Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-27-2008, 01:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 21
have a 1999 trailstar tracker, very similar to a fleetwood flair. I was wondering at what point should I be climbing up on the roof to shovel the snow off?
Could I do more damage than good?
These things have a aluminum frame and are designed to walk on can they take the weight?
Right now I have about 14inches of snow on the roof and it is now warming up and starting to melt, should I leave it or get it off before it gets heavy?
__________________

__________________
zeddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-27-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 21
have a 1999 trailstar tracker, very similar to a fleetwood flair. I was wondering at what point should I be climbing up on the roof to shovel the snow off?
Could I do more damage than good?
These things have a aluminum frame and are designed to walk on can they take the weight?
Right now I have about 14inches of snow on the roof and it is now warming up and starting to melt, should I leave it or get it off before it gets heavy?
__________________

__________________
zeddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
JCM
Senior Member
 
JCM's Avatar
 
Triple E Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Williams Lake,BC Canada
Posts: 990
I just went up on my roof and cleaned about 2 feet of heavy wet snow (we were away for 1 week) off the edges and slide topper. I tried to leave about 3 inches so that I wouldn't tear the rubber. I stayed near the edge for better support. If you can use a ladder - do so. Sometimes it is better not to fix it until it is broke.
__________________
2007 Triple E - Empress Elite - Freightliner
WH 22 owner for 7 years
JCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 09:14 PM   #4
Registered User
 
mountainkowboy's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Socal Mtns
Posts: 542
I do not remove the snow from my roof.
__________________
Chuck, Ruth, & Dixie and Hanna
1990 F350 S/C Dually, 460/ZF 5spd, 1990 S&S 11 SCB C/O Camper
SEMI RETIRED, FINALLY!
mountainkowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 07:11 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
becks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Fulltime/ SE Minnesota
Posts: 2,544
I to have never removed the snow from my roof. Some years we have quite alot on roof. It has never been a problem.
__________________
06 TS-42-DS04
1040 watts of solar
2014 Jeep Rubicon/2003 Honda CRV
becks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 08:50 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 205
The only time you need to remove snow from your roof is when traveling. You are liable if it dumps on someone following you. Imagine the surprise of a 35' X 8' mound of snow hitting your car at highway speed!!! LOL!
__________________
JerryForwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 05:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
bdaball's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: MAINE, The way Life should be.
Posts: 1,091
Leave it! Weight is distributed equally if left alone. Walk around up there and you start breaking up the ice layers.
You will never see the damage you did until spring!
__________________
Tiffin Allegro Bus, 425 Cummins Freightliner XCR, Camp Freightliner, Acadia Denali, tow-N-4 Down, Blue-OX tow bar, TST Monitors, Seelevel II Monitors, Samsung Res Fridge, Progressive 50A-EMS, No Kids-No Pets, Full Time.
bdaball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 05:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Max Hubrich's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pikeville, NC
Posts: 1,724
mountainkowboy,

Wow,Oh my goodness-- That's a Holiday Rambler that's not "rambling"
__________________
Max H,
2002 Newmar Mountain Aire, 37', 3778, W-22, 8.1 Vortac, Ultra Power upgrade, CAI (cold air intake), Taylor wires, colder plugs, Koni shocks.
Max Hubrich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 05:32 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Baby Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Beaufort SC/ Harmony PA
Posts: 221
mountainkowboy:

That almost makes me cry to see a MH burried in snow like that. At least the sun was out!
Stay off of the roof!
__________________
Lee,Marge Living Our Dream-Fulltiming!
Beaufort SC, Winter Harmony PA Summer
Semper Fi In God We Trust
Baby Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 03:33 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
hamguy's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Mesa, AZ USA
Posts: 1,806
What's snow?

Coming to you from beautiful Mesa, AZ
__________________
Wretched excess is just barely enough.

2002 Itasca Suncruiser - WH Chassis - 35U - 2006 Jeep Liberty
hamguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 06:39 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
steelheadbluesman's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Zigzag, OR
Posts: 1,056
I vote whole-heartedly with staying off the roof, because the snow weight is distributed evenly and walking around on a frozen roof invites too many problems. IMHO, use a step ladder and a wide push broom, if you have to do it. -- We live in the Oregon Cascades, and I just (again) waited out a couple feet of snow on the MH roof, looks a lot like mountainkowboy's, but no worries .
__________________

__________________
'07 Itasca 35L/W22 FULL-TIMING
1000 Trails - VFW - 5 Yrs Army
"NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST"
steelheadbluesman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Liquid Roof Coating for EPDM RV rubber roof RobCN 5th Wheel Discussion 2 02-25-2009 06:20 PM
Snow Load Riverdog iRV2.com General Discussion 9 02-03-2008 07:33 PM
Roof repair questions--fiberglass roof, not rubber & Eternabond tape glfprncs MH-General Discussions & Problems 5 01-29-2008 05:59 PM
Snow on the Roof - Take it off before moving? JavaJelly Newmar Owner's Forum 5 02-02-2007 11:06 AM
Rubber Sheild - rubber roof protectant Warpath Gear and Product Discussions 33 09-22-2006 09:42 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.