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Old 08-21-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Tire Chains

Looking at some tire chains for my rig. 315/75/16 35" tires. RUD doesn't seem to make any in that size. I looked at Clothiers, but they would be over $500 and weigh--get this--46 pounds each! I'm not sure an old fat guy w/ bad shoulders can lift 46 pounds much less muscle them onto four tires. Lots of swearing may help though--which I can provide.

What are other SMB'ers using?

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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Looking at some tire chains for my rig. 315/75/16 35" tires. RUD doesn't seem to make any in that size. I looked at Clothiers, but they would be over $500 and weigh--get this--46 pounds each! I'm not sure an old fat guy w/ bad shoulders can lift 46 pounds much less muscle them onto four tires. Lots of swearing may help though--which I can provide.

What are other SMB'ers using?

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RUD chains here. They are easy to install with a bit of practice. Only needed them once in 4 years, but that one time was worth every penny spent to buy them.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: Tire Chains

I only got chains because sometimes in Yosemite they won't let you in the park if you don't have chains. So, I rarely, if ever use them, but I have them.

SCC Z cable chains. And they list 3 different styles for your size.

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Old 08-22-2011, 08:25 AM   #4
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You guys do rear wheels only or all four?
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:50 AM   #5
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Rear only here.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #6
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Unless your front wheelwells are really big or your van is really raised, you will tear up the front wheel wells when you turn right or left.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:05 AM   #7
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$500 vs. a $60K vehicle? Really?

Whatever you buy, stay away from the Chinese stuff if you actually plan on using them. My personal preference is Pewag and Trigg. In that order.
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$500 vs. a $60K vehicle? Really?

Whatever you buy, stay away from the Chinese stuff if you actually plan on using them. My personal preference is Pewag and Trigg. In that order.
I would pay close attention to silver's advice, since he lives in the Frozen North...

I have used Les Schwab quick-fit chains on our cars with some success. They might be a little light duty for a van, but they sure are easy to install/remove. The ends are color coded so even an idiot can't screw them up.
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$500 vs. a $60K vehicle? Really?

Whatever you buy, stay away from the Chinese stuff if you actually plan on using them. My personal preference is Pewag and Trigg. In that order.

Hey pal, that ain't $500 Canadian I'm talking here!

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PS: Good point though.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:22 PM   #10
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Hi;

Or even $600 US.

How about two chains? One L/F and one R/R to save some dough. Only with front and rear lockers though.

Although I have seen a photo of an Aussie tour bus with one front chain and 2WD. Steering traction I guess.

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