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Old 10-23-2014, 10:35 AM
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Who has one and any recommendations? Looking for one for a hunting camp. 36 or 48 volts? I know nothing about them except that they do decent power slides at the golf course Any advise will be taken. Thanks

What kind of price range can I expect new/used? And what brands do I need to stay away from?
Old 10-23-2014, 10:53 AM
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I went this road last year . . .

http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...t-hunting.html


Club Car has all aluminum frame, no rust.

You can go crazy on these things if you haven't already figured that out lol.

Lift kit and some tires will be in order for the camp. If you have decent infrastructure at your camp that would do it.

The batteries are the most important thing to look out for. They have to be replaced every few years and they aren't cheap.

Imho if you found a good Club Car with dead, or close to it, batteries for a good (cheap) price and put new ones in yourself you would come out ahead.

Insane amount of aftermarket stuff out there so you can make it however you want it.

PS you will notice a difference in your deer/hogs once you go electric assuming you will forego gas ATV's to get back and forth to the stand.
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I have and like Club Car. Ez-Go is another popular one. Main difference between the two is Club Car has an aluminum frame and Ez-Go has a steel frame.

Used will be around $2500 and up. New $5000 and up. I would buy used and do upgrades if needed.

I would go 48 volt. New set of batteries will around $600
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http://segolfcarts.com/buy-used-golf...pi-golf-carts/
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I purchased a cart for the same reasons you listed. I went with the EZGO RXV model. It's a 48 volt cart and the battery life is off the charts. I've run my cart for days without charging and I'm talking probably 25-30 miles for these runs. It gets around great in the snow, even though it is only 2 wheel drive.

I added a 3" lift, off-road tires and a couple of other extras and couldn't be happier. I felt that the 6" lift would make the cart too top heavy. Plenty of ground clearance with the 3" lift.

The RXV model has an AC motor, thus the extended battery life.

The Club Cars are nice as well, I just decided on the RXV. I found a stock 2008 model for $2,000. Added approximately $1,000 in accessories and purchased 4 new 12 volt Trojan batteries at $600. $3,600 total and I should be good for a few years.

A few of the guys in our hunting club have 36 volt models, both EZGO & Club Car. Their battery life is a fraction of the 48 volt RXV.

By the way, our club went totally electric during deer season a couple of years ago and we all agree it has helped in the number of deer we are seeing on a regular basis. We ran gas powered ATV's for years and everyone has noticed a difference in deer and hog sightings.

Good luck on your search.
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small sidetrack

anyone have experience with the interstate golf cart batteries? how many years are you getting out of them?
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Originally Posted by TinManMike View Post
I purchased a cart for the same reasons you listed. I went with the EZGO RXV model. It's a 48 volt cart and the battery life is off the charts. I've run my cart for days without charging and I'm talking probably 25-30 miles for these runs. It gets around great in the snow, even though it is only 2 wheel drive.

I added a 3" lift, off-road tires and a couple of other extras and couldn't be happier. I felt that the 6" lift would make the cart too top heavy. Plenty of ground clearance with the 3" lift.

The RXV model has an AC motor, thus the extended battery life.

The Club Cars are nice as well, I just decided on the RXV. I found a stock 2008 model for $2,000. Added approximately $1,000 in accessories and purchased 4 new 12 volt Trojan batteries at $600. $3,600 total and I should be good for a few years.

A few of the guys in our hunting club have 36 volt models, both EZGO & Club Car. Their battery life is a fraction of the 48 volt RXV.

By the way, our club went totally electric during deer season a couple of years ago and we all agree it has helped in the number of deer we are seeing on a regular basis. We ran gas powered ATV's for years and everyone has noticed a difference in deer and hog sightings.

Good luck on your search.
This is the main reason for the golf carts. The numbers do seem to indicate that...not that we aren't seeing deer. We see a decent amount but at the same time we would like to better our chances of seeing the "nicer" ones.

Don't get me started on the hogs. It's gonna be war soon as gun season starts.

Thanks for everyone else's input
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small sidetrack

anyone have experience with the interstate golf cart batteries? how many years are you getting out of them?

Can't comment on the interstate batteries but every Golf course I have been on and all my friends carts carts have Trojan batteries.
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Originally Posted by dcox View Post
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anyone have experience with the interstate golf cart batteries? how many years are you getting out of them?

We are an Interstate dealer. I sold a friend of mine a set probably 3-4 years ago. He has no complaints with them. He charges them after he uses it every night.
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I am going to give them a try. mine is golf slash neighborhood use and gets charged every night also.

and OP 48 v is the way to go
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I have a lifted Gas cart if you are interested
we use it at the Buffal Chip Campground when we go to sturgis
2 cyl kawasaki engine runs about 25
We built several for a promotion a few years back
This one is a Dale JR # 8 Budweiser eEdition Has had very little use
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Club Car XRT 850
48volt
aluminum frame

Larger than a typical golf cart, will work great for your needs
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Admiral has a Club Car with 6" lift BUT it does not go to hunt club, tried to talk her into it and I was gonna sell my Polaris but her's has the chrome wheels and stays CLEAN ALL THE TIME

Seems like we paid $5K for it, local guy buys used carts and replaces batteries and does any extras you want and paints the color you want(we had this one painted to match the Vette)

Also has the extended top and fold down seat in rear

I guess it would be ok if you do not have a lot of real rough terrain, guy that builds them swore I could use one like my ATV but I guess he has never seen where I take my Polaris


I do like how quiet that are

Do get the 48 volt
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
Admiral has a Club Car with 6" lift BUT it does not go to hunt club, tried to talk her into it and I was gonna sell my Polaris but her's has the chrome wheels and stays CLEAN ALL THE TIME

Seems like we paid $5K for it, local guy buys used carts and replaces batteries and does any extras you want and paints the color you want(we had this one painted to match the Vette)

Also has the extended top and fold down seat in rear

I guess it would be ok if you do not have a lot of real rough terrain, guy that builds them swore I could use one like my ATV but I guess he has never seen where I take my Polaris


I do like how quiet that are

Do get the 48 volt
Will it fit on a 5x8 trailer? thinking of getting one to pull behind the motorhome.
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Will it fit on a 5x8 trailer? thinking of getting one to pull behind the motorhome.

Should, but it will be close; a 5x10 would be better.

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