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Old 04-19-2011, 07:17 AM
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. The odometer said I went 26 miles (a better golfer may only have travelled 24 miles ).


We have an electric EZGO. Sunday went to Glenview, played 18, back to Bonita with 3/4 full charge. A few months back went to Alhambra gate and back and to Lopez and back in the same day (played 18 at Lopez). No lights involved - about 1/3 of a "tank" remaining.

I am a huge fan of electric carts - no smell, quieter, want to see the technology improve and mildly asthmatic. But, if, like Red and others, you are driving that baby around all day, gas may be the better choice.

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Default ajbrown is right unless

you get gel batteries, no fuss, no problem! Cost is about $300 more but will last as much as 8 years!



[QUOTE=ajbrown;341462]This makes sense to me. A friend of mine has a gas cart because he does not wish to deal with range issues period. That makes sense for him and I cannot argue his logic. I only own electric carts and "probably" always will, but the batteries require care.[*]Alot of will
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:43 AM
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you get gel batteries, no fuss, no problem! Cost is about $300 more but will last as much as 8 years!
I did not know Gel batteries were that cheap, so I have never looked into the number of discharge cycles they can perform in a lifetime versus wet.

What batteries you referencing? I am indeed intrigued.

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:18 AM
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I did not know Gel batteries were that cheap, so I have never looked into the number of discharge cycles they can perform in a lifetime versus wet.

What batteries you referencing? I am indeed intrigued.

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Alan,

I really appreciate your knowledge on this topic and your willingness to share. I especially like that you don't make it a gas vs electric religious discussion, as I think carts are not "one size fits all."

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think around $1500....But well worth not having to hassle with them! Not sure if Sam's has Gel or not, you might get them cheaper....Ours cam with Cart, have not had to replace yet....A friend of ours has a 2002 Gem and still has original Gel batteries in cart!


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I did not know Gel batteries were that cheap, so I have never looked into the number of discharge cycles they can perform in a lifetime versus wet.

What batteries you referencing? I am indeed intrigued.

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Once again, I'm not convinced about the orthodoxy of electric being a "hassle". Most carts have as an option an "auto-fill" capability which allows you to connect a water tank to a tube which then fills all of the cells automatically. I can fill all of my cells in about 45 seconds. Doing this twice a month takes a minute and a half. Compare that with the time to drive to a gas station and fill your gas tank.

Also, don't gas engines need to be tuned up and have their oil changed?
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think around $1500....But well worth not having to hassle with them! Not sure if Sam's has Gel or not, you might get them cheaper....Ours cam with Cart, have not had to replace yet....A friend of ours has a 2002 Gem and still has original Gel batteries in cart!
Oh, you have a Gem cart? Unless I am mistaken those are 72 volt (6-12v) packs?? I almost when I read $1500

My wifes cart will be getting new batteries within a year (6 - 8volt). It sure is confusing trying to understand wet versus AGM versus Gel deep cycle options. Seems AGM is king of technology right now, but most do not feel costs are worth benefit, so I will probably stick with Trojan for around $625.

Your friend having batteries since 2002 is quite amazing. I have read stories of folks using wet deep cycle batteries for more than 10 years. I am happy if I get four years!!

All interesting stuff to me....
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Default AC Drive

We just got back from a week in TV - so jealous of you guys and can't wait to make the move. We stopped in to browse at Town and Country Golf Carts in Spanish Springs. The guy there was very high on a 2011 RXV electric. He said that because it was AC Drive it would go 70 miles between charges, batteries were warrantied for 4 years, no loss of power going up hills, etc. He made it seem like this was the best of worlds between a gas and an electric. Too good to be true?
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We just got back from a week in TV - so jealous of you guys and can't wait to make the move. We stopped in to browse at Town and Country Golf Carts in Spanish Springs. The guy there was very high on a 2011 RXV electric. He said that because it was AC Drive it would go 70 miles between charges, batteries were warrantied for 4 years, no loss of power going up hills, etc. He made it seem like this was the best of worlds between a gas and an electric. Too good to be true?
I know he got one of three right. It really does do great up hills.....

Be careful with the others..... Just my opinion....
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