. In turn, many travel destinations are more accessible than they have ever been. With the right planning – and a great travel mobility device by your side – it is easier than ever for people with mobility issues to travel.
Travel wheelchairs typically weigh around 20 to 40 lbs. This is much lighter than standard or bariatric wheelchairs, which can weigh up to 70 lbs or more.
Travel mobility scooters typically weigh 50 to 75 lbs. This is much lighter than standard or heavy-duty scooters, which can weigh up to 250 lbs or more.
In short, it depends on what type of device you’re purchasing. Travel wheelchairs usually cost somewhere between $200 to $1300 depending on the manufacturer, with the majority of models priced between $450 and $600. Mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs are even more variable, but a typical price is between $2000 and $3000.