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Gissert

Ice Shack Sleds-Otter or ?

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Give Shoremaster fabrics a look see also.

I have more than 100 miles on the tub behind my wheeler this year and it is holding up great. I have the Voyager model, the Jigger has the same tub.

I still have my old Otter, but I much prefered the shape of the Shoremaster tub.

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I would suggest taking a look at the polar-sport brand of ice houses. I have had mine for a couple of years and the sled is very heavy-duty. My buddy has an Otter and the sleds appear to be about the same..the shape is a little different....but thats about it.

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I have an Otter Magnum Lodge with the rigid tow hitch and the hyfax runners. I pop out of the garage on my Honda Foreman ATV, down to the lake and I'm off. I did a lot of research, and fishing before I made the purchases and I am very happy with my set up. Very comfy and functional to fish out of with two guys and all of our gear, and like a living room when I'm by myself. Get an Otter and you won't be sorry and I would definetly get the hyfax runners to protect your investment for years to come. You won't be sorry.
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I'll agree with Bushwacker. You won't ever regret buying an Otter. They may cost a little more initially, but you won't have to worry about its reliability. The comfort and features these houses provide are second to none.

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I have the original Magnum Otter sled with a hitch (5-6 years old?) It must have hundreds of miles of pulling gear to and from my fishhouse or just out fishing. I used to even strap my 5x6, 6x8 portables on top of it in the old days. Loved it on LOW with that set up.

The bottom of the sled is amazingly like the day I bought it. I couldn't fit the new Otter fishhouse kit on this old sled, so I bought a whole new sled and house. Now the old sled is the wood hauler all winter. smile.gif

There is now better sled out there IMO.

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dobie, If your looking for a sled to pull definitely get the Otter. Polar makes a tuff sled too but I don't like the dropped profile.

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I just bought an ATV and plan on pulling an ice shack behind it. I have noticed from other postings that the Otter sled is very durable. What other brands have very durable sleds that would work good pulling behind an ATV?

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Any house will pull good behind a ATV, but out of the brands I've fished out of (Otter, Fabill, Clam), the Otter is the #1 house on the market. I've heard some good things about Polar though, but havent fished out of one yet.

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no matter what ya get. buy the cover so ya don't fill it full of snow when towing behind an atv.

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