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Old 12-03-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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This will be my first winter with a truck in awhile...
Does anyone have any good ideas for DIY sandbags or tubes?
And how much should I put back there?
1500 reg cab 2WD short bed, Truck weights about 5500lbs empty...

Thanks for the ideas

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Old 12-03-2015, 04:19 PM   #2
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I never had any trouble with mine but its a 4x4 unless we get ice and I don't go out LOL. When I had my chevy I used 5gal buckets with gravel in them but put lids on them and strap them down. I had 4 buckets one in each corner about 100 lb each
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Old 12-03-2015, 04:49 PM   #3
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Red doesn't like winter, but my farm truck I use 200# of lead and 6 hollow blocks.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:55 AM   #4
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I use 5-50lb bags of sand placed directly over the axle
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hmmm forgot I usually gain a few pounds during the cold season.... already working on that part..
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haha, Thanks Guys for the info, Im going to pick up some Tube Sand totaling 3-400 pounds, buffalo winters can get kinda crazy...
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lowering the air pressure in the back tires will also help on really slick roads. Down here in Alabama we don't get much of the slick stuff but i almost got stuck at work a couple years back. I could barely get out of my parking spot, dropped the air pressure down to about 15 psi and had not issues getting home, then aired back to 30 psi. only bed weight i had was the spare tire.
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Usually I let the box drift shut with snow and just call it my extra traction
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Sand is always good in one container or another. If you get stuck the sand under the tires will be rather helpful.
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