When on average does it start thawing out, of course it depends on our winters, Reason is I'm looking at possibly running to TX/NC/Great Lakes area next spring to pick up a new boat and drag it back up here. Not worried about wide loads or the trailer and truck mechanically. I'll be looking at a load of about 17000lbs behind the truck, trailer will be custom built gooseneck if I can pull the cash for it. I was hoping temps in mid-late april might allow me to drive down, and possibly return, need to be fishing by beginning of May at the latest. Set of chains for everytire will most likely be in the kit.