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has anybody out there figured out how to get there flip over type fish house to pull straight on glare ice behind a 4 wheeler? I have a frabill triplex and when pulling on glare ice it likes to fish tail back and forth. I'm using a tow hitch not just a rope. I would like to somehow make or add a set of wear rods to the tub without having to drill holes in it. I don't want something too heavy or alot of hassle.

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It all has to do with how you have your rope attached to the hitch of the 4-wheeler, if its not centered perfectly on both sides or in a fixed position you will have your portable sliding left and right. Only real way to avoid that completely would be to use some kind of hitch-kit like Otter has for their portables. Or add somes runners and slightly angle them inwards...

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My son used a 4' piece of metal (square tubing) with a U bracket bolted into the front side of my hourse. A clevis pin attaches just like on a trailer hitch. one the other end he welded a 2" ring which fits right over the ball on the ATV. It detaches and lays in the house for transport to and from the lake. It works great and everytime you stop or slow down it doesn't bang into the rear wheels of the ATV. Slick rig, for under 15 dollars. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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With a rigid hitch and you still get fishtailing the balance or placement of the load in the shack while in tow is likely the deal. Try shifting where the weight is stored once.

If that does not really do it for you add a set of stiff short rubber tarp straps from the tow vehicle to the hitch, kinda like safety chains on a boat but tighter. That may limit the sway a bit.

If that don't work..slow the heck down Eh! grin.gif

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I think you are correct with the weight idea since my tow bar is almost the same as an otter tow bar but a little stronger.

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When I pulled mine for the first time it did the same thing. Then I put 2 half pieces of PVC pipe under the sled via duct tape and it staid straight.

Don't if it'll work for ya but theres what I did.

Matt

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