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> Otter cabin xt, To heavy?
fishaddict2
Posted: Feb 12, 2018 - 05:44 pm


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Looking for a new flip over hut, just wondering if anyone has the otter xt cabin, and if it is to heavy to pull out walking, or is it manageable. Thanks in advance.

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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 - 06:30 pm


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I have the xt pro lodge, which is slightly bigger(22sq ft vs 30). it's 124lbs (plus gear) and no fun to pull by hand, awesome shelters but really need a machine to pull it.

I'd probably stay away from otter altogether if you don't have a machine really.
if you do, go with the lodge over the cabin, those 8 extra sq feet really make a difference!

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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 - 06:52 pm


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X2. I have the XT Pro Lodge too. Very heavy..

This post has been edited by icejig on Feb 12, 2018 - 06:53 pm

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Dee004
Posted: Feb 12, 2018 - 06:57 pm


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X3 I have the XT Pro Lodge. I shudder to think about pulling it out by hand. Awesome behind the ATV..

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Paul j
Posted: Feb 12, 2018 - 07:20 pm


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I bought the XT cabin a couple months ago, got it 90% assembled but been using the clam, Iíve heard good things about the Otter huts, I got an ATV to pull it tho, wouldnít be fun pulling by hand in deep snow Iím sure.

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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 - 08:51 pm


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That's what I was thinking, I do have an atv, which is usually fine for Simcoe, but I like to fish some smaller lakes but due to snow cover I am usually walking because I don't have a snowmobile. Do you guys with the xt Lodge think that it wouuld pull any easier with a Smitty sled if you were walking?

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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 - 09:16 pm


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Pm sent

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Burtf123
Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 07:51 am


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I have an Otter flip over that I haul by hand out to all the spots I can manage. The best thing I did was add a small frame to the bottom with skies (smitty sled just smaller). The flip over and all the gear pulled about 50% easier.
Let surface area = less friction

I don't have the space or room for a ATV or snow machine so this was the solution as I needed to more to follow the Perch.

Hopefully this help.

Enjoy family day, I know ill be out there.

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Burtf123
Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 08:09 am


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I forgot to mention that the frame with the skies are removable, I just take it apart once I get out to my spot and put it in the sled.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 08:26 am


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X4. I have the XT Pro Lodge too, but I have a ski doo as well

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Dee004
Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 09:02 am


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QUOTE (Burtf123 @ Feb 13, 2018 - 07:51 am)
I have an Otter flip over that I haul by hand out to all the spots I can manage. The best thing I did was add a small frame to the bottom with skies (smitty sled just smaller). The flip over and all the gear pulled about 50% easier.
Let surface area = less friction

I don't have the space or room for a ATV or snow machine so this was the solution as I needed to more to follow the Perch.

Hopefully this help.

Enjoy family day, I know ill be out there.

I modified my smitty for my otter but by the time you add all your gear it's pushing the 200lb Mark. That's a lot out weight by leg power. I'm in my 60's and in fairly good shape but it's a killer pulling it. Yesterday I walked out to my buddies hut pulling my smitty with 70lbs of gear and through a foot of snow it was taxing lol. For a young buck in decent shape it might be Ok but I'd say the jury is out on that one.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 09:31 am


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I just saw a rapala two man flip at Cabelas today in Barrie.
$549.00 I believe.
Looks alright,, a split bench inside.
Decent fishing space & only weighs 80 lbs. (according to the box)

My one man recon flip weighs in at 40lbs,,, which is great IMO.

3 man pop up is still much lighter and compact

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fishaddict2
Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 09:35 am


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I guess I will have to go check a few different huts out, thanks for all the replys.

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Dee004
Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 09:39 am


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QUOTE (fishaddict2 @ Feb 13, 2018 - 09:35 am)
I guess I will have to go check a few different huts out, thanks for all the replys.

Hands down the Otter is the Cadillac as relayed to me by Allan at Riverside Outdoors in Thunderbay.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 10:11 am


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At 145 lbs,I would have a hard time lifting it into the van

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