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Old 11-19-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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How much snow is too much ?

So this is our first Canadian winter as TT owners (we have a Roo 21RS). After just about 3 days of snow here we must have 6 to 9 inches accumulated.

My question is when do I need to be worried about the weight on the TT roof ?

We have it in storage right now, and the advise differs hugely. Some people I know brush the snow off the roof regularly, others leave it all winter.

At least right now as the temperature is - 21 deg C, the snow is light and fluffy, I will probably be more concerned in the spring when we get the heart attack wet snow.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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As far as I am concerned, unless I am going skiing, any snow is too much.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:21 PM   #3
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Last year, we had a 2 footer, and I didn't worry too much. That melted, and then we got another 20", so not a problem. But after a couple inch melt, the forecast for another 20 or so inches, and I didn't like the idea of the ~18 inches of wet snow (partly melted) already on the camper with an additional 20" or so up there. So I climbed on top and shoveled all of the snow down to the ice pack off before the next storm came through. We had a lot of snow for this area last winter.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:08 PM   #4
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The pic are from last Winter, we had 46" of snow and this was from three storms 4 days apart. The camper held up from all of that snow but the last pic looking out of the window from our bedroom cost me some money, all of the ice was so heavy it toke down a 40' gutter.
I just went out last night and bought a 30" 575cc snow blower from Sears, I hear that they are calling for a repeat from last year....I don't need snow.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:30 PM   #5
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hmm as a winter full timer fellow canadian i never thought of the snow being a problem. even with the slide outs out. I dont imagine it would be much of a problem. some people store luggage up there to!
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:08 PM   #6
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Ditto, our Roo 26RS spent 5 years outside in Eastern Ontario with nary a problem.
Two winters ago we had a staggering amount of snow (just how much I can't remember) and the trailer bore it all in stride.

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Old 11-20-2010, 08:50 AM   #7
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Rockwood06 how in the world are going to get the snowblower on your roof? Let me know? Is a good idea to stop the rain gutters from falling off.
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Rockwood06 how in the world are you going to get the snowblower on your roof? Let me know? Is a good idea to stop the rain gutters from falling off.
Well, i am not sure how the snow blower is going to end up on the roof, but you did make a point and i didn't think about until just now, i should had have snow gutter installed instead of rain gutters.
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We are originally from CT, moved to Fort Lauderdale and lived there for several years, and now live in South Louisiana. Our answer to "How Much Snow is To Much?" is ONE FLAKE! It has snowed here a few times since we moved here about 6 years ago. Last year and the year before we got enough to cover the roads (what a nightmare). If I have to get a shovel or snow brush out we are packing up and going further south!!!!!!!! We hope to use our camper year round. Good luck! I know this really has nothing to do with your actual question, but I was drawn by the "subject" of the post!
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:15 PM   #10
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I don't worry so much about the amount of snow.It's when it starts melting and re-freezing that bothers me.
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