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Old 02-12-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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No, this has nothing to do with age and hair color.

A bunch of you live in a much snowier climate than me so I am going to the experts.

Over the last 7 days, we have seen about 36 inches of snow. Should I be concerned about the weight on the roof of the trailer?


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Old 02-12-2010, 12:52 AM   #2
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36" is quite a bit, and I would imagine it's wet and heavy. If you are careful enough you can sweep it off, I would NOT use a shovel as you would probably damage the roof skin, not to mention all the other goodies up there. Also be careful of where you are stepping so you don't go through a roof vent.

You could call Cross roads and find out what the load rating is on the roof, but still 3 feet is quite a bit especially when it starts melting and refreezing possibly creating other problems.
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I had 12" on mine last year and was concerned with that amount. 36" is a lot of weight. They make a snow rake that might help get it off without walking on it. I would try to get off as much as possible but as mentioned above, be carefull of vents, antenna etc. If you can get it down to about 8-10" that should be OK.
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I was planning to use a push broom and stand on a step ladder. So far it is pretty light and fluffy, but I did not think about the melting and re-freezing.

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See now if you lived in it full time the heat from inside would melt it as it falls and then you get 12 foot icicles



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36" sure seems like alot of snow. i have about inches on mine right now. auto part store sell a cheap tool to remove snow. its a rectangle foam pad (about 4" x 16" x 2" thick) with a hard plastic piece inside, it attaches to a broom stick. we have them at work and we use them on all our vehicles. works well. also you might want to move the nose of your trailer either up or down (not level) so that any melting snow wont just lay up there...or hook it up to your truck and go for a ride.
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36" is way to much. Keep in mind on a decent length 5th wheel thats over 4K in snow load depending on water content.





Up in our area when I accumulate over a foot of snow I evaluate whether to remove it or not (fluffy or wet?)
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I cleaned it off yesterday. The pushbroom idea did not work out. I used a garden rake (tine side facing up) and pulled the snow off of the roof. IT worked well, other than the snow down the sleves of the coat every once in a while

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That wouls not have bothered me at all, The snow is pread out over such an area that I dont think it would have mattered. You locked in my thought when you said it was light.



But I'm pretty lazey and I hate doing any thing in the cold so this might have clouded my thoughts a little.
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