Originally Posted by Clamper
Thoughts on snow chains? Brand? Cost?
Tire size will determine what type of chain will be available. Cheapest will be cable chains but often are the least effective when it comes to stopping "power".
The biggest gripe I have with chains is how they always loosen. I recently bought a set of "Peerless" chains that have auto adjusters built in. Found them on Amazon. Not cheap but a lot less than a tow.
The Peerless Auto-trac has a diamond shaped cross chain setup so you not only have better side to side stability (like when going around a corner) but a greater chance of having some chain on the road when braking.
Here's a link to them on Amazon:
All kinds of cheaper options but in my experience, cheaper is not necessarily what you want when the weather is bad and you have tens of thousands of dollars worth of car/truck/RV that you want to keep safe on snow/ice.
BTW, chains are like Seat Belts, First Aid Kits, firearms for self defense, etc. It's a good idea to have them but in every case you really don't want to use them. If you do have to use any of them you want the best available.