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Glacier Tire Chains for the 2012 Escape by Ford

Glacier Tire Chains

(462 reviews)

Code:   PW1042



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Glacier Tire Chains - PW1042

Perfect for occasional use, these tire chains feature rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Easy-to-install chains comply with all DOT specifications and fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles.


  • Constructed of case hardened, low-carbon steel
    • Spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables
    • Durable side cables
  • Designed for passenger vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance
    • SAE Class S tire chains
  • Work on either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Created with a low profile that gives you a smooth ride
  • Install quickly and easily
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended
  • Meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states
  • Packaged in reusable tote - great for storage


  • Fits: 14" - 20" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 cable chains
  • 90-Day warranty

Please Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your vehicle, consult your owner's manual.

Class S Designation

SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel-well clearance. Certain newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require Class S chains.

SAE Class S Clearance Diagram

These chains will fit your tires provided there is both:

  • A - a minimum of 1.46" (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well
  • B - at least 0.59" (15 mm) between the tire's sidewall and the vehicle

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chain, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates tire width in millimeters
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel rim in inches

1042 Glacier by Pewag, Cable Chains - Passenger Vehicles - 14" - 20" Tires

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/80-16
  • 195/85-16
  • 205/70-17.5
  • 205/75-17.5
  • 205/80-16
  • 215/65-17
  • 215/70-17
  • 215/75-16
  • 215/80-15
  • 215/85-15
  • 225-15
  • 225/50-18
  • 225/50-19
  • 225/55-18
  • 225/65-17
  • 225/70-16
  • 225/70-17
  • 225/75-15
  • 225/75-16
  • 225/80-14
  • 225/80-15
  • 235-15
  • 235/35-20
  • 235/40-18
  • 235/45-18
  • 235/45-19
  • 235/50-18
  • 235/50-19
  • 235/55-17
  • 235/60-16
  • 235/60-17
  • 235/65-15
  • 235/65-16
  • 235/70-15
  • 235/70-16
  • 235/75-14
  • 235/75-15
  • 245/30-20
  • 245/35-19
  • 245/40-19
  • 245/40-20
  • 245/45-18
  • 245/45-19
  • 245/50-18
  • 245/55-17
  • 245/60-15
  • 245/60-16
  • 245/65-15
  • 245/70-14
  • 245/70-15
  • 255/30-20
  • 255/35-18
  • 255/35-19
  • 255/35-20
  • 255/40-19
  • 255/45-17
  • 255/45-18
  • 255/45-19
  • 255/50-16
  • 255/50-17
  • 255/50-18
  • 255/55-15
  • 255/55-16
  • 255/55-17
  • 255/60-15
  • 255/60-16
  • 255/65-15
  • 265/30-19
  • 265/35-18
  • 265/35-20
  • 265/40-17
  • 265/40-18
  • 265/50-14
  • 265/50-15
  • 265/50-16
  • 265/60-14
  • 265/60-15
  • 265/60-17
  • 275/30-19
  • 275/30-20
  • 275/35-18
  • 275/35-20
  • 275/40-17
  • 275/50-15
  • 275/60-14
  • 275/70-16
  • 285/30-20
  • 285/35-17
  • 285/40-17
  • 315/35-17
  • 6.5-16

Video of Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.

Video Transcript for Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW20286. These cable chains are designed to fit tires from 15 all the way up to 20 inches and offer a 35 mile an hour maximum speed. These chains are great for occasional use. They've got a sturdy steel wire construction around the outside, as well as on the cross cables. They've got hardened springs that cover the cross cable. It's going to provide that traction we need.

They'll move freely back and forth and really get embedded there, so we can get good grip on that ice and snow. They've designed it with a nice, low, profile design to help keep and maintain a smooth ride. Also, these are going to work great on both front wheel drive and rear wheel drive vehicles. The ladder design on these chains is going to meet all Department of Transportation requirements in all states. We're here on the passenger side of the vehicle. We spread our chain out here, just to make sure we don't have any kinks or any tangles that we need to work out before we get started. We're working with a tire size of 275-55R20, but again, many different sizes available with these Glacier chains, so you'll have a wide variety of sizes that these are going to fit. The first thing you want to look for is the is yellow, triangle shape tag.

This is going to say right hand side, or left hand side, and give you the indication of which way the tires should be rotating. That arrow will be facing towards the front of the car. We'll now move that arrow and that yellow tag down, around to the front side of our tire there. We'll want the first rung of our ladder to be tucked nicely right underneath the front side of our wheel, there. Give it as much slack as it needs. Get it tucked in there, just like that.

When we roll forward, we'll be able to gather that up right along the rear here. Maybe up here in the top somewhere, so we can get it connected. We'll now pull back and get as much slack as we can out of the front side of our chains, here. Then we can bring our rear up. On the back side here on the rear, we'll bring the cable right through that, and we'll have to rotate up right into that catch point. We'll then bring our rest of our slack out here to the front side. Just like on the rear side there, we've got another catch here.

We'll want to choose one of the mounting locations here. We've got 7 to pick from. On the rear, we use the second. That means those here on the front, we need to use the first, the second, or the third. Once we have that in place and in that set location, we'll use the large lever. Take up some of that slack. See if you can't get that last one. There we go. We'll pull that down. That's going to give us all the tension we'll need. The leverage is designed to come down and hook on to the cable. Depending on where you'll be positioning your cable, your tag end may be a little bit longer. They've got two nice catches designed right in here. You can simply clip it into there and hold it. Keep it from flopping around on you. WE've got our rubber adjuster, here. This is Part Number PW99. It's got 5 hooks on it. We're just going to find 5 locations around our cable chain, here. We're going to hook these in all the way around, 5 different locations facing out away from our sidewall. We don't want to run any risks of getting them up there and having any damage occur. You just want to put some tension on there to stiffen that up a little bit. We're going to drive forward a few car lengths. We'll double check it just to be sure we don't have any extra slack in there that we need to get out or any issues to deal with. With our chain secure, that's going to complete today's look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW2028C. .

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Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW1042

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (462 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for occasional use, these tire chains feature rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Easy-to-install chains comply with all DOT specifications and fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

- PW1042

by: Bill B.12/27/2010

Excellent Customer Sevice I live in Florida and our family is taking a ski trip to the mountains of North Carolina. Last year, we drove to Greensboro in our van but rented a 4WD vehicle to drive to the mountains. This year we want to avoid that hassle so snow chains were a must-have precaution. The web site was very easy to navigate to find the correct products. Email communication from was continuous and prompt throughout the entire order, shipping, delivery process. The chains shipped quickly and I received them very fast. As the instructions suggest, I have "dry-fit" the chains in my driveway before actually needing them. They fit perfectly and are very easy to install. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure I even needed the rubber adjusters because I can only stretch the adjuster to attach to the chains at two points (the adjusters have five hooks). I have not used the chains to drive in the snow yet and I’m hoping I won't need to use them during our trip. But if I do need them, I am prepared and ready to go thanks to 4634

- PW1042

by: William D.02/01/2011

etrailer, Finding the correct size was of cables was very easy utilizing your website. I received my order within a few days of placement even though I had them delivered by ground. I found the directions to be clear and installation simple. The cables easily fit back into the soft storage case. I purchased the cables as an insurance policy and hope I will never be able to write a review on how effective they are in ice and snow. I have already recommended etrailer to my friends who are also planning to travel into the land of ice and snow this winter. Thank you, William D. 6487

- PW1042

by: William D.02/01/2011

etrailer, Finding the correct size was of cables was very easy utilizing your website. I received my order within a few days of placement even though I had them delivered by ground. I found the directions to be clear and installation simple. The cables easily fit back into the soft storage case. I purchased the cables as an insurance policy and hope I will never be able to write a review on how effective they are in ice and snow. I have already recommended etrailer to my friends who are also planning to travel into the land of ice and snow this winter. Thank you, William D. 6486

- PW1042

by: Don M.10/19/2014

I have not used them as yet, but put them on the car. It was nice weather when I put them on, but can see they will not be much of a problem when, and if I need to use them, when it is cold, and snow is on the ground. As always the delivery was prompt. The bag they are in is a little underwhelming, as it tore when taking them out, and then when I put them back it tore even more. It still will work, but does not look to good. I'll fix it ,it will be fine. Keep up the good work. Thank you. Don---------------------------------- 156772

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by: Aaron Blair01/06/2011

Glacier Cable Snow Chains I ordered 2 pair of cable chains for my wife and daughters Ford Escapes and they arrived in only a couple of days and they were a perfect fit and great quality. The service I received from etrailer was great. They sent me emails continuously to keepo me updated on the status of my order all the way through the process until they were delivered tom my front door. I would recommend them to friends and family and if I ever need more chains, I know where to go. Aaron 5049

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by: Vue T.12/31/2012

I was amazed I got an email response on my order the same day, not to mention a few hours after I placed the order. Etrailer even upgraded my order to 3 - 5 day for a faster delivery. I also got a fallow up to make sure I received my product. WOW! Great Service! Special thanks to Patrick Breedlove for the fallow up, Joe H. for the expedite shipping, and George J. for a quick respond to my order. Keep up the good work. I look forward to doing business with Etrailer. 62302

- PW1042

by: Stuart Parish11/10/2011

I purchased these chains for emergency use on my SUV when I visit my vacation home in the mountains of Tennessee. I feel highly confident these chains will provide me with the safety and security for my family. The pricing and shipping costs were 75% less than another merchant I was considering. Plus, storage bags were included! I would recommend this company to everyone. The prices are excellent! Stuart Parish Cincinnati, Oh. 26826

- PW1042

by: Steve M.02/20/2015

The chains appear to be what I need for my rear wheel drive car in the snowy months. A bit difficult to install on rear wheel cars with low profiles. I have BMW 335I. Also, it is a must to install the chains prior to a snow storm if you park your car outside. I was not able to install them while my was parked on layers of snow and ice. I'll be prepared for the next storm. 175417

- PW1042

by: Dean01/07/2015

Chains are good quality and fit our 2005 Mercury Montego front wheel drive car. It has very little clearance on the inside so fit was important. Only part I added to was the excess cable that is left hanging after you clip the chains the metal keeper is to loose to hold the excess so I just used a couple tie wraps and its fine. Thanks 167994

- PW1042

by: Richard F11/15/2011

As soon as I received that package, I tried it out with my truck and it fits perfectly. The best part is that it super easy to install. I bought the tire chain with the rubber adjuster but it turns out that it can be installed without it but ofcourse for safety purposes it is better to have one. EASY, FAST AND WORTH EVERY PENNY! 26976

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by: Gerald B.11/14/2011

I haven't used the cable snow tire chains yet but they look like they will fit my needs perfectly on my Ford Escape. I have never had any better on line service before. Shipping was very fast and the etrailer follow up was excellent and kept me informed through the whole process. I would definitely buy from them again. 26906

- PW1042

by: Jim McAvoy11/20/2011

Fast delivery, great product, everything fit and worked as advertised, my friends were most impressed by the USA Flags I gave them for their hitches, you got any more? Thanks again, you guys do a great job and have an easy web site to order and track progress. Best Regasrds, Jim 27201

- PW1042

by: Mark11/21/2014

Swift delivery. These cables are much smaller and lighter than the chains I've used before which is nice. Love the enclosed bag to carry them in. Havent had the opportunity to use them yet in the ice storms we have here in SC, and hopefully I won't!!!! 162058

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by: Jim D12/21/2012

I haven't used the chains yet, but they look exactly as I expected. Purchased them for a trip out west this winter where some areas require chains. They arrived in a nice bag for storage, which I hadn't expected, nice surprise. 61834

- PW1042

by: Don R.11/04/2011 did a great job of handling the order..received within three days of ordering. The cable chains look good..haven't used them yet. I'm very happy with the service, and would recommend 26549

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by: Jeff02/11/2013

Bought these chains for emergency use on a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring (with PAX run flat tires). I tested the fit and they look like they will work. But have not tried them out in a real situation yet. 65702

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by: Bruce B.01/22/2012

I got a great product at a great price. The etrailer team kept me posted on the status of my order and my new snow chains arrived sooner than expected! Thanks for a great experience. Bruce 30137

- PW1042

by: C. Hughes12/07/2012

Straight forward design, easy to install. Serves the purpose. Second item I have ordered from etrailer...other than excessive packaging, I could not be more impressed with the service. 60870

- PW1042

by: Gene P.11/18/2014

Rec'd Chains & Tensioners in good shape.Both seemed to be as advertised. I have not had a chance to try them on the car yet. Maybe today. Thanks for the prompt service. G. 161558

- PW1042

by: Greg H.01/06/2011

Quick Easy Ordering and Delivery I found this site to be very helpful with its selection tools, very easy to order, and delivery was amazingly quick. 5104

- PW1042

by: chauncey01/20/2011

A very good product,and the shipping was fast.It almost seem like it was next day usps.please buy your tire chains from etrailer. Thanks. 5807

- PW1042

by: HU JOHN WEN12/28/2012

If your product "snowchain" increase max speed to 40 mph it would be better because most of highway minimum speed is 40 mph. 62162


As a whole, speed minimums do not apply when weather is so poor that tire chains are required. If the roads are so bad that chains are needed, then speeds will need to be reduced below the speed minimums.

Patrick B - 12/31/2012


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by: Bill Naivar02/07/2014

After being stuck on the iced over Interstate for almost 24 hours last week, I hope these will get me home the next time. 116031

- PW1042

by: Wyatt L.11/16/2012

Haven't had to use them yet, but they were easy to install and fit properly right out of the box when I tested them. 59486

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by: Joey L.01/12/2011

Thanks! Got the chains quickly. Love the mapping application to show where the package was at. 5384

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by: Luis E04/03/2013

great service and product. thx u delivered just as promised 73996

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by: frankie01/18/2011

good looking product real good servicei will order again thanks 5663

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by: PF12/27/2011

Good product, delivered quickly 28760

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by: Poorya04/04/2014

Great customer support 123760

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by: Deny12/18/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Can't really say how they work, love the storage bags they come in, purchased them just in dealings with etrailer have been nothing but perfect, there online dealings top notch! 110378


I purchashed these cable chains because I heard that the car I have doesnt like snow at all. Well I soon found that out when we had only a 12 inch of snow and all I was doing is spinning all over the road. I had the chains but thought it was just a half inch of snow every car can drive in it, Not me, all over the road. Well I learned my lesson, now we are having 3 1/2 inches of snow and Im worried are these cable chains going to work? Much to my suprise the chains are on and I have to drive about 12 miles now. The roads were so bad that cars were all over the sides of the roads and in ditches. This was Friday1/9/15 bad morning for all of us in ct. I will have to say these things were like having 4 wheel drive but better because now i can also stop good. There is no way I could have gotten out of the drive way with out them. I drove the 12 miles and at times going 35 to 40 mph no problem at all. Later the same day the weather cleared up and I took off the chains and noticed there was no wear on them, not at all. I had chains years ago and you have to keep watch on the wear so they dont break. These looked brand new and after the snow dried off of them I rolled them up and they are set for the next storm. Best product purchased that was under $50.00 and worked better than ever expected. Thank you.

comment by: Barry G - 01/12/2015



Well I have to say I have had to use these chains 4 times now and I am so pleased with them and how well they work. Now with this last storm with 14 inches of snow I was able to get through the snow and Ice when even the 4 wheel drives were having a hard time. I can not get over how my car can get through the snow when it is higher than the center of the wheel and still being able to make it through with no problems. With out the chains the car would get stuck in 2 inhes of snow but now with the cable chains its not a problem. I have driven both 4 wheel drives and rear wheel drive limited slip trucks and these cable chains put those to shame. The traction you get with them is unreal and everyone is asking how are you getting around with only those cable chains so well. All I say is you have got to get a set and wait for the snow and be amazed your self. And they dont cost much at all for what they do. They are the best, dont wait to get stuck, buy them now!!!!!!!!

comment by: Barry G - 02/03/2015


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by: Dave S.05/10/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

these are nice heavy chains. however, i felt the workmanship was a bit under-par. the welds, especially on the twist links which form the cross-members were rough and when you add the galvinizing to that, they are difficult to lay out flat prior to installation. the rough welds hang-up and you have have to do some "creative twisting" to get all the links into proper position. this problem was only in a few places. but, i can foresee some frustration if i have to find those kinks in the snow and with numb fingers. i discovered the problem when i laid the chains out on my garage floor as i was inspecting the chains the day i received them. this is May and so i can't say how they will perform this coming winter. i expect they will do well, but chains, by nature, are a tangled mess when you first pull them out. it should not have to be an extra struggle do to rough surfaces. 129943


Hi Patrick-The chains were a gift for my son who hunts near the Canadian border. He was unable to make the trip last season so i have no am writing to say, thumbs-up to etrailer for providing follow-up reviews. So many times when reading reviews i wonder, did the product stand the test of time?Many thanks to you and the folks who take the time to write their updates!I wi sh ever y site would follow your example.

Dave S - 05/18/2015


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by: Keith S.02/05/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Although I haven't used them in ice or snow yet, the snow chains appear to be of great quality and are very easy to install. The cam tighteners work nicely and hold the chain on the tire with no slack. was great to work with. Ordering was easy. They kept me updated via email during the shipping process. They upgraded my free shipping and I received my order in 2 business days instead of 7 as projected originally. I can tell that they care about their customers. 115781


I got them after the big snowice storm we had here last year. I only had the opportunity to use them one time since getting them and really just went out then to try them out in some slush. I like them and enjoy the fact that they are in the truck at all times. It doesnt snow/ice much here, but Im ready if it does. Its bad to be like this, but I hope it snows this year just so I can use my chains? Ha!I have told others about your company and encouraged them to get chains from you.

Keith S - 02/20/2015


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by: Keith S.02/05/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Although I haven't had to use them in snow or ice yet, it appears to be of good quality and it is very easy to install. I wish that it had cam tighteners though. was great to deal with, shipped it for free, and delivered it in two business days instead of 5-7. They also kept me updated on the order/shipping process by email. 115780


I got them after the big snowice storm we had here last year. I only had the opportunity to use them one time since getting them and really just went out then to try them out in some slush. I like them and enjoy the fact that they are in the truck at all times. It doesnt snow/ice much here, but Im ready if it does. Its bad to be like this, but I hope it snows this year just so I can use my chains? Ha!I have told others about your company and encouraged them to get chains from you.

Keith S - 02/20/2015


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by: Barry A. G.03/07/2015

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

I have purchased these cable chains for the 2nd time and I am so happy that they came in just in time. The 1st set I bought was used so much this season that I did use them on dry pavement and then on snow and ice. We were going through so many storms every 2 days and some days I didn't take them off like it was advised to. I knew the 1st set were getting warn down quickly so I ordered another set. Well 1 by 1 the chain links started to snap, I am so happy that when they snaped I heard a sound and pulled over and just cut off the remaining part of the snaped one. Then I looked over where the chain snaped there was "no" damage to my car at all. Years ago I had chains and when the chain snaped it riped apart the side of my truck. These are made so if a chain link snapes there is no damage. These cable chains are the best ever, when you have a newer car or truck. Very with these cable chains and will buy another set when needed again. Very happy, Barry. 177402

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by: Greg G12/12/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

I tried them on; and they fit well. I'll be ready for my subdivision's icy conditions next time. Thanks for the rapid service, and here are some photos from the test today; though you may not want to use the tension photo, because the clips should have been rotated to the next section 110017

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by: Neal M.03/27/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

I bought this product for my Ram truck to retrieve fire wood at the top of my snow covered mountain land. The snow was 6 inches deep, very dense, and mixed with layers of ice. The ascent was about 150 feet over a distance of 300 yards. All 4 tires were fitted with this product. I was not able to accomplish my goal. The truck could not get the proper traction to navigate the hill. Without tramping hard on the gas, the tires just spun and dug holes to the stone lane surface. I can't fairly rate this product on it's performance because there may not be any tire chain that would have worked under these treacherous conditions. However, after taking the cables off, I was unable to roll them up to get them back into the bags they were in. For that reason I give them a poor rating. I would love to see a video of someone trying to do this. My solution was to make a wooden spool for each pair on which I rolled them up for storage. The bags are too small, especially for one person. The manufacturer failed to provide an easy means for storage. 122536

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by: Ron from WI02/13/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

I wanted rear-wheel chains for my 2011 Tacoma that would provide excellent traction. I already have V-bars on all four wheels of my ATV and it is impossible to get that thing stuck when I plow snow; so, I bought these. I have low-profile chains for the front wheels (to prevent from hitting the upper control arm) and with these rear-wheel V-bars, I really get the traction that I need. I drove around in a snow-covered field on the side of a hill and they work great! The cam tighteners are really convenient; but, I use rubber adjusters as a precaution. No stopping me now! 66160


I have had these chains for one year now and they are still doing the job! I am able to install the chains, adjust the cam tighteners and put on the rubber chain tighteners without moving the vehicle. This is important if you happen to be stuck. It was a good investment.

comment by: Ron f - 02/13/2014


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by: Jane Y01/14/2015

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

I purchased these for my husband and will have to do my review in 2 parts. My husband has not had time to open the box the chains arrived in. I will address the service provided by today. I ordered the chains rather late in the evening and to my delight, I received notification that they had shipped my order that night. Inadvertently my unit number was left off of the order (my error) and again, late at night, I emailed etrailer and the next morning I awoke to a message that the problem was taken care of and I should get the order in a day or two. They were delivered that day. I ordered them 1/7/15 on 1/13/15 they were delivered. It took "longer" because of my error. I think I received superior customer service and still think that the time it took for the delivery (free) was excellent. Once my husband actually opens the box I will add to the review about the product. Customer service like this needs to be applauded immediately. 168935

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by: Wowziers12/03/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Ordered 3 things late on Sunday. Got a call early on Monday, not an email, a call. From a very nice young(my assumption) lady to inform me that one of the items I ordered was discontiued and they just ran out of their stock - before my order of course. But, this was no big deal, they had two other solutions. I opted to just take my other two items. Paid a mere $7.50 for 3-5 day shipping, well, yeah, its Tuesday, and I got it early this afternoon. Thats a total of less than 44 hours, with a repackage due to the order change and I had the exact items I bought in my hand. Only thing I'd suggest - make the website more iPad friendly. Some of the picture/text boxes were stacked on top of one another. Other than a website that could use a little cleaning up, the company experience was fantastic. I am a first time orderer,er,er and will do it again once I can get permission from the boss(wife). 109043

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by: Ash C.03/11/2015

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Used my new chains for the first time this morning and they were great! Was trying to go thru frozen corn snow which is extremely difficult. Put them on the front tires so I could be sure to stay on the road plus the extra weight of the engine gives you better traction. Each time the tires started spinning from the resistance I just backed off on the accelerator and the chains just kept eating through the snow and I made it up the hill which I really didn't expect to do! I bought some "cable" chains for my last pickup and they just didn't do the job. These heavy links give you much better traction. Had some issues with the tighteners staying locked but next time I'll just hook the Glacier Multi Arm Adjuster (which worked great also!) thru the end of the tightener and this should fix that issue! 177919

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by: Pete T.12/30/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Chains fit well, are heavy duty, and the included tightening tool worked great. Cam tighteners are a must. I would recommend these to others. My old truck is now ready for winter. The front tires chains are PWH221SC. 111514

- PW2029C

by: K. D.12/01/2013

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Chains arrived very quickly, faster than predicted and anticipated. Great communication from eTrailer, and lots of info on website The chains do fit onto the front tires of my 2007 Honda Pilot EX, but I had to make an alteration to keep the interior hook from hitting the strut tube, which is very close to the tire. I flattened the "F" shape hook down to a much flatter profile, which seems to work, although it is still very close to the tube upon rotation. I think these are a good product, but you might consider looking into the 'V' profile version as another option, if the clearances of the interior latch might be better. Overall, fantastic company, great customer service, would highly recommend them. I will post pictures or updates as I use the chains more often. 108757

- PW3010C

by: Kim M.05/14/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Delivery was quick, have not used them yet but they look good. 130603


I needed them one time and they were ok the install needed adjusted once after driving a bit, normal for chains, they worked good , made it up steep hills in sloppy slippery deep snow and in a front wheel drive Highlander.

Kim M - 05/14/2015


- PW2119V

by: Dale B.12/14/2010

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness This product is absolutely the best in performance and appearance! It is exactly as described and what I needed! It was an ease to install. The manufacture thought of everything. The girth and strength of this item is perfect! It is not a piece of "tin foil." It looks like it belongs or as a factory feature! Also, the wire harness is exact. Just what was needed. All that was necessary was to unplug a factory cover cap and plug in the harness, a three minute installation. Thank you! It is a pleasure to do business with a company that is precise in description and provides actual products and service. I highly recommend you to anyone needing your products, advice and/or services. Your shipping is also punctual an appreciated. 4111

- PWH2828SC

by: Sparkchaser01/27/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

The chains look good, I will have opportunity to use them in about 5 weeks. Wish mounting instructions were available from the manufacturer. 114821


Chains arrived fast, great service as usual. Item looks good, but havent had the opportunity to use them yet.

Sparkchaser - 01/31/2015


- PWPLC1144

by: Mark V.11/14/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Received chains sooner than expected, Thank You for the great service! After being in the trucking business for 40+ yrs., I just needed a good pair of lightweight chains for my pickup, to get me over the pass. They fit well, but I have not used them yet, so I can't respond to their performance. Pewag chains for large trucks are the best in the industry. They were made in Austria and outlasted the cheaper twist link chain by miles. They also didn't end up in your tire when they do wear out like a twist link, because they lay flat on the ground and not curved just waiting to puncture your tire. Never saw a square link stuck in a tire. Sorry to see these chains are "Made In China", but I hope the quality is still there, as time will tell. 107324

- PWPLC1144

by: Lane S02/01/2015

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Look like tire chains, install like tire chains, so, they must be tire chains. The cross chain and side chain is a bit lighter and smaller than my last set, back in the 1970's. However, the metal is obviously of much higher quality. I expect to get at least the same mileage from this set before they wear out. I put them on a 16 inch Dodge Dakota tire. My only suggestion is to get the 16-20 inch version of the adjusters for this size of chains. I thought that size might be too loose, but it was very difficult to stretch the 12-16 inch size across the wheel, let alone make multiple (5)attachments. Don't have a picture to add, but these look exactly like the pictures in this catalog. Overall very pleased with the new chains. 172029

- PWH2221SC

by: Pete T.12/30/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Chains fit well, are heavy duty, and the included tightener tool worked great. Cam Tighteners are a must. Makes the job of putting the chains on easier. I bought the dual wheel version chains for the back end as well. We tend to get ice under snow on a gravel lane. These chains should keep me moving. I would recommend these to others. 111516

- PWH2829SC

by: Don J.11/02/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

The learning curve for applying the tire chain was short, and in the end, the process took about 5 minutes. (It helped to drive the tire on to a brick first.) The galvanized links appear sturdy, as do the cams, and the chains seem tight enough. Intended use is road travel in snow/ice - more on that later, perhaps. 106072

- PW1038

by: MelO09/17/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Glacier in Tire Chains

Cable Snow Tire chain PW1038 Was Supprised to receive my order so soon. Excellent Service,. I tested putting the cable tire chain. I followed the instructions on installation and as expected I had to move the inside and outside liks several time to get the right tension. It was not a problem because I have done it many times before ( about 10 years ago). The true test is when I have to install it in the snow and drive with it on. I was concerned that this was not the right size because the tire size didn't show up on the carring bag tag. I double check on the web and verified PW1038 was the right size for my tire P215/50R17 90W. I think this is the right size. MelO 100377

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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2012 Honda CR-V with 225/65R17 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if they can, if there are any restrictions or recommendations. On other Honda vehicles, only certain size cables can be used. So checking the owners manual will be the first step. If you can use cables then the ones that fit a 225/65-17 tire are # PW1042 that you have referenced. I also recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 to make fitting and tensioning the chains easier. Since...
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  • Availability of Snow Tire Chains For a LT225/75R16 Tire Size
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1042, will fit the LT225/75R16 tire size. I would also recommend to use the Glacier Rubber Adjusters, part # PW99, for the Glacier snow tire chain. They attach to the snow chains and keep constant tension on the chains for a tight, secure fit. I am including a link to a page that will show all of the snow tire chains I have available for the LT225/75R16 tire size.
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  • Snow Chains Recommendations for Tire Size 245/50-18 on a 2011 BMW X3
  • The only snow chains we have available, at this time, for the 245/50-18 tire size are the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW1042, and the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, item # PWPLC1144. I checked with our supplier and they stated that if you want the best traction the Square-Link Chain is the best option to go with and would even be better than the Glacier V-Trac Cable Chains, item # PW1942V, that you referenced.
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  • Can OEM Size 225/65R17 Tires on 2008 Honda CR-V Be Replaced by 235/65R16
  • I reviewed an online manual for the 2008 Honda CR-V and on page 340 it indicates that replacement tires should be the same 225/65R17 size as supplied as OEM equipment. You may want to review your owners manual for any restrictions related to tire size. The manual I found does not indicate that the alternate 235/65R16 tire size is compatible with this vehicle. If you manual does not indicate anything you can speak to your local dealership for guidance. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation For 2015 Subaru Outback
  • In the owner's manual for your 2015 Subaru Outback, it should state whether the acceptable tire chains are limited to Class S Compatible. If you are unable to find that information in the manual, the dealership should be able to answer that question for you. The concern when considering tire chains is due to the clearance needed. Traditional chains might not be recommended for your vehicle. Minimum clearances must be maintained around spring clips, fenders, braces, splash pans, fuel...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Escape And Utah Snow Chain Requirements
  • The only information we have for the state of Utah is that Snow Chains may be used on a vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice or other conditions tending to cause a vehicle to skid. Drivers are advised to carry one set for the drive axle from Nov. 1 to Mar 31. If there are further snow chain requirements you will need to check with the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles. There are many types of snow chains available for the factory size 235/70-16 tires on your 2008...
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  • Are Cable Style Tire Chains for 245/55 R19 Tires Approved for Use in California
  • For cable style chains for a 245/55-19 you can use # PW2029C. These cables are Class S compatible and they do comply with Department of Transportation requires and can be used in California. You will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific recommendations on tire chain use. I have included a link to our tire chain FAQ article for you. I also recommend tensioner # PW99 to keep the cables taught.
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  • Will the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1042 Fit on 235/75-15 Tires with 15 Inch Rims
  • Yes, the Glacier cable snow tire chains, # PW1042, are designed for 235/75-15 tires with a 15 inch rim. I would recommend adding a set of Glacier rubber adjusters, # PW100, to help keep constant tension on the cables and provide a tight, secure fit.
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  • What Tire Chains Will Fit a 275/35-20 Tire Size on a 2008 Audi A8
  • We do carry tire chains that will fit a 275/35-20 tire size. There are 2 options. First is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PW1042, that you have referenced. This is a basic set of chains designed for occasional use. The second option is Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PWPLC1142. The square links in these chains offer more grip on snowy or icy roads. For either set it is recommended to use Glacier Rubber Adjusters for Class S Snow Chains - 1 Pair, # PW100,...
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  • Recommendation for Snow Tire Chains or Cables for 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro
  • You will first want to check your owners manual or with the Audi dealer to determine if you can use snow tire chains on your 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro, or if there are any limitations. For the 235/45R17 tire size the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1038, is the part number you would need for the cable style chains like the part number you have referenced. I would also recommend the Thule CB12 Snow Chains, part # TH01221100. These are dual-sided, D-shape chain links that...
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  • Class S Tire Chain Definition and Recommendation for a 2007 Honda Odyssey with 235/65R-16 Tires
  • The Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, # PWPLC1142, are compatible for use on vehicles that require a Class S or smaller tire chain, like your 2007 Honda Odyssey. Class S refers to limited clearance tire chains that measure 15mm or less at the side walls and 37mm or less across the tread of the tire they are designed to fit. Because your vehicle has limited wheel well and front suspension clearance you will want to make sure these chains are as tight as possible when installed on...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendations for 2003 Saturn Vue AWD
  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chains you mentioned, part # PW1042 and PW2029C will indeed fit the tire size you mentioned. These cable chains are a good choice for emergency use. By emergency use, I mean that they are kept in the vehicle in the unlikely event that they should be needed. The PW2029C has more rollers than the PW1042, and would provide more traction. If you decide to use the cables, I would recommend purchasing the rubber adjusters, part # PW99. If you are going to be deliberately...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe with P235/70R16 Tires
  • You can use Glacier tire chain cables # PW1042 for a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe with 235/70-16 tires. These cables are great for occasional use. I also recommend using tensions # PW99. I have also included a link to all of the chains that fit your vehicle and tire size. Be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of chains. I have also included some tire chain FAQ articles for you.
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  • Cable Style Snow Tire Chains for P225/75-16 Tires
  • A tire size of 225/27-16 like you indicated in your question then that would mean it has an overall diameter of 20.78 inches compared to the 29.29 diameter of a 225/75-16. If you meant LT225 vs P225 (/75-16 for both) then you can use use the appropriate size chains for both types of tire but some are better suited for one style or the other. For a P225 you would want to go with chains # PW1042 because they are better suited for passenger vehicle tires as opposed to light truck (LT) tires....
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  • Tire Chains for a Toyota RAV4 with 225/65-17 Tires
  • It sounds like you are talking about the emergency style chains # PW6081 or # PW6087. They strap around the tire on vehicles that have wheels with existing holes or slots to attach to. Or if you mean cable style chains we certainly have some that will fit a 225/65-17 tire size. I recommend the Glacier cables, # PW1042, with rubber adjusters # PW99. The rubber adjusters make installation a little easier and help maintain the proper tension on the cables. Be sure to consult your vehicle...
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  • Economical Snow Chain Recommendation for 2015 Chevrolet Suburban with 20 Inch Wheels
  • If your 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is equipped with tire sizes 275/55-20 or 285/50-20, I recommend going with the Titan Diamond Pattern Alloy Snow Tire Chains, # TC2327. These chains are constructed of manganese-nickel alloy which is exceptionally strong, durable, and rust resistant yet very reasonably priced. Having installed these chains a time or two myself, I find them pretty easy to use. I have attached a short video for you.
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  • Choosing Snow Chains for Sprinter Work Van with Michelin LT225/75/16 Tires
  • Some auto makers may restrict use of tire chains on certain vehicles to those of a specific class. This is typically due to limited clearance in the wheel wells on some models. On such vehicles Class S chains are required as these need less clearance around the tire. I suggest that you first review your owners manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding use of tire chains. For your tire size, LT225/75/16, we offer a range of chains, including the cost-effective cable chains from...
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  • Snow Tire Cables for 265/70-16 Tires on a Dodge Dakota or Dodge Durango
  • The issue is the difference between passenger vehicle car tires and light truck tires of the same size. Pewag breaks it down to cover certain chains and cables for car tires and different chains and cables for light truck tires even if they are the same size. If you want cables for 265/70-16 light truck tires you would use # PW2028C with rubber adjusters # PW99. The rubber adjusters help keep the cables under the proper tension and in place on the tires. Be sure to consult your vehicle...
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  • Will the Glacier Emergency Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains # PW6087 Fit 2002 Chevrolet Express Van
  • Before purchasing snow tire chains, you should check your vehicle owners manual to see if using tire chains is acceptable or recommended for your van. The item you selected, Glacier Emergency Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PW6087, will fit the wheels on your 2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 Van, as long as there is a slot in the wheels for the strap to pass through, and the wheels are size 15 to 18 inches. Please note, that these chains are for emergency situations like pulling out a...
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  • Recommended Snow Chains for 28 Foot Motor Home with LT225/75R-16 Tires
  • According to Glacier Chain, the # PW1042 cable snow tire chains you mentioned are indeed a fit for the LT225/75R-16 tires you mentioned. These cable chains are perfect for emergency use, but are not the most durable of choices. If you are planning frequent trips into areas where the chains might be needed, I would recommend something that would be more durable that you would get many uses from, like the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PWPLC1142. Regardless of whether...
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  • Self-Tensioning Snow Chains for 2011 BMW X3
  • The only self tensioning tire chain we offer for the 245/55-17 tire size is the Thule K-Summit, part # TH02230K45. The chains are self tightening and aligning and will not extend past the inside edge of the tire, so they are perfect for vehicles with limited clearance between the inside of the tire and the suspension components. The chains offer a 5 year warranty, and are very easy to install and remove as you can see by watching the video I linked you to. If you like the cable...
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  • Snow Cable/Chains Recommendations for a 2005 Mercedes S55 with 265/40R18 Tires
  • The first thing you need to do is check the owners manual of your Mercedes S55 2005 to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain/cable usage. While the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1042 you referenced are confirmed to fit your tire size I think you would be better served to go with the # PW1942V as this cable set will install easier and will provide you with better traction while steering due to the way the cables are angled. What I think would be your best overall...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for a 2015 Toyota RAV4 with 17 Inch Tires
  • The Glacier cable snow tire chains you need are part # PW1042. They will fit tire size 225/65-17. These are great for occasional use and are constructed with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Rubber adjusters such as # PW99 would be worthwhile to get because they make it much easier to fit and tighten Glacier snow tire chains. As a side note, always check your vehicle owners manual to ensure there are no restrictions on use of tire chains. I included a couple helpful articles...
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  • Availability of Snow Socks for 2007 Bentley Continental with 275/35/ZR20 Tires
  • The Heininger Ultra Snow Socks for Passenger Vehicles # HE9110 that you referenced are the only such item we offer. These, like all tire chains, fit multiple tire sizes but not the 275/35/ZR20 size you have on your Bentley. We do offer a variety of S-Class passenger vehicle tire chains for your tire size from several makers, all of which are suited for on-road use only. The link at right will let you see all offerings. S-Class chains do not require a lot of clearance within the wheel...
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  • How Many Sets of Snow Chains Should be Used on a 1989 Jeep Wrangler that will be Plowing Snow
  • Ideally you would want to put snow chains on all axles of a vehicle like your 1989 Jeep Wrangler. Especially if you will be plowing snow since this will give you the best possible traction. The only reason to not use chains on all axles would be if the owners manual says chains are only allowed on one axle. For what you are doing you would want to go with a quality set of chains and not cables as they will provide you with better traction and will last longer. For that the # TC2319 would...
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  • Things to Consider when Buying a Winter Tire for a 2012 Honda CRV
  • It depends on the clearances you have in your wheel well, the 235/70R16 will be 20 mm wider and little bit taller. However, for snow driving you actually want to go with a skinnier tire as it will cut through the snow better and give you better traction. If there is a smaller size available in a winter tire for your vehicle I would recommend that over the wider one. Any time you change the overall diameter of a tire you will need to reprogram the computer of the vehicle so that the...
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  • Difference Between Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains and Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains and the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains are pretty much the same. Both have basically the same construction, install quickly and easily, and come with a bag/tote for storage. They do differ in their warranty period, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains have a 90 day warranty where as the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains have a 30 day warranty.
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