Sure Traction With Shurtrax All-weather Truck Bed Traction BagsPosted in Features on December 1, 2006
Pickup trucks are great. They have room to haul stuff we need to carry, and life just wouldn't be the same without them. If there is one downfall to a truck, it's the driving habits when it's not loaded down. The lack of weight in the cargo area can make a peppy truck squirrely around corners, ride harshly on rough roads, and be downright dangerous on slick or icy roads. In the past, truck owners have commonly resorted to sandbags or cinderblocks to add a little weight, but who wants that type of unrestrained weight rolling around in the back of your bed?
We wanted to simulate a loaded bed during some testing procedures, and we wanted a considerable amount of weight, but we didn't want cement, sandbags, or 55-gallon drums strapped down in the back.
Made of a super-strong polyvinyl backed by a woven nylon mesh, the ShurTrax all-weather traction bags are designed specifically for pickup beds. Not only that, they can hold more than 400 pounds of water, but also 500 pounds of cargo on top of them! And since these ShurTrax traction bags have been tested in well over 100-degree heat (by us) and down to minus 40 degrees (by them), we know they'll be OK all year 'round, even frozen!
The ShurTrax all-weather traction bags are available for fullsize trucks, compact trucks, and now even SUV cargo areas. Our ShurTrax fullsize bags worked great in testing. The water bags made a significant difference for us in the back of the trucks, simulating hundreds of pounds of cargo, and also gave us better traction when we filled them up to try them out on slick roads.