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Old 04-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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were to put golf cart?

We would like to purchase a golf cart to ride around in the campground. We have no way of hauling with the fifth wheel hitch. Do they make a system to mount on the back of the camper?
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Some states you can pull it on trailer behind camper.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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I wouldn't be as worried as much about the duble tow as I would the combined length law.
most states are around 65 feet and that pretty much takes care of most trucks and 5th wheel right there.
what state is in question ?
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
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I saw a few of these on the road. Every one I saw was in the bed of the pickup and they were towing a travel trailer not a 5th wheel.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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Like papap said, put it on a small trailer and hitch it to your fifth wheel. Either that or trade your fifth wheel in on a toyhauler.
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Check out electric scooters. The ones that look kind of like a skateboard with a seat and handlebars. They fold up small and don't weigh much.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #7
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Most Corp of Eng. campgrounds will not allow golf carts. You have to have a handicap placard and the camp host will still give you grief. Yet every 10 minutes they come by in a golf cart... go figure. It has been my experience that they look the other way for the electric scooters mentioned above, and they are fun to ride.
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Most Corp of Eng. campgrounds will not allow golf carts. You have to have a handicap placard and the camp host will still give you grief. Yet every 10 minutes they come by in a golf cart... go figure. It has been my experience that they look the other way for the electric scooters mentioned above, and they are fun to ride.
Papa is that your scooter pictured ? The pink goes with your wallet !
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No we have friends with a blue one. It is a blast to ride. It probably goes 10 MPH, but feels like 40 because you are so close to the road. It will probably go 20 miles on a charge.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:28 PM   #10
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not one single camp ground we frequent allows "motorized" vehicles to operate within the camp ground .......... state or county
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I had a 49cc honda scooter that did not require a tag to ride on the streets. The state and federal campgrounds would not allow any unregistered or untagged motor vehicles to be operated in their campgrounds. My scooter met all required standards so I registered and tagged it and rode it in the campgrounds all I wanted. I don't think the little scooter weighed much over 100lb and topped out at about 30mph. Seldom ever had to put gas in and I'm not sure it held a gallon. Fun, very easy to ride and had an automatic transmission. Campground hosts at a federal park tipped me off to this, they each had one.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #12
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not one single camp ground we frequent allows "motorized" vehicles to operate within the camp ground .......... state or county
So much for the pink scooter idea.......................
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Here is a link to RV towing rules/laws as stated most max out at 65' combined.
State Towing Laws for RVs

Also if I were to tow behind my TT I'd use one of these Swivelwheel two point setups,
SWIVELWHEEL-58

Looks a lot easier to tow with than a standard triple setup.
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I think our state is 75'. So if it's cool in my state, it must be cool in all the states I travel to. So I went about it and never had any trouble in the other states. Didn't even have a licence plate on the BBQ pit we were towing. But that's just me.
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I think our state is 75'. So if it's cool in my state, it must be cool in all the states I travel to. So I went about it and never had any trouble in the other states. Didn't even have a licence plate on the BBQ pit we were towing. But that's just me.
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Like papap said, put it on a small trailer and hitch it to your fifth wheel. Either that or trade your fifth wheel in on a toyhauler.

I concur. Thats exactly what toyhauler's were made for.
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So much for the pink scooter idea.......................
That's what I was thinking !
I had one picked out with a horn and everything !
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I think our state is 75'. So if it's cool in my state, it must be cool in all the states I travel to. So I went about it and never had any trouble in the other states. Didn't even have a licence plate on the BBQ pit we were towing. But that's just me.
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Lots of them here in Louisiana let you ride the Golfcart. The make some carts that are street legal on road that are post 35mph and under.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #20
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The subject of this post is a pet peeve of mine. I live in Georgia, so any info on this has been learned from Georgia's laws. NO Georgia State Park will allow the operation of golf carts, but there is one exception: You may operate a golf cart in a Georgia State Park with a valid handicapped sticker. BUT--you will be limited to access as dictated by the Head Park Ranger ( a DNR official). Privately held campgrounds have their own rules. Georgia State Parks also DO NOT allow an type of motorized device that is not registered as a "motorized vehicle". Georgia just (Jan. 01) changed the description of "golf cart" to "Personal Transportation Device". Each county of Ga. (159 of them) now have the option of issuing a decal or metal plate to register these "PTD's", but--Georgia does not have the computer software for the counties to do the registrations. I allowed myself to be arrested to challenge the "NO golf cart" rule in Georgia State Parks. I had/still have paperwork provided by the State of Georgia plainly stating "Any paved road within a Georgia State Park will be considered to be a Georgia Public Road". And further: "Golf carts shall be allowed to access any Georgia Public Road so long as the posted speed limit does not exceed to be Thirty-five miles per hour (35 MPH). No special equipment other than what comes on a golf cart is required under the OLD law. But--Georgia's Department of Natural Resources will not recognize these laws and issues to each State Park notices that golf carts are illegal. The bottom line is that the DNR officers will arrest you for "Disorderly Conduct". My case was thrown out by the judge after reading the printed info I had from the State of Georgia. The judge also notified the DNR officer that a written memo from the State DNR is not a law, just a memorandum. Georgia also uses the "Sixty-five foot" (65 ft.) rule for towing. Many times in my area you will see a pick-up truck towing a travel trailer, towing a boat.
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