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Thread: Snow blower, snow tent, snow tire thread.

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    Snow blower, snow tent, snow tire thread.

    I am starting this thread for all the people that have not purchased winter tires, snow tents, and snow blowers because the last 10 winters have been very mild without the large quantities of snow we have had this year. So prepare yourselves for the next winter or next 10 winters to come. I suspect that if conditions return to milder winters it will be a gradual process rather than an all of the sudden return to milder and less snowy winters.

    Snow tire.

    If you have not purchased winter tires and are rolling around on all seasons, stock up now, there are specials with 30% off on winter tires at CDN Tire and Walmart. Walmart carries an ecanomy brand as well as a very good quality Dunlop winter tire.

    Snow blowers.

    I was over at Sears this week shoping for other items, i was told by the clerk that they are almost all out of snow blowers and anything coming in has already been sold. I did see a special at CDN tire ($650)for a smaller 8 hp snow blower, but if you are interested check to see of the wheels are powered. Some are not. I myself prefer 10 hp or larger with powered wheels.

    Snow tents.

    I have a question for members that may have a snow tent and have experienced the same problem as I have had. This winter a jagged piece of ice poked a small hole into the roof of my tent. ( about 1/4 inch ) Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can repair this small hole???

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Peterman
    Snow tents.

    I have a question for members that may have a snow tent and have experienced the same problem as I have had. This winter a jagged piece of ice poked a small hole into the roof of my tent. ( about 1/4 inch ) Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can repair this small hole???
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Peterman

    I have a question for members that may have a snow tent and have experienced the same problem as I have had. This winter a jagged piece of ice poked a small hole into the roof of my tent. ( about 1/4 inch ) Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can repair this small hole???
    Man, have you ever heard of DUCT TAPE??
    Tape a large piece on both sides of the tent over the tear, so they stick to each other over the hole. It'll do the job for the season. Be generous,
    Seriously, I use it on all sorts of outdoors equipment... it works wonders . Repaired snow pants, camping tents, hole in old car, hole in kayak, splint for sprained ankles, even better for sprained fingers... It is part of my emergency first aid kit when I haul one.... It is even good to shut someone up (make little breathing holes, though...).

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    Tempos

    The question with snow tents is: "where does the snow go and what do you do about it?". You can't just let it accumulate on the roof like if these tents would never collapse, right?

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    Snow tents do not make the snow go away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy Montana
    The question with snow tents is: "where does the snow go and what do you do about it?". You can't just let it accumulate on the roof like if these tents would never collapse, right?

    While I will agree that the snow tents are an eye sore, once you have live with one for a while. You will see how useful they are. Yes, the snow acumilates on the roof, but if you use a broom and poke it gently from underneith it all falls off to the side. The girl that got killed under her snow tent probable has ton of ice acumilation on top. Even the snow we had on monday was heavy on my tent. It is the combination of the tent and the snow blower that saves you time to deal with the snow. Ziggy asked what you do with the snow after you remove it from the roof of the tent. If you do not have a snow blower, you shovel it, if you have one then it is blown away in just seconds.
    All you people that do not have tents or snow blowers, calculate the amount of time engery and frustration that you have exerted this winter. Then amortize the cost of a tent ( $250 - $300 for a single ) and a snow blower ( approx. $1000 - $1200 for a 10 HP. ) over 15 0r 20 years. Now ask yourself the question if the price of less than $100 a year is worth your frustration so far this year. Who knows if this is just half time for this winter. Or are we just in the fist quarter????

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    Snow tents wouldn't be necessary if most of us used our garage for the cars and not for our junk.

    My city doesn't allow snow tents because they are an eye sore, as some have mentioned.
    I have a 4 car entryway and the snow blower is a god sent. I do shovel when the snow is light or I should say I push it to the bottom of my driveway (it is on a slant to the street) and then finish it of with the snow blower.

    I do enjoy the fresh air and welcome the occasion where I can take my time to do it.

    On a work day I just plow enough to get the car through and finish it at my own pace later.


    I do pity the people living in montreal, parking on the street, that have to shovel their car out from the plow snowbank and then have to do it again when they come back to be able to park it.

    Enjoy the winter get out more

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Peterman
    Ziggy asked what you do with the snow after you remove it from the roof of the tent. If you do not have a snow blower, you shovel it, if you have one then it is blown away in just seconds.
    In other words, a snow tent serves to blow or shovel the snow that's being accumulating on the sides (which are typically difficult to access and/or part of the neighbour's property) where it could have been easily blown and shovelled away from the driveway.

    I'll stick to my snowblower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love big tits
    Snow tents wouldn't be necessary if most of us used our garage for the cars and not for our junk.
    I'm soooo guilty of the above. I hardly have room to put my snow blower inside, let alone my car.

    At least with a snow tent they are so unsecure people haven't started putting their junk in them.

    Also, lets not forget about one of the best gizmos to alleviate winter misery: the remote starter. It is so nice to let the ice melt on the windshield and jump into a nice warm car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My_dingaling
    Good advive about getting snow tires, but put old tires on your car and dive the hour to Plattsburg (pick a different crossing than Lacolle) aget tires and other stuff there. Much better bang for the buck.

    Snow blowers ... ditto

    Tempos.... R U kidding me.... those things are an uglu eyesore. Like the other guy said, get a shovel. Drop the remote and get off yer butt and shovel the Canadiana off your driveway.

    The tires shouldn't be a problem. But I really would like to know how to get a snow blower across the border without declaring it.
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    It strikes me that

    "snow blower" might be a nice euphemism for coke whore.
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    It all depends on your circumstances.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy Montana
    In other words, a snow tent serves to blow or shovel the snow that's being accumulating on the sides (which are typically difficult to access and/or part of the neighbour's property) where it could have been easily blown and shovelled away from the driveway.

    I'll stick to my snowblower.

    I have 3 cars, and a double garage with space in the driveway for 2 cars,
    1 car is not driven in the winter and the one car goes inside. I have a single car tent because I do not want to be dropping snow from my tent on to the neighbours driveway. The snow blower does a good job taking the snow off my walk way and removing snow off the driveway that is not covered with the tent. It also gets reid of the snow that the city piles up in front of the driveway in a snow storm.The tent is good for kepping the crap and ice off your car in the mornings. I just start and go, otherwise it will cost you 20-30 minutes or more to get going.

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    Info for all you guys with the busted car tents.

    If any of you have damaged car tents go to TEMPO at 250 St. Rose near Blvd. Laurentide to get your tent poles and tubing. This is the only place I know of. I visited Reno Depot and Rona and they both told me that they were even out of stock on Wednesday. ( the day of the wind storm ) the Poles and tubing go for abour $10 - $12 each.

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