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First wheelhouse

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Well I just bought my first wheelhouse from King Cros and im picking it up in a week and I was wondering if anyone had any tips or tricks that maybe useful. Some of the other questions are if I drop it on the ice and bank it and leave it out for a month what will keep it from getting froze down? Should I drill my holes and then drop it or drop it and then drill from inside the house? Thanks for the help and any other tricks that will come in handy.

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I lower my shack down on a stack of 4x4 blocks to keep it 8 inches up in case of slush when leaving it on a location for a week. With it up this far I just drill the holes right with the shack down and use the old slush inhaler to clear em. I don't like to ever put a wheel house or a skid house in a spot without blocks to get it a little off the ice. Helps to keep the floor a bit warmer too. I do bank it with snow though or it will get cold with the draft coming in from below.

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We set our wheehouse on 2x6 boards at all of the corners and under the doors. We then put it down and drill the holes (invest in a slush bucket, it is well worth the money). Buy a good tongue lock and dont leave anything of value in the house. Most importantly.....ENJOY it, we are very glad we bought one and we use it a lot.

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I crank down half way and drill the holes, then crank down the rest of the way. I set my house right on the ice, no blocks. I just crank the wheels down on occasion just enuf to break it loose. I have never set up in slush, I guess if I did, I would block it. Bank the house to keep the holes open. I have a split hitch in front so I can pull a pin and the part of the hitch that has the coupler goes in the back of my truck if I leave.

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slush bucket and a slush inhaler are the way to go, no mess and one swipe with the inhaler and your done. Keep your winches and cables well lubed with a silicone based spray, and waterproof camping bags are nice to keep your winches covered while traveling and not in use. Have a set of cables just in case one does break.

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If you plan to leave it there a month I would definately block the corners up with some boards so it doesn't freeze down. I learned the hard way once, that was all it took.

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