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Old 11-06-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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antenna up or down?

First year for winter storing our trailer outside. Should the wineguard be raised so it doesn't sit on the roof in case I need to clear snow....or down so the wind doesn't blow it around?
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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I leave mine down because of wind issues.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:12 AM   #3
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Clear snow...how much would you expect to accumulate? If it's made for a 300 lb person to walk on, I don't think you'll need to worry about snow load. We've stored ours outside the past 4 years and have never cleared the snow off the roof...lots of chance to do damage to the roof when clearing.

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Old 11-06-2011, 12:50 PM   #4
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Hey Dave, do you cover the A/C unit with anything or do you just leave everything uncovered?
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:53 PM   #5
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Rather than the weight of the snow...I was more concerned with the slow melting and chance of water penetration.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:41 PM   #6
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Hey Dave, do you cover the A/C unit with anything or do you just leave everything uncovered?
We always covered the A/C on our old Mallard with 6 mil poly tied tight around the base of the A/C with twine because the manual said to,also put poly behind the exterior fridge vent and water heater vent.This is the first winter with our Salem and we plan to do the same with it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:51 PM   #7
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Hey Dave, do you cover the A/C unit with anything or do you just leave everything uncovered?
I haven't in the past, but I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer either.

Covering the A/C unit seems like a good practice.

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I put mine down. I've had 24" of snow on the roof with no problems.
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