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where to place bag of rocks

have a curbside pickup for 50 pounds of rocks at rona
where is the best place to put rocks in the car so its not bad for suspension etc...
trunk ..back seat front seat
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Anywhere in passenger foot area or trunk... 50lbs is just like a child passenger... Trunk of you want minimal contact as much as possible for potential virus
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Your best bet would be on the roof, as far away from the suspension as possible, preferably on the sunroof.
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Your best bet would be to rent a truck from Home Depot to bring it home. 50lbs is way too much for a modern day vehicle to carry.
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Consider leaving ur hazard lights on and making 2 trips wtith 25lbs of rocks at a time. Maybe fill up with premium gas for more efficiency.
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Lol you guys are horrible (except LPGA2020)

Honestly OP, ask yourself this question and see why everyone is replying in that manner

It’s 50lbs...you can’t be trolling either....
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your best bet wrote: have a curbside pickup for 50 pounds of rocks at rona
where is the best place to put rocks in the car so its not bad for suspension etc...
trunk ..back seat front seat
thanks
The most I ever transported in my Mitsubishi Lancer was 35 bags of soil (each bag was 25L) ... that was the first spring when we moved into our home and I had to redo the entire front and back lawns and garden.

Had the weight distributed in the front passenger seat floor, front passenger seat, trunk and rear seats (folded down).

35 bags x 25 L = 875 L = 875 kg x 2.2 = 1,925 lbs
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BoredAtWork wrote: Lol you guys are horrible (except LPGA2020)

Honestly OP, ask yourself this question and see why everyone is replying in that manner

It’s 50lbs...you can’t be trolling either....
Maybe OP had a typo...missing 0...instead of 50 lbs it's 500 lbs? Or he meant 500 kgs?

4 main strategies to risk management: avoid, reduce, transfer, accept

Lol if OP lives in the city, he could get an Uber and let some poor guy's car suspension take the burden of 50 lbs and his body weight. Risk transferred!

Let's also recommend a chiropractor for lifting the rocks out of the car afterwards. Lower back = human suspension.
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sunnykw2305 wrote: Maybe OP had a typo...missing 0...instead of 50 lbs it's 500 lbs? Or he meant 500 kgs?

4 main strategies to risk management: avoid, reduce, transfer, accept

Lol if OP lives in the city, he could get an Uber and let some poor guy's car suspension take the burden of 50 lbs and his body weight. Risk transferred!

Let's also recommend a chiropractor for lifting the rocks out of the car afterwards. Lower back = human suspension.
Maybe 500lbs but OP said bag of rocks, not bags

Still 500lbs is nothing, that’s like 3 male adults in the back of a car, or 4 general passengers. Just place All the bags of rock with a balanced load.

That said I also loaded 40 bags of those $1, 25L soil once with a front passenger and we laid down the back seat and even distributed across back seat and trunk area of the suv

Ride height went down about 2” in the rear, drove back home avoiding streets I knew were rough to avoid further suspension travel
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AV-Fishing wrote: The most I ever transported in my Mitsubishi Lancer was 35 bags of soil (each bag was 25L) ... that was the first spring when we moved into our home and I had to redo the entire front and back lawns and garden.

Had the weight distributed in the front passenger seat floor, front passenger seat, trunk and rear seats (folded down).

35 bags x 25 L = 875 L = 875 kg x 2.2 = 1,925 lbs
That's a stretch for sure. Bags might have been 25 litres before they were stacked for shipping. Plus, the compressed specific gravity of store soil is much less than one.
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AV-Fishing wrote: The most I ever transported in my Mitsubishi Lancer was 35 bags of soil (each bag was 25L) ... that was the first spring when we moved into our home and I had to redo the entire front and back lawns and garden.

Had the weight distributed in the front passenger seat floor, front passenger seat, trunk and rear seats (folded down).

35 bags x 25 L = 875 L = 875 kg x 2.2 = 1,925 lbs
That's an inaccurate calculation. 25L bag of soil is not equivalent to 25L of water when it comes to weight. 25L of soil is actually 25 lbs. So your car was carrying 875 lbs.. which isn't really that much weight. Even if you put it all in the trunk it would have probably been just fine. Source for weight: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/specia ... 1000430133

Also if you're trying to level out lawns/gardens 35 bags isn't really that much either unless it was already fairly level.
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sunnykw2305 wrote: ....
4 main strategies to risk management: avoid, reduce, transfer, accept
...
Been trying to reduce or transfer, but learned to accept

Been carrying a bag of rocks around for a few years now.

It causes some additional wear on the drivers seat and my knees, but otherwise it's been fine
rainor94 wrote: .... That's an inaccurate calculation. 25L bag of soil is not equivalent to 25L of water when it comes to weight. 25L of soil is actually 25 lbs...
I always seem to end up with the ones that have been sitting out in the rain. They feel a lot heavier than 25 lbs
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I would just ask them if they could deliver it on one of their big trucks
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when i carry bodies in the trunk of my car, they weigh a lot more than 50 pounds.

Just saying.
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oilerfan89 wrote: I would just ask them if they could deliver it on one of their big trucks
From what I recall, this option from HD or Lowe's is quite expensive. However that's talking about for smaller items, for 500lb of rocks it might be worth it. For 50lb of rocks...lol.
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your best bet wrote: have a curbside pickup for 50 pounds of rocks at rona
where is the best place to put rocks in the car so its not bad for suspension etc...
trunk ..back seat front seat
thanks
Won't work. You need to rent a trailer and make sure you inflate your tires to the maximum pressure.
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I think OP gets it now.

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