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Old 01-10-2019, 08:22 PM   #21
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Do you have to get any type of insurance on the Cricket ? I just talked to my Insurance agent and she said I need to get a golf cart policy and the cheapest she could find is $163 a year since I would be adding it to my existing TT policy with Progressive.

This idea of tooling around my neighborhood on a golf cart is getting more $$$ by the minute I may have to re-think this great idea I have I may ended up just buying a new pair of Nikes and continue walking

All the above are very valid points. Main thing is look for frame rust/corrosion, age of batteries etc. 3 major brands ( and easiest to get parts for) are, EZGO, Clubcar & Yamaha. Clubcar will have aluminum frames and can generally be more expensive. Check your DMV office to see if driving on the street is legal and with or without lights, signals etc. A golf cart policy rom All state can be had for $75 a year.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:17 PM   #22
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Why do they say "Most only allow electric golf carts" ? I'm curious is why I ask. I haven't yet tried to take or use my gas cart to a campground, but I will eventually. Why the fuss over gas/electric? I've been to many campgrounds and seen both, no restrictions. Is it a western state thing?
Since I am a "they" person, the reasons I've been told are fumes, noise, & gas ones are easily modified for higher speeds. This is what I was told by campgrounds when we checked in. I used to ask back before I built mine.
And it's not a western thing, I'm mostly eastern US from Maine to Florida.

And Fort Wilderness will allow just about anything as long as no one complains. 3 or 4 years ago we had a guy pull up in a side x side. Hey pics or it never happened ,right?
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:27 PM   #23
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Since I am a "they" person, the reasons I've been told are fumes, noise, & gas ones are easily modified for higher speeds. This is what I was told by campgrounds when we checked in. I used to ask back before I built mine.
And it's not a western thing, I'm mostly eastern US from Maine to Florida.

And Fort Wilderness will allow just about anything as long as no one complains. 3 or 4 years ago we had a guy pull up in a side x side. Hey pics or it never happened ,right?
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What 'fumes and noise'? They are good enough for a golf course, surely good enough for the outdoors of a campground, and if you belong to any of the golf cart forums, there are 3 or 4 times more people 'hot rodding' electric carts for more speed.
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Insurance is recommended no matter the size of golf cart, you can still hit a child in a campground; The crickett is about 3/4 the size of a regular golf cart and only has 1 or 2 12 volt batteries, so won't run nearly as long as regular cart; I have gas and camp, and us it.. The campgrounds I asked at told me they specify electric only as a way to excluse 4 wheeler, 3 wheelers, SxS, etc. and that as long as it was a 'real' golf cart, no problem

And oh yeah, insurance thru State farm for lib. and theft only coust me $65/year here in La.
Its like a moped needs to meet the rquirments of so many CC do not need insurance and plus covered under your regular insurance . Also its like a handy cap scooter. Just another way for companies to make money off ya. My Cricket will run 3 days on a charge. Later RJD
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:56 PM   #25
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What 'fumes and noise'? They are good enough for a golf course, surely good enough for the outdoors of a campground, and if you belong to any of the golf cart forums, there are 3 or 4 times more people 'hot rodding' electric carts for more speed.
You're telling the wrong guy. This is what campground owners and workers told me.
And ultimately it is up to them not us.
I don't think you can compare a golf course to a campground. Atleast not the ones I've been to.
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Some campgrounds require insurance and electric golf carts. After seeing a golf cart hit a nice parked 40s Ford I am glad that insurance is required. In SC if you have the right equipment on your cart you can drive it on secondary roads outside of the campgrounds within 4 miles after registering it with DMV. Crickets require insurance too at the campground we go to. Check with your state and insurance company does not cover a cricket and after checking many homeowner policies do not.

For those in NC we purchased ours from Brads Golf Carts in the Winston Salem area (Belews Creek), you get new batteries, instructions on use, and a one year warranty. We bought ours in 2010 and just put our first set of new batteries in it (8 years) . It came from a golf course in New England where seasons are shorter. For these reasons I would not buy used from CL.

Also Club Cars have aluminium frames, Easy Go has steel, many carts in coastal states have been at the beach areas, Have seen those with steel frames totally rust out. Many on CL have probably been used near the Beaches in those areas.





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What 'fumes and noise'? They are good enough for a golf course, surely good enough for the outdoors of a campground, and if you belong to any of the golf cart forums, there are 3 or 4 times more people 'hot rodding' electric carts for more speed.
Noise has been brought up ( some are noisy) but also the more gas cans and handling gas the more liability. Charging an electric cart is usually safer than refueling a hot gas cart..........

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Also part of the reason no gas carts is rentals .......... Would think liability of 500 people at the campground putting gas in their rental carts................... and another 500 carts owners bring................

At up to $50 a day rental a used cart paid off quickly owning.


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Noise has been brought up ( some are noisy) but also the more gas cans and handling gas the more liability. Charging an electric cart is usually safer than refueling a hot gas cart..........

"Noise' shouldn't be a problem compared to the blasting stereos most have on their carts! Gas? A problem? Mine hold 7 gallons, I make a 12 mile 'loop' thru the town I live in daily, I burn about 1 1/2 gallons a week doing this; a weekend camping trip? maybe a quart of gas.
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"Noise' shouldn't be a problem compared to the blasting stereos most have on their carts! Gas? A problem? Mine hold 7 gallons, I make a 12 mile 'loop' thru the town I live in daily, I burn about 1 1/2 gallons a week doing this; a weekend camping trip? maybe a quart of gas.
Where we go 20 miles a day in the campground is easy........ 500 carts crusin is a lot of gas...... the rental carts do not have stereos and so far in the past few years those blasting a stereo is few.

..... noise is same reason motorcycles are not allowed to be driven in the campground.........


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