Reviewed by Jonathan P (Bellbrook, OH) Reviewed for a 1992 Ford Ranger — 2007-02-03 21:02:35
The ShurTrax traction weight system is a handy device to put weight where you need it.
I found it a no brainer to use. Once I placed it in my truck bed and used four straps to
ensure it would stay in place I used the included hose adapter and filled it with water
as instructed. I was suprised after putting so much water into it how easy it is to cap off.
I would recommend that if you purchase this product for your car that you fill it and then
put it into the trunk, especialy in the dead of winter. I drove around with ShurTrax for a week
before it got cold enough to freeze. During that time I had no problems of shifting weight
like I did with other options to increase traction. I was able to put a load on top of it too.
I did put a plastic sheet designed to hold leaf bags open, as extra protection while hauling stuff.
The company doesn't advocate this is far as I know, I just thought it was common sense.
After the product froze and some snow fell, I did a little traveling on roads where drifting snow
had blown accross the road, making passage across it hazardous, despite road crew efforts. ShurTrax
really demonstrated its value during this outing. I had no problems of lost traction while
traversing these deceptive conditions. I havn't had a chance to drain it so that I can remove it.
However, the necessity is comming up soon because I want to do a little work on the truck bed. I'll
pull it into my garage overnight to thaw the system then back out into the driveway to drain it
on a nice sunny day. The extra plus is once I do this I can fold it up and put it away in a much
smaller space than comparable set ups like sand bags or a skid with cinder blocks locked down on
it. Additionally since the biggest part of the weight can be easily shed, I won't break my back
wrestling it in and out as with other setups. Everyone who has seen it wants one, so I guess I
would buy it again! ShurTrax, I think you have a winner on your hands.