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Golf carts are great for relaxing rides in the neighborhood, on campuses, or in recreational areas. However, when it comes to golf cart transport, one common query arises: Can a golf cart fit in a truck bed?
The Simple Answer: It Depends
Whether a golf cart can fit in a truck bed depends on several factors, including the size of the bed, dimensions of the cart, and the models of the truck and cart. Some golf carts can fit in truck beds, but others need changes or special golf cart transport methods.
The first thing you need to do is figure out if you have a true long-bed pickup truck. And if so, you need to compare the pickup bed dimensions with the golf cart dimensions. When you’re measuring the width of your pickup truck bed, be sure to factor in the wheel wells. For instance, if you have a 2022 Toyota Tundra with an 8-foot bed, a 106-inch long E-Z-GO Liberty LSV could potentially fit. That means there may be some part of the cart that will hang over the tailgate. However, a smaller golf cart like the E-Z-GO Freedom RZX with an overall length of 94 inches would fit.
Assessing Truck Bed Size
Truck beds come in different sizes, and the dimensions vary between truck models. The bed length, width, and height are crucial in determining whether a golf cart can fit comfortably.
Bed Length: A longer bed provides more space for accommodating a golf cart. Some full-size truck beds, especially those with extended or crew cabs, might be long enough to accommodate certain golf cart models.
Bed Width: The width of the bed is equally essential. Some larger golf carts might have widths that exceed the bed width, making it challenging to fit them without modifications. Be sure to factor in the wheel wells.
Other Transport Options
If a golf cart doesn’t fit directly into the truck bed, there are alternative transport options to consider:
Trailer Transport: Utilizing a trailer specifically designed for transporting golf carts is a popular and efficient option. Trailers can easily accommodate various sizes of golf carts and provide a secure means of transport.
Bed Extenders or Modifications: For carts slightly larger than the truck bed, bed extenders or modifications can sometimes be made to enable safe and secure transportation.
Prioritize Safety and Secure Transport
No matter how you transport it, keeping the golf cart and vehicle safe and secure during travel is very important. Properly securing the cart and adhering to transport safety guidelines is crucial to prevent damage or accidents.
Secure the Golf Cart
Use Tie-Down Straps: Secure the golf cart firmly to the truck bed or trailer using high-quality tie-down straps or ratchet straps. Ensure these straps are correctly attached to sturdy anchor points on the cart and the transport vehicle to prevent shifting or movement during transit.
Block Wheels and Secure Components: If possible, use wheel chocks to block the golf cart’s wheels, preventing accidental movement. Additionally, secure loose components or detachable parts to avoid damage or loss during transport.
Cover for Protection: Consider using a cover or tarp to shield the golf cart from debris, road grime, and adverse weather conditions during transportation. This additional layer of protection helps maintain the cart’s condition. If you do not have a cover, check out our parts and accessories.
Load it Carefully: When loading and unloading it’s a good idea to have a sturdy ramp to drive the cart up into the bed, or else have several able-bodied individuals help you lift the cart in and out of your transport vehicle. Attempting to load and unload without the proper precautions or help can result in bad damages to your new cart, and also serious injury to yourself.
Get Your Golf Cart Home Safely
In conclusion, while some golf carts may fit comfortably into certain truck beds, assessing dimensions, exploring transport options, and prioritizing safety when considering how to transport a golf cart is essential. Whether through direct truck bed fitting, trailer transport, or modifications, finding the best method for your specific cart and truck setup is key to a successful and secure golf cart transport experience.
At Garrett’s Golf Cars, we offer delivery services for your new golf cart if you don’t have access to a big enough truck or a trailer. Reach out to our teams to let us know what your needs are and together we can discuss how we can deliver (pun intended).