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Old 02 December 2010, 12:13   #11
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About a foot in the past couple of days... coming down sideways....
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Your Ball & Chain is taller than you, what is she, a giant?
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Old 02 December 2010, 12:39   #13
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You got off lightly - I've had to chauffeur She Who Must Be Conveyed...
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About a foot of snow here in Clanfield just North of Waterlooville.

I live at the bottom of a steep hill, which proved no problem at all for my D3 with General Tire ATs on.

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tootling around in the Multipla with snow chains again.
Are they legal in Britain? I thought that they damaged to road surface too much?
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Are they legal in Britain? I thought that they damaged to road surface too much?
Yes they are legal - they are not intended for use on tarmac - you put them on and off when the snow is on the ground, i,e. unploughed surfaces. This makes them a bit of pita to use regularly. In addition when you've got 2ft+ on the ground (as we do here) then ordinary cars get bogged down acting like a slow plow - great traction with the chains but basically driving into a wall of snow! However I certainly wouldn't have been happy making some of the journeys I have in the last week without a big shovel and the chains in the car.
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Yes they are legal - they are not intended for use on tarmac - you put them on and off when the snow is on the ground, i,e. unploughed surfaces. This makes them a bit of pita to use regularly. In addition when you've got 2ft+ on the ground (as we do here) then ordinary cars get bogged down acting like a slow plow - great traction with the chains but basically driving into a wall of snow! However I certainly wouldn't have been happy making some of the journeys I have in the last week without a big shovel and the chains in the car.
Yeah thats what I thought - great in Scandinavia where the snow is thick and permanent throughout winter - all year - but not so great with the gritted -just - roads in this country.
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Yeah thats what I thought - great in Scandinavia where the snow is thick and permanent throughout winter - all year - but not so great with the gritted -just - roads in this country.
How long you been driving?
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Yeah thats what I thought - great in Scandinavia where the snow is thick and permanent throughout winter - all year - but not so great with the gritted -just - roads in this country.
If the roads have been cleared or gritted then you don't need them. Some winter tyres might help, but for most of the UK population there is probably no need. Snow chains are for crossing snow covered ground which has not been ploughed / gritted. You wouldn't drive with them on if you didn't need to as they are noisy, slow you down to about 30 mph max and vibrate on hard surfaces. Even up here where snow is relatively common (but not this much in Nov) so we are reasonably organised - the smaller roads are not cleared and treated.

Chains are standard issue in the Alps (compulsory in some areas/times).

I think you may be confusing chains and studded tyres which some Scandinavians will fit all year.
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