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Old 02-25-2015, 07:59 PM   #1
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Snow load?

Might be a dumb question, but this is my first camper, and I am new to all of this. I have a Gray Wolf 26bh and live in the south so we hardly ever get snow. Well today we got it! So far we have about 5" and it is still coming down. Should I be worried or will everything be fine? Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:07 PM   #2
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Your probably fine.
I use a 8ft step later and a floor broom and gently pull the snow off the roof of my camper.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:13 PM   #3
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It certainly doesn't hurt to clear the snow, but I assure you any snow that fell on it at the dealer stayed there.
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So,what is the most snow anyone has had on their trailer roof?
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:32 PM   #5
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Five inches probably won't be an issue. I doubt that ten would be an issue. There are many RV's, still in good condition, that get snow accumulations in excess of that and survive.

Where there could be an issue is ice / water intrusion around fittings such as the air conditioner gaskets. Snow can cause an ice-dam to form, and from there water could have nowhere to go but into gaskets. For this reason, I really think that the well-cared-for RV needs to be under a good quality cover in the winter. ...either that, or the owner has to monitor the snow/ice situation carefully, and plan on replacing gaskets, caulking, etc., more often than if it were covered.
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Last year we got about 16" in one snow fall. Yep, after snow blowing the drive I got the snow off the campers roof.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:20 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help guys! I plan on getting a roof over my camper, I just got the camper three weeks ago, and now we have our first snow in five years.
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5 inches.....that's but a dusting in our parts...the trailers handle it no problem! Don't fret.
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