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Any one have the Otter full thermal resort? Is it too big to haul around. Currently have a Wild Cabin but looking to upsize. Not sure the lodge will be big enough. Usually have 2 adults and a 12 year old that is growing fast and it is getting crowded in the cabin. I typically role with the snowmobile and portable on the trailer so lifting into a truck box will not be an issue at the moment. HSOforum says it fishes 3-4 but not sure if that claim is true. I assume you have 3 swivel seats and the odd man on a bucket in the corner. How is it in the wind? Just looking for some insight from actual owners.

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My brother had an Otter Resort. That's a BIG sled and really tough to fish three and have room to maneuver around. Sold that and now he has a Canvas Craft thermal double flip. I have one as well and it's much much nicer to fish three inside. Sled is much easier to handle as well.

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I agree. I have a double flip as well, I fish alone 1/2 the time and have no problem loading it into the back of my truck by myself. I have fished 4 people a few times and everybody liked the amount of space we were able to have in a portable. I have the otter rail system with 2 seats and the caddy and have used makeshift seats out of a 5 gallon pail with a boat seat mounted on it on the other side. Works great.

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Apparently this model isn't the best choice out there from the lack of responses. Who carries the canvas craft brands? I have never seen one in person. I am happy with the otter house i currently have and that is the main reason i am looking to buy from them again. I may have to look into the hub style house instead? The wants i am looking for is full thermal and to fish 3-4 people. I assume the sled styles are a little easier to relocate if you are chasing fish but i have never fished in a hub so i dont know the advantages or disadvantages of that style.

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With a hub, you will need something else to haul your gear around. So you will probably end up with a sled anyway.

They have nice fishable area inside.

I fish with my 11 and 7 year old in my lodge a lot. Its not ideal, but it works. The resort is considerably bigger than a lodge and I think you would have more than enough room for 3 ppl.

A double flip would spread the lines out more on opposite sides of the sled so that would be nice.

As it is now I only drill 1 hole per person or its like swiss cheese in there and someone is bound to fall in a hole.

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They use the otter sled and have a good pole system and a great canvas.

As far as the hub style house I would avoid it. They advantages of the hub house being light and easy to pack is erased since you have a snowmobile and trailer space to load a house.

My buddy has a 4000T clam and it is nice to fish out of, but setup and moving is more of a hassle with a hub house. Also you are going to end up putting your gear in a sled behind your snowmobile anyway.

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If your looking to fish 3-4 people that double flip that canvas craft sells is really nice but i called this year and they are not makeing them anymore do to not enough people wanting them. They did say that they would make one if i really wanted it. They are spendy.

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I fish 3 guys in my resort all the time with out issue. Its a big heavy unit but can easily be hauled with a wheeler or sled. Heck I have 2 guys on the sled and 1 rides in the Resort with no problems. Its a 2 man job to get in a truck but onto a trailer 1 guy can do it. If your fishing 3 you have more than enough man power.

If your fishing 4 people a double flip is the deal or better yet 2 Otter Lodges so when you go alone or with 1 other you dont have to haul the monster double wide out.

I love the resort when going with the snowmobile because of the ton of room t has. I can stand up and Im 6'6". I even have set up a cot and slept in my resort.

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you can safely have a guy sit on a seat in the resort and be hauled out?

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I wish otter would make the double flip house. I thought about keeping the wild cabin and buying another Thermal cabin or lodge but then i would need two heaters so was hoping the resort might be the best choice. 90% of the time it is 2-3 people but once in awhile i need the option for 4. Is this doable in the resort. I may just hold onto the wild cabin for the few times i need to bring more people.

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I'm suprised they don't...I have the Canvas Craft Double Flip, which uses the Otter tub, awesome equipment...also pricey...but worth it for me. I was also lucky...bought used in new condition for $1000, I'm guessing they are $1400+ brand new(full thermal). Maybe there isn't a big enough market? especially when you can buy a thermal hub for considerbly less...which I have also and the double flip is first choice always!

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you can safely have a guy sit on a seat in the resort and be hauled out?

Yes for s short distance and slowly. We only have to go a few hundred yards at a put put. Beets walking and pulling that hawg. wink

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I wish otter would make the double flip house. I thought about keeping the wild cabin and buying another Thermal cabin or lodge but then i would need two heaters so was hoping the resort might be the best choice. 90% of the time it is 2-3 people but once in awhile i need the option for 4. Is this doable in the resort. I may just hold onto the wild cabin for the few times i need to bring more people.

They just didnt sell well enough to keep building them. You will need 2 of everything with a double flip anyways.

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You could buy a bigger hub house that when folded up fits in the sled of you cottage. When four people o fishing grab the hub and use that. I plan on doing this alsoi have the lodge and want more room sometimes if you want carry 2 heaters and you could use both houses or one heater and pick what house your going to use.

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