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Mjgman 12-19-2015 01:58 PM

Snow chain installation
 
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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.. Attachment 254136Attachment 254137Attachment 254138

HowieE 12-19-2015 03:45 PM

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.

Mjgman 12-19-2015 04:39 PM

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...

HowieE 12-19-2015 06:08 PM

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.

Ron_CA 12-19-2015 06:21 PM

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?

Mjgman 12-19-2015 08:00 PM

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..

tjdonahoe 12-19-2015 08:21 PM

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...


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