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Old 02-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Towing a car & a Golf Cart

For years, I've flat towed my Jeep Cherokee. I'm thinking of buying a golf cart. Everyone says "ditch the Jeep & get a pickup". I don't want to part with the Jeep & am thinking of buying a trailer to put the cart & Jeep on. Does anyone do this? An open car trailer with the cart on front (perpendicular) to the car. Pics of your set-up?
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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In this case I think what "Everyone says" is good advice. In your plan you would have yet one more piece of equipment to deal with at campsites.

I did see somewhere a golf cart that would fold up and fit in the back of an SUV. Perhaps here: //http:www.boomerbentsandbikes.com/index.php/stow-go.html
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As I plan for retirement and ponder increased travels, we consider the same issue. Like you, I don't really want to get another toad (a pickup) but would really like to be able to have our golf car on some trips. At this point, the most viable option for us seems to be one of those special dollies from www.racecityrvproducts.com. As noted thought, that is just another piece of equipment to deal with when you get to your destinations.
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We flat tow our Wrangler with a trailer behind the Jeep. The 10 ft trailer has our ATV on it and it all pulls just fine.
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A solution may be to get a Cricket. This an electric golf car tha folds down and fits in the back of an SUV. Here is a link to a large dealer: http://www.ricksesv.com/

You can also Google it for other dealers. The only bad thing we have heard is that the models with red paint have had some paint failures. (peeling, etc)

We have recently purchased a used one and so far love it.
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Double towing may not be legal in some states (or behind a motorhome may not ever be legal without special licensing) so might have no choice but to look at the other less convenient alternatives.
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I extended my car dolly with a platform and take my golfcart or goldwing with my car on most trips. forgot how to add pics or would do so
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Double towing may not be legal in some states (or behind a motorhome may not ever be legal without special licensing) so might have no choice but to look at the other less convenient alternatives.
I checked and double towing is illegal in 20 out of the 50 states. Most of the illegal states are in the northeast and a couple in the south (plus Oregon). It is legal in all the western and Midwestern states, which is where we travel.
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Bcbrowne,
If you would try ot figure out how to send pics.I have a Mastertow tow dolly I would kile to change to haul my harley with a voyager trike kit.Thanks alot Billy
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I checked and double towing is illegal in 20 out of the 50 states. Most of the illegal states are in the northeast and a couple in the south (plus Oregon). It is legal in all the western and Midwestern states, which is where we travel.
Not legal in WA.
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I checked and double towing is illegal in 20 out of the 50 states. Most of the illegal states are in the northeast and a couple in the south (plus Oregon). It is legal in all the western and Midwestern states, which is where we travel.
Don't know about other states, but your setup would not be legal in California. First towed vehicle has to be a fiver.
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What you're describing must be done by quite a few as I seem to see it frequently.

I've attached photos that I've had bookmarked of two guys who have that exact setup but I can't remember where they came from, however.

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No question of the legality of towing a trailer with both a car and a cart on it (subject to any towing/towed weight ratios and braking) behind a motorhome as proposed by the OP, and I know that some - but only some - states allow a fiver to tow a trailer, but it was double towing behind a motorhome (as I thought one poster did) that I was questioning.
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I double tow behind our MH all the time but only in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah.
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