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davisenvy

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Posted: 04/22/12 05:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone haul a golf cart in the back of their truck while towing their TT? I'm not asking for the weight police to come out on patrol, just looking for anyone who does it and what their set up is.


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davisenvy wrote:

Does anyone haul a golf cart in the back of their truck while towing their TT? I'm not asking for the weight police to come out on patrol, just looking for anyone who does it and what their set up is.


Have 2 friends that do it. I ain't got enough truck for it. Both have 2500 gas Chevys. One has a 35' Montanna, the other has a 34' Not sure what. One I know has air bags, not sure about the other. They have no problems.


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I don't have a golf cart but I have towed my camper with 4wheeler and my motorcycle in the back. These were not in there at the same time. I carried the motorcycle in the back of my f150 and have carried both the bike and the 4wheeler in the 2500 chevy.


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Posted: 04/22/12 05:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would do it, but if you have a standard 1/2 ton I would not. Not a weight police not judging.

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I have known lots of people who do. I used to but no longer have a golf cart. Never had any problems.


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Will your cart fit in the truck bed with the gate closed? If so then paylaod is really the only concern. If not then you'd have to make sure your trailer tows far enough behind to allow you to open the tail gate. Some do and some don't. If yours doesn't then you'd need an extended shank (which WILL reduce the rating of the hitch).

Good luck / Skip


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Sure do. It's one of the reasons I bought the truck so I can bring both toys. My previous GMC 6.0 gasser didn't have the payload capacity to safely haul it. I would agree with the rest that you need at least a 3/4 ton truck to consider it.


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They can run up to and over 900 pounds for electric and up to 8 ½ + feet in length…

A rack that sits above the bed would work best…


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skipnchar wrote:

an extended shank (which WILL reduce the rating of the hitch).

Good luck / Skip


I disagree with the reduction in the rating opinion. I recommend one do a LOT of research before even believing this assertion. Skip has his opinion and I have mine and I have NEVER found any derating for and extended hitch except for those that have two holes where the drawbar aren't solid but sort of "I" beam shaped and that extra loss of metal might in fact effect the strength of the drawbar. My 16" which I have been using is solid square stock with only one hole for the receiver.

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I tow a 31' camper and carry the golf cart in back of the truck. I have a Chevy 2500 long bed and it all works fine.

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