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Bulletproof Sandbags

So just before the winter rains I filled ten 6' long sand snakes with Quikrete gravel (harder than sand to leak out when they get old) and they are great. Nice even distribution of weight in the bed and smoothes the ride out too. But for flooding rains I need even more weight and have some extra bags that bring the total weight in the bed to 600lbs. Problem is, the bags aren't gonna hold up much longer. I don't want more snakes and much of the time these will be stored in my tool shed however, I do wanna place em in something that won't eventually rot and fail after sitting in the elements for a while. I also want to keep the general shape of the 50lb bags as they are good for securing cargo. I loooked at various plastic bags and ruled them out. I don't wanna spent coin on dry bags but there must be something in between that will last...............................right? Any suggestions? Gotta be tough so they can be tossed around in the bed.





 
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Bruce, I have a liqudation place near me that currently has a bunch of dry bags. I am not sure of the size of them, as I have really given them any thought. But if your interested, I could take a close look at them, and pick up several for you if you want them.
 

mischief209

Member
Quick question, y? I'm assuming to weigh the back down so no hydro plane but is it a real problem, again probably so since your posting this, the reason for such stupid questions is I drive the same truck and haven't experienced a problem but I want to be ahead of the cruve if this is prevalent. Only time I've had the truck break loose was a red clay log road in a hard turn going back up hill during rain, chalked it up as it would have happened to anyone at that time but maybe it could have been prevented.sorry,thanks
 

mischief209

Member
Drive around construction sites and grab the yellow gravel bags blocking the drains, most are forgotten about and not picked up. Those bags will last many years and weigh 30 to 50
 
mis...more weight = more traction. Helps prevent hydroplaning alot. Bubble...thanks I need 6 of em. Black or gray is possible, otherwise whatever. Thanks man!
 


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