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Old 12-14-2009, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was walking through Bass Pro shop (that place is heaven) and they had the Frabill Predator on sale for $499!

I loved everything about it except for the weight ~ 150 lbs! without stuff in it.

Do you guys think this is too heavy for one person to pull? I'm coming from a Clam 5600 which is 75 lbs.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd bet if you put ski's on it you'd be fine....
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends how much you like to work. Personally, I moan and complain when I pull my Jetsled without the powerauger. I love my snowmobiles, Wanna buy one or 2? Pull anything you want.

I figure if I am fishing down here, I will survie as I dont really need a hut. however up in the MTNs I bring a lot more crap and the hut, so a snowmobile is a must.
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I have Frabill Prowler, yes it is heavy, most of the weight is in the chairs. It also has the Glide Trax system reach really help to pull on the snow/ice. I always pull it by hand. I would buy another one in a heartbeat!
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Throw a power auger in there and now you're talking about a workout. I would suspect any type of incline, like the parking area at Green Mtn by the dam, would be killer.
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I have a monster Eskimo shelter that I love when it's set up. I hate that thing when I have to haul it around by human power. The damn thing is around 130#'s, and then you need to add the weight of all the other junk you take out. It's great when I can put it behind the snowmobile because weight is no issue. If you are hauling a shelter behind your own back, don't, and I mean don't, get one of those heavy beasts.
Jclay and Lake 1177 have lightweight shelters that are much more practical. That's the type of shelter I would get if I had to to make my decision all over again.
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I have Frabill Prowler, yes it is heavy, most of the weight is in the chairs. It also has the Glide Trax system reach really help to pull on the snow/ice. I always pull it by hand. I would buy another one in a heartbeat!
Same one we used at 11mile for that tourney a couple years back?

If so then yeah, just have a friend pull it and you'll be fine. Jeff pulled it about 80% of the way.
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I have Frabill Prowler, yes it is heavy, most of the weight is in the chairs. It also has the Glide Trax system reach really help to pull on the snow/ice. I always pull it by hand. I would buy another one in a heartbeat!
Same one we used at 11mile for that tourney a couple years back?

If so then yeah, just have a friend pull it and you'll be fine. Jeff pulled it about 80% of the way.
Jeff is a strong young man...an international power lifting competitor. Pulls that hut like a team of draft horses.

(It really is a nice hut.)
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Default Re: Frabill Predator - is it too heavy to pull?

i would think it would also be difficult just getting in and out of the truck if running solo. and what if you need to pull it across some small part of gravel or dirt before you get to the ice/snow? that might be also very hard. IMO!!!


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Old 12-15-2009, 09:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a Quickflip 3 from Eskimo, 119#s according to their site.
It's normally just me hauling the thing around, by hand. With my small ice chest, hand auger, flasher, extra clothing layers, cooking stuff etc. (yea i like to be mostly comfy out there)
on flat ground its a breeze. Inclines are not much fun, but go slow and if you can traverse it it's easier. I can load and unload it from my truck easily as well.
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