How many here use sand bags for weight in their car or truck in the winter?
For fifteen years I have been using bags of small stucco chips instead.
They are cheaper than the dirty sandbags sold around here.
50 pound bag of stucco chips is $3.50
They don't mess up your vehicle even if they spill. Nice clean white rocks easy
to clean up.
They don't freeze into a solid lump.
They don't get your hands all filthy if you need to throw some under the tires
And they REALLY provide traction, way better than the dirty frozen sand.
Best of all in spring you can use them for landscaping in your yard.
So why after fifteen years of harping on this am I the only one using them.<g>
There are a few of us who live in sunny California where the weather in most
places consists of two seasons. Warmer sunny weather and Cooler sunny
weather. Occasionally we do have that strange liquid stuff falling from the
skies which so confuses some people that they forget how to drive all
I've got a 2000 Cherokee w/ limited slip Chrysler 8.25. Took a chance on
some ProComp All Terrains. So far, nothing Colorado has thrown my way
has slowed me down.
I'm now lobbying the Guv'nur for the HOV lanes to become "Jeep Only"
during blizzards... :)
Good for you! Please allow me to pat you on the back for owning the
vehicle that's right for you.
In 8 months I have 2800 miles on this truck. Do I care if gas hits $5 a
FWIW, My "big" Taco gets about ~20 MPG, which is not bad considering
it'll tow _TWO_ 2WD Mazda 2200's (6500 pounds). My old 22R powered 2wd
Toyota pickup only got about 25, with no Access Cab, no 4WD, and 30% of
the towing capacity.
I prefer my bicycle for errands whenever I can.
I just put an 8' piece of steel on the front of my truck in the snow, says
"Western" on it. What I haven't figured out is if I am required to where my
cowboy hat when driving with it on. Don't seem to have any trouble with snow
what so ever though....
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