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Old 07-16-2017, 05:01 PM   #1
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Golf Cart Rack

Has anyone built or had a golf cart rack built onto the back of a DP? I was thinking of mounting two receiver tubes on top of the frame rails, then sliding in two tubes with a 4'x6' basket on top to park the cart on. I have a trailer i can put the jeep and golf cart on, but to flat tow and not have to unload cart and trailer just seems easier. I have found some units ranging from 3-7k.
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I would not install on a 2 axle coach. 3 axle yes. The extra cantilevered weight on the frame and rear axle I believe will be overloaded. I have read others wanting to do this on this site and have said on a 2 axle coach they are overweight on the drive axle. jmho
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Golf cars are much heavier than most people realize, with battery operated cars being much heavier. There is almost 700 lbs of batteries in a 48 volt car. I have a gas car but I wouldn't want it hanging on the rear of my coach. I use a 5x10 tilt trailer to haul mine on, I can have the car unloaded and hooked to the golf car in just a few minutes.
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If the rack to hold it needs to 48" wide, and there's only another 12" to get to where it's mounted to the MH the centre of mass is 36" out. If the cart weighs just 1,000 pounds that's a whole lot of load on the mount point.
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If the rack to hold it needs to 48" wide, and there's only another 12" to get to where it's mounted to the MH the centre of mass is 36" out. If the cart weighs just 1,000 pounds that's a whole lot of load on the mount point.


Not counting the weight of the rack which will take a fork lift to pick up.
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Yes u guys have me thinking. I've seen the single ATV carriers for the single 2" receiver rated at 600 lbs. There are people building carriers with hyd that adds more weight. My reason is the ease to haul and not have to drop trailer. Most of the time I can pull two trailers ( the Toad & golf cart) but if you go east and north no doubles. We will be heading to FL this December and several of the places do not allow golf carts. I would just like to drop the jeep and keep the cart stored on the back when we are in our site.I'm worried about the trailer if we cant keep it in our site. I did have a box trailer that had a 1500lbs on the ball and had no issues pulling it. I have a class 5 receiver and used a solid hitch.
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My other thought is I have a custom tow bar and i could lengthen the arms and put the jeep on the arms. 600# on the jeep and 600# on the motor home. But this hitch would be hard to stow and i'm more concerned about the weight on the jeeps front axle .
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Has anyone built or had a golf cart rack built onto the back of a DP? I was thinking of mounting two receiver tubes on top of the frame rails, then sliding in two tubes with a 4'x6' basket on top to park the cart on. I have a trailer i can put the jeep and golf cart on, but to flat tow and not have to unload cart and trailer just seems easier. I have found some units ranging from 3-7k.
The previous owner of our Monaco SIG had an OverBuilt Lift hydrolic installed on the back. He used it to carry his golf cart and did so for 5-7 years before selling it.
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Too much weight, too wide, hard to get thru narrow situations, harder to find rv parks with long enough lots, adds length to coach, increases rear swing out, loading and unloading??
A trailer would be safer in many ways.
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Too much weight, too wide, hard to get thru narrow situations, harder to find rv parks with long enough lots, adds length to coach, increases rear swing out, loading and unloading??
A trailer would be safer in many ways.
I would agree that these hydraulic lifts and carrying a LSV, GC, ATV, 3-wheeler MC is not for everyone but they do offer an alternative to using conventional trailers, stackers, or modified tow dollies. Clearly, there are "pros & cons" to every type of towing configuration but my take is that as long as the owner/operator knows his/her limits then all can be done safely.

In our case, we've not experienced any of the issues you point to, i.e. weight, width, RV park/pad sizes, add. length, or swing out. We have a 45'DP+Tow Vehicle and all in are 73.5' in OAL (including the Hydralift but excluding our bike rack on our tow vehicle which adds another 4 ft. when used).

As to loading/offloading in our case, doing so takes approx. 20-30 minutes mostly due to our using 8 tie-downs to properly secure the load ( 4-crosswise, and 1 on each wheel/tire).
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Love the coach! Are the two tubes solid or just thick wall? From what I can find on engineering specs the 1/2 inch wall will more than hold the weight. I was going to go with solid but it seems like extra weight.
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