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Old 01-12-2019, 08:59 PM   #1
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Snow

We just got about a foot of wet snow here in the Midwest and was wondering about snow on top of a 1994 Tioga Arrow. We have a cover over the whole rig but the foot of snow on top of it worries me. Is the roof strong?
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:08 PM   #2
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I'd have to say if you can walk or stand on the roof, you should be OK.

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Thanks. We were on the roof this summer sealing around some of the vents with no problems. I hate to try to remove any snow now with the cover on top not know where the vents are for sure.
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Removing snow from RV Roof

We have a long handled snow rake. The scraper is made out of foam. I would take as much snow off the roof as you can.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:24 AM   #6
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A foot of snow should be fine. I use a ladder with the top wrapped with a towel against the side of my motorhome and a soft push broom to remove the snow. My RV is covered as well. I normally remove the snow when it gets over a foot. If it gets too deep , it is much harder to remove. You can only remove a small area at a time and you have to be careful working around the vents.
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Snow

Thanks for everyone's help. I noticed that some of the snow melted and now there is ICE formed on top. Will see if I can get some of it off tomorrow.
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I have shoveled mine off four times this winter. I usually put it in storage for the winter. The last two winters we have went south with friends. A foot of snow is probably getting to the max you want on it. If you get rain on top of the snow, it gets very heavy, and the odds of it backing up some where and causing a leak increase. It is usually better to remove it when it is light, then to wait until it gets wet and heavy. If it is light and reasonably fluffy, a leaf blower works good to remove the snow. This way you dont have to worry about hitting anything on the roof. As you have the roof covered, you dont have to worry about blowing snow up under an air conditioner or anything like that. Try it, you will surprised how easy it is to remove the snow from a ladder beside the rv, or get on the roof. Cheers
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Thanks for the info. Sounds like a good idea.
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A cubic foot of snow weighs about 20 lbs. If you weigh 200 lbs and are standing on the roof of your rig, feet togather, well thats 200 lbs your placing in that same area. That would be equivlent to 10 feet of snow!!!
A foot of snow is no big deal. Just think of all the rigs sitting at dealers/factories in Indiana. They sit for an entire winter, with no problem.
I've had as much as almost 3 feet at times on our Lexi, and never worried about it.
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