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Old 11-03-2015, 11:09 PM   #1
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Question Cardinal quality info

i am about to buy and then live in a 5th wheel..... fir my money..around 35k... i can buy a 2011 or so Cardinal.....but i keep getting told that they are just mid-grade Rvs.... .... i keep getting told to buy an older Carraige,Excel,NuWa,or new Horizions..... Since you guys own them, please give me some imput....... once i buy, i will be limited on what i caN SPEND to do repairs.... .
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feel free to give me a little insight.....
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:40 PM   #3
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Cardinal and its sister Cedar Creek are very well built trailers. Nothing will be as warm as a S&B home, but you will get your monies worth with them. Personally I like Cedar Creek better, but if a Card fits your budget and you are comfortable with the floor plan, enjoy!
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:16 PM   #4
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I had our Cardinal for over 7 years and other than tires and batteries it never broke. I had a few warranty items to start but they were pretty minor. Drug it about 30K miles over some really bad roads with no issues. I would suggest finding the floor plan you love and go from there.


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Old 11-17-2015, 04:38 PM   #5
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All have their issues but Cardinal are built well behind the walls and under the floor. More solid wood.
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We purchased our Cardinal 3450RL two years ago and have fulltimed for the past 18 months. We love it! We did upgrade to the Mor/Ryde suspension and disc brakes earlier this year. We also had AM Solar in Oregon install a solar system. Be sure that the floor plan is one that feels home to you.
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We purchased our Cardinal 3450RL two years ago and have fulltimed for the past 18 months. We love it! We did upgrade to the Mor/Ryde suspension and disc brakes earlier this year. We also had AM Solar in Oregon install a solar system. Be sure that the floor plan is one that feels home to you.
If you do not mind me asking...What was the cost to buy and install the solar units....
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