FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does my new Travel Buggy electric wheelchair come ready to go?
Yes, simply attach the Joystick (left or right arm rest) and it is ready to go. All models come fully preassembled.
How do you fold and unfold a Travel Buggy?
It is really quite simple, all models have a latch at the back of the seat, when pulled this releases the chair for folding. It naturally compresses to a folded position. The last step is to fold the footrest in and it is ready to be moved. Should take less than 3 seconds.
I’m tall will my Travel Buggy fit me comfortably?
- This fits most people comfortably between 5’3″ and 6’.
- If you are taller than that suggested range please contact us directly and we can help you select a model to fit you best.
I’m big will my Travel Buggy fit me comfortably?
- You will be most comfortable in our CITY model as it has a larger seating area of 21.5" width and is rated to carry up to nearly 400 lbs.
What is the maximum distance range for a Travel Buggy electric wheelchair?
- It depends on the model, please visit our Compare Models page a comparison of each models technical specifications
What is the maximum weight capacity of the Travel Buggy models?
- It depends on the model, please visit our Compare Models page a comparison of each models technical specifications
How long will the battery life last?
Depends on the distance traveled, but typically 6 to 8 hours of driving time. The charge will hold very well while not in use, draining only about 5% of the power per month. The battery itself is a high-quality lithium-ion (LifePO4) battery capable of being charged 1,000+ times in its lifetime.
What type of battery does a Travel Buggy electric wheelchair use?
- Our foldable power chairs use the latest in Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) battery technology. Lithium batteries produce a longer range than standard acid batteries and last significantly longer (often up to 1000 charge cycles)
How long does is take the battery to charge?
- About 6 to 8 hours to full charge (from no-charge).
What else should I know about Lithium-Ion Batteries?
Lithium-ion polymer (LifePO4) batteries are significantly more efficient in weight to power output compared to traditional acid and traditional lithium-ion batteries. This means we can make them smaller and lighter than other power wheelchair batteries. They will last over 1,000 total recharges, so expect the life to be over 5 years depending on usage. You don’t need to “set the memory” by draining the battery to empty the first time, you can charge it any time. When not in use, there is a very slow drain of the power, about 5% per month compared to 30% with traditional batteries, so they last longer even when not in use. Our batteries way about 3.5 lbs each. If you have any further questions about these batteries, please call or email us.
What type of motors does a Travel Buggy electric wheelchair use?
- Highly efficient brushless electrical motors.
- The brushless motors are very quiet.
What is the Turning Radius of a Travel Buggy electric wheelchair?
All models have a turning radius of 33 inches, tight enough to ensure you can move around easily.
What is the Ground Clearance of Travel Buggy power wheelchairs?
All models have a ground clearance of about 2 inches.
Can I remove the Travel Buggy seat cushions?
Yes, both the seat and back rest can be removed for cleaning. The seat can also be replaced with a different seat if desired as it simply attaches to the bottom with Velcro.
Does a Travel Buggy work in the rain?
Yes, but although the chair is water resistant, it is not waterproof, so we would still recommend you limit the amount of time spent in the rain.
Does a Travel Buggy work in the Winter?
Yes, our electric wheelchairs can handle up to 0°, so you are able to ride it even in the harsh winter climate. However, try to keep the usage to less than 2 hours exposed to that temperature, and make sure the batteries warm up inside first for a few hours before trying to charge immediately after exposure to the cold.
What manufacturing standards does Travel Buggy comply with?
Our products are manufactured under the international standards of CE, FDA, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485. These standards are fully acceptable within the United States.
Can my Travel Buggy electric wheelchair fit in a vehicle?
Yes, once folded into its compact form, all models can easily fit in to most vehicle’s trunks.
Can I travel on an airplane with my Travel Buggy?
Yes, The Travel Buggy chairs are under the approved category for airplane travel. Various airlines and countries may have different regulations on bringing an electric wheelchair onto an airplane, please consult the individual airline or local authority for more details. See our page on Travel for further details.
Any tips for airplane travel with my Travel Buggy?
Yes, call the airline ahead of time to understand their process.
We also recommend removing the joystick and placing that in your carry-on in case of damage by the airline. You may further be requested to add the batteries to your carry-on.
Can I use my Travel Buggy overseas where the Voltage is different?
The charger of The Travel Buggy electric wheelchair operates between AC 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz. It works within most countries. For certain countries, you may simply need to purchase a plug adapter to convert the socket plug.
How much does shipping cost?
Free for purchases over $100 and $15 on purchases less than $100. We won’t surprise you with any additional hidden charges or handling fees. Beware of companies who mask their shipping charges and surprise you with prohibitive shipping and handling fees or oversize charges at the end of the checkout process. Make sure you know the total cost of your purchase when shopping around.
How long will it take for my Travel Buggy order to ship and to arrive?
Your new Travel Buggy will be shipped within days of the order being received. With our free expedited shipping, your new Travel Buggy will typically arrive at your door in less than 7 to 10 business days, and many customers much faster. We only need a couple of days lead time to ship from our warehouse.
Where will you ship to?
We ship anywhere in the contiguous United States. For shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or other international destinations please contact us for accurate shipping rates.
Is there any sales tax on my purchase of a Travel Buggy?
No! There is no sales tax charged on The Travel Buggy. Our displayed prices are the total cost (no hidden fees!).
Will I need to pay customs duties or import tax on my purchase?
No. We take care of all duties, taxes, and fees on our account. There are no hidden shipping charges. If you received your Travel Buggy and were required to pay duties or fees, please contact us for a refund of those costs.
What form of payments are accepted?
We securely accept PayPal, Google Pay and most major credit card payments through our online checkout.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer flexible payment plans on all of our Travel Buggy electric wheelchairs. Please see out Financing page to learn more.
What currency are your prices listed in?
All of our prices are listed in USD on the US Travel Buggy website.
What is included in my order of a Travel Buggy?
With your purchase of The Travel Buggy electric wheelchair, you will receive the chair (including seat and back rests), a battery (or two depending on model), a battery charger, a joystick, a tool kit and an operating manual.
How do I confirm and track my order?
Upon purchase of your Travel Buggy you will receive an emailed receipt including the order number for which you can reference. Once shipped, our Support Team will supply you with the date of shipment and tracking number in an email. If you have created an account with us when you purchased, we will upload the tracking information there as well as send you an email. For those that continued as guest through checkout, we will email you your tracking information upon shipment from our warehouse.
Is the Travel Buggy website safe to take my credit card and order information?
Yes, our website has an SSL certificate meaning there is a secure connection between you and us in order to exchange information. You will see this by the “s” next to http in the URL.
Will I be able to purchase The Travel Buggy with my insurance plan?
In some cases, yes. Please contact your insurance company to find out if your plan can fully or partially reimburse the cost of the purchase of your Travel Buggy.
How will my order ship?
- We’ve carefully selected our shipping partners UPS and FedEx to ensure you receive the fastest, safest, and most reliable delivery service possible.
- Signatures are not required for deliveries, but the decision to leave your package will ultimately be at the discretion of the delivery carrier.
- If you have any special delivery instructions, we recommend placing a note on your door on the delivery date with your name and request. You can also make a note for us on checkout in the appropriate box.
Any exceptions I should be aware of?
- Deliveries are not typically made on Saturdays or Sundays.
- We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes or Military APOs.
- If you live in a non-contiguous U.S. state or territory — Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands — additional fees or shipping restrictions may apply.
Shipping to a different address?
No problem. At checkout simply list the shipping address you’d like the product delivered to. If you need to change the shipping address you’ve checked out with, then simply change the shipping address linked to your account, or for those that checked out as guest, send us an email to email@example.com.
What is the Travel Buggy’s return policy?
- Travel Buggy offers a 30-day return window with no restocking fees.
- See our return policy for further details.
What does your warranty cover and for how long?
- See our Warranty for further details
- Frame – 5 years
- Motor – 2 years
- Battery – 1 year
- Controller & Joystick – 1 year
- Wear parts (tires, seat/back, arm rests) – 3 months
Do I need to register the product to get the warranty?
No, but we would prefer you do in order to make sure we can track it appropriately in our system and provide any updates to your product as required.
What will the warranty not cover?
- See our Warranty for further details.
- Damage to the due to improper use and handling, or exceeding guideline restrictions (weight).
What kind of maintenance do I need to perform and how often?
Our Travel Buggy's require very little maintenance, but it is important to perform regular maintenance for ultimate useful life. We’d recommend you visually inspect the unit every month and keep it clean. We’d also suggest you tighten the nuts and bolts with our provided tools at least 4 times a year (depending on usage). Please contact us when when you feel it is not operating like it used to or if the joystick is signaling an error as per your operating manual.
Where do I go for service and maintenance?
We work with third party mobility scooter and power wheelchair technicians across the United States. These companies offer service by a trained technicians who have experience working on power wheelchairs. Simply call us if you would like to arrange a service or have the chair looked at. Many of our technicians are able to meet you in your own home. Note - labor charges will not be covered under warranty.
Where can I get parts?
You can buy most parts online. Please contact us directly if you do not see your required part online, or have a trained technician contact us on your behalf. If we do not have the part in stock, it will take less than 2 weeks to deliver.
Do you sell accessories?
Yes, we sell cup-holders, mobile phone holders, head rests, flash lights, and a handful of other accessories to make your electric wheelchair complete. Please see our accessories page for current listings. If there is an accessory you don’t see, chances are we can source it for you.