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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Big Sky

Otter skins available for old sled?

6 posts in this topic

I have an older medium otter. With the design changes is it still possible to find a skin to fit it or would I have to purchase a whole new package?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Big Sky,
I had the same dilema earlier this year. I called and they said no, because the tub is molded differently and has slightly different dimensions. I would have had to fabricate a piece to mount to the old tub to make the new shack fit. More than i wanted to deal with, plus decided I wanted a larger house. I sold my tub and got a new magnum outfit.
If i remember, the new tubs are @ 2" longer than the old ones, and the front/back are level, whereas the old ones went up in front and were flat in back. I think i measured a 5" riser would be needed to level it front to back. Click on the otter link on this site and it gives you a toll free # you can call them at.
Xplorer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think there may be at least 2 different groups that make the skins. Otter Outdoors and Canvas Craft in Anoka, MN. I say that because there is the company that makes the Purple and Green skins and the company that makes the Black ones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. I figured I was out of luck. So much here about new shacks that I'm not sure what to do. Wonder what kind of resale I could get on the old sled.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

92python,
Yup there are, unfortunatly both otter (purple/green) and canvascraft (black) skins only fit on the newer otter 2 sleds. The nonlevel front/back rims are the bugger in the older tubs.
I sold my medium tub with hitch for 80 clams, my new magnum with hitch ran me 150.
Look in the classifieds here on FM, i think there is a otter setup on there now.
Xplorer

[This message has been edited by Xplorer (edited 12-31-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I'm getting pretty far ahead of myself, but I'm beginning to wonder if another trailer ramp spring would be the way to go for raising the back bunk.  I've never used one before, but I'm sure you can set the tension so it's well below the maximum and it wouldn't take so much effort to pull it down.  Just put up some guide rails and spring latches to latch it in the down position.  Any thoughts?
    • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------             And.....you pay for it all.    
    • Well that sure "Trumps" anything else going around and around on in this site today!
    • Yeah you're right, my bad. Yes, the line is awful. 
    • It was a false start on the OL and another one could have been called on the 2nd attempt.  The OL is just BAD, probably the worst I've ever seen for a vikings team.  It seems like few teams put a high priority on the OL.  A good OL can make an average qb, wr, and rb look awfully good when it gives them time and opens holes.  A bad OL can also make a great qb, wr, rb look awfully bad.
    • OLE77, They did replace the valve cover when they did the STP treatment at 92,000 miles; it made no lasting difference.    delcecchi, I have the 5.3 engine.  I'm guessing I need new rings, that seems to be what everyone tells me.   Down2Earth, When I initially brought it in, Village told me they had never heard of the problem.  When I returned (I had then googled it and heard about the AFM and many, many people who have gone through this), they changed their tune and pointed the finger at GM as not letting them properly fix it.  What a joke.   I've attached a photo of the plugs I changed out last week.  This is now a monthly ritual for me.  Great, really looking forward to changing these out in my driveway this Jan.  Grrrrrr.
    • I bought 2 fans off Amazon for $18 each and there 110v. There 5"x 5" and about 4" deep. I was thinking about mounting them under the heater. Or would it be better to but them in a woodbox and mount on to?. They say there good for 69,000 hr of run time.
    • To bad we had an holding penalty that made us attempt it from the 7.
  • Our Sponsors