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Old 01-30-2010, 09:22 AM   #11
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All I've ever done whether it was our Pop-up, Trailer or Motorhome is kept them off level in the direction I want the water to flow once it starts to melt. We've had some big storms over the years but I've never had a problem.

Come on Springtime!!!!!


Good point made, I keep my campers lowest point to the rear, I off set about a 1/2 bubble. If the snow you get is dry (powder) it will blow until it starts to melt then the weight of the snow gets heavy. I have never heard of any problems with camper roofs and snow.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:27 AM   #12
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Damn MTNGUY! You do have some snow. It must be the global warming is picking up speed. It is -8 F right now. BRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:34 AM   #13
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Damn MTNGUY! You do have some snow. It must be the global warming is picking up speed. It is -8 F right now. BRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
That was a photo of the results of the December storm that came through here. We are not expecting near that much this time......thank goodness.

I am just glad that we don't have your -8. It is clear up to 16 here.
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Beautiful place you have there MtnGuy!! b
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Thanks, Bob.

Another inch or 2 forecast for tomorrow nite, with another storm headed this way for the weekend.
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Thanks, Bob.

Another inch or 2 forecast for tomorrow nite, with another storm headed this way for the weekend.
I can't wait.
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Do we need a moderator? We went from snow on the roof to forecasting weather across the country. Only kidding, we're waiting on warmer weather yoo, so we can load the bikes and start camping again.
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Last winter we had snow on the ground where I live from Dec 13 thru March 3. Over that period and in between snow falls we had some rain which did not wash away the snow. I did some research in the beginning as the snow was not letting up and found that the weight of fresh snow is 10 lbs per cubic foot. That said on a 32 ft x 8 ft wide trailer we would have 2560 lbs of weight on the roof (with only 1 ft of snow ).

I have read that wet or compacted snow can weigh 2-3 times more. When the snow started piling up last year I was diligent at removing it from the roof of the trailer (I used a step ladder at the side of the trailer and carefully used a push broom).
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In my #8 post, I showed a 2 foot snow that I didn't bother to clear off of the camper, although I was little concerned. That snow eventually melted, but in the last couple of weeks we got an additional 10" in 2 snowfalls, and I saw very little water coming off of the camper since then. Getting a little concerned with the forecast of 20 to 28" wet snow tonite and tomorrow, I decided to get up there and do some shoveling. The 10" of snow had compacted to ~6", and it was heavy, with slush and ice on the bottom. I very carefully shoveled most of it off with a portable plastic shovel that I have, so the old snow won't contribute to any additional weight with the new snow coming.

I also am prepping the trailer for an emergency shelter, in case we loose electricity.
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