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Old 11-20-2019, 09:15 PM
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Depends entirely on the card reader, some are more sensitive and will work with window up, some won't. We routinely drive from Fenney through DeSoto, McClure or Marsh Bend, one works, another doesn't.
Probably relative to your distance from the reader....we made that run on Monday and they all worked through the window. We were taking guests on a tour and they were asking how the gates worked that weren't manned......slow and close worked every time
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:24 AM
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I have to agree. About a month ago, I waited in the car with the windows rolled down while my husband went into Lowes for a "few minutes". He took the only key fob and it began to rain and both sides got drenched before he returned. I mean DRENCHED. We have a late model Pacifica that does everything but do the dishes. No harm came to it.

DRENCHED. Steering wheel, front panel...A big old rain, blowing rain.
Thank you for this bit of information. Very good to know!
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I would not want the gates removed. I'm fearful of too many car/golfcart accidents without them.
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Mine only works at the gate by sea breeze
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Could someone please let know where and how to get the longer range battery operated cards? Our current cards have never worked from inside the car, and I hate curbed wheels. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Could someone please let know where and how to get the longer range battery operated cards? Our current cards have never worked from inside the car, and I hate curbed wheels. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Could someone please let know where and how to get the longer range battery operated cards? Our current cards have never worked from inside the car, and I hate curbed wheels. Thank you in advance for your help.
You could put curb feelers on your vehicle.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:33 AM
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Could someone please let know where and how to get the longer range battery operated cards? Our current cards have never worked from inside the car, and I hate curbed wheels. Thank you in advance for your help.
They are not available for The Villages gates. Wholesale cost is about $22 from the manufacturer and it is not economical to use them in a community of this size.

People complain about a $1 fee for a hand cart at the executive golf courses, how would they react to being told $50 each for an active prox card (and by the way, you have to buy them 2 at a time), and by the way, you will be responsible for changing the battery every year. There would be rioting in the streets...
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They are not available for The Villages gates. Wholesale cost is about $22 from the manufacturer and it is not economical to use them in a community of this size.

People complain about a $1 fee for a hand cart at the executive golf courses, how would they react to being told $50 each for an active prox card (and by the way, you have to buy them 2 at a time), and by the way, you will be responsible for changing the battery every year. There would be rioting in the streets...
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Recently traded my Volvo xc70 for a Lincoln MCK SUV. Had no trouble using card through the window with the Volvo but the MKC is higher and now can't line up card with electric eye from inside.
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No electric eye. It's a card reader.

How have we been doing this for years?
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Recently traded my Volvo xc70 for a Lincoln MCK SUV. Had no trouble using card through the window with the Volvo but the MKC is higher and now can't line up card with electric eye from inside.
The soundproof glass may also attenuate the signal.

I Gorilla taped a card under the left side mirror of my SUV, so far so good...
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The soundproof glass may also attenuate the signal.

I Gorilla taped a card under the left side mirror of my SUV, so far so good...
Do you remove the card when shopping at the mall?
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Will the card reader work if showing the card through the vinyl side curtain of a golf cart??
Won't work...too close to the zipper!
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Could someone please let know where and how to get the longer range battery operated cards? Our current cards have never worked from inside the car, and I hate curbed wheels. Thank you in advance for your help.
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