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Are Snow Chains Required for Both Wheels On a Dual Rear Wheel Moving Van

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I need snow chains for a moving van that I will be driving. The tire is LT 225/75 R16 and the back tires are a doubles. Do both tires in the back need chains or just one on both sides? Any Help would be much appreciated.

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You can use one tire chain on each side of your dual rear wheel van, however, I would recommend using chains on all 4 rear wheels, especially if you will be driving in areas with extreme weather. Using chains on all 4 wheels will provide more traction on snow and ice over using chains on 2 wheels, but using chains on only 2 wheels is acceptable.

The Glacier Chains Cable Chains, # PW1046, that you referenced are designed to fit the 225/75 R16 tire, however, these chains were designed for cars rather than trucks or vans and have a smaller cable. If you wanted to stick with the cables, I would recommend looking at the Glacier Cable Chains, # PW2019C, which were designed for trucks and vans. At this time the cable chains are not available for dual rear wheels.

If you wanted to look into dual rear wheel chains, I would recommend the Pewag All Square Snow Chains, # PWE4219SC. The All Square chains will provide better durability and performance over the cable style chains.

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