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Question Winter Driving

Just wondering if anyone has looked at AutoSocks as a "emergency" snow chain replacement for going into the cold water areas of the US? I'm thinking I might head up to the ski slopes (since I discovered that many of them have RV parking- some even with power) and wanted something that stores well and would work just in case the roads aren't in great shape. They definitely aren't cheap, but weigh less and store easier than chains for 12R 22.5 tires.

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Check the laws in the states you may pass through. Some require chains on certain roads/grades, and I don't know if they will accept this product. Might end up the opinion of the local police/DOT person??

As for me, no snow driving plans, ever.
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The tow truck guys on "highway to Heck" love them.
They make a ton of money towing trucks that use them.
Of course,thats TV drama...
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"Do not spin .wheels while using AutoSock as they will shred" as described in their description.

I don't want to spin my tires for fear of drive train damage, but for hundreds of dollars it sounds like it would be pretty easy to destroy them during a slippery road condition situation...
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Check the laws in the states you may pass through. Some require chains on certain roads/grades, and I don't know if they will accept this product. Might end up the opinion of the local police/DOT person??

As for me, no snow driving plans, ever.
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Approved as an alternative traction device to tire chains in all 50 States.
I figure I just want to have them for emergency use. The video on the link was rather impressive comparing to chains, but then aren't all advertisements.
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Winter Driving.... DON'T DO IT. If the roads are that bad, stay in the Wal Mart Parking lot an extra day.

It's like dating a pole dancer... just because you CAN... does not mean you SHOULD. It rarely ends well.
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The tow truck guys on "highway to Heck" love them.
They make a ton of money towing trucks that use them.
Of course,thats TV drama...
I think they called them "panty hose" or something?
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You may want to look at the video of stuck in the mud ,just substitute snow .the golden hook might be waiting.
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Those socks are useless, maybe for a slight skiff of snow in an area that doesn't normally see snow.


Chains work the best, diamond ones then V-bar.
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Bruce is our new product inspector!
Thanks Bruce.
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