Is there a better way to store your manual wheelchair or mobility scooter than a manual wheelchair carrier? Well, there are some things that you should consider before purchasing one.
You want to make sure that the carrier has enough room for the mobility scooter as well as a wheelbarrow. Are there enough pockets to fit the items that you have in your handbag or backpack?
How much weight can the mobility scooter handle? If the mobility scooter is extremely heavy and it’s going to be stored in a relatively small area such as a vehicle trunk then there is little point in buying a carrier.
However, if you only have moderate weight then a lightweight wheelbarrow can be stored safely without fear of it taking over the place where the scooter used to be.
A manual wheelchair carrier must have enough room for you to get up when you want to. How much space do you need for a manual mobility scooter?
Do you want a portable mobility scooter that will fit into your vehicle or do you want a fully motorized wheelchair?
If the carrier is for an automobile, how easy is it to get out and put the wheeled mobility scooter back in the holder? Is there a way to get into and out?
Is the handle so easy to use that you can reach out and push the wheelbarrow with just one hand?
Does it have a built-in handle to let you do it? There are many different types of carriers, but they all have similar requirements.
If the carrier is a van or SUV and it is going to be used for transporting a manual mobility scooter it will require some extra space. Will the mobility scooter fit inside the vehicle?
Can the van be opened to allow a wheelchair to be wheeled through? If you are going to have the van in the garage, you may want to buy a special ramp so that the wheelchair can be rolled through. If you have a semi-trailer then the wheels can be removed to allow more space.
The type of carrier you purchase depends on what you intend to use it for. If it is going to be used as a stationary wheelchair then it may not be necessary to have a carrier.
However, if you are going to transport the mobility scooter at least once a month then a carrier will be very useful.
It will also allow the mobility scooter to be stored easily in a closet or cupboard so it does not have to go under the bed.
Another factor that affects the type of manual wheelchair carrier is whether the mobility scooter has a harness or not.
Some people prefer to have a harness whereas others are more relaxed when they can leave it on their side and not worry about the mobility scooter.
A harness lets the mobility scooter and user remain in one place. However, it does add extra weight and length to the mobility scooter.
A manual wheelchair carrier is very handy if you travel for a living and need to take your manual mobility scooter with you.
If you are going on a vacation, it is best to have a carrier that has enough room to allow for your mobility scooter as you will be carrying it to and from hotels or airports. This makes it easier to keep it in one place when not in use.
When buying a carrier to make sure the one you select will fit your needs. The size of the carrier should fit the wheelchair to ensure the safety and security of the mobility scooter. The carrier should have sufficient room for the wheelchair so it does not fall over or hang off.
The safety harness should not be so tight that you cannot get the mobility scooter up and down the ramp. The straps should be strong enough to hold the mobility scooter without the user feeling pressure.
If you have quality wheelchairs, this will not be an issue since most models come with carriers. However, even used wheelchairs may need to have carriers made just for them.
This will help you store the mobility scooter if you have to move your manual wheelchair frequently. You may also need to purchase a lift for your mobility scooter to make carrying it in and out of your house or apartment easier.
Finally, the quality of the wheelchair carrier will also determine how easy it is to use.
You want something that is lightweight so that you can carry the wheelchair by yourself while being durable enough to withstand heavy use. The carrier must be strong enough to hold the wheelchair securely without being too heavy. If it is too light it may come off and slide around on the floor.