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Old 07-28-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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Hi all,
This is my first post. Hoping you folks can help to point me in the right direction. I'm looking for a fifth wheel that has, and I know this is going to sound silly, a tall stand up shower. I'm 6' 6" and the showers found in most of the fifth wheels are just too short for me. I took a look at the 2015 Forest River Cardinal that has the bedroom and the shower in the rear and the living room over the fifth wheel and really liked the shower in it but I hear a LOT of complaints about the build quality of the Cardinal line in that it is marketed as their higher scale line but the build quality is the same as the entry level models.
Since this will be our first fifth wheel camper purchase and we want to make sure that we are doing our due diligence on the purchase and getting the things that are important to us.


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Old 07-29-2015, 04:11 AM   #2
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At 6'3" I can get an idea of where you are coming from on the shower height. Looking for a taller shower will, for the most part, put you in a situation where a front-living design would be best. If I recall, there were a couple models by heartland that had showers that were dropped into the floor, but I can't remember how much headroom I would have had. Either way, you could look into the Tradition 390FLS by DRV. The tradition line doesn't have quite the bells and whistles as the Mobile Suites, but they still have a lot of great features like the water manifold and ridiculous insulation, and in my opinion were way better than the Cardinal.

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Old 07-29-2015, 06:15 AM   #3
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I agree the front living models will be most likely to give you maximum head room. Might want to check out the Bay Hill 379FL. Bay Hill makes very nice 5th wheel trailers in the middle price range.
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