Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2013, 08:06 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 653
Do you shovel off your TT Roof?

With the current snowfall predictions of 1-2 feet with Isolated area's of 30+ here at home in Mass... a question occurred to me. Should one shovel off the roof of their Travel Trailer?

I know if you do, you need to be extra careful not to scrape the rubber roof and tear it, but do you have too? and why do you do it? Timing could not be more perfect for me as I traded in my 2011 23J last week, and I don't take delivery until March/April so this is just a general question that has crossed my mind.


2013 White Hawk 28 DSBH
2011 Jay Feather X23J (traded-in)
2011 Ford F-150 XLT w/towing package
RoadMaster Active Suspension
Reese Trunnion Bar WDH w/Dual Cam sway control
jdorant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Doug's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southwest Ohio
Posts: 4,285
With that much snow, I would broom it off for the most part.
The weight and melting/freezing just gets all that water potential off the roof.



Southwest, Ohio
2016 Toyota Tundra SR5, 5.7 V8
Doug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 09:43 AM   #3
Senior Member
edowsfamily's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Central Connecticut
Posts: 441
With any snow fall over a few inches I clean off the camper, I use a "sno broom" it is soft foam and about 12" long. works great. I have done this for all our campers. then I will get the roof rake and do the house.

2011 GMC Serria Ext Cab LB
2012 Jayflight 22FB
edowsfamily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 11:28 AM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 56
Yes, I would use a broom and get the snow off if we were going to get that much snow. We had a storm earlier this year with 14" and I pushed most of it off with a broom. Most of the recent storms have been heavy icy snow that won't move and I have had to unfortunately leave that on.
Jayco Swift SLX 184BH
dlindsay001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bellefonte, PA
Posts: 167
With that about of snow expected, I would at least take a big part of it off but be VERY CAREFUL. In central PA that would be state of emergency and I couldn't get to the RV anyhow. I just let mother nature and the sun take care of what little snow we do get.
Jayco 2012 36BHDS
On permanent site in Central PA
Denny, Melissa, Talia (granddaughter) & Tango (Golden)
paflyfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #6
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 56
DO not walk on a snow covered roof use a ladder and push it off the other side.. And do not use a snow blower it says so in the users manuel....
rheyco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 415
Rheyco...you made me giggle...silly images in my mind....

3 kids and Buddy the Dog;)
Victoria, BC

2010 JayFeather 23K
05 GMC Envoy XL
McMonk is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.