This blog was put together to share the basics of one of the first processes you will need to know if you purchased a Winch style house.
You can imagine our team has cranked up a few thousand of these over the years and we are happy to share our recommended process and tips with you! After going through this guide you will have the confidence to get out on the ice!
In this video: Tom at Yetti Outdoors walks through the steps to lower an 8×16 wheelhouse to the ice both while being attached to your towing vehicle and with your wheelhouse detached.
A few of our pro tips in this process are to make sure you do not pinch your safety cord, chains or light cord between the ice and the wheelhouse tongue, and to make sure to store away the wheelhouse pins inside your truck or Yetti in a safe location to ensure you don’t lose them and to prevent theft. Here is a closer look at the process of connecting your wheelhouse to your towing vehicle:
Follow these steps to uncouple trailer from the tow vehicle:
• Park the trailer on a firm level surface and block trailer tires
• Disconnect the electrical connection
• Disconnect breakaway brake switch lanyard
• Disconnect safety chains from the tow vehicle
• Unlock the coupler and open it
• Before extending the jack, make certain the ground surface below the jack pad will support the tongue load
• Rotate jack handle to extend the jack and transfer the weight of the trailer tongue to the jack
• Raise the trailer coupler above the tow vehicle hitch
• Drive tow vehicle forward
Follow these steps to Couple your trailer to your tow vehicle:
Park the trailer on a firm level surface and block trailer tires
Disconnect electrical connection
Disconnect breakaway brake switch lanyard
Disconnect safety chains from tow vehicle
Unlock the coupler and open it
Before extending jack, make certain the ground surface below the jack pad will support the tongue load
Rotate jack handle to extend the jack and transfer the weight of the trailer tongue to the jack
Raise the trailer coupler above the tow vehicle hitch
Drive tow vehicle forward
If the coupler cannot be secured to the hitch ball, do not tow the trailer. Contact your dealer for assistance.
Blocking: If you are looking for information on the recommended frame locations for blocking or lifting a Yetti Wheelhouse, check out this blog: Blocking A Yetti Wheelhouse
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