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Old 10-17-2017, 11:56 PM   #1
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So we decided to stay for the winter this year. Anyone have a link/source for some drop down chains or know where I should start looking? Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:04 AM   #2
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So we decided to stay for the winter this year. Anyone have a link/source for some drop down chains or know where I should start looking? Thanks in advance.
Post a Wanted ad in the Classifieds- I've seen people remove them.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:05 AM   #3
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I have them on my rear axel. Want to swap axels?
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:10 AM   #4
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I have them on my rear axel. Want to swap axels?
I thought they mounted in front of the axle??? You get snow up there...

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Old 10-18-2017, 12:42 AM   #5
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I have auto snow chains on my rear axel. There's a a pull lever at the dash that enables the chains
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:41 AM   #6
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From what I have heard from some bus drivers they suck, get a couple sets of regular chains and learn how to put them on while it is still nice outside, oh and a couple blocks of wood come in handy

Search youtube, plenty of how to vids
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:20 AM   #7
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So we decided to stay for the winter this year. Anyone have a link/source for some drop down chains or know where I should start looking? Thanks in advance.
when I put tires on my DEV bus last year I put uniroyal RD30 drive tires on.. they are a bit noisy in the pavement but they do grab well in snow..

much better than the all positions that are on Redbyrd..

ive known of a couple people that had auto chains and they said its better than nothing but sometimes the chains themselves freeze up and dont work right or you cant get them back up when you get out of the thick snow, etc.. but good tires made more of a difference as well as careful driving and planning ahead when and where to drive the bus.. weight on the rear axle being a HUGE contributor to traction..
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:27 AM   #8
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Some of the school districts around my area have them on their buses but I haven't heard any comments about how good they are.
One procedure that has worked for us a few times to get unstuck on routes is have all the kids stand in the back of the bus and jump up and down in unison.
"weight on the rear axle being a HUGE contributor to traction"
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:07 AM   #9
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ha!!!! I remember doing that in the bus as kids.. and we all cheered when the bus would drive out.. good times on the bus!!! it happened to us three getting home on the same trip diuring a snowstorm where the schools closed early (but snow got bad quick)..

we were in a Wayne with an international gasser and an automatic..
the schools opened back up 3 days later.. on the way home that day our bus detoured to mcdonalds and the school princpal bought us all snacks..

ha!! back in the day when schools / kids and such could get away with that and no one would go to jail for the detour..

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Old 10-21-2017, 12:49 PM   #10
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Some of the school districts around my area have them on their buses but I haven't heard any comments about how good they are.
One procedure that has worked for us a few times to get unstuck on routes is have all the kids stand in the back of the bus and jump up and down in unison.
"weight on the rear axle being a HUGE contributor to traction"
I talked to a retired School bus driver who when she retired was allowed to by the tandem Crown she drove her entire career, I saw the bus parked a couple blocks over & it had the dropdown chains &her response was "Any more than a couple inches of snow then they became useless"
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