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Tube Sandbags for car trunk

What's the best sandbag for a car trunk to improve winter traction?

When driving on slippery conditions like snow (or even mud), does your car fishtail around curves or have a difficult time getting traction? For Rear Wheel Drive vehicles or SUV's those may be signs that your car could benefit from adding weight in the trunk (centered over the rear axle) for improved traction.

SAFETY NOTES: 1) Adding trunk weight will not improve traction when driving on ice and 2) adding weight to the trunk is normally not recommended for Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive vehicles. FWD and AWD vehicles already have a great deal of weight over the drive wheels that require the most traction.

How much weight should I add to the trunk of my car for improved traction?

It's best to check your vehicle's owner's manual for the safe vehicle payload. But as a general guide, a popular weight to add to the trunk for most sedans, sports utility vehicles and crossover utility vehicles is 100 lbs. From there, you may find that you need more or less through trial and error.

What's the best sandbag for adding weight to the trunk of the car for improved snow traction? It's the Tube Sandbags from The Sandbag Store.


  • Choose from 4 Lengths: 2-foot, 3-foot, 4-foot or 5-foot lengths. All lengths measure 5-inches high and 5-inches wide when full.
  • Material: Constructed of water resistant outdoor fabric with guaranteed 3 year, outdoor life.
  • Fill: Bags ship empty.
  • Recommended maximum fill-weight: (10 lbs per foot)
      2’ = 20 lbs
      3’ = 30 lbs
      4’ = 40 lbs
      5’ = 50 lbs
  • Features:
    Velcro end closure for fast end-to-end filling. Seals securely to prevent contents from leaking.
    Sewn-in strap handles allow for easy carrying and positioning. (During times of extended dry weather, consider removing Tube Sandbags to improve gas mileage.)
  • Made in USA.
  • Free Shipping to US addresses.

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