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Old 02-13-2014, 08:25 AM   #1
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Snow Load ?

Just sitting here watching it snow up north (wish i was there ) and just wondering if TT's are capable of snow load on the roof ???

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Snow is likely not going to affect it unless it's more than a foot deep. The danger lies underneath as the snow melts and turns to ice.
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Just sitting here watching it snow up north (wish i was there ) and just wondering if TT's are capable of snow load on the roof ???

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That's a good question!
I also wonder how much weight RV roofs are designed to carry.

Here, in the northern half of Wisconsin, building codes require that all residential roofs be designed and built to withstand a minimum of 40 lbs per square foot.

As of yesterday the snow on the roof of my coach was 20" deep.
If I'm not mistaken, 20" of snow can weigh as much as 21 lbs. per sq. ft.
If every sq. ft. of 20" deep snow weighs 21 lbs, the total weight of the snow on the roof of my 35' coach is about 5,500 lbs.

BTW, as I type this, it's snowing again!

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Well, I have not walked on a TT roof but I do walk on my Class A, I am over 300 punds and wear size 12's. so that's about 150-200 pounds per square foot where my feet stand.

That's a whole lot of snow.
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Snow is likely not going to affect it unless it's more than a foot deep. The danger lies underneath as the snow melts and turns to ice.
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I agree that if/when the snow on a RV roof melts and re-freezes the resulting ice can cause damage.
However, the weight of snow does not increase when the snow turns to water and/or ice.
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