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Old 09-07-2016, 07:17 PM   #11
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Thanks for the beach ball suggestion.

We get very heavy snows here in Colorado Springs, not continually, but several times a winter that melt within days. So my DH built these boxes (which are sturdy but not heavy) and we will put a tarp over it all and rather than wrap, we plan to stake the sides out sort of tent fashion for circulation.

There is a brace between the skylights. He made another box for the long window. Each sit a couple of inches above the skylights. HR has plans to anchor the boxes with side pieces to prevent movement. The slat construction is for venting, but strong enough for snow weight.

We will see.....comments are welcome.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:21 PM   #12
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Another photo....I tried to attach more to the other post but wasn't successful.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:13 PM   #13
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Thanks! We are considering staking out the sides of the tarp almost tent style since we have the room and it would be easy to keep the tarp fairly tight and allow for air circulation. Also, because of the amount of snow we can get here, my DH is building protective boxes out of 1X6 with plywood slats across the top. He finished the one for the long bubble window, the slats will allow for air circulation, but support snow, and the whole box isn't really heavy and rests on the side not the roof itself. We really liked the box idea. The 1X6 frame is the perfect height to be above the windows.

What do you think?
I'd recommend using some type of protection to keep the wood from touching the camper. Something like split pool noodles or pipe insulation covered in microfiber cloth.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:03 PM   #14
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We thought of that but since the wood only touches the black edges of the roof, not the white part of the roof we didn't think it would be necessary. Something to consider!
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:21 AM   #15
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The wood structure you made looks good.
Where I live, during the winter it is just wind and sometimes strong rain.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:51 PM   #16
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JoArt. How do you keep the swim noodles in Place? Thanks.
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We haven't figured out the noodles yet...for the corners etc. Open to suggestions though!
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:03 AM   #18
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We live in West Michigan and get pretty crazy snow. We bought a cover from The Cover Store. It was a bit big but we were able to tie it down well and had no damage this spring. It is lightweight and breathable. It is a sad day the day we cover up for the winter...
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:59 PM   #19
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I make a slit cutting along one side of the noodle (lengthwise) and then I tape them in place with "frog tape" (not a lot) that I purchased at Home Depot. The cover keeps them in place if it is strapped in place underneath.
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