According to Sharon of Deland, FL who loved the bargain hunting adventures afforded her at her local flea markets, when she became limited to riding a mobility scooter, her favorite past time melted away as it did her no good to find and buy the best bargain trophies, as she could no longer transport them while on her scooter. Now she was transformed into a spectator instead of the traditional role as a participator which saddened her greatly.
But then thanks to the new mobility scooter invention, not only was Sharon able to haul her shopping trophies again from the flea market, she actually discovered shopping on a mobility scooter with the new invention was easier and more fun than before she became limited to riding scooters when she could walk all she wanted to.
According to Sharon, a unforeseen benefit she gained when she began hauling trailers and wagons with her scooter, is now every weekend when her granddaughter comes to visit, the granddaughter loves being towed on the "train" (as she calls it) to the local playground at a nearby park where they spend the afternoon together.
Sharon says, "I have discovered a new way my granddaughter spends quality time with me as she is having as much fun as I am with her. Without the scooter and wagon setup, we couldn't walk the mile to the park. Driving there is no fun but it was my only option, but once there all I could do was sit on a bench as Leigh Ann roamed the playground by herself within my sight. But now not only do we have a blast riding the scooter and wagon to the park, but once there I can roam the playground with her as my chair is on wheels. Now I can keep up with her adorable childish nature to go explore everything as grandma is always with her, supporting her. The value of quality time with a grandchild that enjoys being with me doing our fun activities together is beyond what words can express. This invention has rebuilt my life back to what I want it to be."According to Reg Hardy of Nashua, NH author of Mobility Scooter Solutions Website "My wife and I like to shop the Big Box stores and malls where I get a chance to stretch my scooter's ability. The front baskets are useless and knapsacks also don't hold much.
I am also concerned I will break my wife. She does all the heavy lifting as my legs aren't much help. The (new mobility scooter invention) market cart on wheels solves both these problems.
I have some other ideas about using the set-up for hauling grocery items, shopping farmer's markets (up here we often go direct to the farm) and moving summer and winter clothing back and forth to the garage. There are a number of flea markets around here, usually in the summer months.
I am planning a lot of tool shopping for friends at Christmas and the (new mobility scooter invention) cart will be great for Home Depot. It also is a neat way to deliver Christmas presents.
Helping My Caregiver: There are few things a MS person can do to help out. For the better part of 40 years I could have, but didn't help my wife with work around the home, now I can't. I am reminded of this every time she helps me out of love and her love of God. We love to go shopping together Costco, Home Depot or Lowes, but she has to carry everything.
Helping Myself: Since moving into our own condo, my roaming area has expanded to better than four city blocks which includes two mini malls, a hobby shop and several stores where my wife old actually buy things for herself. I have my own gift shopping world if there was just some way to transport them back home.
Physical Fitness: I recently joined a gym located within my roaming circle. The exercise is good for getting my MS under control. Did you ever try to carry a gym bag on a mobility scooter
Yard work: I used to do it all the time, but lately have left it to others including my wife. The condo association does the lawn mowing and snow removal, but our building is flanked with a forest of trees, including a phalanx of pines. If there is one pine cone out there, there are 500 that need picking up. That's something I could do if I could just carry them.
Rear basket: My scooter is equipped with a receiver/receptacle and I figured it would hold a basket. I got a seven-inch length of square tubing at Home Depot, drilled a pin hole in it and bolted a metal tee to it. I then bolted a large metal basket to it. It wouldn't balance correctly and I lost the first four grocery bags I tried. Yup, Broke a half dozen eggs. Trashed the project.
Economic, green move: I realized about two years ago that the Restless Leg Syndrome caused by my MS was making automobile driving more and more risky. It created erratic spurts on the gas pedal I could not control.
I did the math and between car payments, insurance and registration I'd save about $500 a month if I just gave it away. The rising cost of gas for maybe four trips a month cinched it. I sold the car and left myself with a mobility scooter. Works for me except I don't have room to carry anything.
Reg Hardy is typical of many mobility scooter riders. The author of Mobility Scooter Solutions Website quickly bought the new mobility scooter invention for himself. However it would appear as if his health has taken a quick turn for the worst as he no longer updates his website and has not been heard from recently. He is no longer answering his emails. We wish him and his wife the best and are afraid this might be our goodbyes to him although I hope I am wrong.
The solution, the new Mobility Scooter Invention.
It is a JCV-TOW-HITCH which connects to the rear of most mobility scooters. This jcv tow hitch allows normal electric scooters to tow and pull with them, wagons, trailers, market carts and trolley's.
The benefit & gain.
Short of giving them back the ability to walk well, this removes one of the last major obstacles for riders of disability mobility scooters. For so long they have been limited in their abilities, but now that is quickly changing in a major way as more of them learn about the JCV-TOW-HITCH option for bringing along everything they want with them. It is a Godsend to many like Martyn who can resume his beloved sport of fishing and spending quality time outdoors. And Sharon who now takes her granddaughter out riding with her on her scooter as she resumes her bargain hunting adventures at the flea market.
The demand for these JCV-TOW-HITCHes is so small, there is only one manufacture and distributor in the world. They are jcv-tow-hitch.com/index.html
Photos courtesy of jcv-tow-hitch.com
Loan programs for low income singles, families, seniors & disabled. Includes grants, home ownership, vehicle modifications, personal loans and scholarships.