"I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list." - Susan Sontag
Every time we leave the house with the SmartScoot™ we are stopped by people who need one for their mother, brother, sister, husband...
They are stunned at how portable it is and have a million questions. Here are the most common plus a discount code should you decide the SmartScoot™ is for you.
How much does the SmartScoot™ weigh? The whole thing weighs under 40 lbs or 18kg with the battery attached.
Does insurance cover a SmartScoot™? No, not usually. Insurance has not covered any of our mobility scooters.
How long does the battery last? That depends on the conditions in which you are operating. The longest we've had it running was about 9 hours in Rome, covering between 4-5 miles including many hills.
What happens if the battery dies? You can push it, roll it, or fold it up and call a taxi (because it will, easily, fit in the trunk). This was a huge improvement over our last scooter which, when the battery died, you had to carry because the wheels wouldn't move without power.
What happens if the SmartScoot™ breaks down; where can I get it fixed? The smart scoot is a pretty simple machine and most repairs can be done by a bike shop. (Very handy when traveling)
Where can I get a SmartScoot™ travel mobility scooter? Click here for SmartScoot.com. If you decide the SmartScoot is for you, enter the code "share5125" and get a $100 discount! (we get a small commission when you use our code which helps support this site; thank you for your support).
What prompted us to get the Smart Scoot™? We decided wanted to take a European river cruise (they look so beautiful during Downton Abbey, don't they?) but after doing some research we found that none of the lines were able to accommodate us and our old scooter.
Why can't river cruise ships accommodate a mobility device? There are actually several reasons. First the size of most mobility devices makes them impossible to use on a river cruise boat. Many River cruise boats do not have elevators and on those that do, the elevator does not reach the top floor due to height restrictions for getting under bridges. Finally, river cruise ships may have to "raft" together at "port" making it necessary to traverse through one or more other boats to get to shore. Additionally, things like small rooms, narrow hallways and limited crew make using mobility devices impossible.
Who are Hank & Murphy?
Hank is our old German Shepherd mix pup (now playing in the dog park in the sky) and Murphy is our new little guy.
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Happy Travels Near and Far,
Tim and Sue