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Old 12-11-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Snow Load on Roof

Does anybody know what the allowable snow load on the roof of a 25R is?
I got a foot of snow on it now and I start to wonder.

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Old 12-11-2014, 05:03 PM   #2
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I dont know the answer, but you could cause more damage trying to take snow off, without realizing it until spring. I've had 2 ft on it without problems.

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Old 12-11-2014, 05:30 PM   #3
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You don't see dealers removing snow off the units on their lots do you? Living in Wisconsin we see plenty of the white stuff and I've never had a problem.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:31 PM   #4
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I would be very careful about going up there if there is heavy wet snow on the roof. Wet snow plus a day of drizzle will put a load of weight up there and adding yourself to shovel it off may be too much.

I know that when I had my AC replaced there were two BIG guys (pushing 300 EACH) up there working on it. I figure all that weight on a space the size of four boots means that roof construction is pretty darn strong.

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Old 12-11-2014, 06:56 PM   #5
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I had over two feet on my roof last year. I used a folding ladder, plastic shovel and a snow rake with a plastic blade to remove most of the snow. I left a couple inches on just to make sure I wouldn't damage the roof with a tool. I don't think you should have a problem with only a foot.
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:03 PM   #6
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Need a roof defroster. Maybe soneone will come up with that idea. Lol
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:06 PM   #7
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Heavy,un distributed loads are what breaks roof trusses.Up here I see a few pole barns go down from snow and what happens is that the trusses transmit so much load to the side walls that they blow out and then the whole mess drops into the room.The building code here is 75psf,which roughly translates into 4' of system snow. I have had 4' on my all aluminum enclosed sled trailer,enough weight that I could not open the man doors on the sides! But still there is not a wrinkle in the roof from it.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:56 AM   #8
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More Than 4 Feet

I'm sure you guys heard about the huge storm that dumped up to 7 feet of snow here in West Seneca, NY. last month
My RV is stored outside and had no less than 4 - 5 feet of snow on the roof after the storm. (in 24 hours)
No problems at all. Because snow is evenly distributed along the entire structure it can carry the weight.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:49 PM   #9
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A always clean my GEO T 375t MH
snow finds ways to get in thaw then freezes etc
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:13 PM   #10
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I tried to carefully remove the snow from my camper one time and succeeded to break one of the vent covers that was hidden under the snow.

I now leave well enough alone!

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