Originally Posted by SHADYDC
I was thinking about adding weight to the jeep for the icy/snowy roads this winter because of them being so light. Will probably get sand bags but how much is the question I have. Living in the south I never worried about it but now I think it would be good idea. Anybody use sand or anything else to add weight? Im open to suggestions.
I'd have at least 200# but what ever you use weight wise be sure to SECURE it! The last thing you want is the weight flying forward during a sudden stop! I found a SHUR TRAX 400# bladder on-line, I use in my pick up. You secure it to the tie downs and fill it with water, it has baffles in it so water does push forward and back. Drain in spring and remove. I put a sheet of plywood over it and can still haul on top of it. I believe they make different size bladders too.
My Jeep has a tool box in back with approx 300# of weight in it, if I didn't have the box I'd use a SHUR TRAX in there too.