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Old 02-07-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
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Cameo by Carriage

I finally got to look at a Cameo today and I really like the looks and the quality and the two year warranty is nice also.
Can anyone tell me more about these RV's?
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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I could go on and on about Carriage Cameo. We've owned 2 Carri-Lites and now have a 2009 Cameo. Needless to say, if we were dissatisfied, we would not have returned to the same brand. I would recommend that you go to www.carriageowners.com and check out all the information there.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:05 PM   #3
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Tho we currently have a Montana, the dealer that we purchased our unit from is an authorized Carriage dealer, we spent some time and looked into those units, and as you have observed they are "Well Assembled" and the every day things are Well thought out. When the time comes the chances are very good our next unit will be a Carriage.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:15 PM   #4
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If you do a Search & put in the words Cameo &/or Carriage, you'll find several threads about that model & mfr. Positive experiences from what I read.

The dealer we bought our MH from carries the Carriage lines. I've looked at/in them & they do seem to be well made units & are beautifully appointed. If I were in the market for a 5-r, Carriage would be on my short-list.

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Old 02-09-2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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Excellent fiver, well built from a good strong company that has been making them for many years. Carriage is one of the top lines out there.

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We bought our Cameo last spring. So far we have been very happy with the rig. We did research and decided this was the rig we wanted in order to be snowbirds in the future (which will actually end up being next winter). We will see how the rig holds up with some extended use. However we were not happy with our dealer. PM me if you are in the north east and would like details.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:37 PM   #7
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Well, we've have our Carriage since we bought it new in 1996. Ours has held up wonderfully well. We just completed exterior and interior upgrades. We just wanted to freshen everything up. You can see how well it held up in the "before" pictures. Diana


OUR 38'TRIPLE SLIDE #3708 CARRIAGE CONESTOGA 5TH WHEEL PURCHASED NEW IN 1996


Our original interior was plumb potpourri


My "work" area w/computer cabinet


Note the vinyl flooring in the kitchen and bath


The work on our exterior paint was started by Precision Paint in Bremen, IN on October 6th, 2009. They also installed our carpet.

This 1st view of any actual paint on our home was even scarier-we didn't order anything this dark! It turned out to be just the base coat.

We will say this undertaking is not for the faint of heart. It took over 5 weeks instead of the 3 we had planned for. We were fortunate to stay in a guest house in Michigan but we missed our home terribly. We never want to be away from home again. But after all is said and done: The pictures speak for themselves.

We love the way our interior turned out. I am so happy to be back to wall to wall carpeting. Sooo cushy and warm and no more floors to wash. We purchased the carpet ourselves at Troyer Carpet in Goshen, IN. It was expensive but well worth it.

We liked our couch & chairs and they were in great condition so we had the reupholstered by Lester Yoder owner of the Reupholstery Shop in Topeka, IN. An Amish fellow who knows how to do quality work. We also had the hide-a-bed removed. We purchased the fabric from Mastercraft in Shipshawana, IN.

Dutch surprised me with a new computer cabinet. He had Lester's brother-in-law hand make one for me out of oak which matches our cabinetry perfectly.

Dutch took the old trestle part of our table that I just hated and cut it down and made a pedestal. What a difference.

I just love my new countertops. They were done by LUE Mfg in Wakarusa, IN. We couldn't find a replacement kitchen sink, so we had ours refinished in a light beige to match our bathroom sink. New brushed nickel faucets are a wonderful change.

We are still a work in progress. Dutch "sez" if we stop here we are on budget. We have spent $25,000.00 on the work to date. After the holidays and throughout the year, we will be changing anything brass to brushed nickel hardware. We are going to have the valances recovered to match our new interior later in the year. New interior shades are definitely in our future.

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Well, we've have our Carriage since we bought it new in 1996. Ours has held up wonderfully well. We just completed exterior and interior upgrades. We just wanted to freshen everything up. You can see how well it held up in the "before" pictures. Diana
And it is gorgeous - - just saw it three weeks ago - - looks absolutely like a brand new coach. Makes me jealous.

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Carriage has always had a good reputation and one on our short list for when we get to retire.

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WOW, Great job Dutch and Diana !!! Hope our new Cameo does us as well !!
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Man those Cameo's sure are big. Most of them weigh in at 15k or more. I hope you are going to get the right TV to pull it withou
You will need a F450, Dodge 3500/4500/5500 CC or a true Medium Duty TV. It's not that a 1Ton can't pull it it's that if you get in an accident you will be liable for overloading your TV. There are a few states that actually check the rated weight of the TV compared to the trailer in tow.
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We purchased a Cameo last year. Although used 3 yrs 35CKQ (new to us), we couldn't have asked for more. There is luxury, comfort & yet durablity. The unit was used by retired people & looks brand new inside. We are getting ready to full time in a year or two & were looking for something 4 season. The quality of the build shows attention. Although there were likely some quirks, they are all worked out. Has the Arizona room (20 windows in trailer) with dual pane. The previous people had pretty much all the options. Tows like it is not there. There is a forum for Carriage owners on Yahoo were you can hear some of the issues. Can't wait to get going again.
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There is a forum for Carriage owners on Yahoo were you can hear some of the issues. Can't wait to get going again.
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We had a few problems and Carriage was good to us. I was able to get the seals on top of the slides replaced locally. The RV tech that did the work was very impressed with Carriage. They weight each unit as it leaves the factory and ours weighted 12,400 empty. It tow es much better than out old fiver a Arctic Fox loaded that weighted 12,800.
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