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Old 11-26-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Snow on Roof

Hey guys, par for the course I'm scheduled to get my RV into covered storage this weekend, which means that this past Monday we inevitably got 6 inches of snow. So the question I have for you all, is should I get on top of the RV and sweep off the snow before I put it into storage? Thoughts? Should I not step on the roof now that it is "frozen"?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-26-2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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There should be no problem with leaving the snow on top.

If you decide to take the snow off there are a couple issues. 1) BE REALLY CAREFUL! The snow may make it very slippery. 2) Careful not to step on any vents or skylights. Expensive to replace and very difficult when it is cold.
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If the storage is heated, will the large puddle be an issue?
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:11 PM   #4
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The drive over should blow a goodly amount of the snow off if the snow is dry.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:26 PM   #5
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Just get in the motor home and turn on your Propane Heaters. Motor Homes are not that well insulated. By the time you can get the inside heated up to 70 degrees the snow will have seriously deteriorated I imagine.
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #6
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Driving with 6" of snow blowing off the roof onto the vehicles behind you? Watch out for LEO.
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Motor Homes are not that well insulated.
It really should be "some" when making a blanket statement. Ours is as good as the stick house but we had extra roof insulation added during construction.
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It really should be "some" when making a blanket statement. Ours is as good as the stick house but we had extra roof insulation added during construction.
I have R-36 in my sticks house ... and some homes have R-40 or more. That takes 7.5 inches of closed cell foam.
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The drive over should blow a goodly amount of the snow off if the snow is dry.
In the state of CT, that'll get you a ticket right quick. Drivers (including tractor trailers) are required by law to clear their roof before traveling the highways.
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See the other posts on his MH and going thru the skylight. Just be very careful... Snow Rakes are the way to go.
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With a ladder I was able to scrape a tremendous amount of snow from the roof of my MH working from the sides. Depending on consistency it would break up in big chunks and drag a lot off so eventually and in a short amount of time it was virtually cleared.
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In the state of CT, that'll get you a ticket right quick. Drivers (including tractor trailers) are required by law to clear their roof before traveling the highways.

I tried this trick a few weeks ago never again, I could not see out the rear widow so I can't imagine what the car's behind went thru.
This time I took her in for genie repair and 8 hours later they had the puddle and I had a dry roof Snow storm on the way to the shop 30 MPH the whole way
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Take as much off as you can working from the sides and you won't have to get on the roof. Depending on the type of snow, maybe a leaf blower....
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It really should be "some" when making a blanket statement. Ours is as good as the stick house but we had extra roof insulation added during construction.
Interesting that they put extra insulation in your MH. I will stand corrected Most Motor Homes are not that well insulated. I think for every person that had extra insulation put in the ceiling of their MH there are tens of thousands that did not.
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