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Weight of a fish house.

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I have just finished converting a travel trailer for ice fishing. (It came out pretty nice if you ask me...) It weighs in at just about 3000 lbs. How does this compare to shacks such as Ice castles and such? I have been to several web sites, but none of them give weights. Thanks in advance.

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mnhunter 3815

how big is the camper?

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It's a 20 foot Yellowstone and weighs in at 3000lbs. I kept most of it intact as per my bride's suggestions (demands?). I changed the front opposing couches to fold up out of the way and stripped the water tank and put in four holes. I then put two holes next to the center couch without making any changes to that area. I can fish 3 adults comfortably and several kids without a problem. I still have full kitchen, furnace and bathroom which is now without a holding tank and has a porta potty. I am leaving it on wheels and plan on using tubes at this point since I can't figure a way to raise the tandem wheels and keep the brakes in an efficient manner(it is 8' wide.)

It is awaiting it's maiden trip. Hopefully this weekend on either Red or LOW.

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wingnut38

we built a 20' v front house similar to ice castle. our frame is beefier than the ice castle frame though. weighed in at 3650. i wait until there is at least 14" to pull it out with 3/4 ton pickup.

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mshs1

6.5'X 18' v front sportsman fish house 3,000 lbs---standard inside finish not hickory or cedar-- your frame could be heavier

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Muskie_Man

7x16, heavy frmae double doors in back fish;s 4, with everything double tanks full, 2x batteries,auger etc, Mine weighed 2550 lbs on an elevater scale

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JumpStart73

i have a 8x18 v and a 1/2 ton the truck weighs in at 5600 and the house weighs in at 4400(dry, no gear,tv,coolers,people) for an even 10000 lbs.i had it out last weekend on 14-16inches little slushy but no probs. the interior of the house is pretty standard no tounge and groove cedar or anything like that

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mnhunter 3815

it should be good to go.just gotta watch it on the bridge over the pressure ridge.

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Boar

I currently have a 17' camper an recently bought a 21'er tandem to conver for next year an was wondering the same thing especially pressure ridges. I think campers are the way to go if ya cant afford those big fancy rigs an you can usually find older ones pretty cheap I picked up both of mine for under a grand an put in about 500$ for conversions. Later boar

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