Driving a motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer during the winter can be difficult if you get stuck on a road covered with snow and ice. But with a little preparation, you can weather any storm without problems. You should always have a set of snow chains handy when you’re driving your RV in winter weather.
At what point do you need snow chains?
It is compulsory to carry properly fitting snow chains when driving a two-wheel-drive vehicle between the June and October long weekends on these roads: Kosciuszko Road from the park boundary at Thredbo River. the Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin. the Island Bend/Guthega Road.
What happens if you don’t have snow chains?
The NSW Government states that: All 2-wheel drive vehicles entering Kosciuszko National Park during snow season must carry snow chains. If you’re caught driving without them you’ll be hit with a hefty fine.
Is it safe to tow a trailer in the snow?
Always be sure to load and secure cargo so that it is heavier in the front of the trailer and lighter in the back (60/40 is the standard). 3. Plan ahead. Avoiding snow, ice, and heavy traffic is the key to towing safely.
Where do chains go when towing?
Lay a chain next to both front tires so that the studs are facing down. Place one end of each chain against the front of the tire where it touches the ground. Drive the truck slowly forward until the tires are centered on the chains.
Can I drive in snow without chains?
While Four Wheel Drive (4WD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles do not require chains (under National Parks regulations), it is recommended that you carry and fit chains when driving on ice and snow. You may need them in the event of extreme weather conditions.
Is it OK to leave snow chains on overnight?
Snow chains should be fitted to driving wheels only. Only park in designated parking areas to avoid any hazards. It’s also a good idea to fit your snow chains to your vehicle when leaving the vehicle overnight or for an extended period. … Don’t leave the handbrake in your vehicle engaged.
Do I need 4 snow chains or just 2?
Legally, it is only necessary to have snow chains for one axle when travelling in mountain areas. However, when driving a 4 x 4 some drivers prefer to use 4 chains (two sets). Although in most conditions a single set of chains will provide enough traction, there are significant benefits with using two sets.