Portland has experienced a daily snowfall of 8" - 12" of 30 degree heavy stuff. The area is shut down with chains required on all vehicles. I'm watching the news this morning with the reporter standing on the overpass looking at stranded traffic and a dually with a good size fifth wheel passes underneath. Is the driver crazy or a stud? Will rigs like this perform adequately in adverse snow conditions? Personally, I'd like to give the guy a high five.
I drove a big rig for a few years back in the late 70's and early 80's. We were dispatched all over the lower 48 without regard to the weather forecast. I became accustomed to driving until they closed the road. It did not bother me then and still does not.
It's all about your skill and comfort level.
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been driving for years in snow never used chains. I just had ft here yesterday on our highway still made it to work. You get used to it after 40 years of driving in Canada. I just past a guy probably heading to florida today with a fifthwhweel. 6 inches of new snow and blowing like crazy.
To me, RV's of any kind, except maybe a very small motor home, and slick highways do not go together. As long as one can just cruise along straight, no steep hills, might be OK but I would dread having to stop fast of stop on a hill and lose traction starting. Had to do it once with a small trailer behind rear wheel drive van and ended up going down the interstate sideways.
If he knows what he is doing, is comfortable driving in snow and is properly equipped, I see no problem. BTW 6 inches in my back yard.
Looks like about X6
It requires respect for the conditions NOT fear!
If you fear the conditions Don't go, those that Respect the conditions will usually do fine as long as some idiot who is not prepared doesn't block the road they will do fine.
On this return trip from the Oregon Coast we did get stopped on an up hill grade with our old 5er in tow, due to a spin out, with SP on site, no issues getting going again.
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I have a lot of respect for all the transport drivers hauling goods across our nations in the worst weather. They dont have the luxury of waiting it out most times. Those shiny new rv's have to get from Indiana to dealers all winter so im sure many travel in snowy conditions.