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Old 10-03-2022, 12:09 PM   #1
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Has anyone seen one of these in person?

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Old 10-03-2022, 12:27 PM   #2
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Haven't seen one but I did notice the webpage shows electrical plates up front that look to be haphazardly installed. I figure a TV will cover those but at the same time, have to wonder what else is crooked in the trailer.
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Old 10-03-2022, 12:29 PM   #3
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Sure look like converted car haulers to me.

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Location = Ft. Meyers = wonder if they are O.K.?

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Old 10-03-2022, 03:11 PM   #4
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These are marketed up north as "Ice Houses". You set it down on the oce, remove a round cover, bore an ice hole and fish away. For winter use they look to be pretty poorly insulated.

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Saw one last year when we were in Cedar Key FL. I first thought it was a homemade camper from a cargo trailer. It looks more rugged than I suspect it really is. With conventional house framing I would have at least like to have seen mend plates (AKA truss plates) wrapping the corners and top plates to give it better rigidity.
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No assembly line, apparently workers move from one to another for their part of the assembly process is what I saw in the video.
I assume as they get better, products will improve with experience and knowledge. The lowering idea will be great for mobility-challenged people.
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Someone shared another ruggedized version of more conventional TTs. I can't see any pics just vid .....some sort of website error.
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I have seen a very similar one built in Minnesota or Wisconsin. They lower to double as ice fishing huts. Definitely residential style construction with wooden framing and residential doors and windows. There were two at a local campground we were at a couple of years back, and I had a short chat with an owner.
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I'm always nervous when they hide important information like tank sizes.
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Extremely popular here in MN. From small, single axles to 5er’s with slides. Great for fishing with luxuries of home. They’re on our lake here but mostly on larger lakes in northern MN, etc. Definitely need good ice thickness. Not sure of tank capacities or availability. They’re used year around for sure.
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Old 10-05-2022, 12:47 PM   #11
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That's crazy! I just saw one this weekend down in a Colorado Springs RV park and thought maybe he was a welder and fabricated it, I guess not.
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