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colliehauler

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Posted: 05/26/20 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't know if you plan on using it fo golf or campground transportation or both. Kymco makes a small 450cc UTV that will fit in the back of a truck. Like another poster said it might take up your availabile payload.

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This is a strange question. You don't have the truck or the cart, or don't have one or the other? I'd suggest measuring both? Or look up the specs of the cart you're contemplating?


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Posted: 05/26/20 10:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With a 6.5ft ford bed, ours has the wheels just onto the tailgate. You could probably do an extension with 3/4" plywood and make it work. Better to back it onto the truck as they tend to be heavier in the rear.

While payload may be a concern when you add in hitch weight, people and gear in the truck... golf carts are only around 500-600lb...no where close to 1500-2000lb.


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Posted: 05/26/20 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

While payload may be a concern when you add in hitch weight, people and gear in the truck... golf carts are only around 500-600lb...no where close to 1500-2000lb.

I stand corrected - I was looking at GVWR rather than wet weight. I still think many are 1000 lbs after people option them out.


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Posted: 05/26/20 11:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

With a 6.5ft ford bed, ours has the wheels just onto the tailgate. You could probably do an extension with 3/4" plywood and make it work. Better to back it onto the truck as they tend to be heavier in the rear.

While payload may be a concern when you add in hitch weight, people and gear in the truck... golf carts are only around 500-600lb...no where close to 1500-2000lb.


Back it in! Might want to remove the windshield if you do that!

Gas carts are around 650-700, Electric around 1000.


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If you have the seat in the back, then you can't back it in. Short answer, it will sit on the tailgate most likely. I hauled our Yamaha in the bed exactly twice and hated it each time! Since we used it when we went camping, I always had the trailer attached. I had to take the trailer jack off each time and reinstall at the campground since the rear sear floor would hit it on turns, the floor even hit the propane tanks a couple of times as well. I solved the problem by getting rid of the bed and installing a flatbed. I looked at one of the Diamond back covers, but it was cheaper to install the flatbed, it would have sat as high or higher than the trailer and I like the looks. Not for everyone on a shortbed SRW truck. Good luck. I also bent the **** out of my tailgate loading and unloading.


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Posted: 05/28/20 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Me Again wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

With a 6.5ft ford bed, ours has the wheels just onto the tailgate. You could probably do an extension with 3/4" plywood and make it work. Better to back it onto the truck as they tend to be heavier in the rear.

While payload may be a concern when you add in hitch weight, people and gear in the truck... golf carts are only around 500-600lb...no where close to 1500-2000lb.


Back it in! Might want to remove the windshield if you do that!

Gas carts are around 650-700, Electric around 1000.


Consider taking the roof off too. Friends lost theirs on the freeway.

Yeah, I have a gas cart and the manual says 600lb empty. Electric are heavier by about 300lb for the batteries. If you get an extended one or add a lot of after market parts, that can add to the weight.

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