How do you put on Tire Chains with Full Fenders

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

  1. Twin Sticks

    Twin Sticks Bobtail Member

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    I run this model of 60" half Hogue's. Second-year and have thrown iron four times with only a small scratch from a bungee letting go. I do drive slow, check my chain often and keep fresh bungee's. If you lose a chain it will destroy any fender quarter, half or full. I put these half's on because a coming off cabbage two years ago lost a chain and destroyed the stock one
     
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  2. AKDoug

    AKDoug Bobtail Member

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    I suppose there's a reason I've never seen a set of fancy full fenders in Alaska. Only plastic ones on gravel haulers, and they park for the winter. I have plastic half fenders on my trucks, but I set them far enough forward to allow ease of chaining.
     
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  3. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Lots of fancy half fenders in Alaska, but most come off for the winter. lol
    I had a trooper tell me that they were going to start writing us tickets if we did not have full fenders while bobtailing. I told him good luck with that program. lol
     
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  4. npok

    npok Light Load Member

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    I rather see the pickups with big tires hanging halfway out stop sooner than bobtails with no fenders.
     
  5. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    Yeah I'd be pretty pi*sed if I threw a chain and destroyed one of those expensive Hoguebilt deals. Would probably avoid having to do it in the first place. I have a pair of 2 railers I throw on the outside of my 2wd F-350 cab and chassis dually when needed and the full fenders I have on it make it a little trickier getting them hooked. They don't sit quite that tight as in those do in the picture though. That would worry me.
     
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  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Every truck I’ve driven except one has had half fenders of some sort on it. Three railers on the back axle and go.
     
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  7. brianv31

    brianv31 Light Load Member

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    We'll carry chains to be legal, but wouldn't ever put them on. We run these full fenders on everything to protect the equipment we haul.
     

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  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    That's the way to do it. I never did understand the appeal of those close mounted full fenders.
     
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  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Now that I’m in the “don’t carry chains anymore” group I’ve thought about them. Even with half fenders plus the fenders on the trailer I still get rock dents in my bunk. But I couldn’t imagine trying to throw chains with them on. I don’t want to be outside that long. Lol.
     
  10. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Install a valve to raise your airbags to the top.
     
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