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Old 09-03-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Towing a Golf Car

I'm looking at a golf car to tow with my Leprechaun 319DSF class C.
Should I get a 5x8 trailer to haul it?
Or, should I get a hitch-mounted ramp to haul it?
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Hi,
I have a 48V Club Car Precedent and the overall length is around 92". (I haul mine in the bed of the truck.)
Keep in mind, you will need around 110" if it has a rear seat.
As far a a hitch mounted ramp?
My cart weighs 887# per club car specs...and a rear seat adds about 150#. That would be way to much weight for a hitch mount IMO.
I did see a big class A this weekend, he had a custom made "frame welded platform" made of 2 x 3 box steal tube. It looked very solid.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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Crunchman brings up a good point. An average weight for a gas golf cart is going to be around 700 lbs. An electric cart can easily top 1000 lbs. Golf cart batteries weigh an average of 60 to 65 lbs each. Most 48 volt carts use 6 8 volt batteries but I have seen people upgrade a 36 volt cart with 8 6 volt betteries.
So, like Crunchman says, think about weights and accessories you may want to buy with the cart or perhaps add later. The back seat at 150 lbs is a significant add in both weight and length.
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Forgot to mention it's gas powered with a rear seat.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention it's gas powered with a rear seat.
Cool! Just make sure it will fit a 8' trailer if it has the rear loading gate or look into a custom made platform that is welded to your frame but the welded option will most likely void your warranty.
Good luck, we love our cart at the campgrounds. Let us know which direction you go.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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I never pass up an opportunity to post a picture of the carts........

The black one weighs about 1100 lbs (it has a 620cc Honda v twin in it) the gray one is almost dead on 700 lbs with stock motor.

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Old 09-03-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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Sweet looking carts. Here's mine! Just got it this summer but have many upgrades planned.
Sorry for the hijack.
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My golf car was painted to match the Leprechaun and fits snugly on a 5x8 trailer when backed on.
Here a picture of the new to me custom cart.
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If you were to add a hitch-mounted platform (a REALLY bad idea, IMHO, as others have pointed out), keep in mind how far back it would extend, and the stress it would experience the next time you dragged it into or out of a parking lot with a deep dip.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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I'd put a v-8 in it and drive the cart and let your dw drive the coach!

Ok I'm not helping....... sorry.

Get a trailer and do not exceed the towing recomendations of the hitch weight or towing capacity of coach.


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