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Utili-sports™ Trailer (ice Fishing/toy Hauling/utility)


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fish4halibut

I want to gage the interest of the ice fishermen / sportsmen on my Utili-Sports™ trailer?  I'm in the process of fabricating a 6.5' x 12" aluminum trailer with a 6" tube framing that can be used for ice fishing, hunting, camping, toy hauling (atv/utv/motorcycle/snowmobile) or can be used as a utility trailer.  The trailer will have between 30"-36" fixed sidewalls to the trailer and similar to that of a regular utility trailer.  Although, both the sidewalls and flooring will be insulated.  I'm adding a 600 denier thinsulate tenting enclosure system to the trailer which can be attached/removed to/from the the sidewalls very easily.  It will also have a bimini travel cover for the tent enclosure for traveling and keeping the salt/muk off the tent enclosure in the winter.  There will also be a another travel cover fabricated for covered trailering for the taller motorcycles/snowmobiles/ATV/UTVs.  The bimini top would not be necessary if the trailer travel cover is used unless it is wanted for storing the tenting enclosure.  The curb weight of the trailer is currently 700-800 lbs so it is ideal for early ice and able to be moved easily with an ATV/SUV too.  With its light weight, the trailer doesn't have be pulled by a 4 wheel drive and can be towed on early/late ice with an ATV/UTV.  I am looking at having a secured storage box on the front v-frame section where I can store the battery for electronics usage\lighting and other items that need securing.  One of the other main benefits of this trailer is that it can be stored in your garage.  And while it is stored in your garage, you can drop the trailer down to ground level and store any of your toys in the trailer so no new storage space is required.  

 

At the end of the day, if you are like me, it will come down to a quality product and the PRICE.  Any feedback is appreciated and especially anything negative as I believe that is most important in understanding any shortcomings before it is commercialized.

 

"Camp, Hunt, Ice-Fish & Travel More"

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Are you talking about something like the Canvas Craft ATT Trailer?  They're discontinued, so I'm assuming they didn't sell enough, but I always thought they'd be the ticket for a guy who wants to be mobile. I believe they sold (or didn't sell) for about $3,000.

 

 

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fish4halibut

Partially similar in that there is a tenting enclosure used on both and both can haul toys.  The Canvas Craft ATT was essentially a snowmobile trailer decking with their tenting enclosure on top of it.  This is similar to The Black Hole Ice Shacks are today.  However, the  Utili-Sports™ trailer will be like a regular utility trailer with fixed sidewalls & trailer gate.  The tenting enclosure will be attached on the top of the 30-"36" sidewalls.  The sidewalls and flooring will be insulated too.

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Smokey hills outdoor outdoor store sells something similar.  I am not sure if they are aluminum. They are called black hole hunt/fish. 

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The Black Hole Ice Shack is most similar to the Canvas Craft ATT.  In addition, the Black Hole Ice Shack trailer is a steel frame with an insulated trailer deck only.  The Utili-Sports trailer has fixed side panels & a trailer gate.  It also has a trailer cover for the covered trailering of your ATV, UTV, motorcycle, snowmobile or anything else you want to haul in the trailer. 

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Coachnfish

Hi,

Just came across this thread and am wondering if the Utili-sport trailer ever came to fruition?  Would love to see them and get more information.

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