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    Farmington, MN
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  1. Moon Lake Refuge

    Hitch mounted plow

    That’s the only kind I can find under 2k. Just throw a hitch on the front and your good to go
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    Hitch mounted plow

    The one I want has a wireless electric winch and I have two heated garages to leave it in. Hitching up looks pretty easy as it has rolling casters on it and I can drop it on a floor jack for moving and raising it. Main concern is I want to bring it to the cabin a few times a year which is 3 hours away and I don’t want to have to trailer it.
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    Hitch mounted plow

    Looking at throwing a front hitch on my truck and picking up a plow, mostly for my house and a couple others within a few miles of me. Would also like to bring it to the Cabin a few times a year but they all say max travel speed is 45 mph. Is this just due to over heating or are there other issues it could cause? Curious if I could just throw it on the rear hitch for highway driving. That would solve the overheating issue. I have a trailer if needed but would rather not have to drag that around if I don’t have to.
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    Atv for towing shack

    Hey all, so my new house has a driveway that wraps around the house, my mother in law also lives less than a mile away and does daycare for us. All of this is adding up to a lot of snow blower time! Looking into picking up an atv with a plow, and hoping I can find something that can pull the house out too. Trips would likely be 1/4 to 1/2 mile out(don’t need it for trips to red) and we would have a dolly to distribute the weight on the shack. Am I able to find anything in the 2-4K range that will last more than a year? Any recommendations on wheelers that have worked for you?
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    Wheel House build

    We have the Honda and runs great. Also have a wen... it’s quieter on eco but louder off eco. A turbine can be bought for 400 with a pole and everything. Difference is nobody puts a 1000 watt turbine on a camper. It’s for topping the battery not running appliances so you won’t run a microwave but will probably make a week on 12v no problem.
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    Plugging in pickup

    If you want it for lights look into a photocel timer. Mine turn on at sundown for 2,4, or 8 hours.
  7. Moon Lake Refuge

    Plugging in pickup

    Win some and lose some. I wanted my million dollar idea 'Uber shovels' to take off until I found out someone is doing something similar in other states.
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    Wheel House Build Renovation

    Just be sure before you make any big changes to the interior that you can get your holes in the right places without hitting cross braces.
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    Plugging in pickup

    they have app controlled outlets also. 20 bucks and your phone turns it on and off. Those can also be set to a timer if needed.
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    Plugging in pickup

    Pick yourself up a remote outlet for 10 bucks. Leave the remote inside with you and just flip it on an hour before you go out maybe?
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    Another speaker question

    If your speakers can take the wattage, depending on how your radio is setup you can also double up channels and run two to each speaker. That will increase the wattage coming from the built in amp. Another thing to look at would be a 40 dollar motorcycle amplifier. Very cheap and easy to setup and they can really increase the volume and bass over some lower end car stereos.
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    Register Wheel House

    Interesting. We are in MN and about a year and a half ago registered one that was completely home-built and we didn't need a weight slip and we didn't have to pay sales tax on most of it because we had already paid the tax on most of the items we bought. Just wheels and a couple other items bought online that weren't taxed.
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    Wheelhouse speakers

    No problem, if your looking for something pre-made just google 'speaker spacer rings'. There are a million options for different sized speakers all pretty cheap.
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    Whole house humidifier

    Not just heat, if you have central air it will run off that also though not as well. Usually no real need to have a humidifier run in the summer though around here.
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    Wheelhouse speakers

    You can buy shallow mount speakers for a couple extra bucks, but making a bumpout inside isn't to bad. We put ours in the corners in the back with a 45'd wood box. The front are in the bathroom wall so there was room there. Going to throw in some outside ones next summer and for those I'm planning on shaving out the sprayfoam and just packing insulation in behind them. They will be mounted behind cabinets so shouldn't lose to much heat. Outside if they don't fit I will be buying the plastic pre-made spacers, don't want wood out there.