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Old 12-26-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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Snowtop during storage

we are new to being in the north. We winterized and stored outside our fifth wheel. Should we visit once in a while and remove snow gathering on roof or does it realy matter? With the economy this State is broke and thus has not turned on the heat yet so it is bloody cold here.

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Old 12-26-2010, 10:35 AM   #2
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We store ours indoors for the winter. We know people that store outside that go out and using a push broom brush off the roof if the snow gets too deep. I would worry more about ice than snow on the roof. I'm sure there are many that don't worry about it at all. I'm also sure there are some that wish they had worried about it before the roof developed a leak. I guess it all comes down to how much you are concerned about it and how much snow you get in the winter at your location.

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Old 12-26-2010, 10:42 AM   #3
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Generally, the snow will not gather to a depth to cause a problem and trying to remove it will cause more damage than just leaving it. Does not hurt to visit it a few times and just check to see that there is nothing that might cause a problem in the spring.
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:27 PM   #4
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slippery ... snow rake

Be very careful if you decide to get up on the roof ... fiberglass is very slippery when it is snow covered ...

You might be able to get a lot of the snow off the roof with a snow rake ... snow rakes are available at your ACE or TRUE VALUE hardware store ...
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:51 PM   #5
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I doubt your RV roof will ever accumulate enough snow to sustain any damage.
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