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Old 11-01-2020, 08:17 PM   #1
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Tire chains

Planning on traveling I-70 from Denver to Grand Junction in our 40ft Class A, DP. Colorado has a winter driving requirement to have chains or autosocks with you. IF, I had to chain up, do you chain up both duals (single axle) or just the outside dual?
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There are several threads that address this issue. My personal opinion is that if you have to chain up you shouldn't drive. Unless you are on a dire mission it's always safer to just sit it out in a comfortable location. Chains are not indestructible. When they break, the clearance on most MHs is so small that they wind up doing a tremendous amount of damage to your RV. IMHO carry the chains so they don't hassle you, but don't put them on.
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T IMHO carry the chains so they don't hassle you, but don't put them on.
And those other threads indicate that there are some areas where you have to have chains with you based on the time of year, not just the weather.
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How about waiting a day or two and go through when the roads are clear. I would not use chains— the risks out weigh the need of “ getting through”.
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You can chain just the outside rear tires, if you must. Then plan on driving around 15 mph to avoid breaking the chains and damaging the motorhome as noted above. Also, as noted by others, the best idea is don't drive if you need chains. The beauty of an RV is to be able to stop just about anywhere when you need to. Just be sure you don't decide to stop in a chain-up area. Big no-no.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:02 AM   #6
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buy some common cheap chain of about the right size for tire chains.

wrap it around your hitch, drag it around the block a few times.

soak it in a homer bucket full of salt water.

Drain the water, place in RV.

Now you have a reasonable facsimile for tire chains at much lower cost, to show if asked. The rustier they are, the less someone's going to dig around in the bucket.
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And those other threads indicate that there are some areas where you have to have chains with you based on the time of year, not just the weather.

I figured that this had be discussed somewhere before, but could find it.

This is my situation exactly. In CO, you have to have something with you. I definitely don't plan on traveling if the weather is bad. The weather can change fast and if I got caught in bad weather, the point of my question, just wanted to know what to do to get to the next exit.

Thanks to everyone for the replies... latest weather report for I-70 west from Denver to Grand Junction is good for the end of the week...high 50's
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:29 AM   #8
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I have chained up a lot of high voltage bucket trucks in my day and driven them. Only one broke in 32 years. Only the outside tires. One invents new cusssss words doing dual chains.
Look up and or call a company that sells what they call quick chains, I have a set for my 2500 truck, wrap around connect and adjust and done. Soposed to be able to drive 50mph on dry pavement. They pack smaller than the other type.
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anyone have suggestion for chains for HR Ambassador with "255/70R22.5H" tires?
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anyone have suggestion for chains for HR Ambassador with "255/70R22.5H" tires?
John,

From doing some research looking for some chains, I would suggest that you try Tirechains.com. You just put in your tire size and it comes up with the chains which will fit your tire.
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