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Posted: 02/11/18 03:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you think the local RV dealers are out removing snow from all the roofs?

I can’t imagine 10” is even close to an issue.


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Posted: 02/11/18 03:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

donn0128 wrote:

Depends. Wet snow can weigh more than dry snow. If you really want to know gather 1 cubic foot of snow, melt it and weigh the water.


Would't 1 cubic of snow weigh the same if melted?

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I don't worry about it until it's 3-4 ft deep. Shoveling it almost always does more damage than the snow.

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For whatever the reason, this snow was hard to remove. It was dense and heavy.

However, it is true that dealers do not remove the snow from their inventory. Still, removing that much snow certainly reduces the weight on the roof.

This winter will be quite a test. Record snows and cold. Snowshoeing has been fun but I will trade it for spring.


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Posted: 02/11/18 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's not so much the load as it is to the melting snow underneath when it melts during the day underneath the load of snow and then refreezes at night. You don't see it put it does happen from the heat of the sun no matter how cold it is.

This causes ice dams 'under the snow' that will rip apart all of your seals around everything that is on your roof. Including the roof seals it self.

When I was up in Wisconsin I brushed the snow off everyday.

Note: Don't brush over your decals....I did. [emoticon]

Come spring I saw what I did. The decals are brittle in the cold. When I brushed the snow off them, even though it was with one of those soft extension brushes for washing RV's.....I broke all the edges.


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jerryjay11 wrote:

Would't 1 cubic of snow weigh the same if melted?

Dude... that's deep, almost philosophic!


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Trackrig wrote:

I don't worry about it until it's 3-4 ft deep. Shoveling it almost always does more damage than the snow.

Bill


In addition to the hassle, this is the bigger risk. If there really is a lot of weight, you need a shovel and you better be careful not to dig a hole in the rubber roof.

The theoretical max is around 64lb/cubic foot. That would be solid ice with no air pockets. I've also picked up loosely packed but crusted over chunks easily 1 cubic foot that weight less than 5lbs.

If it gets to 3-4ft, you might be concerned but 10" is nothing.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Trackrig wrote:

I don't worry about it until it's 3-4 ft deep. Shoveling it almost always does more damage than the snow.

Bill


In addition to the hassle, this is the bigger risk. If there really is a lot of weight, you need a shovel and you better be careful not to dig a hole in the rubber roof.

The theoretical max is around 64lb/cubic foot. That would be solid ice with no air pockets. I've also picked up loosely packed but crusted over chunks easily 1 cubic foot that weight less than 5lbs.

If it gets to 3-4ft, you might be concerned but 10" is nothing.


There's always the risk of being on the news too. "man falls off ladder trying to remove snow from RV".

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I have a no walk roof, so I need to remove the snow from a ladder on the side. I have a plastic push board made to clearing snow from automobiles. It does not scratch the finish.

There is no doubt it is a tough job, especially for this old man. Had I known we were not going to do a winter trip or that we would set a snow record, I would have put the TT cover on last fall. [emoticon]

All that aside, they are predicting 40 degree and rain and March turns the corner on winter.

So I am thinking spring.

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Somehow I can not picture a bunch of Amish fellers scampering around all those storage lots in the Elkhart / Goshen area, all carrying snow shovels.

Around here at the dealers they leave slides out, pop ups popped, and hybrid bunks open. No big deal to any of them.

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