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Old 11-12-2011
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Traction Control water holder for weighing down your truck bed - Anyone used?

I was just browsing everything ranger related on Craigslist here in Colorado and this popped up. Never heard of it before. It can get pretty icy here so I was thinking of throwing some concrete or rocks or anything heavy I could find laying around when the time comes if need be.

Anyways, saw this ad on Craigslist. Not sure if I'm posting this in the right spot but its not really a CL find, just curious on thoughts about such a thing.

I don't think I'd like it taking up space under my toneau cover. Or setting stuff on top of it?
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Ranger Traction Control Aid (Widefield) $50
http://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/2698884371.html

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yea ive definatly heard of them...idk how well they work though...and FWIW nothing is gonna help you on ice
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I don't know if I would want a 400lb block of ice in my bed. I would rather have a few sandbags.
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Take the $50 and buy sand bags.At least you can cut one open and use the sand on ice to get going again.
A 400lb block of ice coming through the rear window in an accident is not my idea of a good day.
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Thought about getting one a couple years ago... but cheaped out and went with sandbags. lol
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Here in Maine the roads are snowy-icy about 5 months out of the year.I buy the sand bags/tubes and put 5 or 6 of them in the bed.They stay in place well and really help with traction.
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I've never used anything. The only time I've gotten stuck in the last 7 years I was way...way off the road anyhow.
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Old 11-15-2011
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Thanks for the feedback. Yeah I would have never dished out 50 bucks for that thing. Maybe just as a water bed in the summer? Might be kind of cool for camping. But I agree, it would definitely freeze here and just be a nuisance.
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Put salt or antifreeze in it, won't freeze then.
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Put salt or antifreeze in it, won't freeze then.
Problem with that is they can both eat through thin plastic/rubber compound if not designed for it.

Sandbags or water softener salt is your best bet, just realize whatever you use will be a projectile if you stop abruptly, get rear ended or roll over if not strapped down.

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Easy ice luge makin right there.
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Alright so the consensus seems to be bad for winter, I agree.
What about a summer water bed when I go camping? I have some foam pads I cut to fit in the bed but I think a water bed would be cool!
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Wouldn't that slosh around some if it doesn't freeze and if so, would it burst the bag since ice would expand?
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