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Old 09-18-2016, 06:56 AM   #11
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The construction of the Cardinal vs. the Cedar Creek is completely different, laminated side walls in the Cardinal, hung side walls on 16” centers in the Cedar Creek. Both are excellent units so buy from the dealer that will provide “excellent” service after the sale.
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"laminated " as in a press or a vacume bag or? What is the exterior material?
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:32 PM   #13
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Have you seen the new River Stone line from Forest River, if not check it out.
Did that take Trilogy's place?
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"laminated " as in a press or a vacume bag or? What is the exterior material?

It's vacuum bonded and the exterior is gel coat.


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Did that take Trilogy's place?
I would not say replaced the Trilogy as the River Stone is built in it's own factory in Millersburg but would say they just added a new line of product and at 2 levels, one with more options and higher components. Their web site does not yet show the 2 different levels of units, hope they fix it soon.
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More like filled the niche that the Trilogy has vacated
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It's vacuum bonded and the exterior is gel coat.


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The "hung" walls are gel coat too,but the product is Filon,thin plywood,a layer of resin impregnated fiberglass matt,and gelcoat.My question is , what is the exterior wall material that is vacume bonded (vacume bagged) to the wall frameing comprised of? "gel coat" is a unreinforced,colored polyester resin which can be either orthophalic or isophalic in compossition,the biggest difference being (after cost) its ability tostand up to UV light with out degradeing.
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More like filled the niche that the Trilogy has vacated
I would agree with this
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I was really interested in the quality of the build and the materials used.

Have you seen the construction video on the Cedar Creek webpage. Go to Forest River RV manufacture website hit fifth wheel then click on the Cedar Creek. Under the Cedar Creek banner you will see several different subsections one of them is videos click that. There is a YouTube video labeled construction this explains how the Cedar Creek is built. Hope that helps?
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checked out the video on the Cedar Creek site but there isn't one for the Cardinal. I wonder which construction method is best for a full-timer. Not sure about the frame for the Cardinal but the C/C has a 10" I beam with a box tube welded to the bottom. What does the Cardinal have for a frame?
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