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LAZY LIFE SEATS AND COVERS

A LOOK INTO WHAT MAKES THE 40 YEAR SEAT COMPANY STAY ON TOP

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CHARLESTON CUSTOM GOLF CARTS TAKING THE LOW COUNTRY BY STORM

GOLF CART AND LSV BATTERY GUIDE


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CONTENTS ISSUE 1 2020

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16 CHARLESTON CUSTOM GOLF CARTS 22 LAZY LIFE SEATS AND SEAT COVERS 22 GOLF CART SAFETY GUIDE 30 METROLINA CARTS 34 GOLF CART AND LSV BATTERY GUIDE 50 ASK THE MECHANIC DEPARTMENTS

8 GOLF CART INDUSTRY NEWS 26 PRODUCTS REVIEWED 32 GOLF CART PRODUCTS 48 LET'S GET SOCIAL 2 GOLFCARTING.COM


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A Good Time for Golf Carts As I sit here and write this, the stay-at-home order for my home state of Florida has been in effect for a full month now. It seems like two years. It has been a productive time however; a time to take care of household projects, a time of great family bonding and a time spent launching a new magazine. Golf Carting Magazine is proud to bring you our debut issue since changing from Golf Cart Times. Our team is profoundly grateful for the opportunity to make our mark in the industry that we all love and are passionate about. You will almost certainly agree that it is a good time for golf carts. The industry isn’t growing, the industry is exploding. Experts talk about industry growth doubling in five years and they predict this and they project that. You read five articles, you get five different opinions. But everyone agrees that the golf cart industry is on a meteoric rise. This publication is committed to excellence and we will try to be equal parts information and entertainment. We want to focus as much on the “lifestyle” of carting as we do on the actual machines. We want to introduce you to interesting people and allow you a peak behind the curtain of manufacturers and innovators. We want the photography to blow your socks off. Golf Carting Magazine is hitting the ground rolling and we are glad you decided to come along for the ride. So it is with great personal pride and genuine pleasure for us to launch Golf Carting Magazine. It seems like this June issue is the perfect time for us to begin our journey and feels like there is an ironic parallel with where we are at as a country. Next month in July we are delighted and excited to launch our print version of the magazine so keep an eye out for that. You can find them available at your local golf cart dealer and if they don’t have any available, do us a favor and ask them to stock them. Please reach out with feedback. Send us an email even if it is to complain. We can handle it. We also accept compliments. All of us here at Golf Carting Magazine wish you the very best and good health.

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Publisher: Senior Editor: Creative Director: Production Director: Staff Writer: Staff Photographer:

GC Media Group, LLC Trevor Rose - trevor@golfcarting.com Troy Merrifield - troy@golfcarting.com Christian Amico - chris@golfcarting.com Josh Delsota Josh Delsota

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trevor@golfcarting.com WARNING: Certain action photographs depicted in this magazine are potentially dangerous. The drivers and vehicle occupants seen in our photos are experienced professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts. Wear a helmet and safety restraints while operating a Golf Cart, and never drive beyond your capabilities. Do not drink and drive while operating a Golf Cart. We also encourage you to “Tread Lightly” while respecting the outdoors and other outdoor enthusiasts. Use your head and enjoy the ride. ©2020 GC Media Group, LLC Stay connected with Golf Carting Magazine

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industrynews ELECTRIC WARRANTY GROUP IS THE GOLF CART INDUSTRY’S EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED WARRANTY PROVIDER Electric Warranty Group (EWG), founded in 2016, provides extended warranties on new and used electric and gas golf carts. EWG is the pioneer in the golf cart and electric vehicle warranty marketplace and has provided tens of thousands of warranties since its beginning. EWG delivers limited warranty programs to the golf cart, LSV and electric vehicle marketplace enabling their nationwide authorized dealer network to add value to their product line and offer peace of mind to their clients, while mitigating their own risk of having to pay for costly repairs if using their own warranties. EWG provides extended warranties on new, used and refurbished golf carts. They offer a variety of packages with flexible warranty terms and prices, from 6-month to 48-months, starting at just $199. There are many benefits that EWG warranties deliver to the dealer and the customer alike. Coverage Upon Deliver - The warranty protection on refurbished or new golf carts begin the moment the customer takes delivery. Nationwide Service Network - EWG has a nationwide network of dealers and service centers to support the customer’s warranty repairs while extending the dealer’s sales reach. Comprehensive Benefits – EWG’s protection plans offer payment for covered repairs at the 8 GOLFCARTING.COM

full retail value of parts and labor along with $50 toward pick-up and delivery. Fully Transferable - EWG protection plans are fully transferrable, so customers will never miss out on the benefits of the program if they sell or trade their golf cart. Increased Cart Sales - Participating dealers are finding that offering extended warranty plans on remanufactured and refurbished carts is greatly increasing the buying confidence of its customers and resulting in more sales. “EWG has helped our dealership in a number of ways,” said Matthew Smith, cofounder of Charleston Custom Carts. “We primarily sell remanufactured and highly customized golf carts that are anywhere from two to five years old. By offering a one or two year extended warranty on our carts, the customer not only feels more confident about buying one, but often times will spend more money knowing that they won’t have to pay for repairs. And if something does go wrong, we pick it up, fix it in our service department, drop it off to the customer and are fully reimbursed by EWG.” EWG is the leader in golf cart warranty programs and is growing rapidly. By expanding their network of nationwide golf cart dealers they are able to refer service and repairs anywhere in the country and are helping dealers expand their service revenue. For more information, visit www.ewgcorp. com, sales@ewgcorp.com or call 833.EWGCORP


industrynews INTRODUCING THE 3D GOLF CART BUILDER FOR GOLF CART DEALERS GLOBALLY

customers will share it with others. Golf and electric cart dealers will love how easy it is to install on their websites and how simple it is to set up to their unique specifications. The configurator works on all mobile devices as well as tablets and computers. It is currently set up for Club Car Precedent and EZGO with Golf Cart Pros LLC, a Charleston-based more manufacturers soon being added. technology and marketing company is proud The 3D Golf Cart Builder pricing is a to launch a new software product called 3D tremendous value and substantially less than Golf Cart Builder. other inferior configurator solutions. The 3D Golf Cart Builder is the ultimate Golf Cart Pros LLC is now launching the lead generation sales tool and custom golf configuration software to golf cart dealers cart builder for golf cart dealers globally. The throughout North America and are predicting 3D golf cart software configurator allows a tremendous interest and explosive growth of potential golf cart customer to build and view this valuable and much-needed marketing their own fully customized golf cart in real tool. time with the dealer’s unique pricing, features and accessories. For more information about the 3D What makes the 3D Cart Builder unique Golf Cart Builder visit their website at is that it is designed primarily as a marketing http://3DGolfCartBuilder.com or visit http:// and lead generation tool as opposed to www.GolfCartPros.com. merely a website gimmick. When a potential customer builds their Contact mailto:info@3dgolfcartbuilder.com custom cart online through the configurator, Facebook: https://www.facebook. the software generates a “window sticker” com/3dgolfcartbuilder PDF sheet that itemizes all of their selected Instagram: https://www.instagram. options and provides an “out-the-door” com/3dgolfcartbuilder $50 toward pick-up price. The dealer then receives an email and delivery. with all of this information so that they are able to follow up with the customer. This automation not only generates more customers but saves time and sales resources by putting the sales process in the hands of the customer. The 3D Golf Cart Builder is groundbreaking, state-of-theart technology that took years to develop. It is an immersive experience that is slick and fun to use and GOLF CARTING MAGAZINE 9


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industrynews CLUB CAR ENGINEERS A SPECIAL DELIVERY TO LOCAL HOSPITALS 3D PRINTED MASK ADJUSTERS DONATED TO CORONAVIRUS FIGHT

On Monday morning, April 6, 2020 at 10 a.m., Club Car’s Justin Thigpen, advanced manufacturing engineer, made a very special delivery to hospitals in Augusta, Georgia, to support healthcare workers in the fight against the coronavirus. The delivery consisted of 200 donated, 3D-printed face mask adjusters. These small plastic parts—created by the Club Car team on two on-site 3D printers with a few modifications to a free Hewlett Packard design download—allow doctors and nurses to secure their face masks more tightly and more comfortably. Once the masks’ elastic straps are attached to the hooks of the adjuster, the straps pull on the adjuster rather than on the health workers’ ears. This alleviates the soreness, and even blisters, caused by wearing a mask for too long. The mask stability the adjusters provide also lessens the number of times doctors and nurses need to touch their faces to adjust their masks. This is just the beginning! Justin said, “To date the team has delivered over 585 of the plastic pieces to three local hospitals— University Hospital, Doctors Hospital and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. We provided another 400+ this week! The Club Car team calculates they can produce approximately 400+ adjusters 10 GOLFCARTING.COM

per day if they keep the 3D printer running on two shifts. We are very excited to be able to donate to the community and do our part.” A healthcare worker thanked Club Car and the team for what they were doing and commented, “Everyone loves these and we are so blessed to be receiving these mask adjusters.” “We are so proud of our communityminded Club Car employees,” said Club Car President and General Manager Mark Wagner. “This is just one of many examples of their generous commitment of personal time and energy. I’ve also heard of a few employees who are, in their spare time, creating masks for health care workers. “I’ve seen Club Car employees step up to support one another and their community countless times,” says Mark. “They are well known for their many contributions to the community and for helping those in need. Their ingenuity and spirit during the most challenging of times is something we can all feel good about.”


industrynews YAMAHA GOLF-CAR COMPANY ASSISTS STUDENTS AT J.C. BOOTH MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH GOLF CAR REBUILD Yamaha Golf-Car Company is very proud to share that they have been working with local 7th Grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students to rebuild a golf car from the ground up. J.C. Booth Middle School is located in Peachtree City, a city known for having an abundance of golf cars and an over 100-mile network of multiuse paths for pedestrians, cyclists, and golf cars. This project started back in December 2018, when Kathie Lanman and Jason Bingel, STEM and Gifted Science teachers at J.C. Booth MS, acquired an old, out of use Yamaha golf car from a local golf club. Lanman, Bingel, and their team of students began dismantling the car and diagnosing its problems. In January 2019, Lanman reached out to Yamaha directly and got in touch with Chad Mohesky, Service Manager, who offered to assist by providing missing parts. In addition to providing materials for the students to use in their rebuild, Mohesky—along with key members of his Service team— visited the school and spent time sharing their knowledge and expertise directly with the students. YMMC (Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America) even assisted with rebuilding the actual frame of the car.

In May 2019, the students finally got the car up and running. Since that time, the students have been working on the body and overall appearance of the car. Significant body work has been done, including repainting the vehicle, replacing seats and miscellaneous parts, and more. Through this unique experience, the students have learned the value of perseverance. “Almost every step of the way, we ran into problems, and every time we were able to find a solution,” said Lanman. “I really can't overstate how helpful Yamaha has been throughout this. If it were not for Yamaha's input, we would not have been able to see this through to completion.”

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industrynews EPIC CARTS OF FRISCO, TEXAS HAS TEAMED UP WITH ELECTRIC WARRANTY GROUP OF MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA, TO NOW INCLUDE A TWOYEAR WARRANTY ON ALL EPIC GOLF CARTS.

EPIC Carts (www.epiccarts.com) of Frisco, Texas has teamed up with Electric Warranty Group (EWG: www.ewgcorp.com) of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, to now include a two-year warranty on all Epic golf carts. EPIC Carts deliver golf carts, high-end NEV’s (neighborhood electric vehicles) and LSV’s (low speed vehicles) to an everincreasing, nationwide dealer base who are realizing there is a healthy market for these attractive, beefy and fully customized carts. EPIC Carts is a family-owned, privately held company that prides itself on quality products and a reliable supply chain. They offer a variety of four seat and six seat carts as well as golf course carts and work carts. “As a growing company covering more states, we are excited to partner with EWG and leverage their Dealer Network to ensure customers across the US have access to 12 GOLFCARTING.COM

warranty services for their Personal Electric Vehicles”, said Sean Heatley, COO of EPIC Carts. Electric Warranty Group (EWG), is the pioneer in extended warranties for the golf cart, electric cart and LSV industry. They work with hundreds of golf cart dealerships and electric cart OEM’s nationwide. EWG’s VP of Operations, Greg Lewis, said the following about the recent partnership with Epic Golf Carts: “We are delighted to partner with EPIC Carts who we feel are an industry standard in customized electric carts and LSV’s. Their commitment to quality and uncompromising attention to detail really separate them from many other OEMs. We look forward to working with them for a very long time.” By adding an extended warranty to an already reliable and well-respected electric cart, it’s obvious that Epic Carts is taking their brand and reputation very seriously. For more information about the EPIC Golf Carts visit their website at https://epiccarts. com/. For more information about EWG visit their website at https://www.ewgcorp.com/.

TEXTRON SPECIALIZED VEHICLES RECALLS GAS-POWERED E-Z-GO, CUSHMAN AND TRACKER BRAND OFF-ROAD VEHICLES. Textron Specialized Vehicles of Augusta, Ga., is recalling about 20,573 gas-powered E-Z-GO, Cushman and Tracker brand off-road vehicles. The starter generator wire can be improperly secured, allowing it to come into contact with the vehicle’s exhaust, posing a


industrynews fire hazard. The firm has received 13 reports of melted and/or burned wires and electrical components and loss of vehicle function in some cases, including one report of fire. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves gas-powered E-ZGO, Cushman and Tracker brand off-road vehicles manufactured from November 2018, through June 2019, with certain nonsequential serial numbers ranging from 3377720 to 3440924. The serial number is located on the kick panel below the driver side seat. The vehicles, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at E-Z-GO, Cushman and Tracker off road dealerships nationwide from November 2018, through October 2019, for between $6,300 and $13,400. What to do? Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road vehicles and contact Textron Specialized Vehicles for a free repair. Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all known purchasers directly. Consumers may contact Textron tollfree at (888) 525-6040 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at jcook03@textron.com or online (for E-Z-Go) at https://ezgo.txtsv.com, click on “Owners” at the top of the page, then “Recall Information;” (for Cushman) at https:// cushman.txtsv.com, click on Owners at the top of the page, then “Recall Information,” and (for Tracker) at www.trackeroffroad.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page.

FUNBOY GOLF CART FLOAT FUN FOR THE POOL, LAKE AND RIVER!

That’s right, this all new super cool golf cart pool float is ready just in time for the summer. This float will make a great addition to your backyard pool, the lake, the river and even your bathtub (if its big enough). While it’s difficult to spend the day on the Golf Course right now, you can bring the vibe to your backyard with the industry first floating Golf Cart Float by FUNBOY. Made to fit two people and has a removable sunshade it’s a comfortable option in the sun. With a backrest and two cupholders you’re ready for some serious relaxing. Removable fringe-lined sun shade folds into 3 compact flat rings for easy storage and transport Oversized 2 person design Two Reinforced cup holders keeps your drink firmly in-place. Tether point to secure your FUNBOY to the dock, boat or any stationary object! Inflates and deflates in under 2 mins! For more information please visit: https:// www.funboy.com/collections/inflatable-poolfloats/products/funboy-golf-cart GOLF CARTING MAGAZINE 13


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industrynews NIVEL ACQUIRES AFTERMARKET UTV PARTS DISTRIBUTOR SIDE BY SIDE STUFF NIVEL SPECIALTY VEHICLES ENTERS THE UTILITY TERRAIN VEHICLE MARKET

Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co LLC (Nivel) today announced that it has acquired Side By Side Stuff (Stuff ), the leading aftermarket parts and accessories marketer for the UTV retail market. The purchase brings together Nivel's strong distribution capabilities in the specialty vehicle category with Stuff's brand and marketing reach with UTV enthusiasts. The purchase fits Nivel's overall strategy of transforming the aftermarket specialty vehicle parts and accessories industry in North America and international markets. Through the acquisition of Side By Side Stuff and its subsidiary Octane Ridge, Nivel enters one of the fastest growing segments in the market. "Our acquisition of Side By Side Stuff complements our specialty vehicle strategy to offer a synergistic range of innovative products across the PTV (Personal Transportation Vehicle) and UTV markets," stated Brent Moore, CEO of Nivel. Side By Side Stuff and Octane Ridge will continue to operate as independent subsidiaries within the Nivel Specialty Vehicles division. "I am thrilled to be joining the Nivel team and entering into this exciting new era of growth for the UTV market," said Scott Harper, Stuff's CEO and founder. Scott Harper will continue to lead the business as General Manager. About Nivel Founded in 1968, Nivel is a global aftermarket manufacturer, distributor and seller of specialty and heavy-duty vehicle 14 GOLFCARTING.COM

parts and accessories. With access to over 100,000 parts and accessories, Nivel is the largest supplier in the niche vehicle aftermarket parts industries in North America. The company sells its products directly to OEMs, independent distributors, golf car dealers, and agricultural and construction equipment dealers. Nivel Specialty Vehicles division is the largest supplier of golf car and PTV aftermarket parts and accessories in North America. Nivel owns the most valuable brands in the aftermarket golf car parts and accessories category: MadJax, Red Dot, GTW, Jake's and Reliance. https://www.nivel.com/ About Side By Side Stuff Side By Side Stuff, in Drexel, Missouri, offers the highest quality side by side accessories and parts. Since opening its doors in 2006, the company has provided exceptional service and affordable prices. Over the years, Side By Side Stuff has generated an impressive customer following based on the quality of work, excellent customer service and a true passion for the nature of its business. The mission of Side By Side Stuff is to express the highest level of customer service and authentic passion in every interaction with their customers. https:// www.sidebysidestuff.com/ Contact: media@nivel.com



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CHARLESTON CUSTOM GOLF Taking the Low Country By Storm IN THE BEGINNING It was in February 2018 when eight-year master mechanic Matthew Smith made the decision to start a custom golf cart shop in his garage. At the time, little did he know that in just two short years, he would have two thriving locations and that Charleston Custom Carts would be one of the largest custom cart brands on the Eastern seaboard. Charleston Custom Carts started as a hobby in a garage as golf cart dealers often do. Matt was a master mechanic for working for Honda and Chevy, but decided he wanted to go back to school for his engineering degree. In school, Matt was helping friends with golf carts, and building a few for himself. 16 GOLFCARTING.COM

One thing led to another and CCC was born. CCC is truly a family owned business. Matt focuses on the custom builds and service, while his wife Danielle handles general manager duties including, customer service, billing, scheduling, and account management. Matt’s brother is the head technician and oversees the service center. Personal attention and customer satisfaction is the main focus of the business and CCC prides itself on superb customer service. Matt’s motto is simple: “Make the customer happy at all costs.” EXPLOSIVE GROWTH The rapid growth of Charleston Custom Carts and


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the transition from a garage-shop to respected dealer is almost unbelievable. In less than four-months after being in his garage, Matt knew that the Charleston area was desperate for a fully customizable golf cart provider and he also knew that he needed a real shop. In a centrally-located area of dramatic growth known as Daniel Island, Matt found a perfect location to open his first showroom and service center. Matt and his small team of three spent two-months building-out the new location and determined to raise the bar from the traditional golf cart shop, and focus on creating a comfortable and inviting retail location for its customers. Instead of the dark, grimy, and often chaotic golf cart shop Matt was used to visiting, he wanted to create more of a “motorsports� style showroom; clean, well-lighted, bright-colored and sophisticated. The Daniel Island, SC shop opened its doors in February, 2019 and was instantly a huge success. So much so that in a matter of a few short weeks Charleston Custom Carts filled the 5,000 square foot shop with new customer repairs and custom builds and immediately needed more space. Matt realized that they simply did not have enough space to build enough custom carts to meet the demand. Never mind that the new location was barely a month old. Matt knew he needed to expand.

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Instead of the dark, grimy, and often chaotic golf cart shop, CCC is more of a “motorsports� style showroom; clean, well-lighted, bright-colored and sophisticated.

CHARLESTON CUSTOM CARTS #2 With almost providential timing, Matt learned that the owner of a long-time golf cart dealership located in neighboring Mount Pleasant, SC wanted to sell his business so he could retire. The location was perfect, the facility was perfect and Matt jumped at the chance to purchase Low Country Golf Carts in Mount Pleasant. Low Country Golf Carts had been in business a long time and had garnered a very large customer base, as well as a terrific reputation for providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Matthew moved quickly and worked out a deal with the owner to purchase the business and all the existing inventory. Just seven short months after opening Charleston Custom Carts in Daniel Island, SC, Matt opened the doors to his second location in Mount Pleasant, SC. 18 GOLFCARTING.COM

Like the first location, the Mount Pleasant facility would experience extensive renovations in order to duplicate the highly popular, lounge-like atmosphere of the first. The grand opening in January of 2020 attracted hundreds of friends, family and customers that all joined together to celebrate the new and highly-anticipated store. The new location is almost 15,000 total square feet of retail showroom and shop space. It now serves as the headquarters and flagship for Charleston Custom Carts and truly elevates the traditional golf cart shop in both aesthetics and customer experience. One walks in and immediately feels an automotive showroom appeal, elegant, comfortable and chic. Charleston Custom Carts currently has seven employees and builds exceptional custom carts for buyers all over the country.



CHANGING THE MARKET Matt knew that the Charleston golf cart market was lacking built-to-order custom carts and this quickly became Charleston Custom Cart’s specialty. The customer is empowered to design every aspect of their new golf cart with CCC’s in-house design center complete with a massive 70-inch touchscreen configurator. The customer selects everything with the 3D Builder and then works with Matt and Danielle to make their custom golf cart or LSV (low speed vehicle) a reality. INTEGRATING NEW TECHNOLOGY The popularity of Charleston Custom Cart’s design studios are a big part of their instant success. They offer samples of bodies, seats, wheels, and accessories. The customer can then see how these accessories will look on their future cart with the all new 3D Golf Cart Builder on huge touch screens in both of their locations. The 3D Builder (3DGolfCartBuilder.com) allows the customer to not only customize every aspect of their new golf cart, but see the cart in real time, making changes to colors, seat textures, and accessories on the fly and get accurate pricing every step of the way. In addition to the instore design studios, the new 3D Builder compliments CCC’s state-of-the-art

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website (www.charlestoncarts.com) where customers can not only build and get a quote for their new golf cart, but they can also schedule service and get up-to-date information on new builds, features, and news. CONSTANTLY EVOLVING Now having plenty of space with the two locations, Charleston Custom Golf Carts has the ability to build dozens of golf carts each month to meet the big demand in the Charleston Area. Their two strategic locations have complete service centers and are located conveniently in Daniel Island, SC and Mount Pleasant, SC -two of Charleston’s high-growth areas. Charleston Custom Carts has a very good reputation and has hundreds of 5-star Google, Facebook, and Yelp reviews. Matt Smith’s commitment to customer satisfaction and service excellence has certainly paid off in a big way. For more information on Charleston Custom Golf Carts: Website: http://charlestoncarts.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/charlestoncarts Instagram: http://instagram.com/charlestoncarts Phone: 843.800.8626 Addresses: 1161 Highway 41, Mount Pleasant SC 29466 & 2300 Clements Ferry Rd, Daniel Island SC 29492 Charleston Custom Carts back room shop is almost as clean as their front showroom.


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GOLF CART SAFETY GUIDE WE’VE CREATED 14 TIPS TO HELP KEEP YOU SAFE WHILE ENJOYING YOUR ELECTRIC CART. Let’s face it. Golf carts and low-speed vehicles are becoming more and more popular. They are driving off fairways and into our neighborhood streets. They are often carrying beer and children and are mingling with regular car traffic. While it’s nice to see the masses turning to this efficient way of transportation, safety issues are becoming a large concern. The safety record of golf carts is not nationally tracked and while finding statistics of golf-cart related injuries is challenging, it is most certainly a growing trend in the U.S. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC.gov) approximately 18,000 people required emergency care due to golf carts in 2015 alone. And according to The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System database, electric cart accidents could be as high as 100,000 incidents per year. Like all vehicle drivers, golf cart operators should not just be driving defensively, but 22 GOLFCARTING.COM

strategically. Tragedy can face golf cart operators in seemingly the most minor of accidents. So how can you stay safe in golf carts, on and off public roads? We’ve created 15 tips to help keep you safe while enjoying your electric cart. ELECTRIC CART SAFETY GUIDE 1. KEEP ARMS AND LEGS INSIDE THE VEHICLE We know this from riding carnival rides and roller coasters. Keep your appendages inside. It’s that simple. It can be tempting with open-air bliss to stick an arm or leg out. Don’t. If the vehicle is driving too close to something else, it can lead to disaster. One common way people get very hurt very quickly is dragging a leg out of the cart while driving. All it takes is an unseen curb or rock and in an instant, a very serious knee or ankle injury can result. 2. USE SEAT BELTS Most golf carts don’t have seat belts but this is changing. LSV laws are widely mandating seat belts. Have seat belts installed on your golf cart if you don’t


currently have them. Don’t overlook one of the most obvious vehicle safety measures. 3. ABIDE BY ALL STANDARD TRAFFIC RULES Too many people think that the rules of the road don’t apply to golf carts. This is a dangerous perspective. Just because you may not have to register your cart at the DMV doesn’t mean that you can blow off stop signs and traffic lights or drive in the center of the road or turn without hand signals. Follow the rules. 4. CARTS ARE NOT A LEGAL ALTERNATIVE TO DRINKING AND DRIVING “But officer… I’m not drinking and driving. I’m in a golf cart.” It doesn’t work that way. A person who drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol can and will face arrest and charges. Just because it is a golf cart doesn’t mean a person will escape a DUI. 5. DRIVE DEFENSIVELY On a road with cars, a golf cart is low on the totem. Always be looking out for cars passing, and drive defensively… if not strategically. Anticipate what other vehicles will do and react accordingly. 6. AVOID DRIVING IN EXTREME WEATHER Most golf carts don’t handle well in poor weather conditions. Be super careful on wet roads. I’m not sure why anyone would feel the need to take a golf cart out in the snow but avoid driving in the white stuff. Golf carts do not possess the same technologies as automobiles and are limited in their adaptability. 7. PROTECT YOUR VALUABLES Golf carts are exposed and a wonderful target for thieves. Protect all valuables by either locking them up in a compartment or taking them. 8. PERFORM SAFETY CHECKS AND MAINTENANCE TWICE A YEAR If properly cared for, golf carts can last a long time. It is still essential to maintain them and have them checked out so that everything is in working order. Thankfully, golf cart maintenance is not complicated and rarely expensive. 9. HAVE HEADLIGHTS INSTALLED Generally, it is not smart to drive golf carts at night.

Most states and jurisdictions prohibit night driving. Still, it is essential to have headlights and taillights installed. The more visibility your cart has the safer you will be. 10. DON’T ALLOW CHILDREN TO DRIVE GOLF CARTS While many areas don’t require a valid driver’s license for cart drivers, that shouldn’t mean you should get your 10-year a golf cart for Christmas. Most jurisdictions prohibit drivers under the age of 16. Only those that are old enough and familiar with driving and handling electric carts should be operating them. 11. AVOID OVERLOADING YOUR CART Carts have relatively low carrying capacities. Adding too much weight to the vehicle can create problems. Trying to cram seven people on a 4-seat cart can lead to bad things. 12. ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT Most golf carts don’t come with rearview mirrors and many are custom made for carts. It is an exceptional idea to have mirrors installed on your cart and they are relatively inexpensive. Always check behind the vehicle before backing up and be aware of blind spots. Never assume that other drivers will get out of the way. 13. PEDESTRIANS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY Those on foot still have the right away. And yes, you can get in the same amount of trouble for hitting a pedestrian with a golf cart as opposed to a Nissan. 14. AVOID GOING OFF ROAD Don’t get mad at the messenger. I know it’s tempting to go off road but unless your cart is specifically built for that, avoid it. Golf carts are primarily designed to drive on smooth, manicured grass and paved paths. Trying to climb over rocks, ascend steep hills and cross creeks is going to take its toll. BE SAFE Golf carts and low-speed vehicles are smart and extremely efficient, as long as they are used responsibly. Take extra precautions and can keep the roads safe. Carting is generally safe, but just Google “golf cart accidents” and see what can happen when reckless people operate golf carts. GOLF CARTING MAGAZINE 23


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LAZY LIFE SEATS & COVERS

RATED Go to: www.lazylifeseat.com

LET’S COVER LAZY LIFE SEATS AND SEAT COVERS LAZY LIFE SEATS + COVERS are not the new kids on the block when it comes to seats and covers. They’ve been around 40 years and are the undisputed leader in the custom aftermarket seat industry. SUPPORTED GOLF CARTS Lazy Life seats are available with the following golf cart brands: Club Car: Carryall, DS, Precedent E-Z-GO: RXV, TXT, Medalist, Marathon Yamaha: G Series, Drive Star Cart Bad Boy Buggies 26 GOLFCARTING.COM

Bench Back Premium Contour

CUSTOM SEAT OPTIONS The seat options available with Lazy Life are overwhelming. You start with one of six design choices and if you just want to cover an existing seat they can provide many cover options as well. Seat Design Options • Bench Back Premium Contour • High Back Premium Contour • High Back Luxury • Bench Back Luxury • Sport Multitone • One Tone


High Back Luxury

But wait, there’s more… After you pick one of the six seat designs, it’s time to choose the color scheme and embroidered design. Your options for each seat design are as follows: • 2-Tone • 2-Tone with Headrests • 3-Tone Vertical Stripes • 3-Tone Vertical Stripes with Headrests • Multi-Tone Arch • Multi-Tone Arch with Headrests

2-Tone

Materials The most important custom option is the material of the seat. Here are your options: • Vinyl • Ostrich • Snake Skin • Crocodile • Morbern

Snake Skin

Stitching The stitching on your golf cart seats can add a nice touch to customization. The contrast between your seat color and stitching color is a great way to make the seats pop. With Lazy Life you have multiple stitching colors to choose from including: Embroidery - Emboss Don’t stop the customization now. Why not have something personal embroidered on your seat? They can even emboss a corporate logo. Lazy Life can do it for you.

Piping Piping is a great way to make your seats really pop. Lazy Life can add a thick piping to the outer edges of the seats to help the color contrast stand out. Piping can be applied to headrests, seat edges, and even seat separators on your bench seat designs. There’s a reason why Lazy Life is the king of cart seats. The customization process has endless possibilities and they make the process simple and fun. GOLF CARTING MAGAZINE 27


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PHOENIX BODY SET

THE ALL-NEW PHOENIX CLUB CAR PRECEDENT BODY KIT FROM DOUBLETAKE DoubleTake Introduces the All New Phoenix Club Car Precedent Body Kit with Interchangeable Accessories DoubleTake -a leading golf cart parts supplier -has just released a brand new body kit for Club Car Precedent. The latest edition named Phoenix, is an advanced body kit that is loaded with features at a price that won’t reduce your budget to ashes. DoubleTake has been making top-shelf parts and accessories for quite some time and their brand new Phoenix body kit is no exception. ALL NEW FOR 2020 - THE PHOENIX The Phoenix delivers high-impact, high-gloss ABS acrylic plastic with high-end, blindingly-bright LED headlights and taillights. The streamlined headlights have a sleek “brow-like” styling that smartly separates itself from other body sets. FIRE UP THE GRILLE WITH PLENTY OF OPTIONS The Phoenix provides loads of grille options… eight to be exact. You can choose from four designs in the “diamond style” category and another four designs in the “slotted style”. Both design categories and finishes really dress-up the new front-end style. COLOR OPTIONS ARE PLENTIFUL A hallmark of DoubleTake bodies is that they come in a variety of colors and the Phoenix is no different. Remember, these bodies are not spray-painted; they are colored-molded plastic that don’t flake and are very durable. PHOENIX ADD-ONS AND REQUIREMENTS Keep in mind that a light-kit is required with the Phoenix body set. The diamond plate trim kit and the front basket are current options and the fender flares and brush guard are coming soon.

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RATED Go to: www.custom-inc.com PHOENIX BODIES FROM CHARLESTON CUSTOM CARTS Charleston Custom Carts (www.charlestoncarts. com) was among the first dealers to get a hold of these new body sets and stated the following: “Our customers really love the new style and the updated lighting is a huge selling point.” INSTALLATION Installation was relatively simple (if you have done Double Take bodies before), they are not too much different then installing a Phantom body kit they make already for the Precedent, it is just a little more complicated with the mounting brackets, very good fitment, no issues at all with the few we have already installed and it’s a great product. For more information about the DoubleTake “Phoenix” body kit you can contact Double Take via their website @ http://www.custom-inc.com/phoenixbody-sets/


Above: Charleston Custom Carts REBOUND was among the first dealers to get a hold of these new body sets and stated the following: “Our customers really love the new style and the updated lighting is a huge selling point.� GOLF CARTING MAGAZINE 29


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DEALER PROFILE

METROLINA CARTS

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etrolina Carts is a high-quality custom golf shop in Rock Hill, SC that serves the greater Charlotte area. A family-owned company, father and son Del and Bret Elliott founded the business in 2012 and business is booming for this one-of-a-kind custom cart shop.

We were delighted at the opportunity to spend some time with Bret Elliott, co-founder of Metrolina Carts. We wanted to hear firsthand how he and his father have built such a powerhouse dealer in just a handful of years. 30 GOLFCARTING.COM

DEALER PROFILE: DEALER NAME: Metrolina Carts DEALER LOCATION: 1071 Albright Rd, Rockhill, SC 29730 PHONE NUMBER: (803) 329-2278 OWNERS: Del Elliott, Bret Elliott AUTHORIZED DEALER BRANDS: Club Car, Yamaha, Star Carts SPECIALTY: Custom Cart Builds

GCMAG: How did you get involved in the golf cart industry?


Bret: Back in 2009, on behalf of the economy crashing, I was laid off from an engineering firm. My college roommate was working at a shop [golf shop] in Columbia [SC] and asked if I wanted to give it a try. After several months of doing it, my father and I decided to open up shop in Rock Hill, SC.

GCMAG: When did your business really take off and why? Bret: About 5 years ago business really started picking up. Advertising and putting a word of mouth foot print in our community grew our business tremendously. Acquiring the major dealer lines [Yamaha, Club Cart, Star Carts] have been a big boost for our business as well.

to do this build and bring a smile to his face in an unfortunate situation.

GCMAG: That’s great Bret and the cart you built for your friend is not only impressive but really symbolizes something very important. We appreciate you taking the time to answer our questions and we look forward to catching up with you guys down the road. For more information on Metrolina Carts in Rockhill, SC visit them online at MetrolinaCustomCarts.com, stop in to their showroom or give them a call at (803) 329-2278.

GCMAG: What are your future plans for growth and expansion? Bret: We intend to continue our current growth at our current location and are currently looking into the development of our second location. We are always diligently looking for opportunities to grow our business through dealer networking and local community events. We tend to entertain all options available for future growth and expansion.

GCMAG: Where do you see the future of the industry heading? Bret: This industry is growing rapidly with new technologies being presented frequently. I believe that the course our society is taking with the large amount of residential neighborhoods in development, now and in the future, it is going to continue to make the golf cart industry stronger.

GCMAG: Can you tell us about your team? Bret: We are a family owned business. My father Del and my mother Jodie and me run the day-to-day operations of the company. We are fortunate to have a great and hard-working staff that keeps the daily duties moving to keep our business successful.

GCMAG: What was your favorite custom cart build and why? Bret: There are so many favorites it’s difficult to choose. A friend of mine served this great nation for us in the service. In an unfortunate circumstance, he lost several friends in combat. It was special to me to put together a cart representing his achievements and honor of being in the military as well as commemorating his fallen brothers. It was and honor

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golfcartproducts GREAT DAY INC. Quick-Draw Gun Rack

Here’s a universal-mounting, two-gun rack that puts “Ole Betsy” at your fingertips as you cruise your hunting property. The Quick-Draw Gun Holder fits in most pickup trucks, all side-by-side utility vehicles (Kawasaki Mule, Polaris Ranger, John Deere Gator, Bad Boy, Club Car and all golf cart style vehicles). It mounts in a “stand alone” fashion and can be positioned to your preferred angle for quick access and maximum use of passenger space. The Quick-Draw holds two guns (rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader) securely and protected in a soft, cushioned cradle. Unlike conventional clips and loops, Great Day’s unique Velcro holders form and fit the super-soft holding cradles to the exact size of the stock or forearm of the gun it is holding - no more loose fits to disturb the sight and scope settings! The Quick-Draw comes complete with all necessary hardware for quick and easy installation. Made with pride in the USA!

Note: The Quick-Draw quick detach plate can be purchased separately to allow instant installation and removal of the Quick-Draw Gun Holder. When ordering, use model #UVQD800QDP.

Go to: www.greatdayinc.com or Call: 866.649.1918

RHOX

LED Light Kit LED Light Kit with RGBW LED Accent Lights for Yamaha Drive2 • 12V-48V operation for Gas or Electric. • RGBW LED accent lights have (7) standard colors. Upgrade to millions of colors with optional Bluetooth Controller (LGT-332). • Voltage Reducer (VOLT-2000 or VOLT-2001) recommended for electric carts if installing accessories.

Kit Includes:

• Adjustable LED Light Kit: LED Projector Style Headlights with RGBW Accent Lights/LED Taillights • Injection Molded Plastic Bezels with Tapered Mounting Holes • High Quality Easy to Install Wire Harness with Push-Pull Switch • Installation Hardware, Templates and Instructions

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LAZY LIFE SEATS & COVERS Cool Touch Marine Vinyl

No more sting from hot vinyl! Black is cool again with the reflective properties of Lazy Life Seats industry exclusive Cool Touch marine vinyl. The color pigments of Cool Touch vinyl remit up to 80% of the radiation in the near infrared range of sunlight and reduce the heating of the surface by up to 25%. The result is improved sitting comfort and increased useful life of the materials. Cool Touch Marine Vinyl is: • Long-lasting • Easy to clean • Oil resistant • Salt water & chlorine water resistant • Tear resistant • UV resistant +1,600 hours • Weather resistant • Abrasion resistant

Go to: www.lazylifeseat.com or Call: 800.705.4359

ROYPOW

LiFePO4 Golf Cart Battery - S series S series products are lithium-ion battery packs with integrated golf cart battery system. They are designed to replace the leadacid battery, which are available for drop-in replacement in the Club Car and EZ-GO etc. vehicles nicely. S series products are lithium-ion battery packs with integrated golf cart battery system. • Quick charging time up to 2.5 hours • 5 year warranty • Up to 100 mile range • Cycle life up to 3500 times

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GOLF CART AND LSV BATTERY GUIDE 6 VOLT AND 8 VOLT BATTERIES

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he heart of your golf cart are the batteries. Unless you go with lithium batteries, you really have three options… 6 volt, 8 volt or 12 volt. This battery buying guide focuses on 6 volt and 8 volt batteries as these are by far the most popular. You will need to determine if your cart operates on a 48 volt cart or a 36 volt cart. Do you need eight 6 volt batteries or six 6 volt batteries or six 8 volt batteries? The three manufacturers we are focusing on are Trojan, U.S. Battery and Interstate. There are other brands we could write about but these are the big three. There are a number of models for each manufacturer in both 6 volt and 8 volt and the charts will help you narrow down which one is right for you.

6V TROJAN DEEP-CYCLE MOTIVE AGM MODEL T105-AGM VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 217 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY VRLA AGM / Non-Spillable / Maintenance-Free WATERING No watering required Dimensions LxWxH 10.30” x 7.06” x 10.73” Weight LBS 68 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t105-agm/ 34 GOLFCARTING.COM


TROJAN FLOODED DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL J305P-AC with Bayonet Cap VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 330 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Deep-Cycle Flooded/Wet Lead-Acid Battery WATERING Single-Point Watering Kit Dimensions LxWxH 11.66” x 6.94” x 14.42” Weight LBS 96 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/j305p-ac/

TROJAN FLOODED DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL T-105/T-105 Plus with Bayonet Cap (available in Master -Vent, Hydrolink and Flip-top 105 Plus) VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 225 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Deep-Cycle Flooded/Wet Lead-Acid Battery WATERING HydroLink Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.30”x7.13”x11.15” Weight LBS 62 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t-105/

TROJAN FLOODED DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL T-125/T-125 Plus with Bayonet Cap (available in Master -Vent, Hydrolink and Flip-top 125 Plus) VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 240 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Deep-Cycle Flooded/Wet Lead-Acid Battery WATERING HydroLink Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.30”x7.11”x11.07” Weight LBS 66 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t-125/ GOLF CARTING MAGAZINE 35


TROJAN FLOODED DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL T-145/T-145 Plus with Bayonet Cap (available in Master -Vent, Hydrolink and Flip-top 145 Plus) VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 260 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Deep-Cycle Flooded/Wet Lead-Acid Battery WATERING Single-Point Watering Kit Dimensions LxWxH 10.30” x 7.13” x 11.91” Weight LBS 72 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t-145/

TROJAN FLOODED DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL T-605 with Bayonet Cap (available in Master -Vent, Hydrolink and Flip-top 105 Plus) VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 225 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Deep-Cycle Flooded/Wet Lead-Acid Battery WATERING HydroLink Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.30”x7.11”x11.07” Weight LBS 58 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t-605/

TROJAN GEL DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL 6V-Gel VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 189Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY VRLA GEL / Non-Spillable / Maintenance-Free WATERING No Watering Required Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.08”x10.82” Weight LBS 68 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/6v-gel/ 36 GOLFCARTING.COM


8V TROJAN DEEP-CYCLE MOTIVE AGM MODEL T875-AGM VOLTAGE 8 CAPACITY 160Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY VRLA AGM / Non-Spillable / Maintenance-Free WATERING No Watering Required Dimensions LxWxH 10.30”x7.06”x10.73” Weight LBS 70 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t875-agm/

TROJAN FLOODED DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL DC-8V with Master Vent VOLTAGE 8 CAPACITY 160 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Deep-Cycle Flooded/Wet Lead-Acid Battery WATERING HydroLink Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.24”x7.10”x11.13” Weight LBS 61 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/dc-8v/

TROJAN FLOODED DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL Ranger 160 with Master Vent (available in Hydrolink) VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 204 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Deep-Cycle Flooded/Wet Lead-Acid Battery WATERING HydroLink Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.21”x7.10”x11.90” Weight LBS 76 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/ranger_160/ GOLF CARTING MAGAZINE 37


TROJAN FLOODED DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL T-875 with Bayonet Cap (available in Master -Vent and Hydrolink) VOLTAGE 8 CAPACITY 170Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Deep-Cycle Flooded/Wet Lead-Acid Battery WATERING HydroLinkTM Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.27”x7.10”x11.14” Weight LBS 63 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t-875/

TROJAN FLOODED DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL T-890 with Bayonet Cap (available in Master -Vent and Hydrolink) VOLTAGE 8 CAPACITY 160 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Deep-Cycle Flooded/Wet Lead-Acid Battery WATERING HydroLink Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.27”x7.10”x11.14” Weight LBS 69 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t-890/

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US BATTERY DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL US 1800 XC2 VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 208 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x11.25” Weight LBS 55 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.usbattery.com/products/6-volt-batteries/us-1800-xc2/

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US BATTERY DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL US 2000 XC2 VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 208 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x11.25” Weight LBS 57 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.usbattery.com/products/6-volt-batteries/us-2000-xc2/

US BATTERY DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL US 2200 XC2 VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 232 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x11.25” Weight LBS 62 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.usbattery.com/products/6-volt-batteries/us-2200-xc2/

US BATTERY DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL US 125 XC2 VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 242 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x11.25” Weight LBS 66 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.usbattery.com/products/6-volt-batteries/us-125-xc2/

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US BATTERY DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL US 145 XC2 VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 251 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x11.25” Weight LBS 57 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.usbattery.com/products/6-volt-batteries/us-145-xc2/

US BATTERY DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL US 250E XC2, US 250 XC2, US 250HC XC2 VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 225 Ah @ 20Hr / US 250 XC2: 255 Ah @ 20Hr / US 250HC XC2: 280 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 11.625”x7.125”x11.625” Weight LBS US 250E XC2:67/ US 250 XC2: 75 US 250HC XC2: 77 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.usbattery.com/products/6-volt-batteries/us-250e-xc2/

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US BATTERY DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL US 8VGCE XC2, US 8VGC XC2, US 8VGCHC XC2 VOLTAGE 8 CAPACITY 155 Ah @ 20Hr / US 8VGC XC2: 170 Ah @ 20Hr / US 8VGCHC XC2: 183 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 11.625”x7.125”x11.625” Weight LBS US 250E XC2: 60/ US 8VGC XC2: 62 US 250HC XC2: 67 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.usbattery.com/products/8-volt-batteries/us-8vgce-xc2/

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US BATTERY DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL US 8VHATB XC2 VOLTAGE 8 CAPACITY 205 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x11.25” Weight LBS 73 MSRP NA * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.usbattery.com/products/8-volt-batteries/us-8vhatb-xc2/

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INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL GC2-ECL-S, GC2-ECL-UT, GC2-ECL-UTL VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 225 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.625”x7.125”x11.125” Weight LBS 62 MSRP $161.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles

INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL GC2-HD-AGM VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 210 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Fully Sealed Design WATERING No watering required Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x10.8125” Weight LBS 66 MSRP $340.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles

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INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL 2300S, 2300UT, 2300UTL VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 242 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x11.25” Weight LBS 65 MSRP $167.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles

INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL 2400S, 2400UT,2400UTL VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 210 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x11.875” Weight LBS 71 MSRP $192.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles

INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL GC2-HCL-UTL, GC2-HCL-UT VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 225 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.3125”x7.125”x11” Weight LBS 58 MSRP $149.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles

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INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL PF-GC2-UTL VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 210 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.3125”x7.125”x11” Weight LBS 58 MSRP $142.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles

INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL M-GC2-UTL VOLTAGE 6 CAPACITY 210 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.875”x7.125”x11” Weight LBS 58 MSRP $142.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles

8V INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL GC8-HCL-UTL, GC8-HCL-UT VOLTAGE 8 CAPACITY 170 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.1875”x7.125”x11” Weight LBS 63 MSRP $178.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles

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INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL PF-GC8-UTL VOLTAGE 8 CAPACITY 160 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.25”x7.125”x11” Weight LBS 67 MSRP $174.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles

INTERSTATE BATTERIES DEEP-CYCLE BATTERIES MODEL M-GC8-UTL VOLTAGE 8 CAPACITY 210 Ah @ 20Hr BATTERY Flooded Lead Acid (FLA) non-sealed WATERING No Watering System Dimensions LxWxH 10.1875”x7.125”x11” Weight LBS 61 MSRP $200.95 * For more informations and specs go to: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/recreation-vehicles


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(right front to left rear and left front to right rear). If you are noticing some wear on the side or outside of the tires you may want to check your alignment.

Q: Does adding bigger tires and a lift really increase my top speed? A: Yes, it certainly does. It’s all about physics and the way electric motors work. A full tire Q: How often should we actually check and fill revolution covers less ground when the tire our golf cart batteries? is smaller so larger tires will allow you to A: To get the longest life out of your batteries cover more ground, thus a higher top speed. Generally you can get 2-4mph more from 23” and the best performance you should check tires versus stock. these every month even if you’re not using the cart. Make sure to only fill them just past Q: How long should a new set of higher-end the metal inside the battery. batteries like Trojan last? Q: Should I be rotating my tires and if so how A: That depends on the use, but for normal, average use and assuming you are often? maintaining the water levels you can expect A: Yes. We suggest you rotate your tires once a year and move them from corner to corner to get up to 5-6 years from a set of batteries. 50 GOLFCARTING.COM



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