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Snow chains.

Discussion in 'CONTINENTAL TOURING' started by Brisey, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Brisey

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    We are starting to get ready for our trip to Spain, departing the U.K. early December. Hopefully we will not be subjected to adverse weather conditions but we would like to be prepared for any eventuality. So, can anyone recommend a set of snow chains suitable for use on our Fiat Ducato motorhome, tyre size is 215 / 70 R15.

    Brisey.
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    have a look on Ebay Brian, there is a company in Nuneaton area that do a good deal. Ive had a couple of sets off them, never let me down. Ill find a link.
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    Snow chains

    Hi, Brisey I saw some in Costco last week had a quick look they were about £46 seemed good quality not quite chains but very robust polythene type have a look on their website:thumb:
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    Make sure you get commercial grade ones, Brisey.

    You need at least 16mm chain links! Avoid the 9mm car-spec ones!:thumb:
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    If you're fitting traditional chains then get some gloves and maybe even a kneeling pad, trust me you' spend quite some time down on your knees when fitting them, 30mins plus.

    Not sure where on a UK - Spain trip you'd need chains to be honest ? Pyrenees or Alps then OK but on the Autoroute heading South I'd be very surprised.
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    If you're heading through central France to the south coast you may not need chains...or anything else come to that!

    evidently, much of the massif central is often snowbound in winter with the roads closed.

    the French dont appear to make winter road clearing a priority and the higher routes may be closed for days at a time...even the autoroutes.
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    Brian, you need some on the grass too :Wink:
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    Nice one Larry. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    Yeap.... true ... and it doesn't seem to improve with time:Sad:
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    SNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!

    SNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Brr.... stick to the sun.... :thumb:

    Saying that, I know that on some roads and on some dates it is complusary to carry snow chains.. We went through somport tunnel on the way down to Marjal back in January... Sure I saw a sign then about snowchains....
    ps. dont tell Ambilkate... shh. !!! :Wink: they were following me in the snow !!:Doh:
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