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Old 10-06-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Tire Chains

Anyone out there have suggestions on a preferred tire chain for their trailer? Hopefully if the weather gets inclement I will be able to leave before the roads get bad enough to need the chains, but better safe than sorry.

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Old 10-06-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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I doubt there is clearance enough on any rv trailer to use chains on based on my experience with tire chains years ago. It would be extremely hard to get them tight enough to keep the cross bar chains from hitting the inside of the wheel well. Better to wait until the roads are clear.

A lot of states ban chains due to the damage they do to the roads.
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
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Except where required, i.e. Washington, Oregon, Montana, to name a few. Best to wait for a good day as Coot mentioned, take off from a flying start and do not stop on a hill.
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:43 PM   #4
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I would look into cable chains. Clearance really isn't an issue with these.
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:55 PM   #5
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Tire Chains

Theres plenty of room for chains. Ive used them on my TT without issues. Got mine from Vulcantire.com Theres a tab for tire chains, then another tab for RV. I got the regular stye chains. The links weren't as aggressive as vehicle chains but work like a champ
I wasnt goin highway speeds, just fast enough to get up and down snow coveted mountain roads.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses everybody. I don't believe I'll be needing to use the chains on any paved roads, these will simply be for muddy roads when hunting. The chains/cables will help the trailer to track behind me, rather than taking its own path to a possibly unfortunate end. In the past ten years, all of my experience with chains has been the big mud chains used on oilfield tractor-trailers. I've never had much experience with the light-duty stuff.

Looking at my trailer, I feel confident that I can get a set of chains or cables on there without any issues. I'll look at that website suggested by rotorhead and report back (good or bad) if we end up needing to use them. Hopefully I'll have nothing to report. I'll be hunting elk all next week south of Jackson, Wyoming with the TT, and the possibility of bad weather up in the high mountains during the month of October is fairly high. Fingers crossed for good roads.

Thanks again!
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:20 PM   #7
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jb, here's a pic of us up in Colorado a few years ago. Chains on all four truck tires and on the rear tires of the TT. Commin off the mountain at 11k feet no issues at all. Overkill? Yep but thats how i do it!!!!
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...cture11782.jpg
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:18 PM   #8
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Nice! Certainly not overkill; I've found its always easier to chain up before getting stuck.
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