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Old 09-12-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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I'm not planning on purposely driving thru snow, but plan on a cross country trip in early Spring and I do not know what Colorado may have then, so I plan on carrying some chains, for the tow and trailer in case of an emergency.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:13 PM   #12
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If you do use chains make sure they are installed properly and fequently checked as the resulting damage when they come loose is nasty. I used them on my Land Rover when I was younger and while they aid traction in snow and ice they come with a measure of risk and go slow.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #13
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.....while they aid traction in snow and ice they come with a measure of risk and go slow.
Good point. No racing with chains on, even the lightweight passenger ones.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #14
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Did anyone know that trailer chains are different than automobile chains? They run parallel to the treads to help with braking.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:14 PM   #15
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Here is a link to trailer chains. They don't run parallel to the tread but at an angle to it.

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:19 AM   #16
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From Paul's link:
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Diamonds or Diagonal Cable chains are recommended for trailers since their patterns provide the most lateral sway control. Traditional ladder style chains provide little to no sway control.
The "ladder" style is what you traditionally see on big trucks (or my lawn tractor plowing snow). The diamond and diagonal styles recommended for trailers are what I often see recommended for cars as well.
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