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Old 10-05-2017, 07:56 PM
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Default Towing a Jet Sled

Is it weird to be thinking about ice season when its still so warm

I want to be able to pull my jet sled behind my skidoo, is the hitch bar that shappell makes the best way to go?
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:47 PM
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I use one behind my quad no problems.Fshn hole sells em.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:29 PM
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I have one similar for my otter sled. You can go cheaper if you just use some rope with plastic conduit over the rope. Sometime I pull two sleds (second one is ice tent) and have the rope/conduit set up on the second one.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:51 PM
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Good to know there's some options, thanks guys
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:21 AM
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Always use a hard hitch, never just rope. The sleds will slide into your machine when you slow down or stop.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:31 AM
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Always use a hard hitch, never just rope. The sleds will slide into your machine when you slow down or stop.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:12 AM
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If you pay attention you can get by with rope for cripes sake. Maybe just avoid slamming on the brakes? If you are towing thru the hills on a hard pack trail a hitch is a good idea, not a necessity there either tho. The 2inch water line with rope threaded thru works. No need to spend a fortune. If the snow is nice and fluffy the sled will stop when you stop.....
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:59 PM
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I hadn't thought about it ramming into the back of the sled, definitely something to consider. I like the idea of threading the rope through the water line though- lots of time to think about it I guess! Thank you all again
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:45 PM
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I made my first one but it was a quickie job. So when a actual hitch came on sale, I picked one up last season from Princess Auto. Never got to use it so can't comment if it's good lol. Seems to be decently built.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:06 PM
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Always use a hard hitch, never just rope. The sleds will slide into your machine when you slow down or stop.
That is why you put the plastic pipe over the rope.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:41 AM
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What about going down hills and over bumps you find a rope is useless.
There are so many other cases like ice heaves and bumps. Coming from experience a tow bar is worthnits weight in gold.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:43 AM
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Also pick up a slide cover because you will be throwing a lot of snow on your gear
Costco has some really good sales the odd winter,they sell a sled towbar and cover in one kit for real reasonable price
Pelican 70 I believe
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:30 AM
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Carry a spare hitch pin!
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:59 AM
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Something to consider

Trailer hitch
9 No person shall tow a trailer, sleigh, cutter or other vehicle behind an off‑highway vehicle unless the hitch or attachment used
(a) is designed so that the vehicle being towed substantially follows in the tracks of the towing vehicle,
(b) is strong enough to safely control the vehicle being towed,
(c) is not more than 1.83 metres long, and
(d) prevents the towed vehicle from colliding with the towing vehicle during travel downhill and when the towing vehicle stops.

Taken from the Off Highway Vehicle Regulation
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:23 AM
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Well the rules are the rules I guess, though I can't imagine that they had toodling across a frozen lake in mind when they came up with that one. I appreciate the heads up, looks like I'm getting a tow bar and cover
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:39 AM
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Well the rules are the rules I guess, though I can't imagine that they had toodling across a frozen lake in mind when they came up with that one. I appreciate the heads up, looks like I'm getting a tow bar and cover
Not even kidding I bought a sled cover tow bar for 99 bucks at Costco
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:41 AM
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I used to use ropes behind my quad until I got caught with a south Alta. wind, not fun. While I like the idea of running the rope through some conduit maybe for a sled towed behind your main sled but do not think I would want it after my experience with a windy day on the ice. Another thing to consider is some rails for your sled. You can buy them or make your own very cheap.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:58 AM
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Not even kidding I bought a sled cover tow bar for 99 bucks at Costco
I got one of those too. They have a different sled there this year (red and slightly smaller) but it looks to have the cover and tow bar included. Think it was $130 ish? I didn't look that close as I already had one.

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Old 10-12-2017, 01:49 PM
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Yeah can't beat there deals.
I've got some spare stuff I might be parting with soon
Sled and tow bar, we will see.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:43 PM
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Yeah can't beat there deals.
I've got some spare stuff I might be parting with soon
Sled and tow bar, we will see.
NO As long as you have room never depart with anything of fishn or huntn value. Once you start and there is a woman about you are doomed to forever being asked why you need soooo much. You should sell this stuff like you did your sled.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:12 PM
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Carry a spare hitch pin!
I attached mine to the tow bar with some thin gauge cable just for that very reason...can't leave home without it!
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:10 PM
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NO As long as you have room never depart with anything of fishn or huntn value. Once you start and there is a woman about you are doomed to forever being asked why you need soooo much. You should sell this stuff like you did your sled.
Bahahaha
Ok, not for sale
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