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Old 12-18-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Tire chains vs Autosock

AutoSock a Revolutionary Invention - YouTube

Lots of discussion regarding the use of tire chains, especially for dual drivers where clearance is an issue. If these work as intended they would solve the clearance issue plus the ease of installation and removal. Has anyone had any experience with this product?
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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I carry a set of chains just to be on the safe side while driving in Oregon. These would be a lot easier to carry.
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I noticed something fishy in the video. When the tow (semi)vehicle was pulling with the socks on all drive tires; the towed (semi)vehicle slipped its drive tires (spun, chains throwing snow rearward) creating a bare spot on the pavement; and you can see them slip on the snow. The socks are an interesting idea, wonder how they are placed under/around the tire? They are not legal where "chains required" is displayed according to the video.
If anyone is interested, on escapees.com, accessories for sale lists a set of new tire cable chains for a MH @ $75.
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They may be a good idea but I would want to see a better example of testing. I have chained alot of trucks over the years and when it gets brutal on steep grades I think I would want chains. On a Motorhome they may work great because you are not going to get a good set of chains on it and most people would wait it out if it were that bad.
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