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  1. #1
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    Drop Down fish house trailer

    Anybody build their own or currently building one? I would like to see pics of some and would like to build one soonly. I have some ideas but anything helps! Thanks

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    What is it?

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    It's for Ice fishing. Essentially the wooden house that has wheel that drop down and all you've got to do is drill the hole.
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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    OK, Not much call for such as that in the Southeast. LOL

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Sorry....Yes it is for ice fishing, the trailer frame is steel or aluminum and then you build on it with wood or even steel/aluminum tubing for walls instead of wood studs.

    do a google search and you will find some.

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Fish house??? Isn't that a cali-fusion restaurant? I guess 'ell would have to freeze over before I see one here!

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    I would check one of the Walleye Fishing Forums (especially out East), they should have a good idea of what you want or are looking for... I'm certain that I saw a few Photos of guys using them on Lake Superior... I'll try and find the Forum.. some of those guys had pretty 'detailed photos' of their shacks.

    We use collapsible ones here (almost exclusively)...

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    An easier, simpler, cheaper and MORE SENSIBLE idea would be to wait for the weather to warm up and use a BOAT.

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    down here by St. Cloud, we never got out on the ice this year, very strange ice conditions. or no ice at all, you know what i mean......My son boilt one from his trailer house, just fabed up the folding wheel thing....,i don't know where he got the plains.....

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    I've never picked up more than a couple of bags at the local gas station, I guess I'd need a trailer, too if I was fishing for a lot more ice. Big party, huh? Can I come?

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Couldn't help myself with the previous post, but here are some ideas for a drop down fish house, I was searching online and ran across a couple of things. This place here has a few good ideas that you might like to incorporate into your design, http://www.fishhousesupply.com/icehousekits.htm
    Here you can search around the patent for a few good concepts...http://www.google.com/patents/US6923452
    Look here for more concepts, designs and photos of frames etc...http://www.roadkingoutdoors.com/trailers.htmll
    Here is a sight where yopu can get plans for your ice hut at various prices for variety plans...http://fishhouseplans.mnsportsmans.com/plans.html This might be your best bet, down and dirty, quick and easy.
    Also found a site that has a floating feature built into the hut just in case you're trying to get that last weekend in before the spring; happens here on Lake Simcoe every year, who knows, might keep your car from hitting bottom if there's enough flotation ...Can't find the site right now, but if you search, it will show up, not a bad little feature, for sure.
    Imagine what the lowered trailer would look like being towed by a lowered '56 Chevy, ultra-cool. Let us know how the build works out and don't forget the fotos...we love photos!!
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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Lol thanks Bearston...

    Not so much for advices or pictures above! haha.

    Yeah I've seen fishhousesupply.com...I fish quite a bit so I've seen a few different brands up close personally and self built...It is so much cheaper building your own than buying. I do have a portable flip over fish house that is very mobile and easy to transport. I would like something for a long weekend and to sleep in instead of paying for hotel rooms!

    We have about 24-26" (normally 28-32" this time of the year) of ice up here but it has been a mild winter so far so it's a little bit creepy sometimes. I have buddies who built their own but did not have much for pictures, a friend just built a 6.5 x 14 with a 3' v front so 17' overall length. I was just seeing if there was anyone who did something differently! Have a good one fellas!

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    And I thought I was cool with my Clam flip over!
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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    I have built a 6.5'x14' ice shack. I have detailed plans if interested.
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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    You could use the "frac tank" type of design ----

    https://www.google.com/search?q=frac...w=1264&bih=857
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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    First off, what zactlee is ice?
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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Jesus Christ!!!!! Holy rock star fishing! Hot tub? Sat. TV? And you park that on a hopefully frozen body of water?????
    WOW!!! I had no idea it got that serious or pimped!

    Quote Originally Posted by rebel102285 View Post

    Below are pics of my ice house




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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Only in America can we take something as simple as ice fishing and turn it into a luxury toy competition.
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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    If you were going to have a girlfriend on the side the conversation would be>>>

    wife "Dear do you really need such a luxurious rig?"

    Fisherman "Yes, dearest you wouldn't want me to catch cold, and you do want me comfy right?"

    wife" Ok, then you go have a nice weekend."

    Fishing my eye Break out the Jack Daniels
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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by rebel102285 View Post
    Below are pics of my ice house ...
    Dayum! That's so cool I expected a concession stand - chips on the clip rack next to sliding cashier window & the smell of fish fry wafting over the "lake"!

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer


    Does it really need the air conditioning unit on the roof?!?!?
    Sure, I can fix it... I got a welder!!!

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    An easier, simpler, cheaper and MORE SENSIBLE idea would be to wait for the weather to warm up and use a BOAT.
    Well, then they would only be able to fish from 12:34pm to 4:55pm on July 29th every year, this way they can fish the other 364 and 3/4 days.

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Wait a minute. Are you telling me that people live in places where it gets so cold the lakes freeze? Come on...

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    Re: Drop Down fish house trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaLion View Post
    First off, what zactlee is ice?
    Bistineau +1 the cajun clarity of it all.
    It is a cold hard substance used to keep Beer cold, that somehow transforms into water when it quits being cold enough to keep the Beer Cold. If these guys are trying to fish for it, they must have ALOT of Beer to keep cold.

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