Snow Chains (1 Viewer)

jimcunliffe

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Hi,
We are off to Germany and Czech Republic next week and although we have winter tyres and a diff lock are considering buying snow chains as a precaution against the predicted weather forecast.
Can anyone recommend a good set that are easy to install and work well in all conditions?
Ah,must be able to fit twin wheel axle (Iveco)
TIA
Jim
 

cliffanger

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We’ve just bought some from a company on Amazon -
Motionperformance - Waxacar (the company name doesn’t inspire confidence ....)

2 of MP Essentials Sumex Husky Winter Professional 16mm 4WD Snow Chains for 16" Car Wheel Tyres -

The instructions bear no relation to the chains, the different fastening chain colouring is not the same as the instructions, and consequently, although “we” (he) did a dry run and physically fitted them on the tyres, we have no idea if what we did was correct/safe!

We are in dispute with the seller, but are currently sitting in Blaye, sipping red wine (Blaye of course) having travelled this far without having to get them out of the box! Heading to Beni, so hopefully won’t have to use them this year!
 
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jimcunliffe

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We’ve just bought some from a company on Amazon -
Motionperformance - Waxacar (the company name doesn’t inspire confidence ....)

2 of MP Essentials Sumex Husky Winter Professional 16mm 4WD Snow Chains for 16" Car Wheel Tyres -

The instructions bear no relation to the chains, the different fastening chain colouring is not the same as the instructions, and consequently, although “we” (he) did a dry run and physically fitted them on the tyres, we have no idea if what we did was correct/safe!

We are in dispute with the seller, but are currently sitting in Blaye, sipping red wine (Blaye of course) having travelled this far without having to get them out of the box! Heading to Beni, so hopefully won’t have to use them this year!
Thank you for your reply,this is exactly what we need!
Good luck with your dispute ,enjoy the rest of your trip and hope you don’t need your chains!!
 
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This is a good firm with range and knowledge , I bought chains for my landrover from them
https://www.snowchains.com/

good chains are not cheap and dont last long and are susceptible to breakage , with resulting secondary damage
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Badknee

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Twin rear wheels are a nightmare to fit chains. You only fit to the outside wheel but the lack of space in between the tyres makes it a difficult job.
 

Nasher

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I bought some 'polar easy fit' snow chains

They do not require driving over them to fit

Might be worth a look

And, as others have posted, definitely practice before you go

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You will have to go for a top end set that doesn’t require you to get behind the rear of the tyre like Weissenfels Quattro or Thule K summit xxl. Don’t be tempted to buy cheap chains as they are made from chocolate and will break causing expensive damage.
 

roamingman

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Years ago when driving HGV'S in EU you had to have chains, me personally, although I had them if it was really bad would just park up, we did have diff lock but if that did not work, park up.
 

Duck Truck

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Not trying to create an argument
However!!!! :D
Ignore anyone who says good tyres and diff lock will suffice.

Of course they will. "UNTIL THEY DON'T"

We came over Col du Lauterat last year in a blizzard. The Queue of cars which must have stretched over a mile in length every car without chains was either stuck, sideways on on the road or in shunts or in the verge.
The only thing moving was us, two land rovers and about four cars we all had chains on kept moving and weaved our way through finally managing to sneak in behind a snowplough and crest the top.

YOU DO NOT NEED CHAINS AT ALL, UNTIL YOU DO :D
 

Duck Truck

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You fit chains to the driving wheels

Fit them just before you need them (Helpful Huh) Not an easy call but as soon as you get slush on the road and you are climbing a steep hill pull in at the next aire de chainage (layby) otherwise you risk someone else sliding into you if you try fitting them whilst on the road

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Incredible amounts of snow in parts of Germany at the moment with much more forecast. Many places have come to a standstill with unusually extreme snowfall .
Hope the OP is not headed into that as a snowplough would be more help than snow chains , have a great trip.
 
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If you are going traveling in winter best be prepared
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