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Old 09-18-2014, 09:47 AM   #1
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Open Range 297RLS

We are thinking about downsizing from Cardinal 3850RL to something about 27 - 30 Ft. If we go with a "Light" we can downsize our truck from 1 T dually to a half ton...probably F150. I would like to put the car and truck in the garage of our new home and there is no way our truck will fit!

Of the few we've looked at so far we like the Open Range 297RLS. Does anyone know about the company or this model?


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Old 09-18-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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With a dry pin weight of 1450lbs I really doubt you can keep the pin under 1800lbs. By the time you add propane, batteries and gear to the front of the 5'er you will exceed the F150's cargo rating. Only way to do it is to order the Heavy Duty payload package. It comes in reg cab, supercab and super crew. The Screw is 20.3' long. It'll have a cargo rating of 22-2400lbs depending on trim levels. You can't get the HD payload package on an F150 with the 145" WB.

Must be hard to downsize from a 2014 DRW and 2014 Cardinal.

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I have a 2015 Open Range Mesa Ridge. No complaints about it so far but we have only stayed in it a couple of times as we are not full timers but try and use it as often as we can.
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