You know the benefits of traveling with a mobility scooter and are looking to buy one for your next trip. However, you aren’t sure which one would suit you and your needs best. There are two main types of travel mobility scooters that you can buy. The one you choose depends on the kind of trip you take, and which one ultimately serves you best.
Travel Folding Scooter
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a portable scooter is its ability to fold. A folding scooter, like the Go-Go® Folding Scooter, is a good choice if you enjoy something sleek and stylish that you can easily bring with you on your travels. If you live an active lifestyle, the simplicity of a folding scooter may make it the perfect travel scooter for you. This type of travel scooter is compact and is folded in three easy steps to fit inside any closet, corner or vehicle trunk. Another benefit of folding scooters is that it features a full lighting package made up of front and rear LED lights. This can come in handy in low-light settings where you need to navigate, whether through the airport, your hotel room or even outdoors.
Travel Scooters that Disassemble
Travel mobility scooters are built to be compact and lightweight, which make them a good choice for travel. The main difference between travel scooters is how they are transported. While folding scooters can be folded and stowed or laid down, other travel mobility scooters can be disassembled and transported. Disassembly requires a little more time than folding, but it still is both simple and efficient for travel. Travel scooters like the Go-Go Elite Traveller® feature feather-touch disassembly, which allows you to easily disassemble it into five lightweight pieces for transport and storage.
Pride Mobility® offers a line of travel mobility scooters that easily disassemble for transport. Click here to check out our Go-Go® line of travel mobility scooters. They come in different sizes and several scooters offer 3-wheel and 4-wheel options.
3-wheel vs 4-wheel Travel Mobility Scooters
Scooters with three wheels and scooters with four wheels don’t only differ in size. They also differ in their benefits. 3-wheel scooters have a tighter turning radius, meaning that they would be especially helpful in turning around tight corners and spaces. They also offer more leg room for taller individuals. These scooters are best suited for smooth, indoor surfaces.
4-wheel scooters are slightly larger because they provide a broader and more stable wheelbase. This ensures better weight distribution. Because they provide more stability, they are well-matched for outdoor driving, particularly on varied terrain.
If you are looking for a travel mobility scooter with good suspension, but still has a good turning radius, we recommend the Go-Go® LX with CTS Suspension, which is available in both three wheels or four wheels. Comfort-Trac (CTS) front and rear suspension provides a smooth, comfortable ride over varied terrain.
Not Sure Which is Best for You?
Whether you’re ready to buy your next travel mobility scooter or you want an opinion from a professional that is knowledgeable about our products, we recommend you find a dealer near you. The process of finding a dealer is simple and we’ve broken it down for you into a few simple steps on our blog. They will work with you and help you make an informed decision about which travel mobility scooter would suit you best.