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Old 10-20-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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Golf cart in truck bed while towing

Hey guys-
I'm thinking of buying a golf cart, probably a Club Car Precedent. I have a 6'4" bed and am wondering if you guys fit them in. Dealer said with tailgate down it will fit, but I'm not sure if I can tow the camper w the gate down.

If the tailgate has to be off, are there any tricks to hauling the gc ?
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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Assuming you are good on weight and all(total hauling weight), just strap it tight pulling to the front of the bed and tightly down and you will be fine. I wouldn't tow with tailgate down. Most tailgates hit the tongue jack anyways when down, at least mine does.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:34 AM   #3
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Tailgate and tongue jack argue over space when hitched.


Again concerns over total weight on the truck...
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You could get a longer hitch shank and possibly end the argument between tailgate and tongue jack. Then you could tow with tailgate down. So long as your truck can carry the weight.

If I had a real reason (other than simple convenience) to get in my bed while hooked up, this is what I would do.
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Hey guys-
I'm thinking of buying a golf cart, probably a Club Car Precedent. I have a 6'4" bed and am wondering if you guys fit them in. Dealer said with tailgate down it will fit, but I'm not sure if I can tow the camper w the gate down.

If the tailgate has to be off, are there any tricks to hauling the gc ?

What are you towing, what is the weight of the Golf Cart and what are the weight #'s on the drivers door?

As far as the tailgate being down, I have the 157" frame with the 6' bed and I can not leave it open.

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The snowmobile and ATV guys use an interesting flatbed that mounts on top of the bed rails to haul multiple toys, while pulling a trailer.

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My tailgate clears the jack okay in a straight line and I sometimes open it for access to the bed, but I've never pulled with it down. Don't know without testing, but I'd think a turn would be disastrous.
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Golf cart in truck bed while towing

I tow our camper with a golf cart in the bed. The tailgate won't close completely, but I use two plastic coated steel cables to keep it closed as far as possible. My tailgate doesn't hit the jack when open but in a tight turn I believe it would...

So no tricks but heavy duty straps, ramps and a way to keep tailgate partially closed...
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