Trucks do fine, just makes life a little bit easier. I know people with AWD crossovers and whatnot who keep a tube or 2 in the back during winter just in case they get stuck and need a little extra traction.Or, you know, if you drive in a region with snow, pick a vehicle that can handle it without a couple hundred pounds of sand in the bed.
As others have mentioned, they are also emergency extra traction. Have found that the 150 extra pounds in the rear give a real improvement in the balance of the truck. If you have never driven a 2015+ F-150 with its double wishbone front suspension, the steering is ultra precise and above 35 mph has nicely weighted steering. A pleasure to drive on curvy roads. The extra weight in back makes the truck feel more stable in curves and less jitter over small imperfections.Or, you know, if you drive in a region with snow, pick a vehicle that can handle it without a couple hundred pounds of sand in the bed.
I hate Tractor Supply.My local Home Depot has 60# sand tubes in stock at $4.65 each.
A Sutherlands in Columbus, OH has the same Quickrete 60# tubes at $5.65 each.
The local rip off Tractor Supply has the same Quickrete 60# Tubesands in stock at $6.99
BTW, the Columbus, OH Sutherlands store is good and bad. They have some items not seen at the big box stores, but it seems like their merch is builders grade.
Ive had good experiences with HD, and also with their ordering online if they dont have what I want somewhere local in store. The experience and knowledge of the people in store is more hit or miss, and usually miss. HD is more convenient and I generally prefer what they sell to Lowe's, but Im glad to have both nearby.I actually prefer Home Depot to Lowe's. Lowe's reminds me too much of Walmart.