I have an f350 fx4 crew cab short bed with my 5th wheel hitch mounted in the bed. I will be driving it from Southern CA to Montana this weekend. The roads will be icy. I have driven a 4x4 Suburban on the same route without any problems in the past. A friend of mine from work who lived in Canada for 30 years suggested that I put 2 50lb. sand bags in the bed for better traction. Is this overkill? The distance between the back of the crew cab and the axel is about 3 ft. I figure the hitch probably weighs a couple of hundred pounds as well. Thoughts? I can buy the two sand bags for about $6, but if it isn't necessary, that's another gallon and a half of diesel.
2016 Grey Hawk 29ME
2013 Honda CR-V AWD (Toad)