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Ice House On Wheels
"My portable ice fishing house tows down the road behind a pickup and can be set up by one man in minutes," says Laurence Hoesel, New Salem, N. Dak., who built the "ice house on wheels" in his farm shop.
The wheels on the traveling house have coil springs, shocks and high-speed bearings for highway travel. The wheels crank up and down with a hand crank at the front of the house. When in the down position, the floor of the house sits right on the ice. When in the transport position, rear doors on the house open for storage of ice auger and fishing equipment. The upper part of the fish house, which consists of two solid end boards and a canvas shell between, is raised by one person using a winch mounted on the front tongue.
The house is 6 ft. wide by 8 ft. long and has four openings in the floor. Each opening is about 30 in. by 12 in. A propane bottle, which feeds a heating stove, mounts on the front hitch. Hoesel notes that the house can also be used for camping in summer. If there's enough interest he'd draw up detailed do-it-your-self plans.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Laurence Hoesel, Rt. 1, Box 15, New Salem, N. Dak. 58563 (ph 701 843-7471).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #1