Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-19-2015, 01:58 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
Mjgman's Avatar
 
2013 Interstate Coach
Bradenton , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 187
Snow chain installation

Did a dry run installing the snow chains.. The dually tires are a real pain ( I hope we will only need the cables).. It's not too difficult getting them on its just a bit cumbersome getting the inner chain tight..

The cables are a breeze to install, they are light and easy to maneuver.. Well I at least have what I need just in case we get into a snow storm and need to get out.. Although it's not forecast to snow till after we leave 🙁 was hoping to build a snow man with the kids.. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450555078.150536.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	93.2 KB
ID:	254136Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450555091.455735.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	87.7 KB
ID:	254137Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450555100.142365.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	95.1 KB
ID:	254138
__________________

__________________
Mjgman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 03:45 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,811
Images: 12
Why on the front axle, is that rig a 4 x 4?

I used to tow anything and everything out of the snow back when Jersey had snow. We never used but a single chain on the outer wheel of the real axle of the 6 ton wrecker.

I am headed for Fl. in a week. Do I need to change my approach?

With 3 days snow from Winnipeg to Montana I never used chains. We did have to dig out one 18 wheeler after we stopped 30 mins. for coffee. I do have to admit there have been 2 times when I looked in the mirror for the trailer and it was not on the side I thought it should be. Once going down the hill into Chicken Al. in the rain and once in snow in Del.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 04:39 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
Mjgman's Avatar
 
2013 Interstate Coach
Bradenton , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 187
I got the cables to use in light snow for the rear.. I got the dually chains in case it is really bad snow and ice, then I can chain up the rears and use the cables up front to help with breaking and steering...

The house we are staying at is up a steep and narrow winding road.. I just want to be able to get out if we want to if conditions are bad.. So for a couple of bucks more I got both sets, better to have and not need than to need and not have..

I highly doubt I will need either and if we get any snow I'm hoping the cables will suffice on the outer rear...
__________________
Mjgman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 06:08 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,811
Images: 12
Maybe someone from the Rockies will chime in here but I question chains on the front axle in general but even more so with ABS. I would think the chains would real mess up the computer and cause extreme pulsing.
__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 06:21 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Ron_CA's Avatar
 
2015 Interstate Ext. Coach
San Diego , California
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 665
I wouldn't mess with the chains on the inner rear wheels, I don't think you will need them and if you do you are already in a world of hurt.

Which chains & cables did you get?
__________________
Ron_CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 08:00 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
Mjgman's Avatar
 
2013 Interstate Coach
Bradenton , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 187
The chains are Titan and the cables are glacier..

I'm pretty sure I won't need them, but I've been in several situations when I needed something that I thought I didn't, and it would have made the situation a whole lot easier to deal with if I had the thing I was going to bring..
__________________
Mjgman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 08:21 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
tjdonahoe's Avatar
 
2013 31' Classic
billings , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,843
Chains on steer axle will help it go where you want it to go, my main concern in a storm is not my driving but the other peoples driving ability which probably isn't very good, seeing all the vehicles in the ditch, I'll park it and relax until it's over...
__________________

__________________
tjdonahoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vent lift installation & Astrodome installation jessejane Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 4 01-10-2014 05:34 PM
MH: Snow Chain Size? 345bill Classic Motorhomes 2 01-01-2010 07:16 PM
please advice about snow chain sharowcat Tires 18 02-28-2006 08:13 PM
Snow and SNOW.. 53flyingcloud Off Topic Forum 9 01-23-2005 03:32 PM
Safety chain femuse Hitches, Couplers & Balls 4 04-19-2003 09:26 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.