Need big time help with small project
I haven't done any major woodwork in a long time. Mostly, as I am an artist and a senior, I just paint or fiddle around with small stuff. I now live in senior housing and need some help or ideas with what I can build/make to help me get my mobility scooter IN and OUT of my small apartment. These efficientcy apartments are nice but their hallways are very narrow. I use the scooter a lot just riding around shooting photos for my artwork; I am not infirmed, yet, although if I keep lifting that scooter like I am...I will be! I pretty much walk everywhere except when I am out and about with my scooter with my camera.
This is the problem, the scooter I have (see pic) is "long" almost 6ft long. If it were shorter, no problem, but unfortunately it is NOT! The problem with it is that to exit my apartment door the hallway is too narrow to back the scooter all the way out; I have to constantly grab the bottom frame of the back of the scooter just above the back wheels and physically lift it up and slide it over an inch or two, which is all I can do because it is quite heavy and hurts my back too much to do anymore than that. I constantly have to lift it and move it sideways because those back wheels won't budge (naturally because they are rubber) when being pushed sideways. So I have to lift it 5 or 6 times till I have the scooter in position where I can turn the front wheels and finally get it out in the hallway, fully. I tried putting those 'slider" things I saw on TV under the wheels that makes moving furniture, easier but that didn't work out too well. I find taking the scooter out backwards is easier than taking it out, frontwards. So, maybe you good folks can come up with a better idea. I thought about storing it in storage, but that's quite a walk to the nearest one! Any suggestions as to how I can get my scooter to work with me? What I can build? I am open to all ideas.