Cold Weather Survival – Traction on a Volkswagen Westfalia

An important part of cold weather survival while living in a vehicle is maintaining traction while traveling in severe snow and ice. I was fortunate to be able to purchase a decent set of all terrain tires this summer. They help tremendously on the snow and ice over a standard street tire. For extreme conditions I carry a good set of tire chains that I purchased from Les Schwab tire company. These bad boys provide unbeatable traction for the Volkswagen Westfalia. I have been in 8-10 inches of fresh snow with the chains on and no problem of getting around in the mountains to go snowboarding.




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2 Responses to Cold Weather Survival – Traction on a Volkswagen Westfalia

  1. clint says:

    Hey there,
    Just sold our 88 Westy and miss it already. We “moved up” to a class C motorhome but I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point we get another Westy. We just needed more room with the kids, dog, etc… Anyways, just wanted to comment that I really enjoy reading your blog. I notice not any updates since this post. Care to share where things are at for you now and how things have been going?
    Take care!

  2. zane says:

    Awesome shot bro, i do the same thing kinda but have a chevy. Converted to haul bikes and skids of freight for shipping. Am about to step up to a sprinter for buisness reasons but would love to meet up n chill and you could take some pics of me riding too for your portfolio. Check my blog out at I have some riding pics on there too.

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