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  1. Would love to see some updates on this 24 footer. That 21 foot house you built looked awesome, so would love to see the ideas you came up with on this bigger house.
  2. We clearly have different opinions on this. Going from a 6.5' wide to 8' wide is a complete game changer. Significantly more space and a fancier interior. More weight yes, but like Lip_Ripper said, the weight isn't a big deal to me as I'll either be pulling it with my truck or I'll be bouncing around with my Otter. But don't me wrong, these look like quality houses, but no way will I be spending that kind of money for a house of that size. That's my personal opinion, but I truly hope they do well as they are thinking outside the box and will only force the other manufacturers to do the same. Competition is always good for the consumers.
  3. I don't have any pictures, but I've used the digger mount for a few years up there and it works well even on the very rough ice up there. I modified an only auger mount to get it to work, but its on the back of the wheeler. I'd much rather have it up front where you can see it the whole time. Had an auger fall off an old mount, so still always gotta look back with the Digger, but it hasn't failed me yet. (knock on wood)
  4. Its says its reduces ground pressure by 50% compared to tires. If I remember right the figures they give for the T4S's the ground pressure was something like 0.55 psi versus 2.00 psi with tires (roughly 25%). So you guess of 50% less surface area would be backed up by this. Would love to hear your buddies review on them when he gets them!
  5. I reached out to atvtracks.net and they sent me the spec sheet on them. Unable to get it to load here, but they are a limited run being sold on a first come first served basis with the first ones shipping out on 2/10. They only have 2 bogey wheels (mid rollers) versus the 3 or 4 on the TS4. Also they do not have the angled sides on the front, so I think they would be tougher to turn. That said for the $1,300 less MSRP they would be a pretty good option, however I think I'm going to keep saving and get some T4S's next year.
  6. Its crazy how you cannot find any information on these. I hadn't heard of them before and the only place I see anything on them is on atvtrack.net. Camso doesn't even have them on their website. Will be very interested in hearing some reviews as these would probably fit my needs perfectly and help save me a thousand bucks!
  7. I wouldn't recommend using either product when lowering the house. It can give way and the house just falls. Use the cracks to lower it as there isn't much work there by hand. Raising it I use the easier gear on the winch and have to have the drill in reverse, but works amazing and there is very minimal torque on when doing it that way. If you use the harder gear then you'll get quite a bit of torque, but its manageable if you're holding on tight.
  8. Yep it sounds like you aren't using it correctly. The drop down hitch is made for when you are staying connected and/or lifting the front when when you are connected. If your trying to raise the house without being hooked up to you vehicle, you would have to tighten the winch and put the pin in and then use your jack. However I don't know why you would do that instead of just hooking up to it when its sitting at that 45 degree angle. Also instead of the icenutz, you can go with the socket a different company is selling. That's what we use and works really slick. Once I got that my days of cranking up the house are over! Yep it sounds like you aren't using it correctly. The drop down hitch is made for when you are staying connected and/or lifting the front when when you are connected. If your trying to raise the house without being hooked up to you vehicle, you would have to tighten the winch and put the pin in and then use your jack. However I don't know why you would do that instead of just hooking up to it when its sitting at that 45 degree angle. Also instead of the icenutz, you can go with the socket a different company is selling. That's what we use and works really slick. Once I got that my days of cranking up the house are over!
  9. Are you thinking of doing this to bypass the drop down hitch? Or are you meaning if someone has changed the manual winch to an electric winch?
  10. I use a separate battery for my lights and have them wired to switches. I have the Clam battery pack thing that includes the bag and charger.
  11. The V front gives you extra space from a square front, so how would you better utilize the space as you are actually losing space? At minimum you could just wall off the V and put a door so you can use it for storage. The IC Northern Pike model is that way, but uses the front as a bathroom, but you could use it for that and/or for storage. Worth looking into IMO.
  12. Yep going in you know you aren't going to get the same hole count out, but that's wouldn't be an issue for me. These things seem tailor made for wheelhouses given the no fumes. If you only move once or twice a day, you won't need to get that many holes, but most people I know that fish in wheel houses prefer 10" holes.
  13. Main thing to look for is what kind of wires are coming out of the lights. You'll want to make sure to get ones with thicker wires. Some just have the thin speaker wire and they are prone to breaking.
  14. Its good to hear stories like this about companies today. Customer service is what will build a company, so sounds like they are doing a great job. Now if we could get them to sell augers with the 10" bit up front I'd buy one in a heart beat!
  15. My biggest concern with them would be how they will trailer down the road given how light they are if there is any sort of a wind. Buddy of mine used to have an extremely light all aluminum house and with any wind that thing was an nightmare. numerous times it would be trying to pass you up and would get to the point he'd make sure to always put bags of salt in it when pulling it around. Granted if you have a four wheeler in it, that would alleviate those concerns, but what about the times you aren't bring the 4 wheeler with?