Smitty Sled

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    #1359300

    So I do they actually make it a lot easier to pull the gear out? I’m thinking about upgrading my shelter to the new XT1200 lodge. Bit around here we ant drive onto the lake so pulling by hand will be only option.

    Profile photo of icenutzicenutz
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    Eau Claire, WI
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    #1372512

    Absolutely, working on my second one. I’m using an old set of roof top carriers as the cross braces and mounting them onto short pieces of 2×6 that are bolted to the skis.

    I will post some pics asap.

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    #1372583

    Quote:


    So I do they actually make it a lot easier to pull the gear out? I’m thinking about upgrading my shelter to the new XT1200 lodge. Bit around here we ant drive onto the lake so pulling by hand will be only option.


    YES! My wife likes to go and now I pull my Otter Lodge out by hand! Well worth it!

    Profile photo of benelli-bobbenelli-bob
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    Eagan, MN
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    #1372608

    I’m surprised that the shelter manufactures do not offer the smitty sleds as an option?? My Clam Yukon is a heart attack waiting to happen.

    Profile photo of toxic11toxic11
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    #1372611

    Can you guys post some pictures of the smitty sled. Trying to see what can I make the out of

    Profile photo of poorboyPoorboy
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    #1363482

    In the process of building a smitty sled to pull Ambush Thermal. Everything I read about them is positive.

    Profile photo of FishBlood&RiverMudFishBlood&RiverMud
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    Owatonna, MN
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    #1372671

    I made mine tuesday, and used wednesday.
    My otter sled contains close to 150# of gear. Most cannot budge my sled, i grin and bear and pull that heavy snow plow all over the lake…However, after making the smitty sled. It pulls like a dream.

    Plenty of advice on the “Smitty SLed” thread. Thanks smitty!!!

    Profile photo of toxic11toxic11
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    #1372673

    How high of the ground

    Profile photo of FishBlood&RiverMudFishBlood&RiverMud
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    Owatonna, MN
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    #1372694

    The bottom of the sled is 9″ from the bottom of the ski’s.

    I took it over rocks and a big ice heave yesterday. Worked great!

    Profile photo of yummymuskieyummymuskie
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    The rainy
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    #1372738

    i built my risers out of a 2×8 and yes it wakes a night and day difference when pulling gear, what was once a two man job can easily be done with one

    Profile photo of FishBlood&RiverMudFishBlood&RiverMud
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    Owatonna, MN
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    #1372800

    I can pull it when i’m on glare ice and the sled is in snow. I haven’t waxed the ski’s yet either, i’m sure that will also make it better.

    Profile photo of FishBlood&RiverMudFishBlood&RiverMud
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    Owatonna, MN
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    #1375443

    SInce i had some extra ski’s, i made a dog sled to be pulled behind our wheeler. Worked awesome. Kid loved it.

    Me, my brother, his wife, sister, her husband, all had to try it!

    Threw tracks on the wheeler the next day so we could really go through some snow.

    Profile photo of castle-rock-clowncastle-rock-clown
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    #1375470

    I built this big old floor for my clam thermal summit. It measures 6′ x 10′ but is in 2 sections ( 5′ x 8′ each). I usually leave them in my trailer when there is minimal snow and tow with my ATV. But when snow is an issue I built two runners using 2 x 6 boards for risers and a total of 4 snowboards. I’m just finishing and will report whether it is a success, hopefully with pictures. The reason for this extreme outfit is that the good lakes are a few hours and I go for on average 3 days straight and am too lazy to set up and take down every night. With this set up I winter camp all 3 days and 2 nights.

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