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Old 07-23-2019, 02:32 PM
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Wow! Thanks for all the comments, a lot of good advice there. I appreciated it. Maybe it would be "safer" to try a gas cart first and then go into an electric later. We will think about that.
Rent both for a week and decide for yourself which suits you best.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:39 PM
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Rent both for a week and decide for yourself which suits you best.
Thats a great idea, thanks.
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You will get tired of battery service very soon.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:08 AM
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There are a lot of GREAT comments and things to think about in this thread. One more is your location in relation to where you will traveling to the most. That may be two things you know or two things your don’t know.

I would suggest that you dont jump into either too quickly. I would not plan on getting a cart for ~6 months. See what you do in your car... THEN figure out what is best for your needs. I am currently in that same boat. I think we are too new to The Villages to make a smart choice.... but if that good deal came along.....
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You will get tired of battery service very soon.
I understand, the Lithium battery EZ-GO's are appealing for that reason, the ability to "top off" the charge and the increased range. I am increasing the budget to the $10K to $11K range and researching 2018 or so EZ-GO Elites with lithium batteries. Fairly expensive, but close to maintenance free.

Lead acid batteries seem to require a disciplined owner to maintain them - and one thing I am not is desiplined.

Does anyone know if there are any power outlet where you can park carts around recreation centers or shopping centers? That would be nice for topping off the cart while using the facility.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:16 AM
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I understand, the Lithium battery EZ-GO's are appealing for that reason, the ability to "top off" the charge and the increased range. I am increasing the budget to the $10K to $11K range and researching 2018 or so EZ-GO Elites with lithium batteries. Fairly expensive, but close to maintenance free.

Lead acid batteries seem to require a disciplined owner to maintain them - and one thing I am not is desiplined.

Does anyone know if there are any power outlet where you can park carts around recreation centers or shopping centers? That would be nice for topping off the cart while using the facility.

No public plug-ins.


There is a cart towing service in TV.
I hear a lot of electric owners sign-up for this service.
Not sure exactly, but like $100/yr.
Or have a friend with a gas cart. ;-))
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:24 AM
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I have a ("New") 2016 Club Car electric that I bought in 2017, after only 4 years I need new batteries. I know because I can only go from Country Club Hills to Spanish Springs twice before my low charge light comes on.
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No public plug-ins.


There is a cart towing service in TV.
I hear a lot of electric owners sign-up for this service.
Not sure exactly, but like $100/yr.
Or have a friend with a gas cart. ;-))


So, you would come give me a tow home with your gas cart for $100/year
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I have a ("New") 2016 Club Car electric that I bought in 2017, after only 4 years I need new batteries. I know because I can only go from Country Club Hills to Spanish Springs twice before my low charge light comes on.
I assume you have lead acid batteries. 4 years seems a little early, I would expect to have to replace them at 5 years in most cases.

The estimates are 8 years for the Lithium, Tesla warranty's theirs for 5 years, and it is expected the 5 year old batteries will then be used for homes as storage.
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Kart Aide is $30 per year if you renew for 2 years. I think it is a good idea because they are available 24x7 and will get you and your cart home. Golf carts don't carry spare tires.

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So, you would come give me a tow home with your gas cart for $100/year
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