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It It Better to Take a Trampoline Down in Winter?


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#1 2Young2BBald

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:39 PM

Living in the midwest, I am inclined to take the thing down, but the memories of just what a PIA it was to set up are still with me. Plus, we can get a warm few days where it could be used.




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Posted 23 November 2008 - 03:49 PM

It's less hassle just to clear the snow off of it as needed. Anchor that thing down, though. A good wind caught mine and blew it over my roof and into the neighbor's driveway.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:13 PM

Living in the midwest, I am inclined to take the thing down, but the memories of just what a PIA it was to set up are still with me. Plus, we can get a warm few days where it could be used.

I have left a trampoline out for 8 years without a problem in Michiagan. The springs are getting a bit rusty but a little WD-40 on the springs and you are good to go.If we got a little too much snow I would just clear it off. Othwise it bowed a bit but held up fine.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:26 PM

Tie down a tarp over it.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:19 PM

Living in the midwest, I am inclined to take the thing down, but the memories of just what a PIA it was to set up are still with me. Plus, we can get a warm few days where it could be used.

I can't imagine five feet of snow would tax it more than your momma would.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:28 PM

Isn't this a Jeff Foxworthy skit? "When you leave your trampoline up all winter. . . ."
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:00 PM


Living in the midwest, I am inclined to take the thing down, but the memories of just what a PIA it was to set up are still with me. Plus, we can get a warm few days where it could be used.

I can't imagine five feet of snow would tax it more than your momma would.

This is the best you could come up with?


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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:06 PM

Just turn it upside down. Problem solved.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:04 AM



Living in the midwest, I am inclined to take the thing down, but the memories of just what a PIA it was to set up are still with me. Plus, we can get a warm few days where it could be used.

I can't imagine five feet of snow would tax it more than your momma would.

This is the best you could come up with?

Yes...while still remaining "excellent".We can't answer your question without knowing the number of springs and their specs, the amount of snow/rain you anticipate, and the surface area of your trampoline. Given that, someone might do the mickymat and determine an answer.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:09 AM

Growing up in Michigan, I noticed that a lot of people had trampolines that they left out in the winter. I'm sorry but rusty, winter trampoline guy is about the same as summer Christmas lights guy. Just take it down.