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jgillesby

Fishhouse Trailer

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I am looking to build a fishhouse and need to find a trailer to build it on. Anyone have any ideas as to where a guy could find a realitively inexpensive fishhouse trailer.

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inexpensive is in the eye of the beholder...

In my opinion, you get what you pay for.

I have seen some trailers listed on C's list, but nothing I would feel is "inexpensive" ..

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give miltona black smith in miltona a call he makes some of the best frames at a good price

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i agree!! the miltona blacksmith builds good frame for the money. i know a few people them and but they cant tell u anything bad about em.

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There is actually a framed house on one of their trailers for sale on c list

7 X 14 I believe framed/tyvek for $2,200 Need to finish yourself.

Might want to check it out.

Up in Alexandria.

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I think you'll all be impressed. They don't have their prices posted on the site, but I'll explain the one I've got. He's building me a 8'x14' frame with a single axle and a single hand winch operation. The frame was around $2400.

He is going to "shell" it out for me too though. This includes all steel studs and smooth aluminum siding with diomond plate on the front. The whole package will cost around $5000.

He's got some pretty good pics on his site, but you need to see his system in person...it's really impressive.

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Ice it 06,

No. Primer or paint is not a option. They are not set up for that. Now add the $300 for a paint job, and its not that inexpensive anymore!

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Brinkman's Trailer in Forest Lake has nice tubular steel crank downs that are 6.5 x 12 for around $1550. They are really nice frames already wired with tail lights and all. I picked one up to build a wheel house for next winter. Design time...

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Ice it 06,

No. Primer or paint is not a option. They are not set up for that. Now add the $300 for a paint job, and its not that inexpensive anymore!

300 bucks for a paint job??? i primed and painted my buddys frame with a cheap spray gun with a total for a gallon of rustolem that was 2 coats of each, 2qts primer and 2 qts gloss black.

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Those Shack Rack trailers are sure different. Looks like they only have inside frame models though. Sent e-mail yesterday and heard nothing back.

Paint Job:

I was quoted by two people $190 - $230 for a 6 X 9 to be sprayed so I don't think $300 is out of line compared to the small one I had estimated.

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Yeah he's not very good with the email. Call the number on their HSOforum and he'll answer for sure. He's a good guy and he'll convince you why his system is the best.

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He got back to me last night.

$1,680 for a 6 X 8

$1,838 for a 6 X 12

I assume the 6' wide trailers have the wheels outside the frame.

He didn't explain anything, just forwarded quotes.

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You're correct. The 6'6" frames do have the wheels outside complete with leaf springs and stirdy fenders. All materials are brand new. I just sold a house that I built on one of his 6.5x12 frames. That frame sold the house for me! It was an excellent frame with all tubing, and no angle iron. His price DOES INCLUDE a quality paint job as well.

This guys quality and attention to detail is like no one else out there. I speak so highly of him because he is all about pleasing the customer and keeping them for life. I would't buy a frame from anyone else.

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There is a big price difference in paint. Rustolem does not last very long. A good industrial or auto paint has Hardener you mix in with the paint, it makes it way more durable, and long lasting. $300 is a good deal. Powder Coating is even better, its baked on.

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Anyone whos willing to paint a frame with a good quality primer/paint for 300bucks is giving a good deal. You need to consider the fact that a high quality paint thats going to last the use and abuse that comes with the conditions of pulling and setting a fish house on the ice for extended periods, etc. is probably going to run somewhere in the $100 a gallon range for both paint and primer. Trust me its not cheap when you get the good stuff.

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i would have them spray the frame with either rhino lining, or line-x. that stuff will never come off. but personally i like my fish house made out of aluminum. wayy lighter and you dont have to deal with the rust problem. i will be building a aluminum one this summer 5x7 v nose for when the ice isnt to thick, personally i dont really like the portables so i will make a small light weight one.

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