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Jigging Joe

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  1. Jigging Joe

    Hydraulic Frames

    I agree, just put in folding legs. I just did that with my camper too. Much easier and more sturdy.
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    Empire dv 215

    Get a digital thermostat, they are awesome and accurate https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Z84PW2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Ic wheel bearings

    If that's the case you don't even need to take the tire off, you can pull the dust cap off without taking the tire off. What I usually do to check bearings if lift the house off the ground using a floor jack, rotate the tire by hand so that its rotating fairly quickly and then just listen for any roughness, should be fairly quiet. If you hear any grinding then you need to pull hubs and look for damaged races and bearing. On trailers that don't go in the water you can go several years without repacking the bearing or like lil ripper said, some hubs have grease thru. hubs now where you probably never have to repack. (bearing buddies are different, they only grease the front bearing!!) Boat trailers are a different story, those should be repacked regularly due to the fact that they get submerged in water. Good luck!!
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    tire question

    I would buy 4. I was always told that age of rubber is a factor, I'm also talking from my past experiences. I tried only buying 1 tire on my boat trailer once because like you it looked fine but didn't last very long after the first one blew and was replaced.
  5. Anybody have this Bluetooth speaker?
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    Seasonal camping on a lake

    Thanks Dave. Were looking for something on a lake with full hook up's
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    Seasonal camping on a lake

    Were looking for a seasonal spot for our camper. Ideal spot would be on a good fishing lake with either a nice clean beach or have pool. Don't want to travel more than 2.5 hours from the southern scott county. Any body have any resorts to share?
  8. I used to have a John Deere tractor with a 48" deck and it used to take me 4-5 hours to cut my lawn. I went to a hustler 52" zero turn and now it takes me 2 hours flat. The 2 advantages with a zero turn is the turning radius and the speed you can mow, I mow full speed and the lawn looks great. The disadvantage is they get stuck pretty easy, they leaves tracks/ mud rings around your trees, they are noisy (I wear ear muffs with the radio...) and they slow down on hills. I have 4 or 5 steep banks along the driveway and the walkout area of my house, when doing these banks by side hilling you really slow down because you have to feather the sticks so you can go straight, if you go straight up and down the hill there is no problem. Mine is not tippy at all.
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    Driveway Options

    I used to use class 5 which I would have 2 loads brought out every 2 or 3 years. Last year I had 2 loads of mixed crushed concrete / crushed blacktop, best thing I ever did. This stuff packed tight. Class 5 just doesn't seem to pack tight and gets washed away or pushed to the sides.
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    Let's talk plows

    I don't think you'll be happy with a straight blade. If you're buying a plow for ice fishing you want a v-plow. There hasn't been anywhere I haven't been able to go with the v-plow. I have a 2007 chevy 3/4 ton crew cab, it gets about 12-13 miles per gallon when not pulling anything and less than 10 when pulling my fish house. It has the 6.0 engine, rides is rough and sucks gas but it does what I bought it for so I try not to even think about the gas mileage, even when going to Red Lake where I cant even make it up there in 2 tanks of gas...
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    help with slow cutting strikemaster auger

    The point is the first to go thru the ice and must be sharpened. I sharpen mine with a file, it makes a big difference when it is sharp!!
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    vexilar fl28

    Same problem with mine. I've only used it in shallow water, 15 feet or less. I always have to put it in low power mode because I cant turn the gain down far enough to get a small weak line for my jig. Then when I go to lp mode I need to really turn up the gain. Then at times the line disappears or gets larger. Very frustrating. I haven't fished in deeper water with it yet but would hope that's a lot better. I have a lx-7 and like that unit better. Thinking about selling the flx-28, just don't know what I would buy. Are the other vexilars better, like the fl-20? I want two different brands so that they don't interfere with each other.
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    Ice Castle thermostat

    I have the same one as Firecat, works great!! It only goes down to 40 and then reads lo or something but will turn furnace on. Much more detail as far as when it turns on and off.
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    Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7

    I bought a lx-7 last year replacing a hummingbird ice 45. The things I don't like about the 7 is the weight and general size of the unit. I hated the handle so I made my own. The things I like are the zoom and the target separation, also the very fine lines. This year I added the vexilar 28 so that when my kids go I can still have a flasher to use. I used it for the first time this weekend on Red in 13 of water. In normal mode, I couldn't set my gain low enough, my jig was bright red and large. So I switched to low power mode which uses 10% more power and you cant see what depth you're in on the display, there I could set my gain so that my jig showed as a green but at times it would turn bright red without even jigging it?? In normal mode it would interfere with my Marcum, in low power mode it did not interfer. The vexilar seemed to work ok but so far I didn't see anything special, not much diferent than some of the other vexilars as far as performance. After one weekend I'm still on the fence, I think the lx-7 is a way better unit performance wise, much more crisp and better detail. The vexilar will be much better for hole hopping. I need to use them both in deep water to see if they will interfere with each other. That's the biggest reason I bought dif. brands, so that I could use two units next to each other without interfering....
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    Nils won't start

    Is it brand new gas? If it is, put a new spark plug in it. Gas begins to break down in the first few weeks, so if its gas that's a few months old, it may be bad, sea foam only does so much...