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Old 12-28-2006
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bed weight

on the net i came across a prodect that adds weight to the truck by filling up a blader with water. i think it was called shurtrax? anyways it is suppored to add up to 400lbs over the axle and is straped down. i dont know how products like this perform or if there ever a good idea?
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2 expensive. when all you got to do is get some sand bags and put them in the same place.
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summit has one for the ranger, just like that.
www.summitracing.com<-----there
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i just use sand bags and 80 pound bags of hard concreete and it works fine
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I have had 2 80lb. bags of conctete in the back of my truck. Less than $10.
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I would think the rubber bladder would crack when it freezes. What other reason would weight want to be added?
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There are cheaper and equally effective means to provide a little bit of traction for the rear of a pickup, like have been said before. There's no sense in wasting your money on a water bladder when other methods can yield the same results.
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yea ia gree with kyle BUT up here if you get caught with sandbags not strapped down..you get into an accident and them things fly outta the back of your truck and injure or kill someone..your responsible... the water bladder they had on TRUCKS was awsome you could freeze it and nothing would happen didnt wreck the bag was ment to freeze..and there tied down!
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Sand bags!!
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My method is a little different, I fill my bed with compacted snow. Fill it, walk on it, fill it, walk on it, takes some time, but i figure that for the one or two storms that I need weight in the bed, this works perfectly. I figure when completely filled i have between four hundred and six hundred pounds. I know every little bit helps, but 80lbs in the bed probably won't do crap.
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get a big dog
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My method is a little different, I fill my bed with compacted snow. Fill it, walk on it, fill it, walk on it, takes some time, but i figure that for the one or two storms that I need weight in the bed, this works perfectly. I figure when completely filled i have between four hundred and six hundred pounds. I know every little bit helps, but 80lbs in the bed probably won't do crap.
Thats allot of weight, I use (4) 80 pound bags...... I also believe that the poster above meant that the BAGS he uses are 80 pounds each, as mine are.....
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I use 6x 60lbs. bags of sand split into 2 plastic tubs (3 each). The two tubs sit side by side in between 2 load block bars to keep them from moving. I have my weight directly over the rear axle...

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3 70 pound sand bags, laying over a 2x4s on either side of the wheel wells to keep them from sliding, and then i thow 2 25 pound bags of traction salt in right by the tailgate so i can get to it quick if i need to. worked fine last year while i was running bald dueler a/t's
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ABQ just go 10+ inches, now it's icy, I'm happy with my added weight, and even happier when going over the mountain passes to Texas. The more weight the better.
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I can definently say 200-400 pounds out back is a HUGE improvement all around except ride height and body roll.

the ride is smoother , wheel hop decreased, the cornering traction improved alot especialy the over stear. Huge improvement with wet weather. I rarely see snow but i'm sure that also helped .

My camper shell and carpet kit provide about 300 pounds and i think its a good way to go . Also a tongue cover could add less but still a decent amount of weight. both are alot of money but more functional then a bladder or sandbags.

don't forget about the high lift jack, it is heavy and functional.I've already paid my high lift off from all the people i have helped with it although i only needed it once for myself. Get the biggest jack you have room for. Also buckets of chains and other retrieval gear. that will be alot of weight and space well used . you can find high lifts for like 60-150 delivered.

if price is an issue I think the bladder is over priced so go with the sand bags. concrete spills and if it mixes with water you have a mess in your bed.

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i just replaced my sand and concreete bags with 2 parking blocks from my neighbor split into half then placed in the bed over the rear axel held in with 2x4's to make sure they dont go any where. it is a good snug fit and enough weight that i dont need anything else.
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