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Old 01-19-2016, 11:13 AM   #1
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With the forecasted 3 ish feet of snow potential for the northern va area is there anything special that I need to do to protect the trailer? The trailer (312 QBUD) is parked in my driveway sloping downhill. Do I need to brush of the roof every now and then or can the roof support the weight? Any other suggestions?

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Old 01-19-2016, 11:18 AM   #2
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I always brush off my roof after heavy snow, but you can bet that if it was sitting on a dealers lot, that would not happen. Before it snows, Take a photo of the roof and know where everything ( vents, ant etc) is. I suggest leaving a buffer around them so as not to damage them, Plastic becomes pretty brittle when it is cold.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:50 AM   #3
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Leaf blower before the snow freezes on works like a charm.
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Old 01-21-2016, 05:09 AM   #4
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Best way to avoid having to mess with pushing the snow off is hook up and head south till it is not going to snow anymore.
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:00 AM   #5
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Haha I would love to head south but I work on the weekends so I can't. I guess I will climb up there and brush of the roof every couple hours during the storm.
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:34 PM   #6
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Best way to avoid having to mess with pushing the snow off is hook up and head south till it is not going to snow anymore.
I agree, but seriously and assuming you're not leaving town, when NOVA gets that amount of snow it's generally not heavy and wet. If it were me, however, I'd try to broom it off every six inches or so. Lastly, whenever they predict feet of snow, it's usually only inches.
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:40 PM   #7
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Get what you can off with an ordinary household broom. Leave the rest. The roof will be OK. You don't want to damage anything up there trying to remove snow.

And do it from a ladder. You could fall or step on a skylight. Plus your weight and the snow might be a little much.
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With the forecasted 3 ish feet of snow potential for the northern va area is there anything special that I need to do to protect the trailer? The trailer (312 QBUD) is parked in my driveway sloping downhill. Do I need to brush of the roof every now and then or can the roof support the weight? Any other suggestions?

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No problem. Know why, because your exact model is shipped to snow belt areas of the US and they get around to roof snow removal way later than you will as an owner in your own yard.
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Every RV I've ever owned stays outdoors under snow all winter long in Chicago without problems. As long as it's closed up real good, I'd let the good lord take care of the snow for you, it will melt by itself. Plus you won't kill yourself falling off the ladder or the roof.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:09 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the replies guys. I am just afraid that since the trailer is sloped that some of the snow will slide and cause problems at the front cap.
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