I tried this one year instead of water bags on the rim (18") of an above
ground pool. Worked great, sand stayed in bags, not too heavy for me to
lift, but turned out to be great pain in the neck for me to store. (To make
them I moved the portable sewing machine to a table out by the pool and
filled the leg bags so enough room to spare to sew the top on the machine.
Seemed about right, bags not overstuffed so they still were a bit bendable
or conformable.) Ended up (year or two years later) switching over to these
inexpensive plastic clamps from hardware store, been using them several
years and squirt them with WD40, store in plastic woven bag, and they are
ready to go in the fall. Much lighter than sandbags.
Cars? No. Front wheel drive with all season tires.
Truck? Not sand. Four wheel drive and a couple of elevator weights
bolted to the bed over the rear axle.
And yes, we've been know to get a little bit of snow in these parts (see
sometimes weight is not enough.
Our problem is ice, because of our high number of sunny days in the winter once
snow is driven on once it becomes a sheet of ice that does not go away.
Even footprints in snow become instant ice here. You can't step in the same spot
twice unless you want to end up on your ass.
You can pull into a parking lot here on warm tires and find all four spinning in
holes when you are done shopping.
One giant ice rink here for 4-5 months.
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