January 09, 2017
So I put this in the truck to add weight for better snow traction as well as tame the 2500 suspension for a little smoother ride. I figured 400 pounds or so would do the trick. It snowed the morning after so timing was good.
At "snow driving speeds" it did OK. It does help with keeping the truck planted a bit better. However, once the roads were cleared, I noticed the truck was very unnerved. I feel a good bit of sloshing. Not enough to be dangerous by any means, but you do feel it. My suspension is in perfect shape so it is not a matter of the weight on a soft suspension at all. On the highway the truck no longer tracks nicely and I can feel the weight shift with any rapid movement from side to side, like a sharp turn on an exit ramp. I even felt it a few times when heavy wind gusts gave me a push sideways a little. I could feel the "after movement" of the water shifting.
Now, since it sat overnight in 20 degree temps, it is frozen pretty solid. Now, it is stable. Huge difference in my ride this morning compared to the sloppy ride yesterday.
I was hoping to fill it and leave it in all winter but not wth these results. Emptying and refilling for every snow is more of a PITA that it is worth. If you are in a region that stays below freezing all winter and it will not thaw out, this could be good for you.
Also, the fill cap little handles broke off when i opened it up to fill the first time, and it could really use hook eyes on all of the corners. They are kind of oddly placed since you want to tie it in at the corners to keep it from shifting in any direction. My truck has cargo hooks in each corner and I could not use them in the rear. Had to run the straps under the tailgate and to the chassis.
Sorry to say but this one does not get a very good review from me.