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Old 01-01-2008, 07:26 AM   #1
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I posted this in the "general" forum as well, but am looking for thoughts on which is better; tire chains or cables for a MH???
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I posted this in the "general" forum as well, but am looking for thoughts on which is better; tire chains or cables for a MH???
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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I feel that chaines are a whole lot better in snow and on ice but they are noise and provide a rougher ride They also tend to not last for a real long time at leaste in my use of them and you have to keep them tight
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Just for information, Single chains on duals don't always work well. If you have about a 1/2" packed snow or more the singles can kick the snow out and just sit there and spin on the inside tire. I have had it happen. Three rail chains are best for duals but are heavy and harder to put on.
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They also need to be kept very tight and stay at or under 30mph or you will shorten there life, sometimes by half
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:02 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jasonm:
I posted this in the "general" forum as well, but am looking for thoughts on which is better; tire chains or cables for a MH??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Personaly I feel chains are better. According to the various States I have researched that require chains in bad weather, cables do not satisfy the requirement and can not be used as a substitute in the areas where chains are required.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:50 AM   #7
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For us snowbirds that may be traveling the
I-5 North/South Route, cable snow chains ARE
legal in both Oregon and California.

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_700/OAR_734-017.html

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/ChainRequire.pdf
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:33 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Steady Eddie:
For us snowbirds that may be traveling the
I-5 North/South Route, cable snow chains ARE
legal in both Oregon and California.

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_700/OAR_734-017.html

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/ChainRequire.pdf </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


But there is a gotcha there in California and if you dig into the Oregon regs there is probably one there also.

"Trucks with cable-type chains are legal in California. However, these trucks may be restricted at times due to local conditions."
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So there are two passes we wonder about. One,
is the Siskiyou Summit on I-5 and the other is
Tehachapi Pass on 58 out of Bakersfield. The cable chains satisfy the Laws in regard to MINIMUM requirements when the the signs say:
*Carry Chains*--then--you have legal traction devices to show the Officer when they ask to see them. During those times when the Siskiyou
Mountains are restricted to Commercial Traffic
only, I'll be enjoying the views along Highway 101--no ice-no snow. I hope to never have to use chains, cable or link.
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I noticed on California's website the INSIDE dual is the indicated wheel to install chains. More reason Hwy 101!
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here is a good sourse for any type of traction chain you want !!

http://www.tirechainsrequired.com/tr...re-chains.html
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we have gone with the chains, alot better choice. keep it under 30 mile per hour.
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Ended up going with chains. Didn't need them getting UP TO the ski hill, but the parking lot where they allow RV's hadn't been plowed for a couple days. Got stuck trying to back into my spot, but was able to use my chains to get me out. Whew! Best money I'd spent in a long time!
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