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Old 03-26-2016, 12:40 AM   #1
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Picking up this little guy on Monday

I have been reading this forum for a bit now and this is my first post here.
We have purchased a bran spankin' new 2016 Cardinal 3825FL and are so excited. We upgraded from a Keystone Carbon 327 toy hauler fiver. We made some sacrifices with the Carbon's floor plan and it has bit us in the *****. Our new Cardinal has a hugely spacious forward living room (not just a couch for 3), a great kitchen area with dining table (missing in Carbon), a huge pantry and residential refrigerator and a very comfy rear bedroom with a washer and dryer. This beauty has very nice full paint and gel coat and we also opted for the generator allowing us more time unplugged and self reliant. Upgrading batteries and inverter will happen shortly and also have plans to throw some solar panels up on top too.

We consider ourselves as part time full timers planning on several 2 to 3 week trips and at least one, 3 to 4 month trip yearly. In 2017 we are planing 5 to 6 months for an Alaska journey.


Monday at noon is our PDI and I have already talked to our tech and warned him, it's gonna take a while. This is our first Forest River product and I want to make sure I see and touch and play with it all.
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:41 AM   #2
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Beautiful rig. You'll enjoy all the plans you have for it. Many happy ventures. Safe travels.
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WOW love the big tv
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:11 AM   #4
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Nice upgrade!
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Beautiful looking rig. That is some TV you have there. It's hard to tell from the pictures but it looks to be a table top rather then wall mounted.

I wish you many great, fun filled miles with it.

Happy Trails!!
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Beautiful looking rig. That is some TV you have there. It's hard to tell from the pictures but it looks to be a table top rather then wall mounted.

I wish you many great, fun filled miles with it.

Happy Trails!!
The television does have a stand and is also secured to the front wall. It's not going anywhere.
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Could you post another picture? I couldn't see the "little guy". That huge 5'er was in the way.
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That's a Dandy....bet it cost every bit of $20K

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Could you post another picture? I couldn't see the "little guy". That huge 5'er was in the way.
Lol...I'll get some other photos on Monday during our PDI.
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We have spent most of the past two days loading up and getting familiar with the new Cardinal, living in our driveway giving it a good test and figuring out all the systems.
All has been good so far and our shake down trip is planned for Sunday returning 10 to 12 days later.
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