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Big_Cahuna

New Ice House Weight Laws

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Big_Cahuna

I heard that Minnesota laws were fixing to change with regards to how heavy a wheeled ice house can be. I've looked around but didnt find a thing. Can anyone shine some light on this subject? Thats alls I'm saying.

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brainerdwalleye

i talked to ice castle today, one thing is any house over 3,000lb must have trailer brakes & licensed accordingly. under 3,000 can have lifetime license.

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GSB Ice Man

Does anyone have an idea what a 6.5' x 14' weighs?? It has double doors in the back and oven/furnace with cabinets on the v-front. Thanks

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Big_Cahuna

Thanks BW. I saw a spike in wheelers getting sold on [YouNeedAuthorization] and wondered if something besides the economy might have been the cause. Several bigger houses. Cheaper too.

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J-Kottke

I talked to the DNR a few weeks back and asked them the same question. The officer I talked to litterally said it can be as big as you can make it, both in weight and dimensions. He did say there are restrictions if your driving it up and down the highway though. Not sure what those might be.

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brainerdwalleye

you can usually go to a feed mill or scrap yard & have them weighed

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jd524

I talked to the DNR a few weeks back and asked them the same question. The officer I talked to litterally said it can be as big as you can make it, both in weight and dimensions. He did say there are restrictions if your driving it up and down the highway though. Not sure what those might be.

The largest single trailer (fishhouse) you can legally tow down the road without a special permit is 13 1/2 feet high, 45 feet long, and 8 1/2 feet wide.

169.80 Subd. 2. Outside width.(a) The total outside width of a vehicle exclusive of rearview mirrors or load securement devices which are not an integral part of the vehicle and not exceeding three inches on each side, or the load may not exceed 102 inches except that the outside width of a vehicle owned by a political subdivision and used exclusively for the purpose of handling sewage sludge from sewage treatment facilities to farm fields or disposal sites

169.81 Subdivision 1.Height.(a) Except as provided in paragraph (B), no vehicle unladen or with load shall exceed a height of 13 feet six inches.

© Statewide, no single trailer may have an overall length exceeding 45 feet, including the tow bar assembly but exclusive of rear bumpers that do not increase the overall length by more than six inches.

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ozzie

"The largest single trailer (fishhouse) you can legally tow down the road without a special permit is 13 1/2 feet high, 45 feet long, and 8 1/2 feet wide."

that would be a big fish house!!

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