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Old 10-13-2011, 04:48 PM   #15
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Robin gave you good advice.
I would add one thing. If your trailer has brakes and you need to put chains on you TV you better put them on the trailer.
If you stop with chains on the vehicle and not on the trailer chances are the trailer will try to pass you. I know from experience.
Best advice is if you don't have to drive in snow and ice,don't. Wait for the plow to come by.
Take your time like Robin said.
One other thing, If you have never installed chains practice putting them on and fitting them now while the weather is fairly warm.
I also carry a small tarp to keep out of the snow while installing the chains.
Have a great trip.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:25 PM   #16
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If snow is forecast ahead we stop and wait for it to clear. We once spent 5 days in October in the Black Hills waiting for the snow ahead to stop and clear. Truly nice duty and it didn't stop us from exploring the area.

If we find ourselves in a sudden squall we simply stop and enjoy the storm, afterall we have our home with us. Waiting out a storm can be fun and comfortable.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=Perry J;272530]The picture is Sherman Peak an elevation of 9760 feet taken about 1PM today.
As the crow flys it's about 25 miles from my home.
It's at the end of a very difficult 4x4 trail and one of my favorite spots in the Sierra Nevada Mountians.
You know there is a God in Heaven when you see His creation from the top of Sherman Mt..
The snow will be gone in a day or two and it will warm up again, but winters not far off.
John[/QUOT

Geeze...I get cold just looking at the picture. TomB
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:52 AM   #18
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Robin gave you good advice.
I would add one thing. If your trailer has brakes and you need to put chains on you TV you better put them on the trailer.
If you stop with chains on the vehicle and not on the trailer chances are the trailer will try to pass you. I know from experience.
Best advice is if you don't have to drive in snow and ice,don't. Wait for the plow to come by.
Take your time like Robin said.
One other thing, If you have never installed chains practice putting them on and fitting them now while the weather is fairly warm.
I also carry a small tarp to keep out of the snow while installing the chains.
Have a great trip.
John
DOH! I thought Robin meant the chains were for the trailer not the TV. (Wasn't kidding when I said I was a newbie.) We are from Ottawa, Ontario and generally have snow from December to late March or early April so Claude is an experienced winter driver. Concern is not knowing how the Boler will react to black ice or snowy roads should we run into snow on our way home in December. Are they proine to fishtailing or sliding? How are they in blustery conditions? And in heavy rain? Realize can't plan for all contigencies but knowing other owners' experiences helps us to prepare for at least some of the "what if's". Thanks. Appreciate everybody's help and comments.
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