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Old 10-13-2016, 11:06 AM   #1
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A-Frame Winter Storage - Up or Down?

I'm considering leaving my A-Frame up for the winter and was wondering how many of you have done it. Did you find this to be the best option for outside winter storage? I know, inside storage would be the best, but not available. I do have a brand new cover for the closed position, given to me when I purchased the camper. Last winter, the camper was back at the factory for repairs; therefore, I didn't have this concern last winter. Thanks, Don.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:01 PM   #2
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Hi Don
I have wondered about this myself. Last winter I stored the A-frame closed up, with a couple of packs of Fresh Cab rodent repellant on the floor. In the spring it smelled great inside, like balsam fir. I swept the snow off immediately after each snowfall with a large pushbroom. Leaving it set up all winter sure would make snow removal easier. I left mine set up all spring, summer and fall, and it seems no worse for wear. I can't wait for others to chime in with their opinions on this.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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If you are in a heavy snow area, it might make sense to leave it up. It would save you the effort of removing a heavy snowfall that might put too much load on the roof and skylights. If in a warm climate, I would rather have it down, so the side windows are not exposed to possible damage or leaks.

This year I plan to cover all the openings on the "Street" side. A/C grille and refer vents make a nice entry for mice seeking a winter home.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:50 PM   #4
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This is our second 'A' ( 04 Aliner and 16 Rockwood A212) and I like the up for the winter so the snow and rain run off the top. Did not like the snow piling up on it and just sitting there and melting.

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Old 10-19-2016, 03:14 PM   #5
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I am lucky to have inside heated storage and enough ceiling height to leave it up. I had asked a rep at the dealer if one way or the other made any difference, he said it would take tension off the roof springs and the roof gasket would not be smashed down like when the roof is latched closed. So it will add a little life to these items but the main thing is its out of the sun, rain and snow.
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Old 10-21-2016, 12:14 AM   #6
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I have been stowing my A214HW in the up position. Now there is a leak where the roof meets with the pop up. If you had an issue with a leak like this I would like to know the resolve or how you fixed it.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:08 AM   #7
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Welcoem to the forum, KLM.

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...where the roof meets with the pop up
With reference to your other post too, it is unclear to me what you mean by this. Can you clarify?
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:07 PM   #8
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Recommendation is up to keep tension off the springs. If you can'
t store it all the way up inside, at least release the latches. Springs are a bitch to replace
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With reference to your other post too, it is unclear to me what you mean by this. Can you clarify?

I have a leak coming through right under the hinge where the two metal parts come together. You can find this under the cloth in an A214HW. This is where the pop out is over the kitchen and the toilet area.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:03 PM   #10
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Hey Pooneil; I pull with a 2015 Tacoma. Nice rig.
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