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Old 02-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Anyone put chains on their trailer?

We are looking to get chains for our trailer.
Has anyone else done this?
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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We are looking to get chains for our trailer.
Has anyone else done this?
You mean like snow chains?
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
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I have, on occasion, chained up the tires on my atv trailer but never my travel trailer. When it gets that bad, I leave the travel trailer at home. Chaining up the tires on my atv trailer kept it from slipping sideways. I have had to do this a couple times while hunting in Wyoming and it works. Truck was chained up as well. Let me tell you though, it is not fun cleaning all the mud off everything when tou are done!
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I have, on occasion, chained up the tires on my atv trailer but never my travel trailer. When it gets that bad, I leave the travel trailer at home. Chaining up the tires on my atv trailer kept it from slipping sideways. I have had to do this a couple times while hunting in Wyoming and it works. Truck was chained up as well. Let me tell you though, it is not fun cleaning all the mud off everything when tou are done!
Interesting.

When I lived in the Sierra's in CA we never chained up anything but the drive wheels. Never really had trouble with utility trailers and rarely if ever pulled out the TT during winter.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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I've never seen any thing but the drive wheels with chains......... too me it would be too easy to damage the trailer. Why chains on a travel trailer????
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:54 PM   #7
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Dirt roads in the mountains where I go hunting after a few days of rain or snow become almost impassable. I have a standing rule for a few of the places I go that after mid September, the travel trailer stays home. I have been caught a couple times and had a heck of a time getting out. I will still pull my ATV trailer in and I know as weird as it may sound have chained up the truck and trailer tires. It greatly reduces the fishtailing of the trailer.
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Dirt roads in the mountains where I go hunting after a few days of rain or snow become almost impassable. I have a standing rule for a few of the places I go that after mid September, the travel trailer stays home. I have been caught a couple times and had a heck of a time getting out. I will still pull my ATV trailer in and I know as weird as it may sound have chained up the truck and trailer tires. It greatly reduces the fishtailing of the trailer.
Hey if it works for ya, who's to say it's wrong

I lived on a 15% grade dirt road for 7 years up there. Only way in or out in the winter was 4 wheel drive. That road would get so rutted from run off and stuck vehicle damage that come spring you still needed 4x4 till we could break out the heavy equipment and regrade the road surface.

Luckily now I am on a paved road and NO SNOW!
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I hear ya! I am getting old enough now that I prefer to hunt early and be done before all that nasty stuff hits! The way our weather pattern has changed the past couple years it hasn't been as bad.
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If driving in the mountain passes you must have chains on all axles. I would not be driving if the roads were that bad.
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