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DRH1175

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I am looking at buying a hunting trailer. It would be used to haul my duck and goose stuff to ND along with the atv. I will also use it for deer hunting for the ATV. I want to build a couple fold up beds on the walls for sleeping along with a cooking stove. I am thinking about a 6 x 12 or 6 x 16 single or tandem Axle enclosed trailer. You can get them with Windows and ceiling vents. The other option would be a fishhouse on wheels. But with reading on the internet I have heard the houses axles just don't hold up hauling on the bumpy roads. Anyways Anyone have ideas, pictures etc... On what you have done or seen done?

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I would go with the fishouse Idea but just buy it striped down and the build it from there. and you can always fish wityh it in the off season

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the only problem is the fish house is going to be heavy if you wanna pull it out in the feild? take a look at ALUMA trailers they have a HUGE line of all aluminum enclosed trailers.

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Think about what the extra cost would be if you wanted to go the fish house route. Seems to me that the late ice we've had over the past 5 years or so really makes them expensive in terms of the amount of use you're going to get. There's a lot of discussion in the ice fishing forum and guys go to great lengths to trick them out.

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I have a 6.5x10 and thats barley enough for just our decoys and a couple lay down blinds. It has 3' shelving and it works great to store extra deks the dont fit in the bag and other stuff. I think a 8x12 would fit your situation much better.

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yea if your going to haul a 4wheeler as decoys with everything else i would look at something like a 16ft trailer or 18. thats what my dad uses and its slick.

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you could get a trailer and cut out the holes for ice fishing and drop it down off the wheels onto bricks or blocks and just put hole covers on it when using it for hunting

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I just used a 14X8 for bear hunting this year and it was great. We hauled two polaris wheelers, bait for a week/plus, and all camping gear no problem. We slept on cots inside the trailer and had a clean dry place to sleep. I would go with a tandem axle but I like to overbuild everything.

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If you are pulling out into fields, it might be helpful to keep the wheels following in truck tire tracks, so keeping it 6 feet wide might be better. Also, getting one with V front should help a bit with mileage and also give you the little bit extra room up front.

We haven't slept in the ones we used, but a 6x12 with v front and single axle worked well, but we did not bring wheeler in it. Good luck!

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Here's a pic of the trailer we use. It's a 20ft + a 3 ft v nose. This allows us to bring the 6 wheeler + mini trailer along with our 15 dz FBs. In this pic, we just left the blinds up and tossed them in.

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I deffintly want to put the wheeler and either a small trailer for the gear or an otter sled for pulling gear out in the fields. I want the option for sleeping mostly for when hunting by myself in ND. If I was with the group in ND I would be staying at the hotel. The other reason for sleeping would be for deer hunting. Where I could pull out all the decoys and put them in the garage and use it as a hunting shack. I was thinking of adding a blue flame heater for when sleeping or using an electric and the generator.

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