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Old 02-11-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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snow load

I live in Philly and we've had 3+ feet of snow this week. How much distributed load can an MH roof handle?
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If the jacks are down, quite a bit actually.. I know I can put over 300 pounds of pressure on a square foot (Well, my two feet) and.. no problems.

However if you feel it's getting a bit deep up there.. Two suggestions

1: A shoveling we must go (or not)
2: Fire up the furnace and warm the roof.. Do this about 11am and shut it off long about 5pm, may melt the roof depending on how well insulated you are.

Oh, 3: the 3rd method of winterizing a motor home.. FLORDIA
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Mine delt with 4+ feet without issue.

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WOW MountainKowboy. Pretty amazing shot there.
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WOW MountainKowboy. Pretty amazing shot there.
wow
i agree that is one cooool picture, sort of looks like a big HR igloooooo
i would have to go and slam the door to see if would slide off
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Stay off the roof and don't break the crust and your good until spring. Anything plastic breaks real easy when it is cold and you are up there running around with a shovel in your hand.

Be there,done that.
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However if you feel it's getting a bit deep up there.. Two suggestions

1: A shoveling we must go (or not)
2: Fire up the furnace and warm the roof.. Do this about 11am and shut it off long about 5pm, may melt the roof depending on how well insulated you are.

Oh, 3: the 3rd method of winterizing a motor home.. FLORDIA
4: Store it in a mine. I've kept mine in a limestone mine every winter since 2002. No snow and 52 degrees year 'round.
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i agree that is one cooool picture, sort of looks like a big HR igloooooo
i would have to go and slam the door to see if would slide off
Couldnt get in the door....the snow was to deep. I got lucky cause it was sunny and in the mid to high 40's for the next couple of weeks. It took 4 weekends to get all the snow out of the way and off the moho to get it out and to a warmer place.
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Wow... is right. Now there's a reminder why I come to the Gulf Coast of Texas for the winter.

Mountainkowboy, where are you located?

Were from Colorado Springs, in the summer anyway.
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I used a broom to clean mine off. I just had to....don't know why, but felt better knowing it was off of there. We had the same snow here in South Jersey. I see a 5'er everyday on my way to work with snow on the roof & the slides out! That seems crazy to me
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Pounds per square inch wouldn't be very high be very high on the roof. Probably need to increase your tire pressure to help with the extra weight (lol). Probably too late to drive south.
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I think an average foot of snow equals an inch of water. That is a little over 6 pounds per square foot.So if your roof is about 8x30 that is 1500 pounds per foot of deepth. If it a wet snow the weight goes up.
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With all the rain we had today I'll bet most of your snow is gone. Happy camping, spring is near...
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