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Old 01-12-2019, 01:05 PM   #41
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At Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach SC they donít allow motorcycles so they wonít allow anything gas
Campground rules for golf carts are all over the place. Some (seemingly) make no sense, but most do. Each campground owner makes the rules, and they are probably based on their experiences and preferences. If we want to use our golf carts, we have to choose campgrounds with rules that fit our requirements. It isnít right to argue rules that are in place.

My seasonal campground allows both gas and electric golf carts. You must present proof of insurance if you are going to use it. You must possess a valid driverís license and you must be at least 21 years of age to drive it. The 21 years of age thing kind of baffled me at first, but I have since seen the difference between some 16-year-olds on golf carts versus 21-year-olds, so I get it now.

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Old 01-12-2019, 02:08 PM   #42
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We are not big golf cart people but do know to some that is a big thing for them, that's why we have chocolate & vanilla. Anyway we were at a campground once and if they had a DUI checkpoint set up a lot would be walking more. Fort Wilderness is one place we splurge and rent a cart.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:11 PM   #43
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I love our Yamaha g22 gas cart. It's a 2004 and I bought it in 2011 at a large auction in Indiana. I have made it street legal and it is registered in Ohio as a low speed vehicle. We drive it around or village all the time except really cold weather. It is legal in all Ohio State parks. The Yamaha gas carts are very low maintenance. Change the oil once a year and if it gets hard to start then the valves might need adjusted. I've never even had to do that to mine. I know some campgrounds are fussy about gas carts but I'll just find one that allows mine. BTW you can can run just about all of pigeon forge tn on a cart. It makes running around easier and more fun. It takes less gas and parking is easier. Mine was originally a two seater but I added a folding rear seat for about 180.00. as for insurance, my agent told me my cart is covered in my home owners policy. That sufficed when I took it for a street legal inspection. We've been thinking about getting a lift kit and tires only because it would load into our pickup truck a little easier. I have never considered an electric cart. Although my gas cart cost me more when I bought it the cost ownership has been much less. I paid about 1800.00 for mine and at the same auction I could have bought an electric cart for about 1100.00. additionally, I'm sure I would have had to replace the batteries on an electric cart at least once in the time I've owned the cart.
If I could make my RZR 900 street legal, I might sell my cart though. That's not a choice in Ohio.
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I bought a 2015 EZGO RXV that was totally reworked. New Seats, Windshield, new folding rear seat, new rims and tires, 4 new Trojan 1275 batteries and a new charger. I have $5500 in it but it should last me the rest of my life.

I chose electric because of the gas carts sometimes being prohibited in campgrounds. This runs 20-mph which is faster than I'll ever drive it anywhere except on a blacktop straight road. Has plenty of pickup (actually beats my friends 25 mph GC for about the first 50 yards).

Main reason I chose the EZGO RXV was two fold. Ride was better than other models I tried and I really liked the let of the gas and the regenerative braking kicks in, slows the cart and once it comes to a stop, automatically applies the parking brake. No worries about anyone forgetting to press the brake pedal and the cart rolling down a hill.

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Old 01-13-2019, 08:16 AM   #45
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I bought a 2015 EZGO RXV that was totally reworked. New Seats, Windshield, new folding rear seat, new rims and tires, 4 new Trojan 1275 batteries and a new charger. I have $5500 in it but it should last me the rest of my life.

I chose electric because of the gas carts sometimes being prohibited in campgrounds. This runs 20-mph which is faster than I'll ever drive it anywhere except on a blacktop straight road. Has plenty of pickup (actually beats my friends 25 mph GC for about the first 50 yards).

Main reason I chose the EZGO RXV was two fold. Ride was better than other models I tried and I really liked the let of the gas and the regenerative braking kicks in, slows the cart and once it comes to a stop, automatically applies the parking brake. No worries about anyone forgetting to press the brake pedal and the cart rolling down a hill.

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The RXV electric is my favorite golf cart. This model has been around since 2008 and it is still produced today. Not many changes have been made to it over the years other than some minor changes to some of the electronics. The only real problem with the RXV was the original solenoid used for the first couple years of production proved to be defective. That problem was recognized pretty early on and all RXV electric carts after about mid-2009 to early 2010 used a different solenoid ó the same one used today. So, if you find yourself with an RXV electric cart that just decides to stop for no reason, or it decides it just doesnít want to move, you probably need to replace the solenoid. It is an easy and inexpensive swap-out.

The golf cart dealer I use sells, upgrades and services every brand and model of (used) cart there is and, in his opinion, there is no better electric cart than the RXV in any model-year. He wishes more would come available for him to sell, but he said golf clubs rarely sell them because they are so dependable. I do know that whenever he puts one out on the floor, it is gone within days.

Something to put a lot of thought into when purchasing an electric cart is what type of charger to use. You must take good care of your batteries! All of the chargers that come with the carts are basic, at best. The best charger I have found is the Eagle Performance Series by Pro Charging Systems. They are not cheap, but they are worth every penny you pay. Plus, they are made in the USA! Hereís a link to these chargers: http://www.dualpro.com/wp-content/up...ble-Insert.pdf

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Old 01-13-2019, 08:48 AM   #46
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The RXV electric is my favorite golf cart.

Something to put a lot of thought into when purchasing an electric cart is what type of charger to use. You must take good care of your batteries! All of the chargers that come with the carts are basic, at best. The best charger I have found is the Eagle Performance Series by Pro Charging Systems. They are not cheap, but they are worth every penny you pay. Plus, they are made in the USA! Here’s a link to these chargers: http://www.dualpro.com/wp-content/up...ble-Insert.pdf

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This is interesting I never thought about using any charger other than the one that came with the cart. You are correct about taking care of the batteries.

Our cart is a 2005 Club Car that we purchased in 2010. Our dealer put new batteries in it when we bought it. We do like Trogan batteries the last set lasted 7.5 years. When we bought the new batteries last year our dealer also tested the charger and it was working fine.


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Old 01-14-2019, 05:19 AM   #47
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This is interesting I never thought about using any charger other than the one that came with the cart. You are correct about taking care of the batteries.

Our cart is a 2005 Club Car that we purchased in 2010. Our dealer put new batteries in it when we bought it. We do like Trogan batteries the last set lasted 7.5 years. When we bought the new batteries last year our dealer also tested the charger and it was working fine.


I have never replaced batteries in a golf cart. What led you to believe your batteries were going bad? Were you experiencing less and less runtime, or did you experience something sudden?

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Old 01-14-2019, 08:25 AM   #48
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Mine is a 2005 EZGo TXT that was built by Cushman as an industrial cart. Had 5 lug wheels (converted to 4) and has hydraulic brakes. Everything is custom on it, paint, ostrich seats, lift. No degenerative braking, so on a downhill, Iíll be seeing ya. . Itís fully licensed and insured in OH, and we can run on any street posted 35mph or less (unless city specifically prohibits it). Click image for larger version

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Old 01-14-2019, 05:33 PM   #49
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I have never replaced batteries in a golf cart. What led you to believe your batteries were going bad? Were you experiencing less and less runtime, or did you experience something sudden?

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I have always been told golf cart batteries last about 5 -7 years. Ours lasted just over 7.5 years. Several friends had to replace theirs at 5 years. Anyway for us It had been on the charger over 12 hrs. I went to load it up and took it to the trailer and all of a sudden it quit. But the cart seemed to previously run a little slower.

Any way loaded it up took it to the dealer, they checked it, yes they were bad..... they put new Trogans, new cables, they checked everything out and all is good again.

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As I mentioned we bought ours from a dealer in NC (Brad's) it was from a New England golf course........ We got a new body, new long roof, new flip rear seat, new windshield, new batteries, new hub caps, new light kit, used factory charger for $3250. But that was 2010. And a one year warranty. The cart is a 2005. The only thing done to it since 2010 is new batteries last spring, new tires a year ago, a bushing that holds the pedals ( A few bucks and I replaced it in about 10 minutes.

When the batteries were replaced the technician wanted me to sell it to him badly.......... It is only 14 years old just broke in.....

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