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Old 09-13-2015, 07:45 PM   #21
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In my area we get 200-300 inches of snow and we usually put it covered storage. Last winter I stored it in Arizona.
A few of the farmers here put their RVs out in a open field. Their theory is that the wind will blow the snow off it.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:18 AM   #22
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I think I would rather get a ladder to stand on & sweep off roof than actually stand on it.
Roger that! I won't climb on the roof to remove the snow - always done with a ladder and careful utilization of a snow rake.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:05 AM   #23
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Wow. I wouldn't be on an RV roof when there's snow on it. IMO, there's a much higher probability of damaging your roof with a shovel than from snow. If you must remove snow, I suggest doing it from a ladder and with a broom only.


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Old 09-14-2015, 10:15 PM   #24
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Ummm... I think I waited a little too long to get up there. But it survived with no damage or leaks anywhere.

Man was it deceiving from a distance just how much snow was up there until I decided to work my way to it and boy was I shocked.

I was very gentle removing it pretty much using my roof rake to push most of it off then glided the shovel across the cover. Once I got it down to the last couple of inches, I used my foot and hands to push the rest off so I wouldn't cause any damage to the roof with the shovel.





PS - That metal pole attached to the blue roof rake is 4 feet long to give you an idea of how deep it was.
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:39 PM   #25
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Ummm... I think I waited a little too long to get up there. But it survived with no damage or leaks anywhere.

Man was it deceiving from a distance just how much snow was up there until I decided to work my way to it and boy was I shocked.

I was very gentle removing it pretty much using my roof rake to push most of it off then glided the shovel across the cover. Once I got it down to the last couple of inches, I used my foot and hands to push the rest off so I wouldn't cause any damage to the roof with the shovel.





PS - That metal pole attached to the blue roof rake is 4 feet long to give you an idea of how deep it was.
Thats how ours looked last winter.We are in the crazy snowbelt of the lower peninsula.I wouldnt touch it with a rake,to many things to damage. We brought ours home ,new, and the next day got a 8" heavy snow,never saw the roof untill mid april.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:44 PM   #26
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Thats how ours looked last winter.We are in the crazy snowbelt of the lower peninsula.I wouldnt touch it with a rake,to many things to damage. We brought ours home ,new, and the next day got a 8" heavy snow,never saw the roof untill mid april.
I was extremely careful with the roof rake. It actually worked very well. I'd lift it up and drop it into the pile and pull towards me.. IT would pull 6-10" chunks towards me and then I'd just kick it off. Once I got to the lower half of it, the shovel was used as more of a pusher pushing it off the sides.

When I got down to the final 6" or so.. I just used my boot to slide it off. Having a cover on it made the surface slippery where the snow just slid off. I didn't have to use anything once I got close to the roof.

Then I just used my snowblower to clear a path all around the trailer. Worked well but I sure as hell will check on it more often this winter. lol
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