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I am driving to Orlando from Montana for a dog show. I am worried about ice and snow performance. Should I get studded tires? I always ran rear studs on my Chevy express. I do have Auto Trac chains to fit. I have been on some snow in the highways but not much ice, so I'm wondering what others have experience. Thanks!
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You need only winter tires. You will be surprised by the performances on snow and ice. You have only to take a look to the user manual especially about the traction control.
 

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I upset the ESC when I came up my hill (1600 foot steep dirt road that was a bit of ice under only 2" of snow). My Chevy would have had no problems with its rear studs.So I'm a bit spooked!
 

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Clearly the Promaster with the studs will be better on the ice than any other RWD vehicle.
Can you imagine the Chevy without studs coming up the hill?
 

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Hi DogShowGo!

Are you driving to the AKC Invitationals in Orlando? What size PM do you have and how do you have it set up for your dogs? Do you have a generator with roof A/C? Any pics??

I just ordered a low roof 136 for my dogs and am trying to come up with as much info as possible before it arrives..

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Hi, Susan, I have the 2500 159". Yes, I am driving to Orlando for Eukanuba. I don't have an a/c yet. I am getting a vent installed next week, and an endless breeze fan. I have enough room that I can carry extra crates for ta king the dogs inside the building. I may end up getting an a/c installed down there, lots more places that are experienced. I'm putting a swing away hitch hauler on the back so I can carry a generator and extra gear.

I haven't been all that thrilled with gas mileage but i have the high roof and tend to go 80;) I LOVE the fact that when I go around corners, there's no shifting of contents. I can fit 11 suv type crates (42" long by 21" wide) (I built a platform for 3 across the back, and can double stack 4 along the side.) Under my platform I have several wire crates and my grooming table. On top of those crates I have a couple of xpens.

The only thing I really hate is not having a little platform for cups etc like my Chevy did. The cup holders are on the floor. I have my ice chest in the middle that I use as a table.
 

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Cooper Tires

I bought Mastercraft Courser tires, made by Cooper Tire. 225/75/16 $700 installed, #72 pressure. Grip great on wet, dry or snow.
 

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Gas mileage

If you cruise over 65mph gas mileage takes big hit with all that frontal area,have to choose between getting their quick or your pocket book
 
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