How do you put on Tire Chains with Full Fenders

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by GbsnG7, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. GbsnG7

    GbsnG7 Bobtail Member

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    Ever try to put tire chains on with full fenders? I never even thought about it till my buddy brought it up but I cant even get my fingers between the tire and the fender.
     
  2. corneileous

    corneileous Road Train Member

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    People that put them purdy fenders over their drives and their trailer axles carry chains?

    I've always assumed those drivers are owner/operators that stay parked when the conditions required being chained up.
     
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  3. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

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    Even if you could get the chains on could you get then tight enough to keep them from eating up the fenders is they are that tight to the tire.
     
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  4. kwloo

    kwloo Medium Load Member

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    my fenders look pretty tight but I chained up and never had a problem. Ofcourse, I wasn't driving 50 mph with them on
     
  5. corneileous

    corneileous Road Train Member

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    I put my chains on tight enough that I can't even twist all the D cams and the only bungee cord I use is to secure the slack on the outside so it don't beat the hell out of everything but, with those fenders, you wouldn't be able to go over 10-15 mile an hour while chained up.
     
  6. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

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    There's a guy that understands centrifugal force.
     
  7. Licensed to kill

    Licensed to kill Heavy Load Member

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    Yup, do it all the time......'course my fenders are a bit higher than a highway truck's :biggrin_25522:. I have an old LTL 9000 and the fenders are only about half this high and it is a PITA to put chains on but we don't run steering chains on the drives, we only run triples. I doubt that it is even possible to put a set of triples on most highway trucks with fenders.

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  8. GbsnG7

    GbsnG7 Bobtail Member

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    Oh well the truck I run I can get chins under the fenders but the little kenworth in the yard with fenders I tried and cant hardly get fingers between tires and fenders. Kinda made me curious if that happens often
     
  9. GbsnG7

    GbsnG7 Bobtail Member

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    Oh and I run a low boy and the goose neck is only like 3 feet wide thats why we run the full fenders
     
  10. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    Buddy of mine bought the "Insta-Chain" setup for his T660 with fenders. He loves it.....I'm still skeptical, but he runs Chicago to Reno every week so I gues it must work for him.
     
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