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Old 01-13-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Was lookin' at the clearance between the dually's rear wheels... ain't none. I mean NONE. When it's sitting at any kind of slant, the tires can actually touch, and they're only 235-16 so not real wide. On a perfectly level surface, there's maybe half an inch of space tops. Ain't stickin' my finger in there to find out.

Anyway, I see they make dually cables, but might be an adventure finding 'em, and they're not cheap.
It would be nice to find something with a set of cables so you could try them on. My cables don't go very far down on the sidewall. Not worth paying for just to see.

I have heard of chains that go over both duals. Have never used them, even when I drove truck and had to chain up all the time. Just chained the outside. Never used chain tighteners, just throw it on there loose and use it to get over the grade and then take them off again.

The best place to purchase chains is at a tractor supply or a farmers co-op. Our co-op has the best selection anywhere around here.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Not sure where there's a co-op around here. Back-when I used to get stuff at the one in Belgrade all the time, good prices and good quality.

Figure if I'm buyin' new, I'll just try 'em right there in the parking lot. If they don't fit, back they go. Yeah, if the chains don't wrap down very far there's no point chaining both sets in the rear, but I sure don't want to grind a hole in the inside tire, either!

I always used tighteners on the regular chains, that way they never worked their way off. Without 'em, both car and truck would throw 'em in short order no matter how tight I cranked 'em. I used chains to get out of mud, too (works great, better'n in snow!) ... then had to soak 'em in the ditch for a week to get all the clay loose!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Default Today's Words of Wisdom

It's winter in Montana,
And the gentle breezes blow,
70 miles per hour at 52 below!
Oh, how I love Montana
When the snow's up to your butt;
You take a breath of winter air
And your nose is frozen shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful,
You may think I'm a fool.
I could never leave Montana,
Cause Iím frozen to the stool.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Was lookin' at the clearance between the dually's rear wheels... ain't none. I mean NONE. When it's sitting at any kind of slant, the tires can actually touch, and they're only 235-16 so not real wide. On a perfectly level surface, there's maybe half an inch of space tops. Ain't stickin' my finger in there to find out.

Anyway, I see they make dually cables, but might be an adventure finding 'em, and they're not cheap.
Have you thought about making your own chains? That's what I did for years and to make a set so they go over both tires, would be a piece of cake.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Have you thought about making your own chains? That's what I did for years and to make a set so they go over both tires, would be a piece of cake.
My old original chains have been repaired so many times, about the only piece that's not "homemade" is the latch! Plus extended so they'd fit bigger tires. So yeah, it could be done... but with the roads the way they are around here, cables sound better, if as you say they don't have to be taken off to run on pavement for a while. I'd have to stop 10 times to put regular chains on and off between here and Costco.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Phenix City, Alabama
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OK... who ordered all of this cold weather???? I'm gonna fill your backside with buckshot!!
It's cooooooooooooooooooold!

To top that off... our old clunker of a car somehow managed to get a flat yesterday. Great! no money to get it fixed.. and it will just have to sit where it is... which is on the next street. We had driven there cause we were cleaning up a place for the land lady. Got ready to leave and it was flat as can be.

I dont like cold. Nope... dont like it at all.

So, hope everyone is doing well and staying warm.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrr
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Ma, somebody forgot to tell you that most folks in Montana don't have a thermometer. The way they tell if it is cold is, they put the dog out and they wait three minutes. If they have to go bust the dog loose from the tree, they go back in and put on another layer before going to work.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Phenix City, Alabama
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hahahahahah EH... even the dog dont wanna go off of the porch to pee.... he walked to the edge of the porch lifted his leg... aimed and peed thru the doorway out into the yard then ran back inside!
I'm like WTH!!!! Cant blame him though.

I took another fall today... moms car had a flat yesterday and we tried putting ashes under the back wheels for traction... that was before we noticed the front tire was flat... i set the ash bucket in the back seat of the car...
Well, some neighbors put the spare on and we got the car to our driveway. Mom and I were walking back from cleaning a rental unit and she had just got up on the porch and I was right by the left rear side of the car when I fell. Landed hard on both knees.. big hunk of ice hidden under the snow...
I tell mom to go grab my walking stick.. tried getting up with that and all my feet did were slip and slide. Mom going to try to pull on me.. and I said NO NO NO!.. I'm 300lbs
Opened the back door of the car, grabbed the ash bucket and dumped it out under my feet. Grabbed my walking stick and held onto the frame of the car and pulled myself up.
Those darn ashes do work for traction!!
Just a little stiff and sore now. Both of my knees have arthritis in them..and my spine.. left knee is the worst.. and thats ALWAYS the one that seems to hit the ground first. Any type of fall or jar makes my spine hurt as well.

I wish I was a Tigger..
A wonderful thing is a Tigger;
A Tigger's a wonderful thing.
Their tops are made out of rubber,
their bottoms are made out of spring
They're bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy,
fun, fun, fun, fun, fun,
The most wonderful thing
about Tiggers is:
I'm the only one!....... yeppers...he's lucky when he falls he can spring right back up.

LOL Have a great day everyone!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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Okay, last winter, was a gift for me, toi "ease" me back into winter.

This is still not so bad. I remember 20 years ago, or so, a winter we had over thirty days, when it never went above 0. That was a long January. Oh yeah.

You guys are a bunch of babies. Break out the Union Suits! There's gonna be some more
"Three Dog Nights"!

Road trip next weekend! Open road! Three Day Weekend! Anyone up for ice fishing? The ice is good! Grab a pole!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Every year, 30 people get eaten by the abominable snow man in Montana. I couldn't pass up posting this one.


So You Want to Live in Montana... - YouTube
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