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Old 11-10-2017, 08:49 AM   #57
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I don't think I could get chains on our rig if I wanted to. It's so tight that in order to take the back wheels off, you need to undo a couple of bolts and swing the side panel up and out of the way. The "Auto Socks" look like the only option. Just keep the fingers crossed and hope that I never have to use them. Sorta like insurance.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:28 AM   #58
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Auto socks work quite well. We needed to get home to Wa. from S.Calif due to a death in the family. The rig did fine in the snow but when chains were required I put on the Auto Socks and they worked as advertised but big rigs were pushing me to go faster and then when we got to bare pavement there was no place to stop (only the traffic lanes were plowed) so unfortunately due to higher speed than 30 and some bare pavement they were severely damaged. So I had to buy another set but even regular chains aren't suppose to be driven over about 30 mph or on bare pavement. At least the auto socks don't do damage to the motorhome.!
John, could you share the approx. cost of the 'socks' ?
They do seem like a nice easy alternative.
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John, could you share the approx. cost of the 'socks' ?
They do seem like a nice easy alternative.
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Bruce, I believe they were in the neighborhood of $200 for the 315/80 24.5 tires. One secondary advantage is that even for that size you can lift them with your little finger. I also put a set (smaller of course) on the toad rear axle tires for braking. Check Amazon.
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John, could you share the approx. cost of the 'socks' ?
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For 295 R80 22.5 tires, they run about $225. Prices of smaller tires will be less. Their website provides a tool to determine which model you need for your tire and their store will list the price.
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For 295 R80 22.5 tires, they run about $225. Prices of smaller tires will be less. Their website provides a tool to determine which model you need for your tire and their store will list the price.
Thanks for the replies !
this might be just what I need for wet grass in the summer months.
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We are in the mountains all the time on our coaches.
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we used cam lock chains and spider rubbers to suggest them up. I would always run them for 20 feet and retighten them so I had no chain slap. On our new to us 2006 endeavor we have quick fit chains I will still put spider rubbers to make sure their snug.
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