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Old 02-09-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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Roof snow

Seeing that we're getting WAY more snow than normal, I was wondering what a good rule of thumb is for snow accumumlations on rooves. We have a 33' Rockwood TT (2007) and the recent storm brought 32 inches with another 15 coming tonight. Being paranoid, I got up and cleared of the 25 or so inches that was left before the next storm arrives this evening. Also, are there any concerns with running any of the systems such as heat, fridge, etc, with a roof fully covered in snow?

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Old 02-09-2010, 02:02 PM   #2
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I don't know if there's a 'real' rule, but I remove snow from mine as often as possible. Here in South Jersey, we got about 18" saturday & expecting around that much tonight. I spent my lunch hour at storage sweeping the snow from my roof. It seems the snow was shielding an inch of ice. Once I removed the snow, the ice melted in 30 mins. Now, my roof is all clear for round 2!

Whatever you decide, please think safety first! My rig has a fiberglass roof & it was very very slippery

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You don't want to let it sit too long and accumulate while the rig's being heated, what happens is the snow melts and then becomes an increasingly thick sheet of ice which shy of warmer weather, there's no getting off safely. .
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A buldge on the inside ceiling is an indication of too much snow on the roof.
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