6x12 ice fishing toy hauler

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6x12 ice fishing toy hauler

Postby cjlangellier » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:15 pm

This past winter I built out an all aluminum Legend 6x12x7 single axle cargo trailer into an ice fishing shanty and toy hauler/camper. The trailer is fully insulated and includes a PD4045 power converter, 110v/12v system 5 fishing holes, propane hydro flame direct vent furnace, burnt pine trim, vinyl floors and led lighting.

I spent 7 nights in it this winter in temps varying from 30 to -40 degrees and the trailer performed beautifully. I have enough room to haul my snowmobile and portable shanty. It fits two cots when setup in sleep mode. Enjoy the pics.

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5x11 Teardrop *In Progress*
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6x12 Cargo Trailer/Ice Shanty/Toy Hauler (Complete)
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=73743
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Re: 6x12 ice fishing toy hauler

Postby western traveler » Thu May 06, 2021 6:27 am

That looks sweet. I recently discovered how comfortably these get built out.
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Re: 6x12 ice fishing toy hauler

Postby cjlangellier » Thu May 06, 2021 10:06 am

western traveler wrote:That looks sweet. I recently discovered how comfortably these get built out.


Thanks! Yeah the commercially built fish houses are crazy nice these days, but the price tags reflect it! I'm really happy with how well my trailer turned out. I originally was going to build out a nice couch that folds down to a bed. After thinking about it, the permanent couch was going to take up more space than I was comfortable with. In it's current configuration, I can still use the trailer as a cargo trailer, toy hauler, dry storage. I salvaged the forced air propane heater from a popup camper that I'm using as the base for my teardrop build. It easily kept the trailer at 68F at night with the outside temps dipping down to -30F.
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5x11 Teardrop *In Progress*
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=73740
6x12 Cargo Trailer/Ice Shanty/Toy Hauler (Complete)
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=73743
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Re: 6x12 ice fishing toy hauler

Postby Rainier70 » Thu May 06, 2021 1:08 pm

Very nice build. :thumbsup:
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Re: 6x12 ice fishing toy hauler

Postby cjlangellier » Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:51 am

Returned from my second ice fishing trip two weeks ago with the trailer. Spent four nights on the ice this year. No major issues and slept comfortably with the heat set to 68 degrees. Outside temps dipped down to -20 one evening. I used a Power Blanket this year to keep the propane tank warm. This kept the propane from freezing and allowed us to use more propane in the tank on cold days. I built a storage cabinet at the front of the trailer prior to this trip. It was a great help on keeping the trailer organized. I also added a camp table which was perfect for two people. Overall the fishing was pretty great. My last fish of the trip was my personal best Crappie at just under 14”.

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6x12 Cargo Trailer/Ice Shanty/Toy Hauler (Complete)
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=73743
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Re: 6x12 ice fishing toy hauler

Postby flboy » Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:14 am

Love it! I've seen those out on lakes when I've been up north in the winter. If I lived there, definitely would build one. Camping and fishing inside the trailer.. need a houseboat for that here!

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Re: 6x12 ice fishing toy hauler

Postby cjlangellier » Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:33 am

flboy wrote:Love it! I've seen those out on lakes when I've been up north in the winter. If I lived there, definitely would build one. Camping and fishing inside the trailer.. need a houseboat for that here!

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Thanks! It was well worth the time and money to build it considering the manufacturer built shacks like the green one in my last picture cost 4-5X what it cost me to build my trailer. For that price difference, I'll gladly take the extra 30 minutes to bank the snow up around the trailer every time I use it.
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5x11 Teardrop *In Progress*
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=73740
6x12 Cargo Trailer/Ice Shanty/Toy Hauler (Complete)
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=73743
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Re: 6x12 ice fishing toy hauler

Postby twisted lines » Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:18 pm

You have built a nice set of trailer's :thumbsup:
Crappies not bad either
Slap that thing in Sour Cream then a hot pan.
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