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Truck Bed Water Bladder

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Twiget, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:02 PM
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    Twiget

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    Does anyone have experience with these things? I was looking at one on autoanything.com, it looks pretty sturdy and it got good reviews.

    It has been awhile since I've driven a pickup on a regular basis, and I forgot how easy it is to break the rear end free when it's wet. An extra couple hundred pounds over the rear axle would be nice.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:14 PM
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    I personally would not want to pay $100 just for a glorified water jug that will render my bed useless.

    Just get some sandbags, some concrete, or something else that's much cheaper, and does not take up too much space, or require tie downs to secure it.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:23 PM
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    makes big ice cube in winter!
     
  4. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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    I did the cinder block thing with my last truck. It worked fine for the most part, but either way, you still have to tie it down some way, or you've got bricks sliding around in the bed. And you loose the area the blocks take up.

    The bladder description says it can handle up to 500lbs on top of it, which is far from rendering the bed useless. :) I might get a couple 100lb bags of concrete though. If I don't like the way they work, I'm out $20.00 (well, $10.00 if I sell them on Craigslist).:cool:
     
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    lol, and if I get stuck somewhere, I've got 40 gallons of water on hand. :eek:
     
  6. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:56 PM
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    Yeah, I DO like water. We all need it to live.

    I always prefer being prepared, and weighed down, than unprepared, and lightweight.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2009 at 12:02 AM
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    Are you guys putting weight in the truck in preparation for winter snow/ice?
     
  8. Oct 26, 2009 at 12:08 AM
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    I do have one. I got it for free from a buddy. Part of a tiedown broke, and he got it replaced for free and they didn't want the other back. It was an easy fix, otherwise I'd use sandbags. It does freeze in winter, and the bag can take some abuse. I threw a bunch of stuff on mine last winter (too lazy to drain it and refill it), and it held up fine.
     

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