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sonny

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No more sandbags
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:08:15 PM »
Sandbags in the back of your truck for weight is just a pain in the butt.

They shift and slide all over the place.They break after a couple of years.And they take up a lot of room.

Well I cured that problem in three easy steps.

Step #1 Build a wood box

Step #2 Fill box with over 400 lbs of patio stones

Step#3 Screw lid down on top of box.

And there you go,plenty of weight that doesn't move on you and the truck bed is still flat for easy loading of a quad,sled or whatever.
The only mistake I made is that I should have painted the wood before assembly.

greylynx

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Re: No more sandbags
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 02:48:39 PM »

I use patio stones in the back.

I also have a couple of bags of grit for ice.

I guess it is time to winter up.

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Re: No more sandbags
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 07:26:52 PM »
Looks solid sonny, good job.
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LeverAction

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Re: No more sandbags
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 08:20:19 PM »
Did you need that weight with it been a 4x4 sonny? Not criticizing and your work looks great just curious. I havenít used sand bags for years with a 4x4.

sonny

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Re: No more sandbags
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 09:34:21 PM »
Did you need that weight with it been a 4x4 sonny? Not criticizing and your work looks great just curious. I havenít used sand bags for years with a 4x4.

Well when the going gets tough then sure the truck gets flipped into 4x4 but I'd say 90% of winter driving is done in 4x2..

Think about it...It's a sunny 40 below day and you are driving down #16 at 110km an hour on bare pavement in 4x2 because who drives that fast on bare pavement in 4x4?
Then you turn south on a side road which is shaded by a bunch of trees and you hit a patch of ice. No time to put it in 4x4 or no time to say "Oh chit". :o This is where it helps big time.Or how many times have you come to a stop sign that is glare ice? Sure 4x4 helps but again do you keep your truck in 4x4 all the time?

Anyway my old Ranger (sold now) was really light in the back end and an extra 300 plus lbs in the box kept me between the ditches on my commute to Fort Mac from Hinton. :) :)

Two things that I'm sold on...studded winter tires and extra weight in the back.

LeverAction

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Re: No more sandbags
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 09:56:32 PM »
Good points for sure.

sonny

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Re: No more sandbags
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 10:03:42 PM »
Good points for sure.

I forgot to add that wifey is scared of winter driving and it helps her big time.. ;)

greylynx

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Re: No more sandbags
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 08:45:14 AM »
I was just thinking  :o.

Hinton to Fort Mac. and back for Sonny. Did you have a "Pray for Me I Drive 63"" sticker?

Fort St. John. to Cold Lake and back for Walleyes.

At all times of the year.

That is one heck of a lot of miles you two have put on over the years.

I will bet you two have driven through some pretty wicked weather and road conditions over the years. And your still around. :) That is good. :)










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