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Old 04-25-2018, 11:08 AM   #1
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Can I put a golf cart on this?

Hey guys, I have an 08 Roo 232 (Toy Hauler version) with the expanded metal rack on the front. Has anybody ever hauled a golf cart on that rack? I know it comes with ramps and you can put a four wheeler on it, but I'm not sure if it's safe enough to put a golf cart on. Mine will fit on it, but last year when I tried it, I had a 1/2 ton F150 and it was too much tongue weight. Now, I have a RAM 2500 4x4, so I'm not worried about tongue weight anymore; I just wanna make sure the trailer frame can handle it. Anybody done this?

I've searched all over the internet for the specs on this trailer, but can't find anything.
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:24 AM   #2
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My suggestion:

Weigh your trailer ready to go camping, but without the golf cart. Fill the FW tank, if that's how you travel. Subtract the TT's weight from the GVWR number on the sticker on the left side of the trailer.

Whatever you have left is the limit for the weight of your golf cart. If your golf cart weighs more than this, it's too heavy.
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I was able to find this link on used one for sale that listed the spec's. That should give you some information.


https://www.parrisrv.com/product/use...o-232-843479-4
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:48 AM   #4
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Now, I have a RAM 2500 4x4, so I'm not worried about tongue weight anymore

this. is why, rv'rs get bad rap.


you should most definitely still be worried about tongue weight
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:12 PM   #5
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This should be fairly easy to figure out:

1) What is the loaded weigh of the trailer with the golf cart on it compared to the GVWR of the trailer?

2) What is the loaded tongue weight of the trailer + weight of loaded truck compared to your trucks GCWR?

3) What is the loaded weight on each axle (truck and trailer) compared to their respective GAWR?

4) A lot of toy haulers I've seen will provide some kind of 'load weight rating' for the toy hauling part of the rig. If your rig has such posted, what's the weight of the golf cart compared to that?

And lastly, with the golf cart loaded, does it fit? I.e. can the rails be properly replaced, golf cart tied down, is anything sticking beyond the width of the rig, etc...
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:17 PM   #6
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Can I put golf cart on this

A cricket mini cart might work
The SX-3 weighs only 303 pounds and it can easily fold down to just 28 inches. This RV golf cart model is only 32 inches wide, and it can fit below any RV camper or on a carrier platform.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:57 PM   #7
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Sorry to ruffle feathers, but I'm not some moron with a v6 S-10 trying to pull a 35 foot triple axle. I have a class 5 hitch on an HD truck that can handle 2500 lb tongue weight. That's more than enough for anything I own and will take camping with me, so once again, I am not worried about tongue weight.


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this. is why, rv'rs get bad rap.


you should most definitely still be worried about tongue weight
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:00 PM   #8
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Sorry to ruffle feathers, but I'm not some moron with a v6 S-10 trying to pull a 35 foot triple axle. I have a class 5 hitch on an HD truck that can handle 2500 lb tongue weight. That's more than enough for anything I own and will take camping with me, so once again, I am not worried about tongue weight.
youre not getting why tongue weight is important, regardless of how much you can carry.

i promise you on a 5000 pound trailer if you have a tongue weight of 2300 its gonna tow like ****.
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I'll have to check into all of that. I'm still doing all my pre-season prep to get it ready for camping, so I'll run the numbers and check everything out. Regarding weather it'll fit or not; it is a very tight fit and I would have to leave the side rails off with the golf cart on. It only sticks out about 4 inches from the passenger side loaded, which I could get away with. Most of my friends that camp with us that have F250s, 2500s, etc.. usually just load their golf carts into the truck bed, but with short beds, you have to take off the tailgate, and I'd prefer not to have to do that (gotta unhook backup camera), so I'm exploring my options. I'd like to put another hitch on the back of the trailer and just double pull a utility trailer, but I have a tool box bolted to the rear. And, yes you CAN double pull in Texas for those of you that are gasping for air right now wondering why anyone would do that


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This should be fairly easy to figure out:

1) What is the loaded weigh of the trailer with the golf cart on it compared to the GVWR of the trailer?

2) What is the loaded tongue weight of the trailer + weight of loaded truck compared to your trucks GCWR?

3) What is the loaded weight on each axle (truck and trailer) compared to their respective GAWR?

4) A lot of toy haulers I've seen will provide some kind of 'load weight rating' for the toy hauling part of the rig. If your rig has such posted, what's the weight of the golf cart compared to that?

And lastly, with the golf cart loaded, does it fit? I.e. can the rails be properly replaced, golf cart tied down, is anything sticking beyond the width of the rig, etc...
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I get what you're saying about that. My comment about tongue weight was regarding the fact that I'm not worried about weather my hitch can handle the weight of the trailer with the golf cart loaded. I know it can. I'm trying to figure out (pretty much exactly what you're concerned with) if with the golf cart loaded, will it make the front too heavy. But, I need to know if the rack can even safely hold the golf cart before I load it up and test it out. I have a weight distribution hitch with anti-sway bar on it, so I don't think I'll have that much of an issue with sway. Last season, I was pulling the trailer fully loaded, front rack full (about 5000 lbs total) with 5 people in the truck and the entire bed loaded with coolers, bikes, grills, etc.... in an 05 F150 2wd half ton, and not one single time did I ever have an issue with swaying going down the road, so I SHOULDN'T have that issue with the new truck. Not saying I won't, but hopefully the golf cart won't weight too much. It's about 1000 lbs, and I think my trailer tongue weight is around 700-800 lbs. I can't remember exactly right now, but I'm estimating the tongue weight would be around 1800 lbs loaded. Most of the other stuff we load in the trailer goes in the back to offset the front weight (due to previously pulling with a 1/2 ton). I'm gonna run the numbers and load the cart up and see what it looks like. If it looks concerning, I will find another option.



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youre not getting why tongue weight is important, regardless of how much you can carry.

i promise you on a 5000 pound trailer if you have a tongue weight of 2300 its gonna tow like ****.
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