All You Wanted to Know And More
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
Believe it or not, there are people who will return just about anything, even the world's most awesome mobility scooter. If you are one of these people, all returns must be made within 14 days of delivery and only in "as new" condition. The customer is responsible for all shipping costs including incidental shipping damage caused by improper packing. There is a 10% restocking fee applied as well. For help packing the TravelScoot, please see the following video: https://youtu.be/Y6oEC8UvBk8 or give us a call at 800-342-2214.
ARE THE BATTERIES AIR-TRAVEL APPROVED?
The 151 and 274 Wh Lithium-ion batteries are both air travel approved. The 420 Wh battery is for ground travel only as it exceeds the FAA limit of 300 Wh.
WILL MEDICARE PAY FOR THE TRAVELSCOOT?
The short answer? No. The TravelScoot is classified as a travel scooter for convenience only. Medicare is very strict and generally will not pay for anything that increases your mobility outside of the home. Your physician may write a prescription for one, but the insurance companies don't see travel as a medical necessity. As a general rule, Medicare will only approve reimbursement of a mobility scooter (non-travel type) if the individual is unable to operate a manual wheelchair and the scooter is medically required to sustain the individual's daily living within the 4 walls of their home. A person who can stand and walk short distances generally may not be approved by Medicare for any type of three-wheeled mobility scooters. In some cases, Medicare has helped individuals pay for three-wheeled scooters as an exception. This should be discussed with them directly. However, it should be noted that if your doctor has given you an RX for a travel scooter, then you may be able to work with your secondary insurance company to provide you with a reimbursement.
In a nutshell, this means that insurance won't automatically pay, but you should inquire, and perhaps be persistent. It is not out of the question, and we have had several customers who have been successful in getting a reimbursement. You should also ask your physician to indicate that you need a lightweight device because of your limited ability to lift things. You may ask your physician if there is a weight limit for you to lift as this may help the insurance company with their decision to approve reimbursement.
Please note that we are unable to process any insurance forms, claims, or prescriptions.
HOW LONG DOES THE BATTERY LAST?
That depends on your weight, where you travel, and your math skills. To simplify things a little, we take the average mileage for a 220 lb individual on a flat-paved surface going full throttle. The 151 Wh battery will go up to 8 miles per charge, the 274 Wh battery will go 15 miles, and the 420 Wh battery will go up to 18 miles per charge. If you weigh less than 220, the battery will go farther. If you weigh more, it will go less. It helps to pay attention to the battery indicator lights on the throttle. Each light represents roughly 1/3 of the battery's total charge. Once on red, you have 1/3 of the battery left so we recommend keeping track of how long it takes for one of your lights to go out and then plan accordingly.
AM I TOO TALL FOR THE TRAVELSCOOT?
The TravelScoot is recommended for individuals 6'6 and shorter. Our tallest customer is 6'11.
WHICH PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all major credit cards except for American Express. We will also accept a cashier's check.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
We offer a $100 discount for all US veterans with proof of service.
DO YOU WORK WITH THE VA?
Yes! However, each VA is independently operated so your experience will vary greatly depending on your state and which facility you work with. Each facility is also unique as to the approval process. Not all VAs are educated in the approval process for lightweight mobility scooters. Although we are an approved vendor of the VA, we are not a contracted supplier.
DO YOU RENT THE TRAVELSCOOT?
We do not provide rentals at this time.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
We do not offer payment plans at this time.
DO YOU SELL USED TRAVELSCOOTS?
We only sell new scooters.
WHERE CAN I TEST DRIVE A TRAVELSCOOT?
TravelScoot USA is the sole distributor of the TravelScoot for the US. If you would like to try one, please call or email us and we will see if we can get you a demonstration. Facebook is also a great resource as there are many TravelScoot owners from all over the country who may be able to help if you ask. You can reach out on our Facebook page or join the fan page, "Elizabeth's TravelScoot", for even more information from actual owners of the scooter.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO MAINTENANCE?
We recommend that you do routine maintenance every four to six months. To learn how to do maintenance, please click here. Maintenance and servicing are minimal and can be performed by anyone with basic technical skills. Most mobility stores and bike shops are also glad to help. In "severe" cases, the TravelScoot can be shipped back to us at a very reasonable cost, often less than a service call to a mobile technician for other mobility scooters.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.