Originally Posted by JJMON
I have been googling and had sticker shock when seeing some of the prices on covers. I found one for $190, but I would guess wouldn’t last long or perform well. (You get what you pay for) For those in northern states with persistent snow cover, I’m sure it’s important to remove any accumulation from the roof on covered unit. How do you do this? Ladder and push broom? (Not being on the roof)
Do nothing: The snow doesn't really accumulate on the roof that much in the winter. Usually the wind and the material on the top of the cover make it so the top doesn't get that much snow.
Its very difficult to get on the top in the middle of winter with 2-3' of snow around the RV, and the cover frozen to the ground. So I just leave it...
Here is our Axis the first winter we had it (no cover): Note the amount of snow on the ground vs the amount of snow on the roof (I did not clear it off):
Honestly I don't think snow on the roof is that much of a problem. Sure it can weigh a lot if it gets really deep but I haven't seen it get that deep. We've had an RV for 20 years now (2 TT's, 1 5er, and the Axis), have been storing our coach in the same lot for about 15 of those 20 years and have never seen our RV or any in the storage lot have any damage from the weight of the snow on the roof. (There are a few "abandonded" RVs in the lot that look like they have been sitting there since the 1950s--the roof is still intact.)