I can`t walk but my core muscle`s must be OK as I don` flop around. I have a wheelchair but only use it if I`m told to. The places I really need to move around at home, I have grab rails. Some of my grab rails are permanent, others (especially on tiles) can be moved around.
I have 2 mobile scooters. Before anyone say`s I must be loaded. I`m not!
Initially I bought my 1st scooter years ago, when I could still walk. I was then given a wheelchair, by the county.
I found using a wheelchair very limiting. My sister thought she was being kind by giving me an old ladies 4 wheeled walker. I made a slight modification to it; I attached a wheelchair drinks holder. It`s the best bit of equipment I have.
I then bought a 2nd smaller scooter. It came apart and fitted into the boot of my wife’s car. Although great for me, my wife has a bad back and it was murder for her. I decided to see if I could afford a disabled vehicle. I could! When I could drive I never gave my vehicle a 2nd thought. My wife refused to drive a van!
I cannot watch daytime TV I use my PC for a significant part of the day, so I checked EBAY.
There was a VW Sharan that had been professionally rebuilt for a wheelchair, which we could just afford so we bought it (its `Y`reg). My 2nd scooter sits in the Sharan till we go out. All our cars have a roof rack, which I use as a grab rail. The car is nice and roomy for me. Because it is a diesel, it`s very economical. If I go out of town I always have a scooter.
Both scooters are made by the sane manufacturer. More by luck than design. It means the `holder tube` is the same on both scooters.
I have a collapsible walker, I normally collapse it attach it to the scooter and use it when I arrive (assuming it`s too tight for my scooter) at my local destination. I can unattach the walker and conduct my business, wherever I`m going.
I use my small scooter when I go on holiday and get to my car with a collapsible walker and use it if I`m away from home.
Having used a scooter for years, I use a 4 mph pavement scooter The 8 mph machines are too big for me! It’s serviced once a year, to ensure the battery is OK and to be generally examined (my grandkids love it). My 2nd scooter is really for when I leave town.
It’s difficult to find 1 scooter that will do everything. My small scooter and can be carried around in a car, with its charger. They are both 4 wheeled, I`m too big for 3 wheeler`s.
I conclusion, I`ve found one scooter is not good enough, you need at least 2.