Buying snow chains

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  1. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Heavy Load Member

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    Greetings folks. I'm getting ready to buy snow chains for the season. I've never bought them before. Are there any specific brands or specs I should be looking at? Thanks.
     
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  3. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    www.pewagchain.com

    I've had good luck with these. It's all we run now. If they're put on right they wear well. They're not the cheapest chain but cheap chain will wind up costing you more eventually.
     
  4. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Same. I run square cross links as well. I can't remember the brand, but they were about $125 per single. $504 for the set.
     
  5. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    I have 5 sets of new chains I won't be using this year I can sell you. But with shipping better off buying elsewhere
     
  6. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Keep one set of three-railers and hang it up in your garage. Every once in awhile go out there and look at it. Smile. Walk back in the house.
     
  7. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    Good thought
     
  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Yup, turn on KCRA and watch them interviewing truckers on Donner. That's always fun and helpful too if you're missing the road. They always pick some scruffy gap-toothed specimen with a room temperature IQ from one of the southern states who's never been over the hill before and has absolutely no idea of what he's doing.
    I saw one on the Siskiyous who was using his three railers for drag chains on his trailer. I mean drag chains too. He's bungeed them to his under ride bumper and was easing down off the hill that way. I guess he made it, never heard anything on the radio except guys talking about how they'd never seen that before.
     
  9. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    lmfao. I honestly feel bad for the guy.

    "How come nobody else is running a 'drag chain'???"
     
  10. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    The very best was one morning WB in truckee one of those well theres clouds and road is wet max chains. Dude had max chains and was at check area yep both drives check, one axle on trailer check, steers check, ho up steers yep. OK guess he was planning on an off road experience.
     
  11. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Siskiyous isn’t much of a hill to be chaining for in the first place. Either is Donner for that matter.
     
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