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    Good evening all,

    We have a F150 FX4 with 4 wheel drive and I was just curious what other pickup drivers use for weight in the bed during the winter. In the past, I have put about 250 lbs of softener salt bags in the back. These have worked ok if I need to load something I can move them aside without too much effort. The only downside is the plastic bags are prone to tear if something sharp gets thrown in the rear.

    Looking forward to any ideas and suggestions.

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    I currently have a 03 F250 2wd and a 05 F350 4wd, both diesels. Usually dont put anything in the 350 but sometimes I do put some 70lb sandbags I bought from Menards about 15 years ago.. I normally put 6 in the 250, 3 on each side right behind the wheel wells.

    I have always weighed the trucks front axle vs. rear. That way I know how much LBs I can add before the front is less than the rear.
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    These seem pretty decent, I've heard good things about them as well.
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    But my truck is so darned long, weight in the bed isn't as much an issue as in a regular cab.
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    I don't put anything in my 2500's bed either. It's 7700 lbs all by its lonesome and does pretty good on the slick stuff.

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    My truck is about 8K empty, but being a flatbed dually there's not much ground pressure in the rear. I've used sandbags, railroad timbers, oak timbers, industrial batteries, whatever was handy.

    My work truck weighs about 10K, I don't do anything for it. There are enough tools and parts in there it usually does alright.
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    My F250 has the 7.3l gas engine and will easily tail dance around. A good set of all-season snow/mud tires helped quite a bit. After that i learn to be lighter with the right foot or just put'r in 4WD.
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    I have always gone empty also, so no help here.
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    5 gallon pails filled with sand or salt work well. Have filled the bed with fire wood or even snow for the big snow falls.
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    I use 9 40lb bags of softner salt in my 02 ford crew cab. I have to run weight with the plow, but I'm too lazy to take it out when I yank the plow off. I keep it right next to the tailgate. It does seem to help a lot even with the plow off.
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