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Terryallan

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Posted: 08/14/10 11:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What proof is there that MOST campgrounds ban gas golf carts. I have never seen this rule

If you call any Myrtle beach CG. You will find that gas powered carts are not allowed, and no powered scooters either.

Interesting that CG allow TH with noisy Harleys (mine included) but wouldn't allow my gas powered golf cart that is quieter than most lawn mowers.

Again. No MB CG with the exception of Apache, allowes motorcycles in the CG. You park them at the gate.

Just a few examples. Always call to see if your toys are allowed..


Next question. Why would you need a golf cart outside the park? In the mountains. There is no place to ride to, and the roads are not wide enough for your cart, and road traffic. At the beach. Going out on the main road in a Golf Cart is asking for death.

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tropical36 wrote:

Might as well get one thats street legal so that you can call it a toad and take it anywhere.

Aren't the street legal ones limited to roads with a speed limit of 35 MPH or less? That's how mine is placarded. Sorta limits it's usability. They are allowed to cross a road with a higher limit but not travel on it.


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bldrbuck wrote:

An electric is probably good for about 5 to 10 miles between charges.

My 48 volt one will go a lot farther than that on level ground. The manual says 50 miles on level ground Hills and battery condition would be the big variables.

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I've had to buy new batteries for the electric and buying gas is better by far.

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Batteries have to be replaced eventually and are expensive. You can buy a lot of gas for the price of them batteries.


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Fulltimers wrote:

Batteries have to be replaced eventually and are expensive. You can buy a lot of gas for the price of them batteries.

If you add up all the cost of gas for use over the same time as the life of a set of batteries, your batteries are not so expensive after all! JMHO!


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ejforwood wrote:

Fulltimers wrote:

Batteries have to be replaced eventually and are expensive. You can buy a lot of gas for the price of them batteries.

If you add up all the cost of gas for use over the same time as the life of a set of batteries, your batteries are not so expensive after all! JMHO!

Then theres the longevity and maintenance factor to consider. The battery carts have about 50 moving parts and the gas models 500, just guessing. I use a battery cart at home and around the neighborhood for work and play. I like the way battery carts operate when constantly maneuvering, starting and stopping. People unfamiliar with gas might think that they sit there and idle once started...NOT SO...! There is no such thing as idling and as soon as you push down the pedal it starts and then when you stop, the engine also stops.


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