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Old 11-22-2004, 10:09 PM
whistlepig whistlepig is offline
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Location: Helena, Montana
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How much winter weight to put in a pickup?

It's winter again, which means putting weight in the back of my pickup. I put in 320 pounds this weekend but tonight I had some slippage coming up a slight paved hill in 2wd (it's real icy - my husky just fell down while running across the same street).

I never gave a whole lot of thought as to how much weight to put in my truck for winter. I've always done around 300 pounds. I don't know if that is too little or too much but I know the owner's manual doesn't have anything about this.

So, realizing that we have to differentiate between 2x2, 4x4, little truck, big truck, and ??? how much weight should I put in my pickup?


1998 Dodge Ram, 4x4, 1/2 ton