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Old 06-28-2014, 05:48 AM   #1
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Golf cart into compact pickup?

Does anyone have pictures or info on how this may work?

We are trying to come up with ideas for how we can have a toad and a golf cart when we move up to a MH all while being 5,000lbs or less. Most gas Mh's from what I have seen have a 5,000lb towing capcity. My 2500 weights around 6k empty so that's out.

I have looked at the double tow dollies and they are crazy expensive. I have also thought about making one my self that way we could pull a little car and have the golf cart on the dolly. I would much rather have the golf cart in the bed of say an s-10 or ford ranger. I have an open trailer that will fit the car and golf cart but that's too much for weekend trips.

I have also seen the cricket mini carts but I don't like the idea that there is no real dealer network or aftermart parts like a ezgo or Yamaha.

Any thoughts or ideas are welcome
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I don't know if you already have the golf cart, but something to consider; it may not even fit in a small pickup. I had to buy a 8x10 trailer for mine because it would not fit in a 5x8. That said, I only have two inches left at one end to raise the ramp. Also, I have an EZ-GO electric cart, but it weights 930 pounds with the batteries.

Just something to think about.

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Upgrade the hitch !
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Does anyone have pictures or info on how this may work?

We are trying to come up with ideas for how we can have a toad and a golf cart when we move up to a MH all while being 5,000lbs or less. Most gas Mh's from what I have seen have a 5,000lb towing capcity. My 2500 weights around 6k empty so that's out.
Many gas MH have a 5K hitch, but only have a 4K tow rating. There are a lot of gas MH built on a 22K GVWR chassis, that have a 26K GCWR. If the MH is at max load then there is only 4K left to tow with.

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I double tow to pull my limo rxv.
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Ever have any issue with law enforcement on double tow. I guess you have toad with small trailer behind toad??
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We used a Colorado 4x4 Crew for 5 years. I cut a piece of 3/4" plywood to fit, covering the tailgate. I then attached 2x4s on end with a long screw every 4"; so they fit just inside the cart's tires. This stiffened the plywood and took the load off the tailgate. We were very close to 5000 lb.; so I made sure there was less than 1/4 tank and nothing else went in the truck.
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Upgrade the hitch !
That was my first thought. I just want to be sure the chassis will handle it and asking about beefing things up on this kind of forum doesnt go over well since the rv crowd is a bit over cautious at times.

I would think that upgrading to a regular class IV hitch and flat towing my 2500hd with the golf cart in the bed would be the easiest way. There would be no tongue weight to worry about and I would think the chassis would handle 6k rolling behind it. There are plenty of guys at the drag strip every weekend pulling 30ft car trailers and you know they are way over 5k

If someone with more experience could chime in that would be great.
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Just one other thought.
With that amount of weight on top of the pick up bed, wouldn't the load tend to be top heavy ?
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Yes, you can probably tow well over the 5000lb. limit of your motorhome, especially as long as you have a brake system on the toad, and your hitch is rated for it, but remember that the more you go over the faster things like engines and transmissions will wear out. The weight limits are set for safety reasons and also longevity reasons.
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Ever have any issue with law enforcement on double tow. I guess you have toad with small trailer behind toad??

No issues yet I see lots of 5th wheels do the same thing. I wonder how many if any have law issues the only down side from the forum is (thats against the law) but Ives been doing it for 8 years now.
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