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Old 02-11-2017, 09:11 AM
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Now that winter is also over, knda..the wife after one time in the clam has said she thinks we need a portable ice house.

Looking to buy a smaller unit that maybe I can pull out onto the lake with a Polaris 850 Sportsman and put the ATV in the house while getting to the lake.
A toy hauler/icehouse I think.
Trying to keep it small enough I don't have to wait for 2 foot of ice and it'll probably just be for two people.

Anybody do this?
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:14 AM
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Now that winter is also over, knda..the wife after one time in the clam has said she thinks we need a portable ice house.

Looking to buy a smaller unit that maybe I can pull out onto the lake with a Polaris 850 Sportsman and put the ATV in the house while getting to the lake.
A toy hauler/icehouse I think.
Trying to keep it small enough I don't have to wait for 2 foot of ice and it'll probably just be for two people.

Anybody do this?
Suggestions?
Dealers?

TIA
Al
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:27 AM
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I have a friend on mine who has a small Ice Castle that is good for two people. He gets out early with the 4 wheeler, but he is relegated to the ice road the the snow begins to pile up. There are some ski options for the wheels, but the house is going to be heavy to drag around. I saw a guy up at Red Lake who had a side by side with tracks and an ice castle with skis. Looked like a fine unit, but you got to love ice fishing to invest in the tracks.
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I have a friend on mine who has a small Ice Castle that is good for two people. He gets out early with the 4 wheeler, but he is relegated to the ice road the the snow begins to pile up. There are some ski options for the wheels, but the house is going to be heavy to drag around. I saw a guy up at Red Lake who had a side by side with tracks and an ice castle with skis. Looked like a fine unit, but you got to love ice fishing to invest in the tracks.
Going to go look at a 6.5 x 14v Tackle Box by Ice Castle, little bigger than what we wanted, but the 14 footer will deal with the 750# of 850 Sportsman ATV I have, plus it has brakes.

We're retired so I don't have to go out till the snow gets packed down or roads made, but will get the ski for the tongue and have chains for the ATV.
It gets so that doesn't work I'll stay home.

Lots of choices, lots of brands.

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Old 02-15-2017, 06:21 AM
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fwiw, I ended up with an 6.5 x 14V Ice Castle, Tackle box, bare bones shack with a ramp on the back to use as a toy hauler.

http://www.nilsondirect.com/pages/in...%20Box&lid=184

Got it from Monahans in Little Falls, bit of a drive but the salesman was great to deal with.

And it's gonna be 60 this weekend..figures..

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I am looking for a tow dolly that I can use my ATV to move the Tackle Box around with, I found a wheeled dolly that was adjustable for not only ball/hitch height, but tongue weight, I must have missed adding it to my favorites, and can not find it anymore. Anybody seen something like this? I can find plenty of height adj only dollies but I would like to add some tongue weight.

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I am looking for a tow dolly that I can use my ATV to move the Tackle Box around with, I found a wheeled dolly that was adjustable for not only ball/hitch height, but tongue weight, I must have missed adding it to my favorites, and can not find it anymore. Anybody seen something like this? I can find plenty of height adj only dollies but I would like to add some tongue weight.

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I have a similar size Ice Castle which I wanted to be able to pull around the lake with my ATV. I have an '08 Polaris Sportsman 500. My dealer sold me a Kolpin rear suspension lockout kit. It has worked well for me with chains on the ATV. It was an easy install and also removes in about 5 minutes. I have left mine on for last couple years because my ATV is mainly used in the winter.
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I have a similar size Ice Castle which I wanted to be able to pull around the lake with my ATV. I have an '08 Polaris Sportsman 500. My dealer sold me a Kolpin rear suspension lockout kit. It has worked well for me with chains on the ATV. It was an easy install and also removes in about 5 minutes. I have left mine on for last couple years because my ATV is mainly used in the winter.
We use the ATV's for trail riding also, so that might not work.
Plus main reason is I can move the boat around with it too, but thanks.

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I am looking for a tow dolly that I can use my ATV to move the Tackle Box around with, I found a wheeled dolly that was adjustable for not only ball/hitch height, but tongue weight, I must have missed adding it to my favorites, and can not find it anymore. Anybody seen something like this? I can find plenty of height adj only dollies but I would like to add some tongue weight.

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