Lithium Scooters

Discussion in 'Motorhomes for the Disabled' started by Foxy1956, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Foxy1956

    Foxy1956 Funster

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    Do any Funsters have disability scooters powered with Lithium batteries? What sort of range do they have and are they capable of 10 miles plus in distance and off road capability? I'm not asking much, am I?
     
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    I have two folding Autogo Prestige mobility scooters for sale in the For Sale department. They originally had lithium batteries, but I had them converted to gell batteries and gell chargers. The reason for thjis was, the replacement lithiums were an arm and a leg to replace. Whereas gells are a few pounds. They are here in the for sale department.
    https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/folding-mobility-scooters.176753/
     
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    I bought one earlier this year as the overall weight,storage and handling of the Pride go go was proving difficult. The lithium battery has dealt with both problems. Charges well and holds its charge whilst out and about. The Li Tec has those springy things so it is a comfortable ride.
    My husband used it in France (cobbles),Barmouth and Dorset . He did trips of about 4 miles easily. It went well in the rain.He weighs about 12st.We also loaded it up with shopping.We are really pleased with it.
    He has not driven it off the harbour wall yet so I cannot , yet, give you Any advice about its submarine qualities but it was ok in the rain. If you are near me you are most welcome to come a nd try it.
     
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    Sorry Foxy just realised I had not mentioned the next upgrade from ours does about 9 miles.My husband fatigues so I did not need the range. The break down & reassemble is so easy.
     
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  5. thebriars

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    We bought a folding mobility scooter for the FIL when he moved into sheltered housing. It has a conventional lead acid battery but comes apart to go in the car. The battery comes off (it can be taken inside therefore to be charged), the seat is removed, and the rear wheels and motor assembly comes off, and the handlebars fold down. It is not difficult to lift each part into the boot then. It has a range of 10 miles and cost under £500.

    FIL spat his dummy out over it and refused to use it, it wasn't as fast as his old big one! This was deliberate as he is nearly blind and was a danger to himself and others. Instead my OH has started using it as she has mobility problems. We used it in France last year, and more recently for a couple of full days at the NEC. The only drawback with this one is the solid wheels. With hindsight pneumatic wheels would have been better for her on rough surfaces. So far range has not been a problem.

    Not sure what would be gained by having a lithium battery except a small weight saving and a large extra cost.
     
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