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Old 02-25-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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How do they handle, in general how do T/C's preform? Does anyone change out tires for snow? Thanks, Gene.

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Old 02-25-2010, 03:58 PM   #2
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Oh no, I don't take mine out of the nice warm shoppe all winter. I'd be scared. Mostly of just getting it salty which would then rust stuff.

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Old 02-25-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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I was caught in a blizzard last spring while crossing the mountains. There was about 5” on the ground, hard packed, as we motored through Colorado Springs.

I drove really gently and I did everything really slow. No hard or fast inputs at the controls and never felt the slightest slip at either end. When we got down into Moab the truck was dirty as all get out but other than that no issues at all.

I was quite concerned what would happen if it did start sliding…would it ever stop? Aside from that experience, I subscribe to Bob's program…It sits in the warehouse until late (later now ) Spring.

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:29 PM   #4
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.....Follow the big boys at a SAFE distance..use your CB radio th ask for some company.....usually a big company driver will let you run behind them for coffee and donuts from time time.....stop at truck stops and listen to the pro's....when they chain up-it is time to stop for the day or week...I spent a few days in a truck stop out side of Russel Kansas till the black ice melted....had a good time-plenty of food and rest-warn shower/trailer and electric blankets....and two plump girlz....[ah! those were the days!] now I pack for a week of bad weather with fuel/food/water/ and a lot to read and at least one girl out of 8 that work for me now......and a TV that has the new bow/tie tv antenna....geofkaye and the Rivercity Group in Cincinshitty Ohio-{if the world were to get an enema-Cincinnati is where they would stick the tube.....}
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