Otter Lodge cover

  • cheers
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    #2240743

    Getting ready for winter if it ever decides to come . I have an Otter Lodge and the Otter cover for it but not at all satisfied with the cover . I pull behind a snowmobile and not on packed trails . The sleigh gets filled with snow in no time at all . Looking for ideas on solving the problem . Thought about a bunch of eye-bolts along each side of the sleigh and bungee chords over the top , but would probably need 6 or 8 to have any effect? I also thought about ratchet strap around the perimeter but think it would not be user friendly. If you have any thoughts or solutions I would be happy to hear them . Thanks

    Jon Jordan
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    St. Paul, Mn
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    #2240750

    Sounds like you have the wrong size cover?

    -J.

    Biggill
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    East Bethel, MN
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    #2240752

    My experience has been that a hole in the sled is the likely culprit for snow in the sled. I had a pea sized hole in one of mine and it filled up completely on a trip to lotw.

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    #2240755

    The cover has Otter Lodge in big bold letters on it . I double checked the sled paperwork and it is indeed a lodge. The cover has an elastic band in it but fits very loose, with any wind it is far from a tight seal

    cheers
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    #2240756

    no holes unfortunately that would be an easy fix . The cover fit is lose !

    Biggill
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    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 11173
    #2240757

    Are you saying the elastic is loose? I know that there is a lot of extra space under the cover but the elastic should fit fairly tight around the sled.

    Jon Jordan
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    St. Paul, Mn
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    #2240761

    Cover on my Otter is tight. Like real tight!

    I’d have to assume you could take that to a sewing shop and have it fixed.

    -J.

    Charles
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    #2240774

    My cottage is super duty tight. Dragging behind a snowmobile I don’t get any snow in my sled.

    cheers
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    #2240798

    Thanks for the feedback today. Seems my cover is not nearly as tight as others. When the cover is on the sides don’t even hug the sleigh. So now I am thinking that the elastic needs to be tighter, looks very easy to do as it is exposed in each corner so I can just tie a knot to shorten it up . Glad you guys chimed in and changed my thinking before I started drilling holes for eye bolts.
    If it ever snows I will report back my findings
    Cheers!

    James Almquist
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    #2240839

    What it really needs is a couple of straps like Clam has on there covers so you have a way to keep it tight and flat. Not sure if Clam sells just the straps but it might be worth asking or find someone who has wrecked there cover but still has the straps. Maybe some adjustable bungee cords.

    Bj jefferson
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    #2240842

    Getting ready for winter if it ever decides to come . I have an Otter Lodge and the Otter cover for it but not at all satisfied with the cover . I pull behind a snowmobile and not on packed trails . The sleigh gets filled with snow in no time at all . Looking for ideas on solving the problem . Thought about a bunch of eye-bolts along each side of the sleigh and bungee chords over the top , but would probably need 6 or 8 to have any effect? I also thought about ratchet strap around the perimeter but think it would not be user friendly. If you have any thoughts or solutions I would be happy to hear them . Thanks

    Frabil predator cover fits 10x better and has a zipper hatch to get in the sled without taking the cover off

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