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Old 01-02-2010, 12:21 PM
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hahaha....that's awesome. Oh ya, and put the wait up front close to the Cab. the more weight centered between the front and rear axle the less tendency to fishtail bad if you loose traction. Trick I learned a few years back...Good luck.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:33 PM
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I would put a transmission (or a few) back there!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:36 PM
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No no, MY momma will work best. 400lbs; won't squirm around too much; will occasionally nag you to go through the drive-thru. Cold weather can do her some good! Just be sure if you plan to go grocery shopping, to place everything in the cab.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:09 PM
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I use bags of concrete. They're cheaper than buying the tube lands at Lowes or Home Depot plus they harden up and stick in place well.

I also made a 2x4 box to hold them right on top of the axle. Keeps them from sliding front or back on hard stops or accelerations.

I'm planning on actually making some forms to correctly mix and pour the concrete into blocks with some form of handle on them so I can reuse them every year.

Sand bags deteriorate (sp?) in the sunlight and become brittle.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:36 PM
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I found some railroad track that I cut long enough to go across the bed behind the wheel wells. Each piece of track runs about 200# so they add weight fast and don't take up too much room.

Sand bags are easier to get even if they end up freezing into one solid mass (done that).

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Old 01-04-2010, 08:40 PM
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invest in snow tires.....cheap and can't beat the traction
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:55 AM
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invest in snow tires.....cheap and can't beat the traction
Thats the answer right there. Then ya can also pull the tailgate for better visability.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:26 AM
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I have used sand bags over the rear axle but I enclose them in a box for two reasons. First, the bags will tend to break down over time if exposed. Second and maybe more important, is that I can still use the bed for hauling in the winter without tearing open the bags. The box also keeps them in place.

An alternative is to find a local sawmill and purchase (for pennies on the dollar) cants or iron logs. These can easily be cut to span the length of the bed (to prevent movement).
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