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CCIntrigue

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We have a Country Coach diesel pusher. We're interested in buying a Hydralift to transport a Club Car Precedent. Having trouble finding a lot of info on using a Hydralift with cart. Have lots of questions:

  • What are the dimensions of the platform?
  • Is the platform perfectly centered on the hitch?
  • How do you tie down the cart?
  • Does the platform fold up when not in use?


  • And more questions. The Hydralift web site isn't much help with carts, and the info I requested/they sent me doesn't help either. Would love to actually talk with someone who uses the Hydralift for a cart. Thanks!



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Doesn't sound like your getting much response to your query. I don't know anything about the product but I'd say that perhaps it might now be the accessory you want just judging from the lack of response from them on the intended purchase.
If they won't share any information before the sale, I'd be hard pressed to think that they will be there for you after the sale.
Is there another brand that will adapt to your needs?


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Thank you all for your quick replies! I will pass all this info along to my DH. And we will certainly call the company and press for more answers on the golf cart platform they sell. Unfortunately most of their web site pics are with motorcycles, and the few they have with carts don't show them being tied down.

Thanks again.

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CCIntrigue,
Well Sir, I'd have responded earlier if I'd have seen your post. I just got to it. The "Hydralift" is one of the most advanced lift systems for use on the back of Motor homes, Fifth Wheelers and more. It's one of the lightest and and yet can still easily accommodate 1000 lbs of load and, STILL TOW A TOAD!!!!!

First off, don't be too alarmed that the techs at Hydralift are not assisting you and your queries to your satisfaction. I've dealt with a couple of them and if you do even a slight amount of pushing, they'll help you. I've talked to the same rep at the Quartzsite RV event in January more than a few times.

It is a great lift. I've analyzed the other makes of lift and I'd not have any of them. Blue Ox, Overbuilt, and Cruiserlift are among the top other lifts. Most of them use a "Three point" receiver hitch mounting system. That, for one, is one huge PAIN IN THE A$$, to not only construct, but, to actually insert the lift components each and every time you may decide to remove and re-install the lift. Some folks put the lift on and never touch it after that. That's fine if you like it that way.

I did the install on my lift. Yep, it took a bit of calculations, some serious welding, and a quite a bit of forethought. It wasn't all that hard but, then again, I've been fabricating stuff for over 40 years. So to me, it was fun.

Ok, to your questions:
What are the dimensions of the platform. Well, sorry but as you will see in my pictures, ours is set up for a motorcycle. But, it would not be hard to convert, (as Hydralift shows in their gallery) to a G/C platform. You'll have to get the stats from them or, it would not be hard to develop a platform for use on the same lift.

Is the platform centered on the Coach?
Well, yes it is in terms of, from side to side. There is some slight adjust-ability by way of the attachment process. You have, depending on who mounted it for you, as much as 3-4" of adjustment, if need be.

How do you tie down the cart?
Well, that's an easy one. The first thing one needs in determining the platform size is a sub frame under it. Part of it is already there. Some modifications WILL BE NECESSARY to accommodate the full size of a Golf cart. If you use some "FORETHOUGHT" in the process, you determine "tiedown" points in the construction of the platform. And you also determine the TYPE of tie downs, as in, ratchet strap tied downs, chains, (not recommended), Chain binders (if you elect to use chains, and finally but not least, "come-a-longs". You'll figure that part out, that's easy.

Does the platform fold when not in use?
Well, the Hydralift is set up from the factory to do just that. There's two, huge pins that lock the under carriage in place while in transport. Then, when you choose not to use the lift and want it in the "fold up" position, you remove those pins, tilt the platform to the "up" position and, re-install the pins. Done!


Now, again, we use ours for an 850 lb Honda Goldwing. Our coach is a 2004 Itasca Horizon 36GD, with the 330 CAT and Allison MH3000 trans. There is little effect on coach handling when the bike is on there. I'm not saying "None", I'm saying LITTLE effect.

Now, when I said above that some folks put the lift on and forget it, I didn't. I set my lift up for REMOVAL! I installed a quick disconnect for the hydraulic side of the operation and a "Weather Pak" electrical connector for the electrical side. Now, here's the deal:
When I want the lift completely off the coach, that is for a number of reasons, one, the engine needs service or repair, or I don't need the lift or the motorcycle for a certain trip/destination (i.e. Quartzsite due to dusty conditions and no riding intended), or, I'm just going to use our toad, a Honda CRV without the motorcycle, I simply remove the lift.

I do this easily. I lower the lift to land on a Harbor Freight polyurethane furniture dolly, then I disconnect the hydraulic line, (put caps on both ends), disconnect the weather pak connector, undo the 8, grade 8, 5/8" x 2 1/2" bolts that attach the lift to the saddles. I then lift the second half of the lift off the cradles and onto a jack stand which, is sitting on another Harbor freight furniture dolly. Then, I roll the entire lift out of the way and against the house for storage 'till I need or want to use it again.

When it comes time to re-install it, I reverse everything I just told you and it's on there. The entire operation either removing it or, re-installing it takes me close to 8-9 minutes, wow! big deal!

So, that's the main story, sorry that it's long but, you wanted info and I gave what I did and thought. For a golf cart, it would only be a slight difference in size. If you'd like more info, please PM me and I'd be glad to assist you further.
Scott
P.S. If you click on the picture with the lift only, you'll see it in operation.









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CCIntrigue wrote:

We have a Country Coach diesel pusher. We're interested in buying a Hydralift to transport a Club Car Precedent. Having trouble finding a lot of info on using a Hydralift with cart. Have lots of questions:

  • What are the dimensions of the platform?
  • Is the platform perfectly centered on the hitch?
  • How do you tie down the cart?
  • Does the platform fold up when not in use?


  • And more questions. The Hydralift web site isn't much help with carts, and the info I requested/they sent me doesn't help either. Would love to actually talk with someone who uses the Hydralift for a cart. Thanks!

To me the smart thing is to call the company and talk to one of those people there.I have looked at their web site and the pictures and the install instructions etc and found them very detailed and informative

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The platform will/can be custom built to your size along with a choice of tie downs. The only thing about the golf cart platform is due to it's size it will not fold up flush against the RV for storage like the MC platform can

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