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Old 10-26-2016, 12:21 PM   #41
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Vitavar,

I'm enjoying your posts regarding winter travel. With the overwhelmingly negative replies, I'm sure that you are appreciating all of the 'stay home' advice

The socks are a legal substitute for chains and get favorable reviews for temporary use. I considered them, but opted for chains. I believe that my M&S tires are better naked than with socks.

Living in SW CO, I carry Thule XG12 Pro chains. Very low profile, easy to mount and remove. My Jeep GC with adjustable air suspension has very little clearance in the aero and park modes, and these chains fit fine. I haven't tried them on the Airstream, but I feel sure that they would fit. Except for one trial run, I've never used them. The Michelin LTX M&S tires on the Jeep have brought us through the worst of winter conditions. I have the same tires on the Airstream for the same reasons.

I try to avoid towing in snow (though we've been caught out several times), but we do travel from CO in winter, so I like being prepared.

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ps: The greatest risk on the road today is from distracted driving - cell phones and other gadgets. There is no way to protect yourself from the fool talking or texting while driving.
Jamujoe, thanks for your note. The AS Company guys I spoke with advice against chains on the trailer, added to comments about the chains wrecking havoc on the frame, appeared to indicate it was not the best idea. I did buy a pair of Autosocks for one set of tires on the trailer. I also got diamond pattern chains for all 4 tires on the F350. Newbie, so I probably overkill, but that's OK.

9 months crossing from South Africa to Morroco on a Land Rover at age of 20 was NOT my first 'crazy' outing, and it got better since, haven't stopped yet and just too old to change, so the 'stay home' suggestions, although very well intended don't register with me

Is the Harley, Lone Rider, Bullit spirit alive and well at the AS community? I bet it does! Those are my buddies. Thanks again. Regards from Kyiv.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:52 AM   #42
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Vitavar, Plz let us know how easily mounted and effective the socks are on the Airstream, if you get to use them. We plan to tow from Durango to Key Largo in January. Might want a pair of socks in our kit. Had snow all the way to ABQ several years ago.

We'll be sailing the Keys and into the Everglades this year. Our retirement sailing track began in Rio Dulce, Guatemala, then through Honduras, Belize, Mexico and across the GOM to MS, AL and FL. The adventure continues!

Haven't done Morocco, but we did get a taste for giant sand dunes by driving a VW Toureg across the Great Sharqiya/ Wahiba Sands of Oman ten years ago. Great experience camping in that vast desert!

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Old 10-27-2016, 10:37 AM   #43
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Agree100%.

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ID:	274352[/ATTACH]Yes JamuJoe, I'll post our experience fitting the socks. I am sure we will use it as we have a January plan to visit and ski all around CO.
In Morroco, for us (Americans) is not quite safe with the possible exception of Marrakech where many well heeled tourist from Europe have mansions. The place is fantastic. Rabat and Casablanca.. skip them. The Medina at Fez is spectacular, even worth of the risk. Don't even carry or show a camera, they consider it offensive and react really angry if they think you took a photo of them.
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