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Old 05-16-2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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Who has a golf cart??

Who has a golf cart? What kind is it. Add a pic if you want.
DW and I are talking about getting one.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:41 PM   #2
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I have a 2005 Club Car gas cart. You can see it on my page if you look close. I keep it stored about 90 miles from home base where I have a membership in a Golf & RV Club. I use it on the links and the grandkids terrorize the campers the rest of the time. Haven't customized it yet but that's my next project.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:08 AM   #3
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We don't but some people have them at the campground where our TT is parked on a seasonal site. The majority are electric. From what I've been told the batteries are expensive when they need replacing, but don't polute as much and require less winterizing at the end of the season than gas. With all due respect, some of the people should be walking for the excersize instead of riding around on a golf cart. Others have health issues and a golf care provides them with mobility. I've seen some pretty tricked out ones that people have alot of $$ invested in and they look fantastic.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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We are looking at an electric one.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:05 PM   #5
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Most prefer the electric ones. I went with gas because of the expansive and hilly trails where we go camping plus the sticker shock of replacing 6 batteries at once every few years. To each their own...advantages and disadvantages both ways. Whatever you end up with, you will like it.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #6
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(nice to see you back again Barrelslime!)
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:19 AM   #7
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I have one (gas), but don't have it here at the park. I have a bicycle instead. I know that if it were here, I would never get the bike out.
I prefer gas over electric. My gas cart will run for 18-20 hours on one tank of gas and a "recharge" takes just a couple of minutes at a pump or gas can.
A previous post said something about winterizing a gas cart being more involved than an electric cart. I don't understand this. The engines are air cooled so there is no coolant in them. Put a little stabilizer in the gas and you are good to go. Both types require that you keep the battery(s) charged during the winter since a dead battery will freeze. With a gas cart you only have 1 starting battery to worry about.
Concerning pollution, electric carts have 4-6 lead acid batteries. That is a lot of sulfuric acid and lead and when they are charging they produce hydrogen gas. Is their storage/charging area well ventilated to dissipate the hydrogen. Are these batteries when worn out disposed of and/or recycled properly.
Just food for thought.
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I have one (gas), but don't have it here at the park. I have a bicycle instead. I know that if it were here, I would never get the bike out.
I prefer gas over electric. My gas cart will run for 18-20 hours on one tank of gas and a "recharge" takes just a couple of minutes at a pump or gas can.
A previous post said something about winterizing a gas cart being more involved than an electric cart. I don't understand this. The engines are air cooled so there is no coolant in them. Put a little stabilizer in the gas and you are good to go. Both types require that you keep the battery(s) charged during the winter since a dead battery will freeze. With a gas cart you only have 1 starting battery to worry about.
Concerning pollution, electric carts have 4-6 lead acid batteries. That is a lot of sulfuric acid and lead and when they are charging they produce hydrogen gas. Is their storage/charging area well ventilated to dissipate the hydrogen. Are these batteries when worn out disposed of and/or recycled properly.
Just food for thought.
Thats all true, but mine wont stink, like some old gas carts do.
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Yep, some of those old gasser carts can stink but they sure can pull an electric one back to the trailer pretty easily when they run out of juice at the far end of the trail.
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Mine is bone stock and doesn't stink. It is quiet too since it still has the original stock muffler.
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