Reasons not to buy Motocaddy

GB72

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This is part of a wider issue that I have. Why do trolleys need bespoke casings and connectors for batteries. Id they must have them, they should be easily changeable or replaced with a basic tool kit.

The answer in general is situations such as this mean you have to use their repair centers and buy their bespoke parts. With my trolley when I lost the battery cable, I got a new one from amazon for a fiver.
 

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(Wife's trolley - I told her to stick with Powakaddy) !

It's an S18, it's a few years old, probably out of warranty. The cable going into the battery has split (see pic). I called Motocaddy . . . . stamped on the battery is a sticker saying 5 year guarantee, "ah, yes, that's a 5 year guarantee on the battery, the cable is only guaranteed for 2 years" was the reply! "OK, I can see that the bottom of the battery screws off - how much is the part" I asked. "The part cast £10 buy we will not sell it to you only to one of our authorised service agents" they replied. They gave me two email address for the nearest agents (20 miles) - I email them and I just got a reply back with a quote for £50. That's £40 for 10 minutes work and he can charge that because he knows that I can't buy the part and gfit it myself. - Disgraceful.
Had similar experience with powakaddy mind. Ended up buying a part off a golf trolley spares site and fixed with my friend YouTube. Saved me loads of fish mind.
 

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My battery cable is going in the same direction, but there seem to be another layer of protection before the wires are completely exposed. Won the trolley about 4 years ago or so and was stupid enough to not fill and send in the warranty card and obviously don't have a receipt for it. Not that keen on having to buy a new battery for £250 or so once the cable actually pops.
Just get your horse to carry your clubs! 😉
 

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This is part of a wider issue that I have. Why do trolleys need bespoke casings and connectors for batteries. Id they must have them, they should be easily changeable or replaced with a basic tool kit.

The answer in general is situations such as this mean you have to use their repair centers and buy their bespoke parts. With my trolley when I lost the battery cable, I got a new one from amazon for a fiver.

Get on the phone to the EU boffins! They made apple change their chargers to reduce waste, for the trolley manufactures to do the same. 🍺
 
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