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Old 08-13-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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Carring a Golf Cart

My 2006 Mountaineer came with a rear slid designed for carrying bicycles. Is anyone carrying a gas golf cart on the rear of their 5th wheel? My gas cart weighs 700-800 lbs so I realize that the existing rack will not handle it as is. A local RVer has a carrier on top of his pickup and he said the only harry part of that is driving it on and off the roof of the truck. Not sure I can handle that? Also seen the internet site with trailers attached to the camper but VA has triple tow restrictions without a CDL, so I understand, but I have not checked into that yet ether.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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It would be alot of weight on the back of the frame. I would not do it. I like the trailer better and it is double towing. JMHO
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:17 PM   #3
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I see you have been through Va, have you ever been stopped? Or do you have a CDL?
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:31 AM   #4
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It would be alot of weight on the back of the frame. I would not do it. I like the trailer better and it is double towing. JMHO
Don't most states have a limit on total length?
60 to 65 feet?

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Old 08-14-2010, 04:05 AM   #5
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I just measured each unit and my calculations put me jusssst under 65'. The last time I looked at Va laws 65' was max. I can cut a few inches off of that with a shorter hitch then I have for the little trailer. I would rather double tow then put the cart on top of the truck since it will be over just under 13' not including the roof rack.
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:42 AM   #6
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You might look into one of the platforms that attach to the rear. Can't remember what they are called now, but I am sure someone will.
It is a platform that attaches rigidly to the rear of the 5er and has either one or two (depending on model) swivel wheels on it to support the load. So not really a second trailer. But may be questionable as such under the laws.
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:48 AM   #7
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My 2006 Mountaineer came with a rear slid designed for carrying bicycles. Is anyone carrying a gas golf cart on the rear of their 5th wheel? My gas cart weighs 700-800 lbs so I realize that the existing rack will not handle it as is. A local RVer has a carrier on top of his pickup and he said the only harry part of that is driving it on and off the roof of the truck. Not sure I can handle that? Also seen the internet site with trailers attached to the camper but VA has triple tow restrictions without a CDL, so I understand, but I have not checked into that yet ether.
Have you done the weight numbers for GVWR on your Mountaineer? Adding an additional 700-800 lbs might push you over your limit. Just a thought.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:39 PM   #8
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I looked at the swivel wheel trailer when I started to tow my golf cart but that is alot of tail swing when you make a turn. I dont have a CDL and have never been stopped maybe I'm just lucky. I have only pulled it in Ga,SC,NC and TN and passed dot in every state and never had any trouble. JMHO
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