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Zack Shack?

by , Posted to on 01/23/2008 11:50 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/13/2003
Location: ND
Is a Zack Shack house worth the money? They seem kinda spendy for the size?

I have been looking for a fish house that is very easy to set up and can be used for a decoy or ATV trailer. Anybody out there have a zack shack? What do ya think about it? Was it worth the money?
 
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by on 01/23/2008 12:09 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/13/2003
Location: ND
I don't have a Zack Shack but a similar dual purpose type from Prairie Truck in Minot. It is 6x12 w/double doors in back as well as side door. I like mine and use it to haul stuff in summer as well as ice fishing. Only complaint is its low to the ground when wheels are down so it doesn't have alot of clearnce. Mabye I'll see if I can find 15" tires to raise it up alittle. I havent pulled it on the ice with a 4 wheeler but it pulls easy moving it around the yard with 4 wheeler or garden tractor.
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by on 01/23/2008 12:21 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/23/2006
Location: ND
I do not have a shack either, but can atone for their workmaship. I have a dock and deer blind from them. Both were more expensive then competitors but were no comparison quality wise. I know with certainty that I will be money ahead in the long run.
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by on 01/23/2008 12:21 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/11/2005
Location: ND
INDY if u dont mind saying what did u pay for ur house? i've been thinking about a zack shack also but wish they were a little bigger. how much does urs weigh?

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by on 01/23/2008 12:43 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/13/2003
Location: ND
Indy,

Do they have a website? If not could you send me a pic of your house and some more info to castandblast73@hotmail.com

Thanks!
 
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by on 01/23/2008 12:49 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/24/2006
Location: ND
Hunt,
I have a Zack that I bought used last year. The big question is how many do you plan on having in the house. We have fished with 3 in the house, little tight. Stayed last Sat. night in mine, plenty warm given the outside temp. Pulls easy with a 400 4 wheeler. I feel that it was worth the used price. Would I buy one new? I don't know.

Joe
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by on 01/23/2008 1:04 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/13/2003
Location: ND
Joe,

Oh it would only be one or two most times. More just as a base camp when it's really cold. I have a portable right now but when she's this cold I'd like to have something warmer. I really like the fact that you can haul an ATV inside and also use it for decoys or whatever.

How old was the one you bought? Price you paid if you don't mind? Is it as easy to raise and lower as the video makes it look?
 
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by on 01/23/2008 1:24 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/24/2006
Location: ND
i used to build the zack shack for zachmier and they are well biult and very easy to set up and i can move one faster then you can move a portable with the drop hitch they have you dont even need to unhook it from your truck or atv just pull the pins on the wheels and lower it when you want to move just raise the bars on the tires lock your hitch pin in and drive away
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by on 01/23/2008 1:36 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/24/2006
Location: ND
Hunt,
The one I bought was 3 yrs old. Used less than 1/2 dozen times. I paid 3500. Priced one new with same options would have run me about 6000. I fit my wheeler in no problem, but the guy I bought it from had a 700 polaris with bigger tires, wouldn't fit. i use it just as you would, base camp. Raises and lowers no problem by myself.
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by on 01/23/2008 2:26 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/13/2003
Location: ND
Thanks for the info guys.

By the way how thick does the ice need to be to support this? 6"? How much more does it way then your wheeler?
 
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by on 01/23/2008 3:00 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/06/2007
Location: ND

A friend of mine boughta z shack and it is so one handed easy to set up. one man operation. easy to heat 9000 btu is to much even on a cold day. The thing pulls good until you have a wind head. front should be changed so that it is more aerodynmic, the cost is steep for what you get.
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by on 01/23/2008 5:33 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/21/2008
Location: ND
Im looking for a shack so if any one has one for sale let me know
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by on 01/23/2008 5:59 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/09/2005
Location: ND
I have the zack shack, fish in it alone most of the time but have fished with two. More than enough room for two, and easy to heat. I pull it with an old Honda 300 ATV, pulls it easily. It is very quick to move, I can move this faster than my portable and dont' have the drop hitch which is something I would definitely get. The customer service has been great. I had a defective strut and a problem with the wiring both issues resolved as soon as I called and brought it there. Mine is a 2001. Would I buy another. I believe I would especially given they pull easy with a small ATV and are easy to move. Can't say there aren't others out there that are nice too. I would say the only drawback is if you sleep in it the bunks are a bit short. That is probably the only complaint I have. My requirements are met,
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by on 01/23/2008 9:12 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
I had a Zach Shack Ulimate (shelf, table,bunks,12v,inside and outside lights) but sold it. Didn't stay overnight enough to justify. Nice units, well built for sure. Definitely look for a used one, they're out there. I sold mine for $4,000.
Definitely go for the double door model. You may find older single door models out there...but they really catch the wind and you can't get an ATV in there. My doors always rattled open on the road so Zachmeier fixed it under warranty with a hob-knobbed set up of household type deadbolts top and bottom. Sounded like this was a common problem. Also the way later models have even wider double doors...50 inches with a full 48 or more between the stops and weather stripping. Mine was a 48 with even less between stops and had to shoe horn my 400 Polaris in. Hondas, Kawasakis, others are not as wide. Check carefully.
They are on 2000 lb torsion axles. House is 6x10 & weighs 1200 lbs. This leaves just about enough capacity for a 700 lb ATV and gear.
I heard they are now offering a 6x12 with a horizontal V (like a snowmobile trailer nose cover if you know what I mean). Saw the prototype in their shop and it didn't look that much more roomy to me.
Pulls great on the HWY. 70 mph no problem. You can get a special ATV adapter hitch that brings the front up a bit for on the ice.
I'd definitely check out that other model mentioned above. Two people is all that's comfy in a Zack Shack
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by on 01/24/2008 08:28 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/28/2002
Location: MN
google search Zack Shack and they come right up with prices etc.. kind of spendy but i'm sure they arent cheap to build either when you start adding up materials.
 
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by on 01/24/2008 09:35 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/20/2006
Location: ND
I have a Zach Shack that I bought last year new for $5500. I did have a couple small problems right after I bought the shack and Leo was very helpful in getting the problems fixed, the ATV hitch was not long enough for my 450 Foreman (with rear drop basket )and one of the lift piston shocks fell off last year. They made a new longer ATV hitch and gave me a new shock when I went through Mandan at Thanksgiving. Another thing about the shack to consider is the fact that if floats due to the insulation that is sprayed into the interior, meets ND spec's even if they are not enforced. No problems moving it around with the ATV until there is more than four inches of snow on the ice, then the truck does just fine up to about ten inches of snow. The tires tracks are wider than most full size trucks so it does drag tough through heavy snow.
As far as being worth the price, I would do it again because it is nice to have good customer service in the event there is problem even if it is more spendy than the competition.

Good Luck
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by on 01/24/2008 10:59 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/13/2003
Location: ND
I think my wife payed $2500 for it used. I will be out on Audubon this weekend I think, so if your around stop in and have a look at it. It will have Brad Johnson on the door and pulled with a blue dodge pickup. I'll take some pictures of it and e mail you if your not out there.
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