Author Topic: Skid shack trailering question  (Read 633 times)

Offline Phil Kahnke

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Skid shack trailering question
« on: Aug 28, 2021, 03:02 PM »
Hey guys - looking for a little feedback from people who have had similar setups to this image posted here.  I want a skid shack for mobility on the ice and ease of pulling behind an ATV.  Iím planning on building or buying an aluminum 6.5x8 shack and would like to be able to use a trailer setup such as shown. 
I have some ideas as to how loading would go but looking for any feedback as to whether or not itís worth going this route.



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Re: Skid shack trailering question
« Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2021, 03:57 PM »
Put an electric winch on the front of trailer and pull the shack on with that and use the atv to pull it off..,      ;)
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Re: Skid shack trailering question
« Reply #2 on: Aug 29, 2021, 07:54 AM »
That looks like a slick setup for a small shack.  I would think you would need to modify the standard ramp when pulling the shack up so it does not tear up the plastic/uhmw on your skids.  Like Raquettedacker said, you would for sure want a winch to pull it up, to save money you could even rig up a pulley system on the trailer and utilize the winch on your 4-wheeler if you have one.  I would also recommend a rope, rather than cable winch if you have to buy one, the extra cost is money well spent.

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Re: Skid shack trailering question
« Reply #3 on: Aug 29, 2021, 08:46 AM »
Put an electric winch on the front of trailer and pull the shack on with that and use the atv to pull it off..,      ;)
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Make the winch set up removable/transferable to your ATV .

Adding a hitch set up on front and back of the shelter/shack . Also adding some recessed D-Ring Anchors ..some ratchet straps.

If the trailer tilts that would be the cats meow .  Also need a place to store the ramps in/on your shack after unloading ...I can see someone walking away with them if left with the trailer unattended. Maybe incorporate the ramps in some sort of way as to make them dual purpose.. steps..or at least a platform to knock the snow/ice off your boots when on ice .
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Re: Skid shack trailering question
« Reply #4 on: Sep 17, 2021, 03:52 PM »
My first preference would be to have a trailer long enough to pull the atv and shack right on and leave them connected.  Second best is the option mentioned about front winch on trailer.  Using a winch on ATV even w a pulley could be tough since (especially in an icy parking lot) atv could slide forward when winching instead of shack going up the ramp.
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Re: Skid shack trailering question
« Reply #5 on: Sep 18, 2021, 07:13 AM »
Using a winch on ATV even w a pulley could be tough since (especially in an icy parking lot) atv could slide forward when winching instead of shack going up the ramp.
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