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  1. Thanks for the information. Americcan Airlines site wants you fill in an online form and submit it. I didn't do this while making the reservation so I'm going to call them and fill out the form.
  2. I hope Ray or someone in the know will get back to us. The E V rider I just purchased for DH has a 24V 11.5Ah Lithium Battery. Any issues at airports? I know I'm to remove the battery on the gangway and take it on board with me. Should I call the airlines? Hmmm?
  3. Well crap I just bought the E V Rider and the stats say it is airport approved. It has a lithium battery, but have no idea if it is lithium Polymer of lithium ion. Is it under 300 WH got no Idea, I guess I better get the paper work out. Crap
  4. Thanks to everyone here for your advice. I read and read reviews and watched videos after video. My husband finally agreed to the E V Rider scooter in red, manual folding because it has 2 front wheels. We ordered it from an Ohio dealer, I was more comfortable talking with a real person prior to ordering it. And, its getting here in 3 days from the headquarters in Florida, I was told. He gave us 5% off, no tax as they are located out of state. It is the same price everywhere I looked, so I was pleased he offered us a discount and included a backpack that goes on the back of the scooter, no basket. So here's hoping its all I'm thinking it will be and that DH can adjust to his new ride. Thanks again, Pat
  5. I could use more advice on hotels to stay in while in Zurich. I know how to post, thank you, I just made a mistake. I haven't heard anything good from folks that have stayed there. I think I've got the train items settled and hope it all works out. I just need to find out how long they will hold our bags once I forward them to Zurich. It looks like we'll be train traveling for 5 days with 2 days in Zurich. Thanks, Pat
  6. You are welcome to contact me at greenpatti@comcast.net E V Rider head quarters is located in Ft Meyers, Florida, they have many options. Maybe you could visit there. I do believe you could find a store with more options in Florida.
  7. Here's the thing, using a scooter is inevitable for Ken, he has Parkinson's, at this time it causes his feet to freezing mid-stride and if he can't catch himself he will and does fall and this can not be helped much with a cane or walker. This will get worse, its 12 been years now we've been dealing with this disease, Ken was diagnosed at 52. I only got him to use a wheel chair on our last trip in Jan, and he agreed partly because it eases our way through check in, etc. The disease has also slowed him down to the point that getting through the airports is a long drawn out affair causing problems getting to our gate on time. I don't expect he'll use it all the time. However, it will allow us to get out more. His physical therapist told me it was time for tough love and get angry about using a cane at all times and a scooter. He was not even using his cane and walked around trying to be sure he was falling onto furniture but often the floor, ridiculous!! I choose the M model, it does not electrically fold up, but a floor level kick starts the process and you complete it. I watched it on QVC. I think the electric fold is just one more thing to go wrong and it only has 1 front wheel. With so many people using them, a lot on our last cruise, I'm going to trust the product is pretty trustworthy. He won't be using it around the house, our house isn't setup with proper doorways. And, we live in Michigan so in the winter outside is a no go. At some point I will probably need to purchase a model that can get us around in thee snow, but that's up the road a ways I hope. Good luck.
  8. So Ken and I decided to buy instead of rent. We've decided on the EV rider M model. I'm going to buy it from Med Mart because they're long standing business and I could speak with a person that deals with them. They are located in Ohio, so at least if we have a problem its not too far away. I choose the M model after reading a LOT! of reviews. We choose it because its light weight, but not so light that it seems flimsy and easy to fold. Also, M model claims longer battery life, key fob start should make it more secure, 2 front wheels may making it more stable, but they are close together so its maybe more maneuverable then regular 4 wheelers. It is 44 pounds, I checked with the company. The main complaint is the seat isn't as comfortable. We have 2 trips planned this year one being in Switzerland where we'll be traveling by train half the trip so it needs to fold down easily and it has to be light for us/me to handle. If we rent one two times this year that'd be almost half the price of the scooter as we'd be gone 3 weeks and 4 weeks between the trips. I did multiple days of talking with/at Ken about this, giving all these arguments to finally have him agree. It worries me when we're out that he's going to have a serious fall. Please put my mind at easy, I can't enjoy myself if I'm always waiting for him to freeze from PD and fall again. Why not now, before long it will be a must, so why not now and use it for longer hauls and save his energy. Its a place to rest. He can handle it easily it if something happens to me. He can handle his own carry on. SO - he looked over the specs and said OK. Because we live in Michigan a scooter isn't going to be the answer all, but it will. Hope this helps you. Pat
  9. HI Everyone. We are traveling with Princess next month out of San Francisco. Anyone know which company Princess likes you to use? Or where do you rent a scooter from (which one)? I'm hoping to arrange for a foldable one. This is my husbands first time using a scooter, much to his chagrin so thought we might rent it as a trial run, though it is inevitable in the future as we continue to travel. Might be useful to know of more than one company that can be used as the cruise is only 1 month away. Thank you. Pat
  10. Thank you you've saved me one phone call, no Scootaround, I'll start with Special Needs at Sea or what ever Princess suggests as we are cruising with them this trip in March. I like to have transport(wheelchair) help at the big airports partly because it is difficult to find elevators, and I worry it could be a bit tricky taking them off and on the fast moving trains/subways that take you between terminals at the bis airports. So do you use the folding scooter? Do you put yours in a case before putting in the cargo hold? Is the GoGo 3 wheeler a Pride scooter? Than you, Pat
  11. I've read the other threads but I still need a few other things made clear. If I rent a scooter for our cruise to Hawaii (San Francisco -3/1) from Special Needs at Sea or Scoot Around will they be the foldable ones that will make them easy to take on excursions? I thought for our first trip with a scooter I'd rent it. I'm hoping if it's foldable that they' let me carry it for him on the tender port. If I purchase one for DH, can I roll it though to the plane gate, then have them put it in cargo hold? He probably won't need it at the first airport, small local airport. Did you put it in the golf case to check it or put it in the case before they load it at the gangway? Do they charge you if you check it with your suitcases? I was thinking hubby could use the scooter to go from the car to airport, then pick up a wheelchair assist and I'd wheel the folded scooter to the gate where he'd use it to board. Will they let me wheel it through the airport? Does it wheel that easily? Or do we use the wheelchair assist and check the scooter with out suitcases? It will be tough for me handling luggage, a carry on and a folding scooter. like the EV rider looks, hubby likes non of it, but he needs to adjust, PD has robbed him of so much and now its his ability to walk safely, I worry constantly. Well, thank you for all the information to this point. Tomorrow I'm making a few calls to set this up. or, I go purchase one and then I need a case. Hmmm. But for 18 days $350, plus is a good start on our own and he will need his own as this goes on. Thanks again, Pat
  12. Quick question. We're leaving next Tuesday, YEAH!, headed to Puerto Rico, does the cruise documents booklet serve as our boarding pass? As I'm getting "my ducks in a row", I was wondering, do I need separate boarding pass, I couldn't remember from my last river cruise. We've always needed to print one for all our ocean cruises, but this is our first ocean cruise with Viking. Thx, Pat & Ken
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