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Old 10-27-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Compare: FR3 to Fleetwood Storm

My wife and I are considering the FR3 and Fleetwood Storm motor home. I would like to get feedback from owners on their experiences with these two models. If you would be willing to share your evaluation of your motor home and the things that drew you to purchasing that model, I would appreciate it.
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We have a 2011 Storm 32BH with about 11000 miles on it. This year we added almost 6000 miles traveling down the west coast pulling our toad. We've never had any problems with this coach, except for a rattle under the dash that I fixed myself.


We never stay longer than 1-2 days at the same site, which means we it gets lots of exercise like opening/closing our slides, leveling, etc.. In fact, this year more than 70 times..
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Trying to close the deal on the storm and pick up this weekend. We looked at all entry level As and the FR3 and was one of my top picks. We narrowed it down to the Storm, Fr3 and ACE. They all three seemed the same quality to us. Ultimately the fr3 was disqualified from our search because they lacked a bunk model ( I have 4 kids). Consistently the Storm seems to be about 10k cheaper than the ACE and FR3 in our area.

My opinion, the 3 has a better dash layout and nice storage. I like the awning size and outdoor TV. I also like not having slides on the camping side of the coach. The couch in the 3 is sweet with the built in recliner and sofa bed. The cockpit seems a bit smaller than the other two, but that is not a bad thing. They have a better placement of the backup camera system than the storm. The placement of the generator exhaust on the 3 is really bad being under the slide on the model we looked at. That borders on dangerous to me. It would be hard to vent the exhaust. Also, much of the camping side storage is for propane and batteries. The main storage is on the opposite side under the slide. The little twist latches with key is a real hassle for me on exterior storage.

The Storm has full body paint at a lower price point. The body paint will last much longer in our climate than the gelcoat and graphics package. The outside media center on the storm is cartoonish compared to the 3. But, the Storm has much more pass-thorough storage. I think the price, slam shut doors and full body paint is what lead us to the storm.

I own a Forrest River travel trailer and it has been a good product for us. All the big stuff works, but little things like trim and molding have had problems. I have done a few very minor cosmetic fixes to my TT.

Both seem to be comparable quality. Both seem to have good quality. I have spoken to other campers about their fleetwood coaches and not many have bad things to say.

Hope this helps,
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Thanks for the straight forward comparison.
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Trying to close the deal on the storm and pick up this weekend. We looked at all entry level As and the FR3 and was one of my top picks. We narrowed it down to the Storm, Fr3 and ACE. They all three seemed the same quality to us. Ultimately the fr3 was disqualified from our search because they lacked a bunk model ( I have 4 kids). Consistently the Storm seems to be about 10k cheaper than the ACE and FR3 in our area.

My opinion, the 3 has a better dash layout and nice storage. I like the awning size and outdoor TV. I also like not having slides on the camping side of the coach. The couch in the 3 is sweet with the built in recliner and sofa bed. The cockpit seems a bit smaller than the other two, but that is not a bad thing. They have a better placement of the backup camera system than the storm. The placement of the generator exhaust on the 3 is really bad being under the slide on the model we looked at. That borders on dangerous to me. It would be hard to vent the exhaust. Also, much of the camping side storage is for propane and batteries. The main storage is on the opposite side under the slide. The little twist latches with key is a real hassle for me on exterior storage.

The Storm has full body paint at a lower price point. The body paint will last much longer in our climate than the gelcoat and graphics package. The outside media center on the storm is cartoonish compared to the 3. But, the Storm has much more pass-thorough storage. I think the price, slam shut doors and full body paint is what lead us to the storm.

I own a Forrest River travel trailer and it has been a good product for us. All the big stuff works, but little things like trim and molding have had problems. I have done a few very minor cosmetic fixes to my TT.

Both seem to be comparable quality. Both seem to have good quality. I have spoken to other campers about their fleetwood coaches and not many have bad things to say.

Hope this helps,
FM
get the storm... way better built...the cabinette a bad in the fr3 as is the whole build... lots of cut corners ... the dash is horrable flops up and down
and drives you nuts... I used to get a new storm every year.. never had any issue's.... the fr3 .. got rid of it after a mo.
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