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Wheelhouse manufacturers

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Besides the commercial wheelhouse builders like Ice Castle, The Lodge, King Crow, Road King, Sportsmans, are there any others??

Maybe good reliable private builders also??

I am looking for an 8 x 16 with rear double swing doors. More plain than fancy. Getting dizzy looking on the confusing internet.

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Check out the Shack Rack brand. They look very impressive, one of a kind frame and steel studs.

There is a recent thread about them "finally starting my 09 fish house project"

His is a 12', but they make larger tandem axles as well.

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Performance Engineering in Glencoe I bought my 10 years ago and

been happy with it.

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If your in Blue earth, Check out Polar Ice/Shack Racks in Lakefield on I90. He's been building tandem, drop hitch, hydraulic frames for years!!

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Can anybody tell me a dealer in Menomoniee Wi. that sells drop down shanties in seen them on a fishing site and can't find them .

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My son has a Performance Engineering house, they were great to work with and make alot of custom changes at no cost. My brother has an Ultra Shack and likes it, I have an Ice Castle that I am very happy with. Mine has vinyl siding that gets brittle when it's real cold, I would add a stone shield if you go with vinyl. I do not have double doors, but the other 2 do. I will say that the double doors are nice to haul a wheeler but they do a poor job as far as keeping the cold out. There will be ice build up if you don't run a fan to keep the air moving. Just my 2 cents.

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