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Offline osiris

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enclosed trailer conversion
« on: Oct 16, 2013, 08:48 PM »
Figured I could put some pics up of what ive been messing around with its a 8x24 Vfront aluminum trailer with extra height to fit a UTV
a side pic showing the entry light and 2 of the 4 led floodlights 2100LM each


the Empire DV35


and a pic of the messy inside 8 catch covers, 8 rattle reels 4 alpine speakers 2 in front 2 in the rear corners a spot to put a double din radio with a cellphone/ ipod pocket 
and trying out the flag pole

Offline Lavman

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #1 on: Oct 17, 2013, 06:24 AM »
Sweet! Looks good :tipup:

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #2 on: Oct 17, 2013, 06:27 AM »
nice looking so far

Offline IceCrafty

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #3 on: Oct 31, 2013, 07:05 PM »
It will definitely be comfortable during Elk Season!

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #4 on: Nov 01, 2013, 04:59 AM »
Nice setup.  Silly question - Does the heater vent put you "over-size"?
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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #5 on: Nov 08, 2013, 07:13 PM »
very nice i should do something with my enclosed,i would worry about someone locking me in as a practical joke with the door latch on the outside

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #6 on: Nov 16, 2013, 08:23 PM »
thats a good question actually I just measured it and im about 3" over, it would suck to be locked in those windows are tiny to have to small to get through I think

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #7 on: Nov 21, 2013, 05:36 AM »
So are you going to have to take the vent off every time you pull the trailer.

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #8 on: Nov 21, 2013, 07:22 PM »
thats not going to happen ill shorten it up if i am forced to its has a few hwy miles on it with no issues yet its wide but managable

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #9 on: Nov 22, 2013, 11:01 PM »
I have been hearing of rattle reels, but what are they exactly.
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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #10 on: Nov 23, 2013, 10:41 AM »
I have been hearing of rattle reels, but what are they exactly.

First of all welcome to IS

Rattle reels are wooden or plastic reels that have bells inside of the. They are usually attached perminately to the shack with a swing arm to be positioned over a hole. When a fish takes the bait, the bells in the reel go off letting you know you have a fish. Below is a link that will give you a better picture.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Productive-Alternatives-Rattle-Wheel/1274624.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Drattle%2Breels%26x%3D-1067%26y%3D-51%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=rattle+reels&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #11 on: Nov 24, 2013, 08:26 AM »
very nice i should do something with my enclosed,i would worry about someone locking me in as a practical joke with the door latch on the outside

Just put the lock back on when it's open !!

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #12 on: Nov 25, 2013, 10:15 PM »
Are the rattle reels good enough for lake trout and whitefish?

Do you spool them and reel them like a fly reel?

This is the first time I have ever heard/seen them.
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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #13 on: Nov 26, 2013, 09:14 AM »
You can use them that way. I use them like a tip up which I just pull the line up out of the water. If the fish needs more line then I just let it slip through my fingers. I not accustom to lake trout and white fish but I catch good sized Pike all the time with them.

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #14 on: Nov 26, 2013, 09:15 AM »
Any more pics?


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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #15 on: Nov 26, 2013, 07:52 PM »
right now the trailer is loaded to head to wyoming on a elk hunt and it will be used as our camp also ill post a few when we get base camp set up and running the first week of dec

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #16 on: Nov 27, 2013, 08:27 AM »
right now the trailer is loaded to head to wyoming on a elk hunt and it will be used as our camp also ill post a few when we get base camp set up and running the first week of dec

I think we should set up by the lake. That way when we are not elk hunting we can ice fish.

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #17 on: Nov 27, 2013, 01:17 PM »
I think we should set up by the lake. That way when we are not elk hunting we can ice fish.
hummm. we will have to talk about this I do have the otter shack with but not the sleeves for the catch covers

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #18 on: Nov 29, 2013, 04:01 PM »
Yep, we will have to do what we discussed and take the two man out with the pick up.

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #19 on: Dec 16, 2013, 08:50 AM »
A few pics from the trip everything went well and had plenty of room for two people





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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #20 on: Dec 16, 2013, 10:34 AM »
Yep fun times.

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #21 on: Dec 16, 2013, 02:23 PM »
That looks cool are you going to haul it to somewhere you can get it on the ice this season.


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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #22 on: Dec 16, 2013, 03:39 PM »
yeah im in ND right now but will be heading back to WI soon itll head to the lake then

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #23 on: Jan 07, 2014, 11:06 PM »
I saw that you installed an empire DV35 heater.  I'm about to do the same, but with a smaller heater and trailer.  The question I have is, the instructions for the heater say it should be installed on a wall with minimum thickness of 4-1/2 inches.  Looking at your trailer, I can't imagine your walls are that thick.  The walls on my trailer are only about 1", and I was wondering if you've had any issues with your heater, or did you do any modifications to your trailer?  I'm thinking of just installing it the way it is on my 1" thick trailer wall, but wanted to see if you had any ill experiences with your installation first. 

Anyone else have any comments on this?

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Re: enclosed trailer conversion
« Reply #24 on: Jan 07, 2014, 11:20 PM »
The heater install was straight forward no mods were required just make sure its secured to the studs not just plywood

 



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