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Old 10-18-2014, 10:04 AM   #11
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Yup , it's 13' 6". If they were any taller I know an overpass over I-10 in Houston that would have AC units stacked up under it. It's 13' 6".
It's always a good idea when you hitch up the first time to get up on the roof and measure from your highest point to make sure. It will give you some piece of mind.


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Old 12-29-2014, 10:26 PM   #12
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Just purchased 2014 Cardinal 3850RL. Sitting on the scale hooked to truck it measures 13'9". The booklet also says 13'9". I see that on the 2015 models they have changed it to 13'6". Any advice on information to let us know clearance information?
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:09 AM   #13
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We too are having the same issue...ours is measuring (cardinal 3850 year 2015) 13'9" when hitched ....we noticed on I 75 there is a bridge that says 13'7" in Detroit! Is there any maps we can download or anywhere else to get bridge Heights down 75?
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:24 AM   #14
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I am in the processing of ordering a 3850RL and the height is a concern of mine. The pamphlet gives the height at 13.6. I can not wait to see if it is correct or not.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:48 AM   #15
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I think the mistake we made is ordering the extra air conditioning unit upfront.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:07 PM   #16
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Get a truckers Atlas it . You can buy one in any Truxk stop. In the front it will show the low bridge hts for all hiways trucks can travel on. You can also download Truckroutes.com on your smart phone . It uses google maping and will route you around low bridges. I still don't understand why Cardinal got it in thier collective heads to make the trls taller. Semi trls have a standard 13, 6" height. They really need to rethink it. You can also get a Rv or trucking Gps and put in your data and they will route you but always double check with your trucking Atlas. Remember that things change and when in doubt don't go under. New York heights are measured from the curb not the road. Hope that helps.
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:09 PM   #17
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My wife thinks that we needed the second air...not sure but we will be measuring as soon as it gets to dealer.
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:17 PM   #18
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We have the low profile A/C on the 3800FL Cardinal. I does not seem to add much height though. It is at the dealer for another 2 weeks. I will set up on my truck and laser check it for the true height on my set up.
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