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One lesson learned quickly as a new van owner is that after every winter storm, is to clear the roof completely of all snow and ice. Nothing worse than hearing it slide all over the place when driving, or having large sections of it sliding forward down the windshield. This latest storm wasn't as bad amount wise, but still.
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One lesson learned quickly as a new van owner is that after every winter storm, is to clear the roof completely of all snow and ice. Nothing worse than hearing it slide all over the place when driving, or having large sections of it sliding forward down the windshield. This latest storm wasn't as bad amount wise, but still. View attachment 71697
Sure, great idea. BUT, how do you get up high enough to do that? What do you use? Inquiring minds want to know.
 

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Having owned large vans for many years I always struggled with removing the snow from them. Luckily I developed some new habits that actually fix the issue by simply driving the van and I'll happily share my secret.











Every Fall I get on I-75 in Michigan and head South until I get to South Florida! 😂. Then in the Spring I head back. Having endured more than my fair share of Winter weather, I'm done with it. If things go well I don't plan on ever having to shovel, plow, salt or de-ice my van again.
 

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In CT, you can get a ticket for driving around with snow on top...
Yeah pretty much the same here as well @proeddie - though not strictly enforced unless some sort of incident has happened? Previously, I have always cleaned off the roof of the vehicles that I've owned. Now, more so than ever because of the amount that can accumulate up there.
 

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Also important if you have PV panels on the roof that you are relying on to keep the house battery up between trips.
 

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In CT, you can get a ticket for driving around with snow on top...
I wish that was the case here in CO, I always end up following vehicles billowing snow off the roof, or worse, having slabs break off on the highway and flip through the air and hit other cars.
 

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Here's how I tackled the "snow on roof" problem. Not sure how well it will work with lots of roof "obstacles," though.
 
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