The Ventura 20" 3 Wheel Deluxe Mid Size Scooter from Drive Medical is a well built mid size scooter that is jam packed with features. Some of these features include a 36 AH battery for extended range, height adjustable swivel feature, interchangeable red and blue panels and so much more.
Other features include
Armrests are padded and adjustable.
Floorboard with 23” of foot space.
Ergonomic throttle control.
Height-adjustable swivel seat features fold-down backrest.
Seat position can be adjusted forward or backward.
Seat back reclines and features adjustable headrest.
20” width Captain’s Seat.
Flat-free, non-marking tires
Large, plastic carry basket.
Turn signals/hazard lights.
Easy freewheel operation.
HCPCS # - N/A
Weight Capacity – 350 lbs
Top Speed – 5 mph
Max Cruising range – 22 miles
Turning Radius – 53°
Climbing Radius – 7.5°
Ground Clearance – 2.5”
Dimensions – 48” (L) x 25” (W)
Floor to Seat Height – 20” – 23”
Seat Dimension – 18”(W) x 18”(D)
Motors – 24V x 350W x 5100 rpm
Batteries (pair) – 12V x 36AH
Charger – 4A Offbaord
Brakes – Electromagnetic
Front Wheels – 10” x 3” Flat Free
Rear Wheels – 10” x 3” Flat Free
Base Weight – 88 lbs
Battery Weight (pair) – 46 lbs
Seat Weight – 40 lbs
Total Weight – 174 lbs
Warranty on frame – Lifetime
Warranty on Electronic Controller/Drive Train Components – 14 Months
Warranty on Batteries – 6 Months
Many design flaws--avoid it.
Posted by B. Webb on 4th Aug 2015
The Ventura DXL 3 wheel has several design flaws. I have owned/rented more than a dozen mobility scooters over the past 18 years, of many different types and brands, but I have never been as disappointed as I am with this one. I had hoped that some of the design innovations the Drive company has shown in its walkers would produce a superior scooter. Not so. It looks great, while very large; the seat is top quality and comfortable, and it goes forward quite fast. However, the controls are very slow to respond, even forward and stopping. The worst is the reverse—it takes about 3 seconds to move after the tiller paddle is completely activated, and then moves much too slowly, causing me to miss elevators frequently. It really is not safe. I now live in downtown Toronto and count on the scooter for all mobility outside. I have only owned it for 2 months, but feel it is deteriorating quickly. The wheels have developed a loud grunching sound, which seems like a problem with the bearings. The warranty does not cover bearings and bushings, so I’m dreading taking it for service. The ride is very rough, especially crossing city streets with streetcar tracks. It supposedly has rear suspension, but it is not evident in the ride. Very jarring on the spine. If I could afford to scrap it, I would start over to find a new scooter.
If you have arthritic hands, adjusting the huge knob for the tiller angle will be impossible. When it is tightened enough to be stable, I cannot loosen it. Many folks who need a scooter also have other issues that complicate ordinary tasks. The choice of the 3-prong charger plug is also annoying—so difficult to align the prongs. The charger box lacks an on-off switch so that it must be unplugged when not in use—another difficulty for a disabled person. Although it has a good forward speed, there has always been a “waggle”, like a car with misaligned tires vibrating. From the first moment, the whole tiller has a recurring loose problem that must be tightened every couple of weeks by my son with a screwdriver.
In spite of its good top forward speed, it seems to lack the torque to go up or over even very slight obstacles, such as the small threshold of my condo. Rough ground/grass is not welcome, and it feels very tippy, compared to all others I’ve used. Even small things, like somewhere to hook a grocery bag onto the middle of the tiller, have been overlooked. I miss being able to adjust the tiller angle.
I feel my many years and many different scooters give me a perspective to assess this scooter, and I regret the purchase. I do not recommend it until the many flaws are addressed. Too bad the designers don’t employ experienced scooter users to advise on the prototypes.
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