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Old 10-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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ECV tire slit GO GO Elite, anywhere to get tire at Disney?

I know that when we rented we were covered, but after many trips of renting I purchased a Go GO Elite to travel well with us in the care,'Noticed coming home from Epcot last night a slit id in the rear tire.

I tried Apple who we use to rent from, no tire replacemtns,.

So can we drive it like this 2 more days and through the airport? I
Maybe end up with 2 day rental. I did not think it is a big issue to have the external slit, to him he wants a new tire NOW..

Slowy just melting down here. Really exhusted that he can not just figure it out, I want to get out of a hotel room before noon!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Rent an EVC for the rest of your trip. He should be able to use the EVC to get around in the airport. My husband has had to use an EVC for near 17 years now and only one time did we have a tire that he was nervous about using. Since he did have that one time issue with the tire I am thinking he got replacement tires that were all rubber so that there would never be an issue of a flat tire.

How deep is the split? Can you see an inner tube from the split?. I might call the nearest Medical center supply shop as they are where we get replacment parts. Takes just minutes to replace tire if they have one. They should be able to tell you if you can use the EVC with the tire the way it is.

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #3
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There is a medical supply store call Colonial Medical supply there in Orlando that might be able to help. I would give them a try. I know they are in the phone book there. They had the batteries I needed for my scooter when mine died.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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When my oldest daughter had tires with a tube in her wheelchair and got a hole in the tire but the tube was still good I used duct tape until I was able to replace the tire.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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Those are solid tires on the scooter. If you can't get a new tire, I would just see about patching it with a piece of duct tape. If the split is on the sidewall of the tire, I would be less worried than if it was on the tread area, but with the solid tires, I still wouldn't worry too bad. I would just watch it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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Florida Mobility & Medical Products has parts and a repair service they fixed my scooter once not sure if I can post a phone number for them but they are in Orlando on John Young Parkway
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #7
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I was talking to Buena Vista Scooters at Boardwalk Villa on the lake one year and they sent someone from their warehouse on nearby property to my room and changed a battery out. Maybe they could help you, too, if they have any tires. Try giving them a call or one of the other Medical Stores in Orlando as suggested by others here.

Sue has a wonderful sticky at the top of the board with information.

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There is a company called Buena Vista Scooters, that started renting ECVs in Spring of 2007 at the Boardwalk in the same area where surrey bikes can be rented. Here is a detailed report about them. I have seen the ECVs for rent at Boardwalk and they appeared to be in very good shape (like new). Their phone number is (407)938-0349 or toll free (866)484-4797. Buena Vista Scooters is not a sponsor of these boards and has not paid any fees or favors for promotion on this board. We listed them because many posters were asking about an 'on-property option and they are the only on-site option. They are not recommended higher than any other companies.

Off site rental companies
Many people prefer to rent from an off-site company for the length of their stay.
This is a list of companies that DIS posters commonly report good experiences with. They are in alphabetical order, in categories. Walker Mobility is a wdwinfo.com sponsor; they are listed here as another option along with other companies.
None of the other companies listed are sponsors and none have paid or given anything for promotion.
The specific companies are listed because DIS posters have used and recommended them over the years. The companies with little feedback are listed along with that information.
We will NOT list a company on the FAQs thread without a significant number of recommendations from established posters. Also, there are some companies that encourage/promote allowing children to ride as passengers on scooters. We will not knowingly post a link to any company that encourages that behavior because it is unsafe and companies that manufacture ECVs specifically warn against allowing passengers in their instruction manuals.

Full Service Medical Companies can rent wheelchairs, ecvs and other medical equipment/supplies.
Examples of other equipment would be things like lifts, reclining chairs, hospital beds, commode chairs, bath chairs, etc.

The off-site rental places will usually not rent ECVs for use by someone under 18 yrs old (a few may occasionally make exceptions for older teens who are experienced ECV drivers - for example a teen with a chronic health problem who does use ECVs in stores, etc).

Power wheelchairs (they are driven with a joystick) take more practice to drive. The joystick controls both the speed and the direction that the wheelchair goes at. Even though they look easy to drive, it takes a lot more practice to be able to drive one than to drive an ECV.Rental companies will usually ONLY rent a power wheelchair to someone who already has/uses a power wheelchair regularly. Some owners of power wheelchairs choose not to travel by plane with them (afraid of damage); those are the people who rent power wheelchairs. Power wheelchair renters are expected to be experienced power wheelchair drivers and will be asked for some settings from their current power wheelchair so that the rental chair can be set up to match.
Link to a thread that compares driving an ECV to driving a Power wheelchair.

Note that Buena Vista Scooters (see two links above) will also rent power chairs. They also will do repairs to personally owned ECVs, power chairs and regular wheelchairs. Their warehouse and shop is on Disney property.

Wheelchair and ECV Rental Companies
NOTE: Some of the companies have items that may not be on their website. So if you like a company and they do not show exactly what you are looking for, email or call them and ask. The website may show only the most popular or commonly rented.
Care Medical:
Phone (407) 856-2273 • Toll Free U.S and Canada (800) 741-2282
Care is a full Service Medical Company. They rent ECVs, wheelchairs, power wheelchairs (for guests who are familiar with and use one at home), walkers, companion chairs, strollers, special needs strollers, bath equipment, comodes, beds, among other things.
Walker Mobility:
Walkers rents wheelchairs, ECVs, single and double strollers.
RANDY'S Mobility
According to information from Randy, they have a London, England phone # that connects directly to their US. Office.
US. & CAN. (321-281-6603)
UK. (02030062368)
Randys rents wheelchairs, ECVs and Joovey strollers, including Joovey Caboose where one child can stand behind.
Apple Scooter - quite a few people recently (Spring-Summer 2010) report good experiences
Apple rents scooters and wheelchairs. Apple rents 16 inch wide wheelchairs. These are suitable for smaller people (and children) between 80 and 125 pounds.
http://www.scootaround.com/ Not as much feedback as Randy's, Care and Walker, some people who did post about them reported they had problems with equipment failures and charge cards. Scootaround rents wheelchairs and ECVs.
http://www.scootarama.com/ Not as much feedback as Randy's, Care and Walker, but people who did post about them reported they had no problems. Scootarama rents scooters.
Scooter Vacations
Not as much feedback as Randy’s, Care and Walker, but people who did post about them reported no problems. Scooter Vacations rents ECVs of various types.

Randy's requires that someone be there for delivery and pick up. The rest will deliver to Bell Services and leave it for you.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #8
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As far as I know, Buena Vista Scooters does repairs. Call them.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #9
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According to Buena Vista Scooter's website, they offer repairs to all personal units, so I would say call them.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:25 AM   #10
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There is a company, Florida Mobility, near downtown Orlando that is a full-service mobility company that does repairs. They have two locations, the one at 3559 South Orange Avenue is where their repair shop is and phone is 407-826-7466.
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