Sand Bags For Winter Driving

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    Default Sand Bags For Winter Driving

    This is my first winter with the Tundra. Has anyone had experience putting sand bags in the back? Does it make a difference? How much weight should I use?

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    i usually pick up 6 big rig wheels, they weigh quite a bit. it helps quite a bit, just make sure you have good tires, i love my bfg all terrains in the snow. just drive slow

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedarwinds2003
    This is my first winter with the Tundra. Has anyone had experience putting sand bags in the back? Does it make a difference? How much weight should I use?
    Sorry can't help you. If you have a LSD you probably will not need em. I live in the hilly part of Nebraska and have no problem starting on hills with my LSD. Good luck.
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    I carry two 5-gallon plastic buckets full of sand if I'll be driving on snow or ice. I secured the lids with duct tape and put the buckets over the rear axle on each side. I also carry tire chains and a shovel, but have not had to use them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedarwinds2003
    This is my first winter with the Tundra. Has anyone had experience putting sand bags in the back? Does it make a difference? How much weight should I use?
    During the winter I load the bed with 6 sand-tubes over the axle.
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    If you use sand bags, try to place them on a piece of plywood. This way they will freeze to the wood and will be easier to remove if needed. I use to fill 2, 50lb grain bags half way with sand and place them over the axel on my F150 and on my 2wd Tundra. I avoided situations where I could get stuck and for the most part I never got into a bad situation on snow and or ice.
    Quote Originally Posted by cedarwinds2003
    This is my first winter with the Tundra. Has anyone had experience putting sand bags in the back? Does it make a difference? How much weight should I use?

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    The really important issue here is not to create a potential deadly projectile in the event of a quick stop (as in accident). There is only one thin layer of metal / glass between you and the great outdoors!

    Sand sealed to stay dry (will fly apart on impact w/ the truck cab) if the worst happens, safer for you and passengers.

    I've not needed any extra weight at all in my 03 4x4 - quite a surprise actually.

    Dedicated winter tires are a real eye opener in terms of added safety and performance.

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    I had 5 sandbags at 70lbs each

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    starting with my last truck, and now with my Tundra. I like keeping around 100, or so lbs in the bed year round...rides better!

    if it ever snows here in LA....im ready!!!

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