Weight in truck

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by deerhunter24, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. deerhunter24

    deerhunter24 Fawn

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    Do you all put weight in the bed of your truck for when you launch? I put 200 pounds of the tube sand. I don't know if I need to or not or making it worse to launch and take the boat out. Cause the weight of the boat and trailer and motor is putting weight on the back of the truck
     
  2. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    I never have. Now sand is a great idea for an icy ramp!!
     
  3. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

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    I'm assuming this is a 2 wheel drive truck? I never did add weight even when all I had was 2 wheel drives and never had any issues that weight would of fixed been stuck on muddy ramps and solid ice ramps. Like someone else said the sand could help on icy ramps but I dont much believe your gaining anything with the weight. Especially if your talking full size truck. Ive put in some sketchy ramps with a 2 wheel drive s10 when I didnt have other options.
     
  4. deerhunter24

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    It's a 4 wheel drive truck 1500
     
  5. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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    Just send it. Seriously though never had an issue with a 4wd.
     
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  6. DH13

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    NOPE Don't need extra weight. But I have put on tire chains in parking lot for iced up ramps 4 wheel drive.
     
  7. deerhunter24

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    How hard are they to put on? Also once you launch the boat do you take them off or leave them on thanks
     
  8. DH13

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    No trouble putting them on. I just lay them out on the back tires first. Drive up on them. Lock them on and strap the sides. Then lay out front tires do the same. I leave them on after I launch the boat. Might need to need them again when I take boat out.
     
  9. hunt-4-life21

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    Just stay at home when it gets icy and cold. No need to try it. I guess you could make girl scout cookies with your wife.
     
  10. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

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    If it's a 4 wheel wheel drive unless you are launching the titanic you have no worrys. You ought to see the situation I get into when trying to launch into hunt4lifes river never had a situation 4 wheel drive wouldn't get me out of yet did have to pull a buddy up the ramp once last year. Tire chains might be good but for 99.9 percent of the time you got 4x4 if that dont work buy a Chevrolet if you ain't already got one. If you do have one just use that pedal on the right.
     
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  11. Big Snuff

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    When we had 30 day seasons and a 3 duck limit we used to put weight in the back of the truck for taking the boat out.
    However ever since they raised the duck limit to 6 and now the goose limit to 3, we just toss our limits in the bed of the truck and it squats it down and we get plenty of traction.

    Just keep in mind if the ramp is slick, don't go out and limit with 6 green wings. Pick out something bigger. Dont forget, limit on coots is 15. They may not be that big, but what they lack in individual weight you can make up with volume. Coots should only be used in an emergency. Dont want the fellas at the ramp questioning if your an O.O.S.er from Louisiana.
     
  12. Capttrae

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    I’m not trying to be a smart ass here, but why would you do that? I can see how it’d be helpful to have to throw on the ramp if it’s icy.
     
  13. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

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    Oil dry. Multiple uses.
     
  14. B.M. Barrelcooker

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    Just pull the Ol 1500 down to the local readimix plant and have them give you a few yards of medium slump. Never have to worry about being a light-ass again.
     
  15. deerhunter24

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    My boat weights at least 600 plus the motor and the trailer steel not counting the blind and that. We spun on the ice. Plus I know trucks are more light in the rear end
    I put 200 pounds of the tube sand didn't know if that was good or bad
     

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