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brocja01 11-26-2014 02:35 PM

Snow on Roof
 
Hey guys, par for the course I'm scheduled to get my RV into covered storage this weekend, which means that this past Monday we inevitably got 6 inches of snow. So the question I have for you all, is should I get on top of the RV and sweep off the snow before I put it into storage? Thoughts? Should I not step on the roof now that it is "frozen"?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
JBro

Gordon Dewald 11-26-2014 02:46 PM

There should be no problem with leaving the snow on top.

If you decide to take the snow off there are a couple issues. 1) BE REALLY CAREFUL! The snow may make it very slippery. 2) Careful not to step on any vents or skylights. Expensive to replace and very difficult when it is cold.

vettenuts 11-26-2014 03:04 PM

If the storage is heated, will the large puddle be an issue?

Gordon Dewald 11-26-2014 03:11 PM

The drive over should blow a goodly amount of the snow off if the snow is dry.

gemini5362 11-26-2014 03:26 PM

Just get in the motor home and turn on your Propane Heaters. Motor Homes are not that well insulated. By the time you can get the inside heated up to 70 degrees the snow will have seriously deteriorated I imagine.

fastcat 11-26-2014 05:11 PM

Driving with 6" of snow blowing off the roof onto the vehicles behind you? Watch out for LEO.

Mr_D 11-26-2014 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gemini5362 (Post 2325662)
Motor Homes are not that well insulated.

It really should be "some" when making a blanket statement. Ours is as good as the stick house but we had extra roof insulation added during construction.

bruceisla 11-26-2014 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_D (Post 2325765)
It really should be "some" when making a blanket statement. Ours is as good as the stick house but we had extra roof insulation added during construction.

I have R-36 in my sticks house ... and some homes have R-40 or more. That takes 7.5 inches of closed cell foam.

bokobird 11-26-2014 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordon Dewald (Post 2325646)
The drive over should blow a goodly amount of the snow off if the snow is dry.

In the state of CT, that'll get you a ticket right quick. Drivers (including tractor trailers) are required by law to clear their roof before traveling the highways.

T Gibson 11-26-2014 08:15 PM

See the other posts on his MH and going thru the skylight. Just be very careful... Snow Rakes are the way to go.

njs42 11-26-2014 09:31 PM

With a ladder I was able to scrape a tremendous amount of snow from the roof of my MH working from the sides. Depending on consistency it would break up in big chunks and drag a lot off so eventually and in a short amount of time it was virtually cleared.

spritz 11-27-2014 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bokobird (Post 2325820)
In the state of CT, that'll get you a ticket right quick. Drivers (including tractor trailers) are required by law to clear their roof before traveling the highways.


I tried this trick a few weeks ago never again, I could not see out the rear widow so I can't imagine what the car's behind went thru.
This time I took her in for genie repair and 8 hours later they had the puddle and I had a dry roof:dance::dance::dance: Snow storm on the way to the shop 30 MPH the whole way:nonono:
Tim

John H... 11-27-2014 07:44 AM

Take as much off as you can working from the sides and you won't have to get on the roof. Depending on the type of snow, maybe a leaf blower....

gemini5362 11-28-2014 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_D (Post 2325765)
It really should be "some" when making a blanket statement. Ours is as good as the stick house but we had extra roof insulation added during construction.

Interesting that they put extra insulation in your MH. I will stand corrected Most Motor Homes are not that well insulated. I think for every person that had extra insulation put in the ceiling of their MH there are tens of thousands that did not.


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