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Big bear chain requirements

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by thricenotrice, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Dec 23, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    thricenotrice

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    Have my 4x4, but do they require you to really have chains (do they check) on board still?
     
  2. Dec 23, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    I am a Prerunner and I tell them they are in my toolbox and i dont want to hold up the line to get them out, but they can check if they want. Never been asked in the past 20 times. If its icy i still see tons of 4x4's chaining up tho, so it might be good to bring anyway.

    They do have caltrans and CHP @ a stop sign checking car by car.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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    TimsToy2011

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    Yeah, I just bought some for my new 2011 4x4 Sport Pkg Taco. I checked the CHP website, and they do specifically say that if "chains are required", you need them....4x4 or not. Now, I just need to determine if I can actually USE these chains on the rear, despite the owners manual telling me to use cables, not chains.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    I'm headed up Saturday. I have stock size chains but not the size for my big tires. They won't know right?
     
  5. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:14 AM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    they dont even pop the box according to some friends, just wanna see you "have them"
     
  6. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    nah, they wont know... until you start sliding down the hwy...

    :D:D:D
     
  7. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:23 AM
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    Lol. I hope not. I'll take it easy.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:55 AM
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    They just ask if you have them. you just say of course you then turn on the 4x4 and you are golden. DId last year.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    Gotcha. Do they do check to see if you have then on occasion when snow is on the ground?
     
  10. Dec 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    Not sure about Big Bear but I went up to China Peak last weekend. They just asked me if I had a 4x4, I said yes, then they asked if I had chains/cables with me I said yes (which was a lie) and they didn't ask to see the chains, just said have a nice day.
    As I was passing the check point I saw an X-Runner putting on the chains, felt sorry for the guy, because the next couple of miles was still asphalt and no snow on the road. There really was no need for chains for at least the next 15 miles or so.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    i still havent put my truck in 4wd and have yet to see it where people really need chains up here. my neighbor did get a $250 ticket for not having chains in his possession...
     
  12. Jan 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    ok. just bought some cables from walmart for ticket reasons (they dont even fit... couldnt find a cheap set that had my tire size). Heading up to Bear tomorrow morning... prob not the best time with this snow but Im looking forward to some powder! how are the conditions right now yoytoda?
     
  13. Jan 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    Last year they made you install them before you passed the check point, oh yeah if you have a garage test fit them tonight. Much easier than on the side of the mountain while getting rained on ( it will be raining where you have to put them on more than likely). Some time they just ask though so 4x4 should be fine. Have fun.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    and you had 4x4 they made you install?
     
  15. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    Yep, that was last year during the big dump before they closed the roads down. We had to go home on the back side 2 days later due to closures. Now like others have said they could easily just ask. And on a side note I have MT's and still was required to install chains.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    conditions currently are snowing 3" on the ground so far 330 is still closed, 38 closed due to stator brothers truck jack knifed and clogged the road. 18 from lucernce closed due to accidents... hopefully in the morning they will open some roads...

    R2 restriction all 2wd and 4wd with out M+S rated tired must have chains
    4x4 with M+S tires, chains not required
     
  17. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    wow... aren't those pretty much the only 3 ways up into Big Bear Lake?

    considering they got snow tonite in Santa Clarita, i can imagine how bad its gonna be trying to get up to Big Bear...
     
  18. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    those are the only 3 ways up... they just reopened the 18 to lucerne
     
  19. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    You board Roland?
     
  20. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    Im headed up to Mt. Hight tommorow, think they'll make me put chains on my stock BFG Rugged Trails with 4x4?
     
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