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Snow chains necessary?
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Zenia    Posted 12-27-2004 at 18:22:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Forgive me for being lazy and not searching through the Sierra weather/ highway sites to find my answer... I am in the central valley not too far from Sacramento, CA.

Anyone know if are chains are required on a 4WD truck? I have new all-weather tires, but not specifically snow tires. I promised the kids to take them up to the snow this week, but it looks like it might be snowing later in the week. My Tacoma truck is in the shop, getting torn apart to see if it really is the main bearings. I should find out tomorrow, and hopefully have the truck back by Thursday. I'd like to head for the mountains but am wondering if I need to invest in chains...?


tacon1    Posted 12-28-2004 at 05:03:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

Battleborn    Posted 12-27-2004 at 19:36:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live on the other side of the Sierras from you, and cross them a lot. If you have 4-WD and snow tires they will close the road before they make you chain up your rig. I would advise 80 and not 50.
Have a good trip.

Smitty    Posted 12-27-2004 at 19:32:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live in Plumas county north of you about 150 miles.
Call 1-800-427-7623 for Ca. road conditions.
Good luck I have a F250 4X4 and have studded tires on it in prefereence to chains.
Chains from Twin Bridges to Tahoe on Hwy 50
chains need to be on board on Hwy 80 from Sac to Reno this is as of 7:17 Pm Monday Dec 27
Good Luck

Betty Oh    Posted 12-27-2004 at 18:39:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Seldom need chains in Ohio, but have about 50 sets left over from my brothers tire shop. Wish I could find someway to get rid of them. Don't want to send them for scrap metal. And they are heavy.

OH Boy    Posted 12-28-2004 at 07:50:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Betty where are you at and what kind of chains do you have? Automotive tire chains I am guessing. Any tractor chains? I am near Columbus, looking for some chains for my Ford 2N tractor. Email me.

With a    Posted 12-27-2004 at 19:39:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
good description and sizing,they sell well on ebay...or contact tire shops/farm stores with a "lot" price.

steve19438    Posted 12-27-2004 at 18:30:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
if you have a FWD vehicle and you think you may need chains STAY HOME. mountain snows can be veddy dangerous and unpredictable.

ret    Posted 12-27-2004 at 18:26:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
after living in Ca for 30 years, if it is just thinking of snowing in the sierras, I stayed away from them. ASk the guys at the shop that has your truck. Good luck on the repair job.

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