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Sarge
08-12-2016, 12:59 AM
Did a search for both - Didn't find much discussion.

Seems like an easy way to make quick resupply trips for ice and beer.

With the occasional trail runs to shooting / hunting areas in remote areas of NV / AZ.

With all the different choices - 2 seater / 4 seater / gas / electric -

What is everyone using?

Thanx, Sarge

porthole
08-12-2016, 09:12 AM
Here is a thread I started a couple of years ago. (https://www.heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/14823-Golf-carts-anyone-use-one-for-camping?highlight=golf+cart)

And a thread to start a golf cart - mobility section (https://www.heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/29237-New-forum-subsection-suggestion?highlight=golf+cart)


My take, and keep in mind this is for the east coast.

I have found that many campgrounds on this side:

Don't allow carts
Only allow carts for seasonal's
Allow carts
Allow only electric carts
Have restrictions on time of day use and noise
And some like Myrtle beach have restrictions on cruising the ocean front road (a welcome restriction)

Some that allow carts require a per day fee or seasonal permit
Some that do not allow make exceptions for campers that have handicap placards
Some require liability insurance.

That all said, we opted for an electric cart and have cart liability tacked onto the RV policy.

I have purchased the Myrtle beach campgrounds annual pass. It was $25 for a year and we were staying almost 2 weeks.
I have never paid a daily fee, been using the don't ask, don't tell method
Besides, if two vehicles are allowed there is no reason to not consider my cart as a vehicle.

One campground that we use locally does not allow transients to have carts, yet there are at least 200 carts in the campground. For that CG I just added a number to the side like all the seasonals had, I used my work badge number :rolleyes:

New Jersey has about 530 municipalities, and all but 6 allow LSV's, low speed vehicles. Essentially street legal golf carts. The town we live in happens to be one of the 6. Otherwise we would have a LSV and not be concerned what the campgrounds have for rules concerning carts, only second vehicles.

Most campgrounds we have been to do not allow UTV's ATV's etc.

porthole
08-12-2016, 10:32 AM
And a thread to start a golf cart - mobility section (https://www.heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/29237-New-forum-subsection-suggestion?highlight=golf+cart)



This part was a hint there Jim B

Lynn1130
08-12-2016, 01:02 PM
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IronJ
08-12-2016, 02:41 PM
Out of curiosity how many of you actually use your carts for golf or other stuff besides camping.

The reason I ask is because I have 2 and I'm seriously considering selling one or both. Just seems like everyone is against them.

I have one that is a custom limo 4 seater, and is registerd as a LSV. Even with the LSV Sticker (Texas does not provide a lsv plate) I still get harassed occasionally.

My other is a club car precedent 4 seater with the requisite 6" lift and bigger wheels tires. It also has the requisite street legal components but isn't registered as such.

Here in texas the state parks (most) don't recognize the lsv credentials and give me grief.

It's actually the reason I bought the grom and ruckus scooters. Since they are registerd and plated Street legal no one can tell me anything about riding them. Which is dumb in my opinion because the carts are way quieter and probably safer!!

Anyway...this cart talk has got me thinking and evaluating if the 2 ....or even ONE cart is worth it...or if I should dump em ...

I had to make the top removable so it would fit in the road warrior..lol..

How bad do carts depreciate??

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Lynn1130
08-12-2016, 04:43 PM
I am not sure what Sarge is looking for. There is a pretty big difference between at UTV (side X side) and a golf cart. Most SXS are not electric and are used for much more that riding around the RV park. Mine is a hunting, trail rider that gets me from the camp to a hunting or fishing spot or allows me, my wife, my children and grand children to trail ride back roads and forest roads. It is street legal, as it must be for use on forest service roads and I carry the same amount of insurance as I do my other street vehicles.

A golf cart is just that a cart to ride around the golf course that is being used to ride around the RV Park. To be honest, most of us should be walking. We need that more that riding around on a cart, unless we just can't walk it, but that it my statement on today's society and nothing more :)

I had two quads. Both Honda's that I had had for 15 years. They were ridden on many back roads and dragged many elk out of the woods. That is what the new one is for.

So I guess the bottom line to this is you have to make a decision as to what job the vehicle is going to do and then start looking at what fits into those parameters. If it is very short trips and a ride around the RV park an electric is probably going to work. If your going to be traveling 50-100 miles a day and dragging big game out of the forest you need something larger.

alwaysbusy
08-12-2016, 06:03 PM
x2 on Lynn. It depends on what Sarge wants to do. A UTV/ATV and a golf cart are entirely 2 different things. Wife and I ATV with in-laws having a UTV. We take the hauler, boondock and ride trail systems one will never see a golf cart on. On the flip side, one doesn't see ATV's in the typical campground unless it's linked with an ATV trail system.

Sawdocmd
08-12-2016, 06:19 PM
Look at hunt-v. They have a 4x4 golf cart. Somewhat of a hybrid.


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OEFVET
08-12-2016, 06:40 PM
As Duane stated earlier, we on the east coast prefer the LSV. My LSV is NOT a golf cart and was NEVER designed to be one. It was designed to reduce our carbon foot print by using an electric street legal vehicle. You mostly see these vehicles on college campuses and municipalities. Reason is quite simple. They only have a limited range and speed. IMO they are the ideal vehicle for campgrounds. Yes I agree we should all walk more but whenever I go to rallies I almost always need to carry chairs, coolers, grills, etc to other camp sites. Having the completely legal LSV allows me to carry all the stuff without having to use my truck.

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Out of curiosity how many of you actually use your carts for golf or other stuff besides camping.

I use mine all the time. Closest store from my house is 1 mile. LSV is perfect for that drive.

Sarge
08-13-2016, 11:12 PM
I am not sure what Sarge is looking for. There is a pretty big difference between at UTV (side X side) and a golf cart. Most SXS are not electric and are used for much more that riding around the RV park. Mine is a hunting, trail rider that gets me from the camp to a hunting or fishing spot or allows me, my wife, my children and grand children to trail ride back roads and forest roads. It is street legal, as it must be for use on forest service roads and I carry the same amount of insurance as I do my other street vehicles.

A golf cart is just that a cart to ride around the golf course that is being used to ride around the RV Park. To be honest, most of us should be walking. We need that more that riding around on a cart, unless we just can't walk it, but that it my statement on today's society and nothing more :)

I had two quads. Both Honda's that I had had for 15 years. They were ridden on many back roads and dragged many elk out of the woods. That is what the new one is for.

So I guess the bottom line to this is you have to make a decision as to what job the vehicle is going to do and then start looking at what fits into those parameters. If it is very short trips and a ride around the RV park an electric is probably going to work. If your going to be traveling 50-100 miles a day and dragging big game out of the forest you need something larger.

Great points.

It sounds like I need two. A golf cart for campgrounds - Even though I can ruck for miles even I have limits when it comes to two cases of beer and ice. An UTV for boondocked / exploring / hunting trips.

Here in Kalifornistan many of the beach communities welcome the electric golf carts - So there are plenty of used ones cheap....

Thanx, Sarge

jbeletti
08-14-2016, 09:19 AM
This part was a hint there Jim B

On it :) Check your Gmail.

Sarge
08-15-2016, 03:37 PM
Look at hunt-v. They have a 4x4 golf cart. Somewhat of a hybrid.


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That looks like a great option -

Electric for campgrounds and noise restricted areas with gas power for remote areas...

Thanx, Sarge

olcoon
08-15-2016, 10:08 PM
There is a company called "Bad Boy Buggies" (LINK (http://badboybuggies.co.za/article/view/about_us)). In their "sport" models they offer electric, and even have some that run on electric or gas.

Sarge
08-16-2016, 01:48 AM
There is a company called "Bad Boy Buggies" (LINK (http://badboybuggies.co.za/article/view/about_us)). In their "sport" models they offer electric, and even have some that run on electric or gas.

Another great option - But am I reading specs wrong -

Or do both of these units max out the weight capacities BEFORE any other gear?

(362RW / GVWR 17k / Dry 15.3k / Cargo Capacity 1.6k )

Sawdocmd
08-16-2016, 05:01 AM
Another great option - But am I reading specs wrong -

Or do both of these units max out the weight capacities BEFORE any other gear?

(362RW / GVWR 17k / Dry 15.3k / Cargo Capacity 1.6k )


You are correct. On the other side if you work good deals you could get a new utv and used cart for what the4x4 carts cost.


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Sarge
08-17-2016, 12:48 AM
You are correct. On the other side if you work good deals you could get a new utv and used cart for what the4x4 carts cost.


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Seems strange these rigs can only handle a 10% cargo load -

Well an electric EZGo weighs apx 850lbs - About the same as my Indian.

Seems like the best choice until I can figure out how to drive one of those hybrid UVTs onto the roof of my truck...

avvidclif
08-17-2016, 10:13 AM
Out of curiosity how many of you actually use your carts for golf or other stuff besides camping.

The reason I ask is because I have 2 and I'm seriously considering selling one or both. Just seems like everyone is against them.

I have one that is a custom limo 4 seater, and is registerd as a LSV. Even with the LSV Sticker (Texas does not provide a lsv plate) I still get harassed occasionally.

My other is a club car precedent 4 seater with the requisite 6" lift and bigger wheels tires. It also has the requisite street legal components but isn't registered as such.

Here in texas the state parks (most) don't recognize the lsv credentials and give me grief.

It's actually the reason I bought the grom and ruckus scooters. Since they are registerd and plated Street legal no one can tell me anything about riding them. Which is dumb in my opinion because the carts are way quieter and probably safer!!

Anyway...this cart talk has got me thinking and evaluating if the 2 ....or even ONE cart is worth it...or if I should dump em ...

I had to make the top removable so it would fit in the road warrior..lol..

How bad do carts depreciate??

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Register your LSV. Buy license plates, insurance, and get it inspected. Then you can use it almost anywhere you can your truck. Nice for state parks.

IronJ
08-17-2016, 11:19 AM
What does an lsv liscense plate In texas look like?

I took my vin # , inspection, and insurance along with the form to dmv.

I paid and was given a registration tag but have never received plates??.and I can't say I've ever seen em?...what gives?

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avvidclif
08-17-2016, 01:54 PM
There's not an LSV tag. It's a regular license plate, just like on your car. They should have given you a set of plates and a tag for the windshield.