chains in the north rockies and canada in November?
my son is asking me to potentially haul him and his motorcycle from Reno to Calgary in November so he can catch a flight with the bike as cargo to the UK where he will be living for the next 3.5 years, working at Oxford University as a post-doc in Geology... Might do it with just my F250 4x4 which ahs brand new all terrain M&S rated tires, or might bring my Escape along.
most direct route is Reno to Idaho Falls to Butte,MT, up I15 to the border at Sweetgrass, then up Canada routes 4,3,2 to Calgary.
I'm totally ignorant on chain rules outside of Caliifornia, and trying to read summaries of per state laws has my head spinning. In California, having 4x4 and M&S tires means chains are only needed under R3 conditions which are pretty rare even around Lake Tahoe.
the truck's GVWR is 8800 lbs, the trailer is 4500 lbs, so combined, we're over a 10000 lb limit, which suggests that even tho I have 4x4 and good M&S tires, I'd need to chain up all 8 wheels under most chain control levels ?
has anyone towed a twinaxle Escape with chains? sounds brutal to me.
2014 Escape 21 (home away from home)
2002 Ford F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4 (tug)
1993 Mercedes 300CE Cabriolet (daily driver)
2006 Yellow Lab (Maggie... RIP Feb 2019