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Old 10-24-2011, 05:30 PM   #15
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Back in the day, it was trial and error. Dad would pull over and say add a link oe let ir down a link, depending on how the trailer was riding. We got good at it. We had a 3/4t suburban 4x4 and a 28' tt. Pushing snow with the bumper we put the chains on the front and really cranked up the sway bars.
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Back in the day, it was trial and error. Dad would pull over and say add a link oe let ir down a link, depending on how the trailer was riding. We got good at it. We had a 3/4t suburban 4x4 and a 28' tt. Pushing snow with the bumper we put the chains on the front and really cranked up the sway bars.
Thanks, Fellow Washingtonian- that's what I call Washington State Camping!
And I'm talkin' right now, not just "back in the day"!

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:51 PM   #17
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The best tow vehicle is a Diesel longbed crew cab dually, any of the big three do just fine.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:36 PM   #18
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With the trailer the OP is toting, he hardly needs a crewcab dually. A properly equipped 1/2 ton truck can do the job with a properly set hitch on his trailer. Of course a 3/4 ton with a long wheelbase would do better.

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Old 10-25-2011, 07:01 AM   #19
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Thanks, Fellow Washingtonian- that's what I call Washington State Camping!
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Back in the day, it was trial and error. Dad would pull over and say add a link oe let ir down a link, depending on how the trailer was riding. We got good at it. We had a 3/4t suburban 4x4 and a 28' tt. Pushing snow with the bumper we put the chains on the front and really cranked up the sway bars.
I hope you had chains on the TT. Chains on the front is good for pulling but NOT good for stopping or down hill. That's why the truckers use "drag" chains on their trailers.
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I hope you had chains on the TT. Chains on the front is good for pulling but NOT good for stopping or down hill. That's why the truckers use "drag" chains on their trailers.
Oh, yeah!
Drag chains make a big difference in snow...In fact, I think that when/where chains are required in Washington State, trailers over a certain weight have to have them.

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I glad I planned my life so I don't have to live in snow country after I retired in 1993.

I lived in the Denver area the last 20 years of my working life, but I don't remember ever seeing big rigs dragging a chain behind them in the snow/ice. So a "drag chain" must be chained-up trailer tires?
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You got it!
Drag chains are chains on the wheels of whatever you're "draggin"!

And I actually like the snow- we camp in it every winter.
Different strokes for different folks!

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