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Old 10-15-2014, 12:09 PM   #61
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Lots of great comments.
Ahh, this was one that I didn't disqualify for me but should have. I've found that I get sticker shock when someone wants $60/day for a golf cart. I also looked into off-campground rentals a few times but finding folks who rent them was tough and inconvenient. Over Labor Day, in Dover, PA- the closest rental was like 45 minutes away. I didn't want that hassle before/after the trip.
Just curious - have you done a cost comparison to see how many days you would need to use the GC to equal the cost of a privately owned unit, plus the upgrades needed to tow it. At $60/day you would need it 100 days to equal a $6000 cost for the GC and extras.

If cost was not a issue, I would do is a toy hauler. That idea provides the opportunity to use the ramp as a back deck as well as using the garage as a second bedroom.

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Old 10-15-2014, 01:02 PM   #62
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Check this out...
That's awesome! That hits on a handful of things we've talked about- roof size is generally big enough for the cart; the cart needs to be a "convertible" with a removable roof; they appear to have locked the steering in place with straps (maybe that was done afterwards). I like the integrated storage of the ramps.

There appears to be some kind of roller on the front- a pulley, maybe. I'm betting on there being a winch; possibly integrated into the custom truck bed. Not sure, though.

Looks like they have the ability to tie into the custom bed so they have a beefy footing. It almost looks like they still have some feet/risers going from the door sill to the rack. Building on that idea, I've wondered about a heavy-duty kayak rack that was anchored to the truck bed like US Racks does:


I wonder if something stout enough could be built that minimizes the need for front supports. Problem with that- the further back the truck bed that you go, the more you then have to worry about clearance between the top of added height to the truck's bed rails and the bottom of the fifth wheel.
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:08 PM   #63
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Just curious - have you done a cost comparison to see how many days you would need to use the GC to equal the cost of a privately owned unit, plus the upgrades needed to tow it. At $60/day you would need it 100 days to equal a $6000 cost for the GC and extras.
So far this year, we've camped for 74 nights. I don't think we're going to make my plan of 100 nights, but we'll definitely be up to 90. That doesn't account for the handful of places that we wouldn't/couldn't take it or those that it wouldn't make sense to (not sure I'd use it for a weekend trip and clearly, no need for overnight traveling stops).

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If cost was not a issue, I would do is a toy hauler. That idea provides the opportunity to use the ramp as a back deck as well as using the garage as a second bedroom.

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Do you want my list of issues with this one for us now or later? Offhand, we didn't like the loft idea- making beds up there would just be a hassle. No u-shaped dinette. Wife didn't like the "livability" of the garage- said it was too "garage feeling" (shocker, I know ). We like our 1/2 bathroom with direct outside accessibility (though, we use this a lot less than I would have guessed).

But, most importantly- I like my camper now. It just doesn't do this one thing.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:19 PM   #64
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Would like to see him load that up, looks interesting.
Yep he had a winch he used to lower it off the back with ramps he attached. Really cool homemade contraption...
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Looks like ocean lakes where that picture was taken.



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Old 11-08-2014, 09:30 AM   #66
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Just saw this over at rv.net:

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I have to say, it was nice having our car for errands and running around. We need a 4-seater smart car!
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I saw that one also, I prefer my method better. I am looking at other options of what kind of car I could carry.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:20 AM   #68
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I saw that one also, I prefer my method better. I am looking at other options of what kind of car I could carry.

I'd have a very hard time of convincing my wife to go for a HDT. Plus, no idea how my 2 midgets fit into the mix with a HDT.

I think I'd prefer it, though.
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I'd have a very hard time of convincing my wife to go for a HDT. Plus, no idea how my 2 midgets fit into the mix with a HDT.

I think I'd prefer it, though.
Some guys have take the sleeper section and removed the bed and installed a couch that breaks down to a bed and also installed seatbelts, so it can be done for a family, mine does not have lower side windows so that would kind of stink as you can only see thru the windshield. Others have put in lower windows but for us right now it would not be worth it.
I love towing with the HDT and next year we head west to Co. & New Mexico so feel it will be worth it. We should get together so you can take her for a spin to see what you think.
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Dunno....but after reading all these ideas, driving a motorhome with a pickup in tow while the golf cart rides in the bed is looking pretty convenient!
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