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Posted: 01/12/21 04:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

Winter snows are terrible in La Quinta I hear.


I agree, couldn't get out for weeks one year. [emoticon]


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Last winter the resort in Northern MN where I leave my TT had enough snow to collapse the roof of a large barn. I have seen small steel storage sheds collapsed as well. Not one of the seasonal RV'S that I know of were damaged. My Cherokee has survived a decade of winters and it's not built nearly as well as your Nuwa.

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bucky wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

Winter snows are terrible in La Quinta I hear.


I agree, couldn't get out for weeks one year. [emoticon]

Yup, it can be brutal. The trailer would be stored in NE WA where it can sometimes snow a lot. As mentioned I don't want to spend the money on covered storage some place if I can diy my own way.


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

My biggest concern would be snow melt that re-freezes to ice at the bottom of the snow load. Ice is much heavier than snow.


While ice is heavier than snow by volume, you don't increase the total amount of water via snow melt. If it's snows a foot and melts to an inch of ice, it's the same volume of water and the same weight. It's just changing from snow to water back to ice - but you didn't add any additional water or weight. Reminds of an old riddle - which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?


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colliehauler wrote:

Last winter the resort in Northern MN where I leave my TT had enough snow to collapse the roof of a large barn. I have seen small steel storage sheds collapsed as well. Not one of the seasonal RV'S that I know of were damaged. My Cherokee has survived a decade of winters and it's not built nearly as well as your Nuwa.


One of my buddies used to keep his motorhome under a carport roof. The snow collapsed the carport and crushed the motorhome.


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We park indoors now but our previous two were both outside and we never had an issue with snow or water intrusion. The sun did more damage than any other kind of weather.


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We park indoors now but our previous two were both outside and we never had an issue with snow or water intrusion. The sun did more damage than any other kind of weather.

Sun can be a killer on all trailers and boats.

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SweetLou wrote:

JAC1982 wrote:

We park indoors now but our previous two were both outside and we never had an issue with snow or water intrusion. The sun did more damage than any other kind of weather.

Sun can be a killer on all trailers and boats.


Yup especially when the trailer is dark gray (Keystone Impact). The whole side that faced south looked absolutely awful. I noticed they only did the dark gray ones for a few years and have now switched back to white.

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