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Old 04-05-2022, 11:02 AM   #1
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Driving in snow

I have a 22 foot class C forester. Can anyone please tell me how it may handle in the snow? The weather is not cooperating with my travel plans.... Thank you!
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Old 04-05-2022, 12:09 PM   #2
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It will handle like a large box truck and many are driven in the snow on a daily basis during winter months.

The key to driving safely in the snow is to drive slower on the snow, leave PLENTY of space between vehicle(s) ahead, use accelerator and brake gingerly, and carry chains. Even if you have so-called All Season Tires, you will be required to chain up when the "Chains Required" signs are up as you are over 10,000# GVW. At least here in WA State and I'm sure other states have similar rules.

If you have to drive in the snow, patience will be the key. If someone else wants to drive like a fool, let them and keep your distance even is you have to drive at speeds that feel painfully slow.
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Old 04-05-2022, 12:15 PM   #3
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driving in snow

Thank you. Your advice is helpful. Yes, I am also in WA state, and needing to cross Snoqualmie Pass....
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Thank you. Your advice is helpful. Yes, I am also in WA state, and needing to cross Snoqualmie Pass....
Snoqualmie Pass is usually not too bad. State tries to keep a " bare pavenent" policy as much as possible on it. I've driven that pass since I got my first drivers ljcense in the 50's and this time of year it's only nasty for a few hours. Nights and early mornings can have icy spots but daytimes are usually just sloppy.

Enjoy.


BTW. WA Dot has a lot of cameras online that show I-90 confitions all across the state.

They're available on the WSDOT website as well as Traffic-Cams.com.
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Old 04-07-2022, 07:52 AM   #5
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You'll be ok. We drove over Snoqualmie Pass back in the 70s in an old International pickup that the guy riding in the middle had to literally hold the transmission in gear. Cold, snowy, and ice on the road. No snow tires, and certainly no chains. But we made it. Listen to all of the above info and you'll be fine.
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