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
DuckBlind

Perm Shack on Skids...Connected to Trailer

5 posts in this topic

Thinking about building a perm shack on skids. Now that I have figured out that trailers are way too expensive for me right now. I would like to build a shack on skids with the idea of moving it onto a drop down trailer a few years from now.

Has anybody done this? Is this a good idea? Bad? Also, does anybody have any idea on how to build the floor so the skids are sturdy but easily removable when I put it on an actual trailer?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the only issue I see is your final product when on a trailer will be taller and heavier than a standard wheel house because their flooring is screwed directly to the trailer frame and your going to be building a joist and stringer system to start with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wouldn't there be a way to build the floor some how seperate from the skids. Almost build a skid trailer that I could mount the house too if that makes sense. Make it so it can be detached with out tearing it apart so I could then attach it to a trailer when possible?

Hope that makes sense...wondering if anybody has done this. If so, was it worth it or should I just hold off on building all together until I can get a trailer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my questions would be as follows: Hole placement and will they match up with the drop down frame later on. Also the size of the house matching up with the frame down the road. I dont know how many places change the frame design from yr to yr but might be something to check into. My thoughts, the yr is almost half over or better for perms. save up some money buy a frame at discount (maybe) in a month or two and work on it over the summer and have it ready for next yr. That gives you plenty of time to build on your own budget and eliminate the problems you might have converting it over. Just my thoughts good luck on which ever way you go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

do not build your house into the skids.tha tway if you decide to put it on a trailer or just leave the skids on some time down the line you will have to replace the skids if you leave the skids on.so i would build your house on top of the skids.

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
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Been out on a few solo adventures lately. Finding some slab crappies mostly. Got into a mix of gills and slabs today! Fish have been hit and miss this ice season locally but if your willing to put the work in you can find em. Finding fish in that 20-30 fow area depending on the weather. Crappies range from 12-14" and the gill is 10". Most fish caught on plastic baits, a few on waxies. It's been a blast lately! Hopefully my luck keeps up! Have a look!! 
    • Very good-think for yourself.  Trust-to a degree-your gut.  Hemingway always bragged about his buhlsnick sniffer and most of the press people in my life have had excellent  sniffers. But you HAVE to believe in some media efforts simply because there is no value to them of lying about some things and frankly I doubt that many do with any regularity. As far as you 'why I have no idea" regarding political parties and those "invested" in them it is because they BELIEVE certain causes or philosophy's are what they agree with.  Nothing wrong with that. Communists fervently believe (or did) that their way was the best.  Libertarians the same and of course Republicans and Democrats espouse the basic beliefs of their party. There is nothing wrong with any of the PARTIES.....it is the PEOPLE who end up at the top of them. I have learned that one of the reasons for that is simple:   too many truly good and decent people pf talent and ability cannot bring themselves to run for office. It has become degrading and the reason is simple.....because the public trashes and bashes all politicians as "corrupt" and the politicians who ARE corrupt deter others from seeking office. We have some pretty sleazy people running this country and it is sad. No,   I do not know the answer. It is too late.
    • The great part is he doesn't own a house yet down here so if the plan is in-home daycare, he can look for a house that will suit his needs.   One thing I would do different if I were going to up and move but I had to stay around the metro area, I would move to the far north suburbs instead of the far south suburbs where I am now. I hate having to go through the cities in order to go up north for the weekend camping or fishing.
    • You should make us all some ribs so we can taste it. 
    • I like a lot of the new Shell's flavors that they have now but I got burnt out on regular Shell's back in college because I had 3 roommates that were all from New Ulm and they could buy returnable bottle cases really cheap. How ever many cases could stack in our apartment from floor to ceiling is how many we would go through each week.
    • The drawer rails you just want ones with "detent" on them. I think ours are set to 10lbs.   Here are pics for the doors.
    • You might want to try, if you haven't already, the app WAZE on your phone.   real time traffic and suggested alternative routes.  
    • I had a guy do that also on Sat in N.D. Pulled in with a Ford F350 and a big Ice Castle and started his  2000 watt All-Pro generator and set it in front of his pickup about 40 ft and went and got in his house. I went and asked him if he want to plug into my Honda 2000 so I didnt have to listen to its all afternoon.   But when I left we picked up and got everything ready. He never came out and I could see him looking out the window so I just unplugged his cord and picked up my generator and left. Never came out to thank me. But the guy next to me thanked me so he wouldnt have to listen to it.
    • Agree on both Stall & Stewart as huge bonuses....but I'm not going to give Fletch credit...it's all on those 2 players that they resurrected their game with new found youth.  It was a "wing & a prayer" from Fletch's standpoint....he had to do something, threw his darts on the wall and they stuck at Stall and Stewart and fortunately for Fletch it has worked out...and both were cheap signings....
    • Dang right!! Nuttin' better than the Reb and Smurfy show!!!! 
  • Our Sponsors