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Old 02-16-2015, 08:34 AM   #15
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Having lived in "snow country" most of my life, I can relate.

It's not the light fluffy snow that is a problem, but if you get a warm up and it starts to rain all that snow will act as a sponge and the weight can climb exponentially. Warmer temps will also help the snow compact and turn to concrete, making it much more difficult to remove.

I agree, I'd not get on the roof. Lean a ladder up against it and use a shop broom to clean it off while it is still light and fluffy, if you can. Given the relatively narrow distance side to side I'd not worry about equalizing your removal from one side to the other.

Do be very careful - when it's that cold plastic vent covers, vent pipes and even A/C covers are very brittle and can be easily broken.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:55 PM   #16
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I usually head over to the storage spot after every major storm. So these past couple months it seems to be almost every weekend!! I am sure most rigs can handle some snow and even a foot or so. Murphy's Law! I would like to be better safe than sorry.

Snow on average is about 7 pounds a square foot and if you get some rain that can jump to about 21 pounds. So at an estimated 200SQFT roof that's 1400 pounds potentially sitting up there. Then if you add rain to that with little melting you could be in some trouble.

I always go over and grab the roof rake and snow blower. I rake the roof knowing where all the stink pipes, refrigerator vents, air vents and antennas are and get as much off as I can then snow blow a path all around. I like the path all around since I do go over and run the generator once a month or so and go in and check on things.

This is what I personally do and it may not be of that much concern to everyone, but food for thought!

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Man I'm glad I'm on the west coast this year. Spent the last 2 winters in the Poconos. Had all the snow and cold I wanna see for a looooooong time.

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30 degrees BELOW ZERO this AM! This IS out last winter!
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