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JerryB

Can I get on the lake with a trailer?

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My buddy and I are coming up tomorrow. I have a 4x4 Dakota and he has a 2x4 F-150. To bring the 4x4 we need a trailer for the houses and gear. We're thinking about going out at Hillmans. Can we get on the lake with a trailer? Do we need to use a bridge to get on? Also, can we get to areas of the lake away from crowds with the 2x4 truck if we choose to use that instead?

Thank you!

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Jerry

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Either way you'll be fine. I drove around last weekend in 2 wheel drive... Only used 4 wheel drive when pulling up to the house where it was drifted a bit. Most of the lake has very little snow on it. Just stay out of the pressure ridges and rough ice and you'll be fine. There is one bridge to cross at 3.5miles out... no problem if you're pulling a trailer...

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Thanks Labs. Is there anything I should know for crossing the bridge or is it pretty basic? I've never driven over a bridge on the ice before.

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Jerry

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Just a big sheet of steel... if you can park a car in a parking lot, you can handle the bridge! Just don't miss the sides!

They use them to span the pressure ridges so your tires don't drop through. Pretty simple... no tricks at all! Oh and don't stop by the bridge or the Red Lake Bridge Troll will hop on your vehicle and will bring you bad luck out there! We've had him on our back before!

Good Luck!

Ken

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Hehe, Thanks for the tip!

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