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Old 08-21-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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Snow on roof?

No ! Not yet anyway!

Tom washed and recoated the roof for the second time since we bought it this year. I think he will do it twice a year, Spring and Fall.

But, he asked what you all do as far as snow on the roof? Leave it, shovel it? Unfortunately, our Sunny will winter outdoors and we can get the usual heavy winter snowstorms. We've debated buying a cover and just don't know if we should invest in one. The RV dealer said these trailers are made to be outside and to do a good job on the roof and keep the caulking in good shape and it should be fine without a cover.

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Old 08-21-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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We've never used a cover, but the previous owner of our Sunny did. I can say that the roof looks almost new... Even being 10 years old already. I'm not sure how waterproof RV covers are either. Best bet is to closely inspect the roof, where any sealant is. Small cracks can let in a LOT of water!

To answer your question though... If we didn't have the Sunny port to protect our Sunny, I would buy and use a cover...

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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We haven't had much snow the last year or so but I recall a few years back it seemed to snow everyday and the snow did pile up on the roof. I think you get a bit more up in Vermont than I get. That IS a lot of weight on the roof. I never did shovel any off as the sun seemed to melt it quite a bit. I never covered my roof because I am a) CHEAP and b) I am concerned about a cover blowing in our usual wind and wearing on the edges of the roof. The extra weight you get up in Vermont (and New Hampshire) would have me thinking of a roof rake. There were a lot of collapsed roofs a few years ago up there. The key would be to take a little off the top at a time and evenly over the roof span. If you do use a cover to keep water off the top make sure it is tight AND breathable. The weight will push a lot on the top so check the seams early in the Spring before any potential leaks get ahead of you.

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