Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-05-2015, 02:49 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
Cover for FR3 30DS

can anyone tell me if I should purchase a cover for my FR3 when I am not using it in the winter? We are new at this and I want to take care of Big Ben ( our name for the FR3 ).

Thanks in advance for any help.

progolfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-05-2015, 03:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
Todd157k's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: So.Cal.
Posts: 297
There are a few threads about the pros/cons of covering. It really boils down to the climate and location where your rv is kept. Sandy? Wet? Windy? Full Sun? Rodents? Do a quick search and you'll find people in your area that have posted about covers.
I bought one a few months back but have yet to put it on. I am also still "nesting" into ours as I'm sure you are doing. (the FR3 was one of our top choices too)

Congrats on the new rig and welcome to iRv2

2013 Itasca Sunova 30A
2006 Crownline 250cr
2012 Ram Laramie Longhorn
Todd157k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 04:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
vettenuts's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,950
I have a cover for mine but have now found indoor storage. Not sure where you are located but as we get even more snow in New England I am so thankful it is indoors. Not sure if you have considered this option.
2005 Newmar Kountry Star 3742 - Gas
ACME Eze Tow Dolly
2008 Chevy Malibu Toad
vettenuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2015, 03:35 AM   #4
Community Administrator
JohnRR's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 17,184

Good luck with your outcome.
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2015, 04:08 AM   #5
Senior Member
slowmachine's Avatar
Nor'easters Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alton, NH
Posts: 1,258
I purchased my MH in December as a fixer with dangerously degraded roof seals, so I bought a cover to get through the New Hampshire winter without water infiltration. First we had snow - no big deal. Then, we had freezing rain - huge deal. On top of the cover was 5" of mostly-frozen slush, topped with 1/2" of solid ice. This frozen mass was (and two months later, still is in places) firmly attached to the fabric cover. With a bit of research, you could closely estimate the weight per square foot. I didn't bother. On a bitterly cold day with 35 MPH winds, I tied a rope to the cover and anchored it to my house, ten feet away, climbed on top and painstakingly broke the frozen cake off in pieces. The rope kept the cover from blowing into the marsh behind our house. I drove the motorhome to a local shop (with pre-arranged appointment to be driven directly indoors) for roof repair. Since then, we have easily received another two feet of snow, which has been easy to carefully sweep off of the roof with a soft broom. It doesn't stick to the roof like it did to the cover.

I will not put the cover back onto the motorhome unless I am having a water infiltration emergency. We know, from painful and expensive experience, that fabric covers enable rodents to climb up the inside of the cover to the top of the vehicle and enter through vents, etc., that they could never reach without the cover. We really want a huge barn/garage, but will probably begin with a carport that can be "upgraded" into a garage over several years.
2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40PBD
Freightliner XC, CAT 3126B
slowmachine is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New dash cover! RTegarini Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 13 08-13-2014 04:16 AM
Cover questions gazingm42 Travel Trailer Discussion 4 08-12-2014 03:42 PM
RV Cover Hoist Gadget Man iRV2.com General Discussion 7 04-12-2014 06:36 PM
Cover or not to cover motorhome umcontractor Newmar Owner's Forum 12 01-28-2014 08:46 PM
To RV cover or not to RV cover rangerbob iRV2.com General Discussion 28 10-13-2013 10:13 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.