Where did you buy your snow chains?

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  1. Milo

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    How much? Ever used them? How good, etc?
     
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    Try youwantwehave.co. Sales number 0870 991 7393.Have you wheel and tyre size handy. I paid about £50 for a pair. Not used them yet but they look sturdy enough. I will find out on Wednesday as I go through France on my way to Spain. If I do use them I will let you know how god they are.

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    One R and One O missing, my head and hands are not working well together today.

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    Try toys4cars.co.uk I have bought from them and they worked for me
     
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    I have just found the invoice it was toys for cars I bought the chains from, not youwantwe have.

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    I saw them in Halford's recently but easily managed to avoid any impulse buying.

    Not for me, a waste of money.
     
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    not if you visit the places some of us visit. I purchased two sets off ebay. One for my last van 15 inch and now my latest 16 inch.

    I have used them on two occasions and they have got me out of trouble twice. Advice though is to make sure you know how to put them on in a flash when on an alpine road with snow pelting down and tempretures in the -10. I have experienced this and its hard work especially with kids.

    Contary to the above poster, you need them in several areas of the alps even in summer. I have returned recently from skiing in Scotland where they again proved useful. Also good for mud:thumb:
     
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    Mt Blanc high enough?

    Company paid for them because it was a legal requirement to carry them.

    Good sense prevailed on my part however and I just parked up when it was obviously going to dump a load of the white stuff.

    You'd need a chopper to get past one of these when they hit bother in the snow, not snow chains. :Doh:

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    We've used snow chains several times. On snow, ice, wet grass and mud.
    We simply wouldn't go anywhere without them.

    Up to now we've used inexpensive chains (around the £40 range) and although they do work they stretch and break quite easily. I'm currently looking for a better quality set and would welcome any suggestions.

    As haganap says, learn to put them on when conditions are easy.

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    Causing cosiderable damage to the van no doubt?:RollEyes:
     
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    Nice pic Derek, but still poor advice not to have them especially if you have experience of them , although of course the OP made no comment about going abroad.- getting the company to pay? you tight so & So:Wink:

    Ivys, I have some £80 ones. very good they are. However I only use them when there is significant snow and I am about to get or get stuck, I remove them as soon as. Driving on them is far too noisey:Rofl1:
     
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    Haganap, can you provide more details?

    Like you I only use them for (at the most) a few hundred yards. Usually the distances are far shorter. Although I don't intend to drive extended distances, I'd still like a pair that is more robust than the current set that I have broken.

    Derekfaeberwick, this is exacty why I want a stronger set of chains. I simply wouldn't go without a set, but sometimes I worry about brake pipes and the like when using cheap "jewelry".

    Rog
     
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    What make? And bought from which supplier?
     
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    Let's not lose track of the O.P,

    p.s. I wasn't going to pay this for the company vehicle's use.

    http://www.snow-chains.co.uk/basket.asp?lot=21&wherefrom + delivery!!
     
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    Hi Derek, it use to make me :Smile: when I had a Lorry, all the lorries parked in the yard for a company I did some work for, and me carrying on as usual. :BigGrin: I bet they would not have sat there drinking tea all day if they never got paid.:RollEyes: That why most drivers today are Polish.........:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: Bob.
     
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    They were from a company in Nuneaton. I cant remember the name sorry and an internet search isn't revealing anything.
    although I did see the same make (cant remember the name now will look later) on sale in a French auto shop for 130 euros and imported from you guessed it Nuneaton:Rofl1:
    They are much stronger looking and more resilient.

    Have you thought about snow socks? seen a few of the Alps people using them these days and would appreciate any info on putting them on vans.

    Only 30 days till we go so might get some. Also want a home made ski carrier. With 3 snow boards and 3 sets of skis+ clothing the 7 berth van is looking more like a caravanette
     
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    We didn't see the yard very often. :Wink:
     
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    Well not only are they in Nuneaton, they are stocking the same as I have the Thule ones. However they are now £155 phew thats inflation, I only got them 14 months ago for £89.95:BigGrin:
     
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