If you’re looking for a new mobility scooter, but aren’t sure where to start, consider a mid-size mobility scooter. They bridge the gap between the very small and foldable, and the extremely large and moped-like models. They’re heavy but can still be loaded into a vehicle by two strong adults.
Mid-size mobility scooters are perfect for shopping trips, getting around the house, and getting some fresh air in your neighborhood. Let’s take a look at the features that make these scooters unique, and why they may be right for you.
Mid-Size mobility scooters can do everything a small and nimble scooter can do, while going places where it may be dangerous or risky to take a bulky scooter.
For example, a larger and faster scooter can go up to 15 mph, and this is way too fast for an enclosed space with a lot of fellow shoppers. Mid-size scooters are a bit slower, with a maximum average speed of 5-7 miles per hour. This makes them safer for use in crowds, and shopping malls.
The Shoprider Sunrunner 4 is a great example of this kind of scooter. With a 25-mile range and a top speed of 5 mph, it’s well-built and reliable, and can help you complete a shopping trip comfortably and safely.
Feel free to take them on side walks and in the park, too. They do great on even terrain both indoors and out and can take you for a spin within a few blocks’ radius in your neighborhood, too. Lighter-weight scooters may not be able to handle a ride in the park, but a mid-size scooter with its higher clearance can tackle this outing, no problem.
The higher clearance and bigger battery make these scooters ideal for trips around your neighborhood, and the larger tires make these rides perfect for uneven side walks, gravel driveways, and paved inclines.
Mid-Size Mobility Scooters are priced a bit more affordably then the highest-end models, and average about $4000-$6000 per scooter. It can be easier to get financing for less expensive models, and many sellers allow you to pay in installments.
The Afikim Afiscooter Breeze 3 is a good example of a higher-end mid-size scooter that supplies power and range. At $5,400 it’s reasonably priced and has a range of up to 24 miles on a single charge.
Mid-size mobility scooters can fit inside of your home, as well as in a garage. The largest of all mobility scooters really won’t fit comfortably or easily through your front door, forcing you to house them in a shed or garage. But the smaller size of a mid-size scooter means that these rides can assist you within your home as well as on shopping trips and makes them easier to load into SUV as well.
You can not be able to fold them into a luggage-sized pack, but can still take them more places, and charge them in your home. This makes them a reliable companion in every setting, and lets you stay safe and comfy in your own home.
About the author:
Trevor James is the founder and owner of Mobility Paradise, a one-stop shop for mobility scooters, electric scooters, electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, oxygen concentrators, lift chairs, saunas, steam showers, massage tables, exercise equipment, electric bikes, massage chairs, and bathtubs. Years ago, Trevor’s grandma had an accident that made her dependent on a wheelchair; this forced Trevor and his family to put her into an elderly care facility. Since then, Trevor would visit her to take a walk around the neighborhood. Mobility Paradise was created because Trevor couldn’t find an online store that offers a wide selection of mobility equipment and educational resources. What started as a business focusing on mobility scooters grew to include all kinds of mobility products.