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Unread 04-12-2016, 10:16 AM   #1
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I'm likely to be towing the cart for the first time this weekend on a min-vacation. I won't be able to be with the cart the whole time, but I also won't be able to secure it indoors or in a garage either. I'm looking for thoughts or solutions on securing the cart, especially since it's still on the factory Club Car key that everyone has.

I was thinking about doing something like
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with a big chain to a post for the trailer, and possibly just parking the cart on the trailer and locking it down... somehow.

anyone come up with a solution for this kind of scenario? I'm assuming that those of you that go RVing with them have a way to secure them in the campsite when you're away.
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Unread 04-12-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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http://wheelzllc.com/blogs/golf-cart...t-from-thieves

1. Install a Theft Deterrent

Golf carts are fairly simple to steal for someone who is determined and many times, the crime is a crime of opportunity. Eliminate the opportunity by installing a theft deterrent device. One option is an actual remote security system that easily installs with the use of your cart's battery. Another, more affordable option, is the use of a golf cart pedal lock, manufactured by the makers of the automotive club. Either of these theft prevention systems will ensure that a golf cart thief keeps moving past your custom golf cart.

2. Store Golf Carts in Garages

Not only can the elements begin to damage a golf cart that is stored outdoors, especially in humid climates like Florida, but outdoor storage also allow thieves to scope out your golf cart and try to determine the best opportunity to steal your precious golf cart. Protect your golf cart from weather and criminals and store it indoors, whether in your garage or a storage shed.

3. Cover It When Not in Use

Golf carts that are out of sight are less likely to be subject to theft. Using a golf cart storage cover when the cart is not in use is the ideal way to protect the cart from weather and dirt and also keep it out of the sight of potential golf cart thieves.

4. Use a Unique Starter Key

Factory golf carts all come with a generic key that is interchangeable among other carts. Changing the factory key cylinder switch and installing a unique key switch ensures that one key does not fit your golf cart. Don't believe us? Try your Club Car key on your friend's golf cart. Factory keys make stealing your custom golf cart way too easy.

5. Install Security Lights

If you live in an RV park or mobile home community, it may not be possible to store the cart in a garage or shed. In this case, install motion security lights that are pointed at your golf cart. Consider posting a notice or stickers warning potential thieves that security measures have been installed.

WHEELZ Custom Carts understands how big of an investment your custom golf cart is and we are here to help you protect it.
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Unread 04-12-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
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At a minimum make it hard to drive off with it. A hidden kill switch is better than nothing. Most golf carts have a standard key that anyone can get. Change the key switch to a unique key. Lock the steering to prevent driving or pushing it. Those are all cheap and easy theft deterrents.
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Unread 04-12-2016, 12:03 PM   #4
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I like the, chain my Rottweiler to it. If you Don't believe in God He will show you the way.
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Unread 04-12-2016, 12:20 PM   #5
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i have C-4 under my cart with a GPS , when you get 1 mile away ..BOOM





kidding ... maybe
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Unread 04-12-2016, 12:29 PM   #6
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Unread 04-12-2016, 12:43 PM   #7
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do you post that on your cart ?
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Unread 04-12-2016, 01:12 PM   #8
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alright, so I have limited time before I have to find a way to lock this thing up. The pedal lock I'm about to hit "buy now" on Amazon, along with the trailer hitch lock so that the trailer also hopefully stays where I park it.

Typically, the cart is in the garage and the trailer is behind the workshop, out of sight, both inside our fully-fenced yard, with motion-sensing lights, in the country-ish, so I'm not overly concerned with security at home.

how hard is a new key to install? I might try that as well.

As mentioned above, what I'm most worried about is someone walking by, possibly a bit tipsy, and seeing a nice cart and thinking "hey, I have a key for that thing right here in my pocket".
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Unread 04-12-2016, 02:13 PM   #9
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kill switch , steering wheel club (yes they make them for golf carts).
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Unread 04-12-2016, 10:55 PM   #10
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I'm likely to be towing the cart for the first time this weekend on a min-vacation. I won't be able to be with the cart the whole time, but I also won't be able to secure it indoors or in a garage either. I'm looking for thoughts or solutions on securing the cart, especially since it's still on the factory Club Car key that everyone has.

I was thinking about doing something like this with a big chain to a post for the trailer, and possibly just parking the cart on the trailer and locking it down... somehow.

anyone come up with a solution for this kind of scenario? I'm assuming that those of you that go RVing with them have a way to secure them in the campsite when you're away.
Put EZGO decals on it, you wouldn't have to worry about someone stealing it ?? just an idea
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