Snow Chains

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  1. allez

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    Hi - I need to buy a set of snow chains for travelling though Italy where its compulsory to carry them in the winter months.

    I've had a quick look on line and there seems a big variation in price. Could anyone recommend a good place to buy and also about what I should be paying?

    Thanks in advance :Smile:
     
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    Cheap and cheerfull ones are OK so long as you get the correct fit. You can buy them from supermarkets in france.
    Some require adjusting by you once on. Some adjust automatically.
    We have Thule easy fit SUV because they are easy for Sue to fit if she needs to.

    Useful AA page on what's required where
    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas/snow-chains-winter-tyres.html
     
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    Thanks for the info. I've just checked out the link so thats great. I guess I need to work out the likelihood of actually using them (and so get a decent set that are easy to fit) ... or whether I'm carrying them to comply with the law (and go cheap and cheerful).

    We will be driving down through France, Italy and on to Sicily - leaving next week and heading home late March. I need to do a bit of research on likely road conditions - but have you had any experience of this route at this time of year?

    Thanks again :)
     
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    Heavy duty chains are recommended for vans up to and over 3.5 tons. The cheap car chains are often designed for vehicles around 1.3 tons and may disintegrate at being used at twice or more the weight.
     
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    Campa cola - thanks for the advice - we are 4 tonnes!
     
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    I purchased our last set from here > Snow Chains < delivered from Germany in a matter of days.

    Excellent service.

    Ours are the Weissenfels Rex TR 17mm. Best to go for the biggest chain possible as you'll be surprised the wear they get when used in anger!!
     
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    Thanks both for the links - I've just emailed them with my specs to see what my options are. Thanks :)
     
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    My tips for using snow chains are, put a how to fit them video on your phone/tablet to refer to and always check them for tightness after driving the first few Meters or so.
     
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    @allez Look in the classifieds on here there are usually some for sale
     
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    Thank you all once again - my chains are arriving tomorrow. And great idea campa cola to put the video on my phone :)
     
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