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Old 06-05-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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Golf Carts

Just woundering, anyone have a golf cart at there site? If so what do you recommend....Electric or Gas, and what make E-Z-GO, Club Car, G.E.M Car or anything else.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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One thing to keep in mind, many campgrounds don't allow gas type golf-carts to be brought in. Actually, some don't even allow them period. I suggest you check with the campground prior to arrival. Gas definitely has more power for overtaking hills but are much louder and have an odor. I don't think you would go wrong with Club Car, EZ Go or Yamaha. Just my two cents.

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. As far as the camp groung go's I have a seasonal site and they just had there first golf cart contest so having one is not an issue. I can have a cart as long as it is insured. I didn't think about asking about gas powered, that's a good point. The ground crew there uses e-zgo gas power to take care of the rest rooms and work around the area.
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I don't have one...yet.
I'm looking into the GEM car myself.
I hate noise/smell of the gas models. Electric means batteries, and maintaining/replacing when necessary. (or winterizing)
Drawbacks to them all I guess.
GEM cars are made right here in ND, and I really like their versatility. (plus..I don't golf)
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:42 PM   #5
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We have an ezgo electric cart with back seating, and really like it. Ours goes about 17-18mph with 4 adults.
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I have a Club car. I like club car because they have aluminum frames which are less likely to rot out and also lighter. It's also very easy to get parts for. They only allow electric at my campground, so that's why I went that route.
Anyway, here's mine!

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Very nice! Do you have to remove batteries in the winter?
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:57 PM   #8
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We have or had 5 GEM cars here at work. the three that are left are in bad shape, two are setting with $ 1,400 worth of dead batteries, the other one is holding up for the time being. GEM cars require a lot of attention and there is only one place in Leesburg VA. that service them and they have shut down. One thing we have found with the GEM Cars is that if the front end becomes bent or out of alignment they can not be pulled back in alignment. From what I understand is that e-z-go is the only one with easy to get parts. I am still checking out different one, but I am leaning towards e-z go.....Be careful with the Chrysler GEM Car, they have been a real pain in the Butt!!! and expensive.
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Rockwood, we have a club car electric. I did not buy it I am borrowing it.
We had a large job finish up and the golf carts came back. I borrowed it last summer and it is going strong. It is a 48 volt model and I did replace the batteries this year.

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I have a Club car. I like club car because they have aluminum frames which are less likely to rot out and also lighter. It's also very easy to get parts for. They only allow electric at my campground, so that's why I went that route.
Anyway, here's mine!


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I don't have one...yet.
I'm looking into the GEM car myself.
I hate noise/smell of the gas models. Electric means batteries, and maintaining/replacing when necessary. (or winterizing)
Drawbacks to them all I guess.
GEM cars are made right here in ND, and I really like their versatility. (plus..I don't golf)

NDJollMon, here are the two that we have left. The first two pic is a utility style truck like and the next two pic is a 4 seat model. The 4 seat model had 4 doors on it but every time we turn a corner the doors would fly open, so we had to take them off. The other problem we have with the 4 seat models is that the front tires are wearing on the inside and there is no way to align the front end, but as you can see that the wear is on the out side and that's because we rotated the tires. The GEM Cars are a different breed then the Club Car and the E-Z-go, the GEM Cars are street legal they do a top speed of 25 mph and can be tagged. They have everything from seat belts to turn signals and use 7 batteries@ $175.00 each.
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Thanks for the GEM info. Good to know! Maybe I'll steer back toward EZ GO myself. While I hate the louder/polluting golf carts...it may be a less expensive option. All those batteries worry me in maintenance troubles. It gets really cold here...and all my batteries are stored indoors during winter. I already have enough! :-)
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #13
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I just found out to day that these GEM cars cost approx $8,000 to $10,000 new...They are not worth it.
I did go on line to GOLF CART WOLESALERS....there you can buy a 2006 golf cart for $1,825 used, it comes with a 90 day warrenty and will ship for free. According to the reviews it takes about a week for shipping. The carts are reconditioned and some say they look like new.
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I'll look them up...thanks!
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:17 AM   #15
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OK, I Did It...........

Here is a pic of my new toy. The pic was taken in the show room last Monday. I pick up the cart the next day after I had a black top installed with a split tinted windshield, front and rear light package and a high speed chip. I plan on taking It back to have a lift kit installed with 12" wheels and tires and maybe a few other things as well.
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Waaaaaaaay COOOOOL! Love those flames!
Gas model, right? 2009? Ball park price on her?
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Waaaaaaaay COOOOOL! Love those flames!
Gas model, right? 2009? Ball park price on her?

Electric 36 volt, 15 to 18 miles an hour. 2003 model completely reconditioned wiring and all. Batteries load tested for 113 minutes, high speed chip, Creager S/S wheel covers, custom body the flames are air brushed with black seat and a 60 day warranty. The pic of the cart was still in the showroom and the price as you see it.....$3,000 I posted another pic with add ons Under "MY TOY WITH ADD ONS" which came out to $3,600. I bought the cart from GOLF CART SERVICES in PA, Great people to deal with.
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Here it is

I added the sun top, light package and a tinted slit windshield and plan on doing a few more things.
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Very nice...thanks. I need to go shopping! :-)
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:04 AM   #20
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I watched an article on GMA this morning about tax credits on street legal electric golf carts.....up to $6000 depending on the battery power. I couldn't find the video clip, but here is an older article:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/golf-...ory?id=8875161

Just an FYI for those of you thinkn' about such a puppy. I think they said the incentive goes off 12/31/09.
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