I am moving soon from down in the valley back up into the hills where I was 20 years ago. Back then, I did not own a camper of any sort. This will be my first winter with an egg.
In the valley, with my pop-up, I had an aluminum row boat that sat on top of a roof rack system, covering the roof vent in the process. I just stretched a big plastic tarp over the whole thing, jacked the weight
off the wheels and called it winterized. One side was close up against my shed and the other side got a snow blown path past it, so I seldom put anything down to keep the snow from accumulating up the sides.
Now I have a 16' Scamp
. I took care of the waterlines a week ago and took out everything that could freeze the week before that. Now my question is, how best to cover this thing to protect it from heavy snow accumulation.
There is an air-conditioning unit on top (which has its own cover) that will produce some "peaking" to a cover. I have my own theories about using some fiber board or vinyl molding to put some rigidity to a good cover. Want to make a lot of the snow come off on its own. Don't know yet where I am going to place the egg on the new property: near a shed, under trees, or out in the open.
I was wondering what the veterans do. What kind of tarp materials are available that won't stain, mark, or scratch fiberglass? How much weight
can an egg take? Our winters always bring some storms of 12 to 16 inches at a time. Twenty plus is less often, but not rare by any means. The other problem is that our proximity to Long Island Sound and the Bay of Maine makes us vulnerable to the fabled New England "Nor'easters" which bring very heavy, wet snow, sometimes mixed with rain and ice that can go on for days at a time. It is the heavy stuff that is my greatest concern.