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Old 07-25-2015, 11:02 AM   #1
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Golf carts!?!?

ok, what is the draw? I just don't get it. So many golf carts!!!

Is it that people like their toys? Aging RV community with decreased mobility? Status symbol?

Help me understand.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:33 PM   #2
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We are in a permanent cg site and there are a lot of carts. We are in our 60's and not quite ready for a cart. But most of our neighbors are even older or have medical issues. Walking around rocky roads can be hazardous for bones and hips. And many cannot comfortably walk to the store or rec hall. As for people in their thirties who pull in with carts....unless they have a medical reason I don't see the point.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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Glad our seasonal campground does NOT allow them.... The drivers who speed are bad enough
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:38 PM   #4
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I've seen teenage kids ridin around in em all the time, lap after lap after lap, so much for quality time with the family.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:58 PM   #5
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They have there places but not in regular CG. Later RJD
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Old 07-25-2015, 01:11 PM   #6
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I guess since I am 100% disabled and cant walk more than 75' w/o sitting down for a few minutes I should either quit caming altogether or stay in our trailer.
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Old 07-25-2015, 01:12 PM   #7
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Yes I think a lot of people like their toys. Yes I think many have them for mobility issues. I do not have one but have been known to rent one at some of the bigger campgrounds (ie fort wilderness). I don't see an issue as long as drivers are responsible.
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:25 PM   #8
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We try to avid some of the campgrounds that have the 3 hour long golf cart cruise in from 8p-11p night after night. Camping should be somewhat adventurous. Walking and our bike riding. It's ok for the really big campgrounds and moderately. My opinion
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:29 PM   #9
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I guess since I am 100% disabled and cant walk more than 75' w/o sitting down for a few minutes I should either quit caming altogether or stay in our trailer.

You realize nobody had anything negative to say about mobility or disability issues, right? In fact, it seems everyone agrees that those are legit reasons to have a golf cart.


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Old 07-25-2015, 03:34 PM   #10
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I can see both sides of this issue. We normally camp in state parks and we camp host in two different states (VA and MD) in state parks.

In VA, the use of golf carts is a no/no, and we are given a John Deere Gator to get around both campgrounds and to haul firewood and ice. In MD, the use of golf carts is okay and the camphosts have one available to use. We will utilize it about one day per week, when we use it to haul off trash and debris. We will also use it to go back and forth to the laundry area and it does come in handy.

We have been at a SC state park where golf carts were allowed for anyone and it was dangerous to ride a bike or walk on the roads in the campground. When we use to go to this park, they were allowed only for persons who displayed a handicap permit on their vehicle. That made the campground so much more user-friendly and you didn't have to worry about being accosted by teenagers and young adults coming around the corner at 25 mph on the carts.
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