Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
mattlinster

New Ice House Frame

Recommended Posts

Nice lights, bright!  Those don't appear to be dimmable but if that isn't a big deal to you then I wouldn't worry about it.  It's just nice to have the option to dim the lights if you are playing cards and the fish don't appear to like the lights being blasted on full. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the back wall put in last night. Do you guys put any bracing in the wall where you plan on putting bunks like piecing in some 2x4's horizontal  in the wall? I plan on putting one above the back window and two across from the door. I am putting a fold out bench in the back with storage underneath for battery's and other gear I think this will also help my tongue weight.

Do you think its overkill to mount a 100 lb propane cylinder on the front or should i put a mount for two 20 lb cylinders?

001.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I suggest 2 30's only because you can get a hard cover for them, I have 40's and no one makes a hard cover. 100"s are kind of a pain and 20's are too small. Mounting brackets for 20's, 30's, & 40's are readily available also if you didn't get one with the frame..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry I was trying to add a post and it wasn't working. Well I got the framing done I might add a couple of horizontal stiffeners for strength and to screw the tin on I ordered the tin yesterday. I am thinking of lining my wheel wells with HPDE 1/4 panels its impact resistant uv resistant and will last forever $54.99 for a 4x8 sheet.  As you can see in the pic I was trying out some old bunks I scavenged from an old ice house just trying them out I am going to build new ones.

011.JPG

010.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a suggestion. Top bunk folds up, couch folds out, and a ton of stuff can get stored underneath it. I don't like dinettes and sitting sideways,and the cost of them,  all the time is why I did this.

 

IMG_0474.JPG

IMG_0609.JPG

Edited by Hawg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep my plan is to do a couch/bed in the back just like you did only i was thinking I would enclose the bottom and use it for storage and for my electrical batteries and such. Now as far as wiring can I run all the wiring up into the ceiling and then down the walls or should I just drill thru and go horizontal I am thinking that would make more of a risk of screwing thru a wire. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did all wiring thru the ceiling and took a ton of pictures of every wall so I could remember where they ran. Copies f the pictures are on computer, in the house, and on my phone. Be sure to use nailer plates to protect wires also.

7.JPG

 

9.JPG

Edited by Hawg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a hotel that has this in it. We just changed it all out a month or so ago and sold the last of my extra a few weeks ago. It wears like iron but it should for almost $40+ a yard. It was all custom made.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little update I got most of the tin on.  I am going to line the wheel wells with 1/4 inch HPDM it looks like really tough stuff. I am gonna put the rubber roof on this weekend and then start the fun job of wiring.

007.JPG

016.JPG

017.JPG

018.JPG

027.JPG

028.JPG

029.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just wasn't sure what to do with the winches yet, I have figured that out now with a handle extension. 

I purchased a froth pack and I am going to spray foam it myself. I have a 200 now and I might have to buy another one the underside is already sprayed.

I think I'm going to have just a surface mount burner unit for cooking and just two batteries that will be under the couch/bed across the back. Right now I have a 30k btu empire radiant heater but I know everyone will say to go vented so I  am thinking of running an extra propane line to the back under the couch so I can add a Suburban forced air heater later and use the radiant heater for backup. 

As far as the axles go we built them with the ability to take them out easily and my brother in law already said he would buy them from me for his own house and we would build stronger ones that would be better suited. I will be saving some weight because I am not putting a bathroom in. I did lift it up last night and the springs held the weight very well but ya there will be more to put in.

IF you would go bigger would you go all the way to 6000lb? And do I dare to not put brakes in it I wont be hauling it very far.

Edited by mattlinster

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, mattlinster said:

I just wasn't sure what to do with the winches yet, I have figured that out now with a handle extension. 

I purchased a froth pack and I am going to spray foam it myself. I have a 200 now and I might have to buy another one the underside is already sprayed.

I think I'm going to have just a surface mount burner unit for cooking and just two batteries that will be under the couch/bed across the back. Right now I have a 30k btu empire radiant heater but I know everyone will say to go vented so I  am thinking of running an extra propane line to the back under the couch so I can add a Suburban forced air heater later and use the radiant heater for backup. 

As far as the axles go we built them with the ability to take them out easily and my brother in law already said he would buy them from me for his own house and we would build stronger ones that would be better suited. I will be saving some weight because I am not putting a bathroom in. I did lift it up last night and the springs held the weight very well but ya there will be more to put in.

IF you would go bigger would you go all the way to 6000lb? And do I dare to not put brakes in it I wont be hauling it very far.

Depending on end weight you may not have a choice but to put brakes on legally.  Could get away likely if your going from your house to a lake out front but if anything happens on the road and your over weight without brakes its going to be painful on the wallet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing that sucks is that when I was planning for my ice house I looked all over the internet and every place that I could find built frames had 3500 pound axles Road king even has a 8x16 with 3500 pound axles. So how would you actually build one that is under that weight?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, mattlinster said:

The thing that sucks is that when I was planning for my ice house I looked all over the internet and every place that I could find built frames had 3500 pound axles Road king even has a 8x16 with 3500 pound axles. So how would you actually build one that is under that weight?

I just checked out the Road King page, and they build up to a 8x20 tandem with a 3500# gvwr.  3500# just simply isn't going to happen regardless of materials.   I wonder if they spec that (3500#) so they can get away from putting brakes on the frames?  They also build them on 2x3 steel, which is severely undersized compared to what the rest of the industry is doing.  So I guess just because Road King builds it, doesn't mean you can use it?  

 

  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You don't need to add brakes just because you have heavy axles, breaks are determined by weight. I don't have brakes and I'm well over 3500#'s but I wish I did and will probably add them this summer. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Hawg said:

You don't need to add brakes just because you have heavy axles, breaks are determined by weight. I don't have brakes and I'm well over 3500#'s but I wish I did and will probably add them this summer. 

Yeah brakes are by weight but I thought the law in MN was anything over 3k or 3500 lbs legally needs brakes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Hawg said:

add brakes just because you have heavy axles, breaks are determined by weight. I don't have brakes and I'm well over 3500#'s but I wish I did and will probably add them this summer. 

 

29 minutes ago, Moon Lake Refuge said:

Yeah brakes are by weight but I thought the law in MN was anything over 3k or 3500 lbs legally needs brakes?

I believe it's 3500#, but I would put them on at anything over 2500#.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Posts

    • You heard wrong and he left on his own, multiple times....
    • I have been adding a little equipment to my butchering hobby every year and this year I am going to add a bandsaw to the mix.  On the WWW there are a bunch of them in the 280-450 range that all look like rebranded clones of each other.    Then, from there it looks like the next jump is the Rikon/grizzly model that has bearing guides, a better blade and it looks like a better fit and finish for 650- 800 depending on the retailer. Does anyone have any experience with either of these types or anything similar?  I'm not going to spend the dollars to get a commercial model.     
    • Ya its been a long day. I don't know if I'm a puss or what but I havent even been able to eat today. Never lost a deer before. Hopefully never again. Worst part is I don't know what went wrong I would make exact same shot again.
    • Awesome thank you  
    • Sorry Charlie.  Way I heard it, the lords didn't like him having a plug for his sight in his .sig so he moved on, like many of the cooking folks did to another place.   I am there too, so come on over....  Just leave the politics here.  
    • Gee Dave, you are sure a  believer in the overprotective government.   I bet you cook all your eggs hard, and your chicken to 165.  You need to read up on pasteurization... It's a time and temperature thing. 
    • Reinhardt's skin was about as thick as sausage casing, it was after Obama got re-elected and the realization that he couldn't howl from his deer stand after Romney's victory. That's when he left, so it's been a while. He was a good dude with a lot of experience in a variety of things. A lot of folks are missed around these parts.  
    • Yeah, I think the first time was after too many people made fun of Michelle Bachmann.  Too bad. He had some great old school knowledge of sausages and butchering in general. 
    • I thought he just got mad and took his ball and went home? Didn't he do that at least a time or 2? I do miss Reinhardt though....
    • Check his web sight which caused him to get expelled from HSO many moons ago.... It has all his recipes and info on it.   www dot sausage heaven outdoors dot com   with a http:// and some deleted spaces you will be golden. 
  • Our Sponsors