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 .
titelines

New Sled Trailer

Recommended Posts

Hi Everyone,

Will hopefully be getting a new sled this season, but will need a trailer first.

Disclaimer - While I have had a sled for many years, I have never had a "real" snowmobile trailer, so this is new to me.  Looking for opinions from folks that have much more experience than me.

 

Here is what I need:

 - I will be getting a long-track (154") sled (think Pantera Limited or Bear Cat XT)

 - We will only have the one sled, but I will also haul my portable fish house on it (Clam Yukon), so I will need a 2-place trailer.

 

Questions:

 - What brand(s) / models would you recommend?  Why?

 - Is aluminum the way to go?  I don't plan on getting another trailer for a long, long time.

 - Tilt, or ramp?  Pros / cons?

 - Salt guards are a must - right?

 - If this had to be stored out side for awhile, would you recommend a cover for added security?

 

Anything else I should be considering?

 

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

 

t'lines

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I havnt looked at brands lately but I do have a Triton trailer that is over 20 years old and just replaced the bed for the first time and it sits outside most of the winter. Definitly want aluminum as steels rusts quickly with the salt in winter. Salt shield is a must have. If you have reverse and just one or 2 sleds I don't think you need a drive on/off trailer as a tilt bed will do. Mine is a 8X10.

IMG_1210.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Walleyehooker - 

 

Yes, a flip top is what I was thinking.  Just something for security and critters.  In looking into things, it sounds like Triton's are highly respected, and aluminum seems to be the way to go.  Thank you for the insight on a tilt vs. drive on/off as well.

 

Appreciate it!  

t-lines

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive got a 137 inch track ski doo and it is about 3 inches longer then the trailer ,,,, Im looking at getting a snocap cover for it but need to consider that its a bit longer then the trailer I may need to get an extension for it 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another option for about the same money is a cargo trailer. I'm going to buy a 7 X 16 cargo trailer to haul my snowmobile in the winter and motorcycles in the summer along with other uses. Some differences is the cargo trailer has a steel frame but the one I'm looking at a H &H has a coated frame. Has larger tires and tandem axel in a 16 footer. More head room to walk in and a rear ramp.

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