As mobility scooters are continually improved they make a lot of short journeys easier and with various accessories that can be added it means there is little problem in a user carrying a walking stick or crutches, small amounts of shopping and other items on their scooter.
Sometimes though you may need to carry more than a bag of groceries and although some people may hang a shopping bag from the handles it’s not really the best way and could even become a little dangerous as it puts added weight on the handle area, this could make it more difficult for you to turn safely.
A mobility scooter trailer can be suitable for those journeys where you need to transport a few bags of shopping or other items, and safely, as well as keeping the items dry.
All of this needs to be possible without making your scooter difficult to manage, so it’s important that you don’t try to attach any type of trailer that you think you will be OK but instead only use one designed purely for use with a mobility scooter.
There will usually be a limit in size for the trailer and this is to make sure that the mobility scooter, with a trailer attached, does not become a problem to operate and that not too much weight can be added that would cause any problems or put the user at risk.
The trailers are usually lockable too, so keeping your items safe inside, they are built to withstand the natural vibration and wear and tear as a mobility scooter user travels along pavements and roads and will connect to most mobility scooters.
With a trailer you are not as limited to the amount of shopping or items that you can carry safely, this also keeps yourself safer by keeping anything that shouldn’t be on the handle area off and behind you where it doesn’t become a distraction or a liability.
Attaching a mobility scooter trailer is kept simple, as is detaching it so as soon as you don’t need the use of the trailer it can simply be unattached with a few simple steps and reattached with a few simple steps when you need it again.
We know of only two trailers that are widely available: the Travix trailer, and the Caddy trailer for the TGA Sonet, Mystere & Eclipse models. The Koolcaddy was an excellent trailer but appears to be discontinued. If you can find one second hand it may be worth looking into.
If any of our readers find any more trailers available, please do let us know.
Sometimes a picture will appear online of a bicycle trailer adapted to be used with a mobility scooter. If you feel confident enough to make the modifications, this route seems the easiest to go down.