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Old 12-12-2014, 07:26 PM   #11
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Toppers are more of a concern with snow for me. When I see them sag I get worried they will tear.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:53 PM   #12
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I have had 3 or 4 feet of snow on my past trailers before. I only had trouble once when I parked it behind a warehouse and all the snow blew off the warehouse roof and buried the trailer. What you need to watch for is rain or quick thaws then 6 inches of snow will hold water and weigh more than many feet of snow. But as other stated you could do more damage by clearing it off than leaving it alone. I am going to see if I can find a pic of the time my old trailer got buried behind the warehouse.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:13 PM   #13
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I was worried about the snow weight on my 5er before I leave for Texas. The problem isn't the snow load on the trusses but how much weight on the axles when I pull down the road. I figured the best bet is to bring it up to the heated wash bay at the bus garage where I work at for the weekend before we leave. I think this would be the lazy man approach.
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:17 PM   #14
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I was worried about the snow weight on my 5er before I leave for Texas. The problem isn't the snow load on the trusses but how much weight on the axles when I pull down the road. I figured the best bet is to bring it up to the heated wash bay at the bus garage where I work at for the weekend before we leave. I think this would be the lazy man approach.
Or drive under a low overpass. Lol.
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:26 PM   #15
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It seems to me it would take a huge snow load to damage an RV roof. But I can see snow melting to some degree and running into crevices or vents, or re-freezing and thereby cracking something. I did try to remove a particularly heavy snow once, and I had lots of trouble, not to mention the extreme danger of climbing around up there. I say keep the vents shut tight to avoid or lessen water infiltration and let warmer temperatures or that low underpass to remover it.
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