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Old 06-03-2016, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hi all, should I get tire chains for my unity? if so what kind (standard tires). Live in NW. charlie
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:03 PM   #2
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now that is a riddle.
If you are a wildman,then I would say yes
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:14 PM   #3
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Hi all, should I get tire chains for my unity? if so what kind (standard tires). Live in NW. charlie
If you intend to drive it over any of the Cascade passes during the winter months then you might want to have some on hand. I carry these:

http://www.lacledechain.com/light-tr...rt-super-sport

You can pick up a set at O'Reilly auto parts stores. The correct stock number for our application is #2323 as verified by the Laclede folks. The spray on foam insulation in the Unity wheel wells pushes us into needing the low profile version.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:56 PM   #4
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As I came up over the Snoqualmie Pass yesterday, I thought about all those "chain up" and "chain removal" areas, and said to myself, "No way!" I also tow, so that makes it even harder. But I'm sure if you had to travel in the NW up and over the passes, alichty has the answer. Best of luck!
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:59 AM   #5
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Do you have to put chains on all 6 wheels on a dually?
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:02 AM   #6
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Nope - the MB manual says the only wheel to chain is the outside tire in the rear.
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I found the answer to my question. Laclede has a section on their site that explains the laws regarding chains for every state except Florida. Florida, apparently, has no chain laws. Here's the link:
http://lacledechain.com/images/State...ire-Chain-Laws
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:05 AM   #8
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alichty,

I looked at the link you provided for Laclede chains. The chart says for the Unity 215/85R16 tire the model is #2317. You said it was #2323. So I took a tire size of 245/75R16 from the #2323 list and compared the tire sizes. The 215 tire has a diameter of 30.4 inches vs the 245 with a diameter of 30.5 inches. Other dimensions were identical.

Any thoughts?
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:23 PM   #9
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The model #2323 is the one recommended by one of the engineers at Laclede given the tire size on my Unity - 245/75R16. Where did you come up with the 215/85R16 size?
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:24 PM   #10
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The model #2323 is the one recommended by one of the engineers at Laclede given the tire size on my Unity - 245/75R16. Where did you come up with the 215/85R16 size?
Our 2015.5 TB has 215/85R16 tires. The Laclede #2317's are the proper size chains for the 215/85R16. (I have a set) Curious if LTV/Mercedes changed tire size to 245 after 2014 or did you upsize a bit when replacing tires?
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