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Old 08-01-2014, 06:11 PM   #1
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Carriage Cameo

Just put in an offer on a 2010 Carriage Cameo 5th wheel. Anyone out there have one?
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:55 AM   #2
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Cameo is an excellent brand. They went out of business a few years back. Good luck
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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Got it! Yay!
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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How'd they go out of business if they were so great? I've never heard of anyone with a great product going out of business before, typically they continue to expand and grow. Companies that go out of business do so due to lack interest which is usually due to not being so great if you know what I mean.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:12 PM   #5
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How'd they go out of business if they were so great? I've never heard of anyone with a great product going out of business before, typically they continue to expand and grow. Companies that go out of business do so due to lack interest which is usually due to not being so great if you know what I mean.
Was in business for over 40 years. Great fivers. At the risk of repeating what is on the web as to why Carriage went out of business.....it was not due to a poor product.....it was all upper management who ran them in the ground.
At any rate, I had a 2011 Cameo and loved it. So much so that we purchased a new 2014 Lifestyle that is a carry-over of the Carriage and built mostly by former Carriage employees. The Lifestyle is an Evergreen product.
Please check out the Lifestyle/Carriage Owners Forum on line. Great people and a wealth of info. Good luck, Phillip
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How'd they go out of business if they were so great? I've never heard of anyone with a great product going out of business before, typically they continue to expand and grow. Companies that go out of business do so due to lack interest which is usually due to not being so great if you know what I mean.
Heard of Teton either? In the RV business, if you are priced too high, usually that's what happens. The majority of people want "quality," but then they don't want to pay $100K+.

Now, Cameo was a good trailer. It was built by Carriage, and it was their entry level unit. The Carri-Lite's were their upper end. Still better than the average RV.

With any trailer, it can be abused and not be worth much.
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Most companies needs to keep with the technology and business practice. Just quality without price competition in
these times does not cut it.
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Fair enough, thanks for info, sorry to derail this thread. I'm fairly new to rving and until this site had only heard of or seen around my area keystone, Jayco, airstream, and winnebago. Amazed at how many there actually are that you see more dominately in other geographical locations. Pretty interesting actually
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we have a 1998 carriage carrie light and it still looks like new on the inside. just goes to show how well built they were.
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Congrats Chattysusie....we had an 08 Cameo 35SB3 and loved it!! When we went to buy our current 5th wheel, I was really looking for a nice used Cameo or to step up to one of the Royals or Carri-Lite units but we were not patient enough to do so and ended up buying a 2014 Winnebago Destination 36RL. The W is really nice, but there are things about the Carriage that we miss. Enjoy your Carriage....it will serve you well!!
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I live in a 2008 Cameo and I couldn't be happier.
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After having worked on many different brands over different years, the Carriage products always have been of a good quality. Their fit and finish has always been good. When I walk into them I don't feel like Im going to break things simply by bumping into anything too hard. So many of these new trailers, regardless of brand, look and feel as if they'll simply fall apart if you don't keep your hands in your pockets. Besides, I have a pet peeve about fake wood found in many units nowadays - simple masonite or particle board covered with faux/fake woodgrain stickers to make it look like real wood.. ugh... Nonetheless, IF the unit youre looking at has been inspected, well maintained, not beaten up and is leak free you should be fine.
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