They are good for what they were designed for.
The first series had a flaw, the hex tubes were cut too short and the pins on the tube extensions would be pushed back into the hex tube...a real pain
....Frabill quickly found the flaw and a easy to install replacement set of hex tubes cut longer were offered free
to anyone whom needed them...as not all were cut too short..only a few.
For ATV use I found you needed to flip the offset on the receiver tube up, to get a bit more height and clearance...after that, it worked like a charm.
On heavy duty trucks with a strong suspension, we didn't even deploy the legs, just sat in it and it sealed up to the ice very well. Hit and run fishing on drive on ice, it was a very good get and go runner.
Another tip was with the 12' hose we kept the propane tank in the truck box and mounted the Mr. Heater Cooker under the platform facing forwards, hanging from eyebolts. This would speed things up on the run and gun and the heat went were we wanted it and the fish-able area ahead was increased.
We also ran a plug and wire from the trailer light plug in to the shack and ran the lighting off it too..a couple of truck box L*E*D
clearance lights was all it took on the platform corners.
They are very Tweak-able rigs. And if someone wished, a wooden toboggan sled could easily be adapted to fit the skin and you could keep the platform as a gear hauler or other hunting use...mount a grill on it, add a front receiver on the truck...it is built heavy enough to stop a deer...go nuts. Seen that done too. It's a very adaptable rig.If I were to redesign it today...I would use an all aluminum frame, and a expanded mess floor to lessen overall weight. Heat would rise more easily from a heater set under the deck, and the overall weight would make it less of a burden to deploy...yet be strong enough to hold up. I would also make the swing point multi-stage adjustable to fit SUV's and ATV's more easily and make folding up and gate access easier.