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Smellson

Pulling wheel house with smaller ATV

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I want to take a trip up to red this weekend and with vehicle traffic being limited I may have to make do with a buddies 4 wheeler. Ive got a 6.5x12 ice castle that has a lot of weight on the tongue. Im concerned if my buddies polaris 340 4x4 will be capable of getting the house out on the lake and cant try it at home as the wheeler is up by red. Anyone have any experience with a setup like mine? What do ya think?

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I do just what you are asking about. Same equipment. Try to move as much as your gear to the rear of the house as possible. I would highly recommend chains on the rear wheels. It really makes a big difference. My Ice Castle is 14' and VERY tongue heavy. It squats my brothers 340 pretty good but have pulled it around alot.

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shouldn't be a problem, i would maybe suggest some chains. Other than that it should do alright, besides the point it's a polaris lol, j/k. Traction is usually your biggest issue when it comes to any atv on the ice, not very often do you run out of power before traction.

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I don't know what you mean by a lot of weight on the tounge. As long as the hitch doesn't bend you should be fine. If there is too much weight on the tongue could you place your gear, propane tank, and anything else that is moveable towards the back of the house to lighten it up?

I think you will be fine.

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My house is a 6.5 X 12 and I have had problems untill I put chains on the rear. You may also have a hard time steering if you have to much tounge weight.

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I am just curious what you guys consider too much tongue weight. My house is about 200 lbs tongue weight - is that too much? Average? Light?

Thanks!

Stymie

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I have a 6.5 x 16 King Crow. My 450 ATV pulls it like nothing. I do use chains. However, it will NOT pull it threw snow drifts.

Hope this help

B safe & have fun

Just Me

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200 lbs is a bit heavy but should be OK. I would put the heavy items like batteries auger etc. in the back to offset some of that weight. I move my boat all over the yard all the time with my sportsman 500 and the tounge weight on the boat is about 200 or a little more. Seems to be fine.

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I pulled a buddies house, steel frame with 3/4" timber. This thing is redicilous. I have a 335 sportsman. Needless to say it put my wheeler down to the rims, no chains pulled just fine.

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Take a chain along and if you get into some snow just hook another 4 wheeler on the front of the first one and it should pull it unless the snow is to deep.

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I wouldn't use a chain because if it comes loose you could get it in the back of your head. A long snap rope works better with no metal on the ropes. I had a close call on using metal and I don't want that to happen to anybody else.

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