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Camper conversion?

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I'm thinking about trying to find an old camper to turn into an ice house. Can anyone post some pictures of their camper conversion. Any useful advice would be nice as well.

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Check some on line auction sites there are some old campers on there.

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Heres my old rig. Nothing fancy but it works.Pretty much stock inside has five holes. The wheels were moved to the outside on a pinned revoveable shaft.We just jack it up remove the wheels set it down and fish. I have some better pics of the wheel set up somewhere if you want to see them.

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Very nice. How are those campers as far as insulation goes. With a heater going, do they stay pretty warm? Or are they really drafty? I'm thinking of going this route also.

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got one with the same wheel setup and I double the inside wall I have this one for sale

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It gets a little drafty when the wind is howling.I would suggest sealing up some of the windows and the glass in the door.I plan to rebuild on the existing frame at some point and add crank down wheels. So many projects so little time.

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I had a buddy that went the same way, figured he'd save a buck, converting a camper. He was really 'fired up on it' until, his first trip. His feet were NEVER warm, his wife never left the top bunk except to potty, and it was the last time she went with him. Those campers are built for SUMMER camping, If you talk to ANY of the diehard Icefishermen, they'll tell you to get a skid or drop-down house and do it RIGHT! The campers do their best as PARTS!!You can always use a dropdown during the camping season, but you'll only use a camper icefishing ONCE before you decide to sell it!!Phred52

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Hey WTN4ICE could you email me a pic or two of your wheel set up??? That's a heck of a shack you got set up. Exactly what I have in the works!!

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my buddy has a 1971 shanty that he converted just like that and he loves it, plus as far as a heater goes he put an electric fire place that was roughly $200 dollars at fleet farm and it has a thermostat so it stays the perfect temp, he uses a power inverter from his truck, it works great!!

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Hey Leech I will have to run down to the farm and get some pics of the wheels. Will get them to you ASAP

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Leech I sent you some pics of the wheels but the system for attaching pics changed so I don't know what you got.Here are the pics. Hope they help anyone doing a camper conversion.

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It pulls straight but you can get AIR going over RR tracks.

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