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I hear he is letting ice castles out with an atv to a mile and a quarter reef. Two questions. How steep is the access there? And will I be able to make it up with an atv and 8x16 ice castle?

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Brandt's access is somewhat steep although if there isn't snow or ice on it you should be able to get up it if you get a little "run" at it. Ice out front was a little bumpy but smooth after that last weekend. An 8x16 is a little hefty unless you have a heavy ATV. Worst case, unhitch the house and back the truck down.

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K thanks. I just have a rubicon 500. Have chains. Pulls house good just havnt tried anything steep

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If Jerry is there, I'm sure he would also be happy to give you an assist with a jeep, or what ever stripped down rig he has on the lake. He keeps things moving along pretty well.

Good luck if you get out.

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