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Old 09-21-2019, 02:29 PM   #1
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Do you carry Chains (snow) ?

just a curious question, winter's coming.
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:13 PM   #4
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We've been in a couple snow storms in late spring and just waited it out. Roads usually clear & dry in a day or two.
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:21 PM   #5
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We did, on the Travco and the Suncruiser, and used them several times when we took the moho skiing in the Sierra. Not yet on the Sunstar. We've had it just a year and have had no plans to go near snow yet.


If you get them, practice putting them on first during the day when it's clear and dry. Then, when you think you're good at it, do it at night, in the dark, with someone randomly spraying you with a garden hose.



On the Travco, it was so lightly loaded in the back I could run the inside dual up on a 2x6 block to get the outside one off the ground to make it easier.


That didn't work on the Suncruiser, so I jacked it up with the tire changing jack we carried.


There's no thrill quite like chaining up in the slush along side a 2 lane highway like CA 168 on the way to China Peak.
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If I need chains, a new ice age has rapidly set in.
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No chains and no snow shovel either. If the conditions are that bad, I would just wait a couple of days until the weather clears before moving anyways. We try to avoid active snow zones.
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Yes to be "legal"over the NW passes but I'll never use them. Law requires you have them ,but the chances they'd check are minimal ( unless your caught driving in slick conditions ). The damage would be too great to the flimsy fiberglass wheel wells and had I to drive semi's in snow so no more, I'll wait out the storm.
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:41 PM   #10
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I've never used them on the MH but I think I would try Tire Socks first so that chains don't tear up my rig. And I read that tire socks are legal. Like someone said, in the Northwest you have to carry them with you in winter going over the passes. I haven't owned a set in years, chains, but I'm thinking of the socks for this winters trip.
I'd like to hear from those that have used the socks.?
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Also think the socks are the way to go....
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I wouldn't drive the class A in snow.
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I wouldn't drive the class A in snow.
It's a little freaky driving in a snowstorm in the mountains the first time. Shear weight gives me good traction, even pulling the toad. Going down, nice and slow, gear down early, no engine / exhaust brake.

One more thing; If your climbing a 6 or 7% grade ( no chains ), pray like he** nothing happens ahead that makes you come to a complete stop. Getting going again may not be fun!
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