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Old 06-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Anyone put a golf cart in the bed of their Truck while towing a camper?

I just bought a 2012 F250 gasser ( I hated to get rid of my Armada ) and I will be pulling a 31 foot GulfSteam Innsbruck (dry weight 5900lbs, tongue weight 820lbs)

My golf cart weight about 700 lbs.

I have heard of people doing this but never have tried.

Appreciate any comments

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

I've seen several folks do it. I've also seen golf carts in the bed of a pick up that was the toad for a motorhome. I'm sure the set up requires some very careful work but people do it.

Do you know the CGVWR of your truck?

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:33 AM   #3
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It depends on what your 250's ratings are...
check here ;_ 2012 Ford Super Duty | View Towing Specifications | Ford.com
as depending on engine, 4x2 or 4x4, cab config, it differs... guessing max is 12400 ?

I would think a good wd hitch will handle the TT's weight distribution,
(FYI - dry weight is meaningless - use GVWR)
but the golf cart is all on the rear axles... what do you have maybe 6000 lbs rear GAWR
gross axle weight rating ?

my guess is that you will be over the rear GAWR or maybe the gcwr of your towing vehicle - only way to know is to weigh it at say a local CAT scale -> CAT Scale Locator | CAT Scale
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Assuming you can stay in your limits I've seen a couple of people do it. Typically it is 4 wheelers though, not a golf cart which I would assume might be slightly lighter. Even with a WD hitch you may want to consider bags. That's a lot of weight being supported by your leaf springs and the newer super duties tend to squat more as it is.

If you decide to look into bags, just let me know and I would be happy to help find you the right kit for your application.
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I've seen that done. Fe times. Another option I saw was a dynasty with two more receivers mounted to the back with a expanded metal platform attached to the three points. Then they had their golf cart (sideways) and then a blue ox mounted off the back towing a full size truck. Nice set up. Ramps for the platform so they could drive the golf cart off with the truck hooked up.

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I just bought a 2012 F250 gasser ( I hated to get rid of my Armada ) and I will be pulling a 31 foot GulfSteam Innsbruck (dry weight 5900lbs, tongue weight 820lbs)

My golf cart weight about 700 lbs.

I have heard of people doing this but never have tried.

Appreciate any comments

Thanks !
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used too when i had my c-3500 and fourwinds 36 ft traveltrailer
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I see pickups pulling TTs/cargo trailers/toy haulers/flatbed trailers/etc with all sorts of heavy play toys/work equipment in the bed.

Your F250 gasser has a 6100 RAWR/tire capacity. The F250 smallblocks empty rear axle generally weighs close to 2800-3000 lbs when loaded with fuel/folks and gear. Thats leaves you with approx 3000-3200 lb payload. The 700 lb cart and even a 1000-1200 lb hitch weight is well under the trucks axle/tire capacities.
Actual weights depend on weighing the trucks front and rear axles seperatly.
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