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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 09:54 PM
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I've been using chains for years to get back to camp during the winter. My previous truck was a 2wd Dodge and the chains enabled me to drive on iced over forest road with little issues. Now with my 4wd truck I have total confidence I'll get to camp in most conditions. They can be a little pain to install but you can't beat the traction you get.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 08:05 AM
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You could get an extra set of rims and tires and keep the chains mounted on them in the bed of your truck.Might be easier just to change a wheel then mount chains on the tire.
Many years ago I had a 78' Ford 4x4 truck.Got 4 sets of chains along with a tire chain pliers and a public sale.Finally we got a 24" snowstorm.I mounted the chains the day before in the garage.Driving on the snow was like driving on bare roads.You could stop and go just fine HOWEVER when you were on uncovered snowless road it was like ICE.On occasion a crosslink would break and slap the crap out of the fender.That is where the chain pliers were helpful to replace/remove the broken crosslink.

Anyone remember the big "Ice Cleats" chains?

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 10:12 PM
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There are several auto auctions in PA where you can get a 4X4 for maybe 500 bucks... The S-10 blazers go real cheap...With good tires they are like little billy goats...What made the JEEPS so famous were the short wheelbase and high clearance made them almost unstopable in mud and snow...
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