tire chains

hayduke

2005/2006 leisure travel
now that is a riddle.
If you are a wildman,then I would say yes
 

alichty

2014 LTV Unity TB
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-truck-and-suvs/alpine-sport-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.
 

JoePhoenix

2016 Unity TB
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!
 

alichty

2014 LTV Unity TB
Nope - the MB manual says the only wheel to chain is the outside tire in the rear.
 

pattonsr

New member
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?
 

alichty

2014 LTV Unity TB
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?
 

hotfudge

2015.5 Unity TB
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?
 

alichty

2014 LTV Unity TB
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?
I was about to suggest that maybe Mercedes had made a change in the tire size when I decided to do a sanity check on my tires - you are correct and I have the wrong size chains! :wtf:

Glad I didn't actually get myself into a situation where I seriously needed them and discovered this the hard way. Now I am scratching my head over how I came to the conclusion that our tire size was 245/75R16 :idunno:
 

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