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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Wheels For A Float Tube?

Wheels For A Float Tube?

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1 Wheels For A Float Tube? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:41 am

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Out of curiosity, has anyone seen wheels mounted on a float tube for transporting?
Starting to think about building a rod rack and may incorporate them into it
Thinking some lightweight, but large diameter wheels that will fit into a socket on the bottom side then unplug and stored on the topside. Similar to a kayak.

I'm thinking that it would be cool to put your gear in the tube and wheel it down to the the water. Cool

2 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:43 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Out of curiosity, has anyone seen wheels mounted on a float tube for transporting?
Starting to think about building a rod rack and may incorporate them into it
Thinking some lightweight, but large diameter wheels that will fit into a socket on the bottom side then unplug and stored on the topside. Similar to a kayak.

I'm thinking that it would be cool to put your gear in the tube and wheel it down to the the water. Cool

I like the idea. I would want to overcome the weight factor and choose a wheel(s) to handle various terrain.

3 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:58 am

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Hey guys,
saw a guy who adapted a small plastic folding luggage dolly, kinda like those small grocery carts you see the old ladies use walking to and from the market. It was crude but worked well. Said he got the dolly at Target. The dolly came in four folding parts with a collapsable handle. He basically split it in half and plugged each half into the bottom of his PVC plumbing. (rod holder rig). the wheels were small but he drug his tube around like a piece of luggage! It worked!

bodfish

4 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:39 am

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I have tossed around the idea of a "nose cone" for lack of a better term sort of thing for my 420 Since it is an "A" shape I thought of some sort of device I could attach a single wheel to the tip "back" point of the tube and then roll the whole set up from the two pontoon tips like a wheel barrel of sorts. One wheel off one of those carts you mentioned bodfish and little weight to consider? Dunno. Have to play it out and see. Love the idea though. I am getting old and lazy.

5 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:42 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Hey guys,
saw a guy who adapted a small plastic folding luggage dolly, kinda like those small grocery carts you see the old ladies use walking to and from the market. It was crude but worked well. Said he got the dolly at Target. The dolly came in four folding parts with a collapsable handle. He basically split it in half and plugged each half into the bottom of his PVC plumbing. (rod holder rig). the wheels were small but he drug his tube around like a piece of luggage! It worked!

bodfish
Kind of like that
Will be looking for some lightweight plastic wheels and make an axle out of a long bolt then cross drill a piece of PVC pipe and plug that into the bottom of the rod rack

6 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:56 am

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Hey waxon,
I just finished my "wheel barrow" for my toon and learned a lot about PVC. I was thinking that if you already have a PVC rod holder for your tube it may not be too difficult to build on to your existing PVC frame. I will post some pics tonite, it may help you develop your design.

bodfish

7 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:04 pm

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Hey guys,
Here are my new mods to my toon!

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Best viewed as a slideshow for descriptions.

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8 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:32 pm

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Man that is sweet well crafted looks very useful.


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9 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:29 pm

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Very impressive rack and nice welds.

10 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:18 pm

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Wheels for tube, mybe for prowler owners and toons but us normal tubers I can't see the need for it IMO

11 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:20 pm

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miller wrote:Wheels for tube, mybe for prowler owners and toons but us normal tubers I can't see the need for it IMO

Lol!!

12 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:21 pm

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I'm trying to work a pair of wheels into my rod rack for my prowler

13 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:26 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I'm trying to work a pair of wheels into my rod rack for my prowler
How big and heavy is your rod rack?

14 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:27 pm

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Prowlers are the size of toons, not the easiest thing to carry by your self

15 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:29 pm

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I seen a cool ideal but I can't find it on YouTube I am still looking I got the ideal in my head and know what o have to do for mine but every tube is different so you would have to do your own style

16 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:30 pm

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Miller did you get the pm I seen you

17 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:31 pm

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miller wrote:Prowlers are the size of toons, not the easiest thing to carry by your self

Lmao! Don't hate ....

18 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:33 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
miller wrote:Prowlers are the size of toons, not the easiest thing to carry by your self

Lmao! Don't hate ....

Next you are going to have a trailer for that boat of your

19 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:34 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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miller wrote:Prowlers are the size of toons, not the easiest thing to carry by your self

Lmao! Don't hate ....

Next you are going to have a trailer for that boat of your

I'll be running a six pack on it... Lol

20 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:36 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I'm trying to work a pair of wheels into my rod rack for my prowler
How big and heavy is your rod rack?
It is undetermined at this time, but it's getting closer to finding out!

21 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:37 pm

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miller wrote:Prowlers are the size of toons, not the easiest thing to carry by your self

Lmao! Don't hate ....

Next you are going to have a trailer for that boat of your

I'll be running a six pack on it... Lol

Full on bar and a striper pole if you wanted

22 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:40 pm

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miller wrote:Prowlers are the size of toons, not the easiest thing to carry by your self

Lmao! Don't hate ....

Next you are going to have a trailer for that boat of your

I'll be running a six pack on it... Lol

Full on bar and a striper pole if you wanted

Only if Miller dances...

23 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:41 pm

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@ed5000x wrote:Miller did you get the pm I seen you

Yes and I just replied. Sorry for not doing it sooner

24 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:43 pm

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@n2deepfsw wrote:
@ed5000x wrote:
@n2deepfsw wrote:
@ed5000x wrote:
@n2deepfsw wrote:
miller wrote:Prowlers are the size of toons, not the easiest thing to carry by your self

Lmao! Don't hate ....

Next you are going to have a trailer for that boat of your

I'll be running a six pack on it... Lol

Full on bar and a striper pole if you wanted

Only if Miller dances...

That's it your fired for letting out the secret lol!

25 Re: Wheels For A Float Tube? on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:45 pm

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Just trying to get Ed make it rain for you.

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