Electric Scooter Guide – The Pride Celebrity XL
Electric scooters are used primarily by individuals who have difficulty walking and moving around. They can be used in outdoor and indoor situations and have many other benefits. Pride Mobility is a manufacturer of mobility scooters that has been a leader in the home mobility industry for over 20 years. One of their more popular scooters is the Celebrity XL.
The Celebrity XL is a 4-wheeled heavy duty scooter. This means that it has been designed to be used outdoors and over rough uneven terrain. Since it is 4-wheeled, it has very good stability, but has a rather large turning radius of 62. "This means that it is great for the outdoors, but may not prove practical inside your home or in areas with very tight corners.
The maximum range of the Celebrity XL is 25 miles per charge and it can travel at speeds of almost 6 miles per hour. It can support up to 350 pounds and features a very comfortable captain's seat with adjustable headrest, which looks much like a car seat. The seat is 18 inches wide and to get an idea of whether this will be enough enough, you can measure the width of one of the chairs that is in your home. This way you know whether or not the chair will be wide enough to accommodate you. The overall length of this electric scooter is 51.25 "and it is 25.25" wide.
This electric scooter uses 13 inch pneumatic tires in the front and back. This means that it will be necessary to periodically check the tire pressure and might have to add a little bit of air from time to time. Your tire pressure should be between 30-35 psi and so you will want to pick up a tire gauge, which only costs a few dollars and is available at auto repair stores and most gas stations. You should also take care when around areas that might contain nails or other sharp objects, because you do not want to puncture a tire.
The ground clearance of the Celebrity XL is 4.5 inches and this allows for it to easily move in the outdoors. It has a full lighting package with headlights and taillights. In addition this scooter makes use of specially reinforced bumpers that are resistant chips and scratches.
Similar to a travel scooter, the Celebrity XL can be broken down into several pieces. However, when it is disassembled, the heaviest piece is 78 pounds, which may be too heavy for some people to move on their own. For this reason many people who use this type of scooter, also invests in a vehicle scooter carrier.
Pride Mobility has been manufacturing mobility scooters since the early 90's and all of their products are made with only quality materials and special attention to detail. They are also all backed by a very impressive warranty. The warranty does not cover items like light bulbs or fuses, which may wear out due to normal wear and tear, but all major components are covered.