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Had a man stop my pops on washington last weekend, to warn him the dnr was at the landing. Breaking no laws he said "So what". The man then told him he couldn't tow his one man house with his wheeler, that you can no longer tow anything on a lake with a rope. Is that true. The man said it was a 75 dollar fine. So he put his house on the back of the wheeler and went to his truck. Was going to ask the warden, but he was busy with other anglers.

Is that true?

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I haven't heard anything on this. I have an email to the DNR sent off. I'll let ya know what I get back.

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We were checked by 2 CO's up north and they didn't say anything about our setup we were towing with a rope. I don't remember for sure but I thought it was only if you were towing people behind that you couldn't use a rope. It will be interesting to hear what the DNR says about it.

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Thanks, i could understand the person thing. But not being able to tow a house with a rope would shock me.

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I thought I heard something along those lines as well but I'm not sure.

What I can say is I think it is a really, really bad idea to pull anything behing a sled or wheeler with a rope.

Case in point- During the I.C.E. Series event on Winnibigoshish last weekend, I was following 2 guys on a 4 wheeler pulling an ice shack loaded to the gills with equipment. They were approaching the big crack across the road which was clearly marked. The driver put the brakes on and the shack slammed into the back of the wheeler. When the shack hit the moving back tires, it flipped in the air and ice fishing gear went flying everywhere. Buckets, tip-ups, rods, chairs, tackle, etc. There was stuff all over the place.

This would not have happened with a rigid hitch and I may be safe to assume that those guys will be investing in one soon.

BTW- I apologize to the guys for not stopping to help them out. I'm pretty sure they are FM guys. I drove right past and realized I made a mistake in not stopping to help them pick their stuff up.

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this is from the 05-06 regulations off of the DNR website.

A straight arm bar must be used to tow a sled or trailer containing passengers.

A disabled vehicle towed by any means may contain a person to steer.

Say's nothing about pulling just gear....but i agree, much much easier on your gear if you tow with a stright arm.

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One thing that I did before I got a tow bar was to slide your rope through a PVC pipe....about a 3 foot piece. The pipe will keep distance between the sled and the machine you are on and reduce the bumping or sled sliding underneath the machine.

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