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Old 06-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Golf cart and trailer towing

So I just bought a golf cart, rear seats, lift kit, big knobby tires ect. Then went and bought a used 5x8 trailer with a folding ramp. I had to back the golf cart onto the trailer so it will fit because the back seat and foot rail needed to hang over the trailer being you can't let it hang over in the back due to the folding ramp. Now here is where I hope I don't have a problem!!! Is there a mathematical way to figure this out or is it just trial and error? Now that the back of the seat and foot rail hang over the FRONT of the trailer bringing it close to my truck. Once I hook it up to the RV how much clearance is needed between the golf cart and the RV so the 2 don't hit while turning. I'd hate to have to make a turn or cut the wheel sharp when backing up and have the back of the golf cart crushing into the spare tire or the back of the RV. Any pointers??
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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Pull a string from the ball hitch on the trailer to either front corner of the trailer rails. If the cart sticks outside the string, you could have problems. If everything is inside the string, you should be ok.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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If it doesn't work out you can always remove the gate and use a couple 2x10s. Some trailers actually allow you to fold the ramp to the bed. Just an option as you have already bought the trailer.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:06 AM   #4
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I tried the string trick and the corners of the foot platform hang over by about 4-5 inches. I guess I might just have to hook it up this weekend and test drive it around the neighborhood. Still open for any suggestions .
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Since you bought it used you can sell the trailer for what about you paid for it and buy a longer trailer. Would also be easier to load due to having to back onto it.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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Put an extension on the hitch I hade one made 18 inches and u can do circles with it
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:42 PM   #7
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if you only need a short extension, try a dual hitch receiver such as this one.
Dual Receiver Extender [45792] - $69.15 : The Hitch Store, Trailer Hitches Online


i use 2 hitch immobilizers on my dual hitch receiver to combat sway.
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Thank you for everyone's help. I used a 12 inch extension and everything worked out great with no problems. Thanks again for all the suggestions. 👍👍👍
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