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Snow and Winter help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by xbxb, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Oct 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    xbxb

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    So what do you put in the bed of your truck to get a little extra weight and help with the traction in the snow? I could use a few ideas. Thanks
     
  2. Oct 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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    jw1983

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    Sand, cement blocks. Winter tires.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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    Mademan925

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    4 sand bags from homedepo. They are 50 pounds and cost $2.50 a piece. If you get stuck. You can put them in front of the tires for traction or poor the sand out and it will melt the snow and give you traction.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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    Jester243

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    nothing with the DC, with the RC i used 4 sandbags over the axle
     
  5. Oct 18, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    kn61408

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    I use 3 80lb sandbags each poured into 5gal buckets with lids. That way I have the weight over the wheels and can access it easily for traction. Hold the buckets in place with ratchet strap. Additionally, have 20lb bag of kitty litter. BTW 2009 DCLB Prerunner sport v6.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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    miniceptor86

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    6 forty pound bags of softener salt. 40lbs is easy for this old dog to load. Convience store has it stacked out by the gas pumps. Laid across the bed it doesn't move. Spring comes salt goes to the water softener.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    mainewoodsballer

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    2x4 behind the wheel wells tailgate side then sand bags, and of course ice traps ;)
     
  8. Oct 18, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    gearcruncher

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    I now have tire chains , Good year Ultra Grip ICE tires with studs and a 3 quarter inch steel plate that fits in the back of the box . I can still use the box this way . The steel plate weighs about 250 pounds . Living way up North in Canada , and driving over frozen lakes every day on the way to work , I need all the help I can get
     
  9. Oct 18, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    Either steel tractor weights or a few 50 lb sand bags. Always at the front of the bed.
     
  11. Oct 18, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    I'm getting some terrific ideas guys thanks
     
  12. Oct 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    What's snow?

    I'm kidding but I've never driven in the stuff. Probably die in the first ten minutes. Make that five.

    Never even saw a snowflake until I was in my thirties. That's what living all your life in California does to a person.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    I put a 2004 Summit 800 in the back all winter, works great ! lol
     
  14. Oct 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    You poor soul. Spinning tires, drifting left and right and sliding while coming to a stop is something to experience.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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  17. Oct 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    It is still useable. It is only 3 inches deep. If I have something light to put in I will just put it on top. If it is a heavy item and I would be worried about puncturing the bladder I will just drain it in my heated garage or lift it out with help.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Oh you can't forget the black ice that looks like the road is just wet. That's some scary stuff when it's not expected. I'm sure the first thing you'd do if you first drove on snow and ice you'd crap your pants.

    I don't know how I could go without snowing during the year. You think that it would make people better drivers, it really doesn't. Some people still like doing 120 km/h in a blizzard. I've never put anything in the bed of my truck in the 2 years I've owned trucks. I have safety gear, recovery gear etc. But really, it comes down to how you drive.
     
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  19. Oct 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    i have a leer 100 cap on mine, that is roughly 200 lbs. firestone destination AT tires that are great, but i like to keep a tube of sand in the back in case i encounter an icy slope that i can't make it up. (happened before with a different truck while i had an elderly lady with me... made 2 sand paths up the hill about 50 yrds. or so, and got me going again)
     
  20. Oct 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    Sand should be mandatory in all vehicles, including fire extinguisher.
     
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