Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2011, 08:22 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Traveler II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lindstrom, MN
Posts: 143
It was back and forth, (Cardinal vs. Cameo) but we place an order for a new Carriage Cameo. We should have it by June. We will miss our Cardinal---it's been good to us. We did looks at the new Cardinal and like I said before I think the quality of our 2008 Cardinal is better than the new models.
__________________

__________________
Jim and Jane
2008 Cardinal 30TS
Trail Air Pin Box, Center Point Suspension
Reese 18K hitch - Garmin 1690 GPS
2008 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 Duramax/Allison, Long Box, Smartair
Nights camped in 2011: 120
Traveler II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 08:43 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Posts: 174
I have a 2010 Cardinal and shopped a lot. I disagree with your evaluation of lessor quality in new Cardinals, ours seems well built and appointed. I believe it is equal to or better than the so called industry leader Montana and others in the same price range. As for frames, just about all manufacturers get them from the same supplier, so if one manufacturer has bad frames, then so are the others.
__________________

__________________
Big bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 10:06 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canandaigua,New York (The heart of the Finger Lakes)
Posts: 487
Carriage Cameo.................Way better rig than the Cardinal could ever be!! Cameo is in a next class way up !! Been to there factory (Carriage)..all I can say is WOW. You pay for what you get !! Nice !! Have Fun and enjoy !!
__________________
BigRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 12:19 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Traveler II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lindstrom, MN
Posts: 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRed View Post
Carriage Cameo.................Way better rig than the Cardinal could ever be!! Cameo is in a next class way up !! Been to there factory (Carriage)..all I can say is WOW. You pay for what you get !! Nice !! Have Fun and enjoy !!
Thanks BigRed, like I said we're going to miss our Cardinal, and the people at Cardinal have been great to work with. For that reason we looked and looked at both the Cardinal and a number of different companies. As far as the Montana is concerned I believe that the Cardinal is a better rig, but you are right when we looked at the Carriage Cameo it was hard to compare. They make there own frames to meet the needs of their line and what I can see the quality is outstanding.
__________________
Jim and Jane
2008 Cardinal 30TS
Trail Air Pin Box, Center Point Suspension
Reese 18K hitch - Garmin 1690 GPS
2008 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 Duramax/Allison, Long Box, Smartair
Nights camped in 2011: 120
Traveler II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 10:14 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
I too am about to purchase a new Cardinal 3515 fully loaded but I am disturbed about all of the negative remarks. Please, someone tell me if I'm making a mistake before I spend the money.
__________________
mongoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 02:57 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Posts: 174
We have a 2010 Cardinal 3625 XL purchased in mid 2009. We are extremely pleased with the comfort, appointments, stability and quality. We do like the 36 foot Allegra Bus.


Big Bird
__________________
Big bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 02:00 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks for your remarks. It makes me feel better.
__________________
mongoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 02:53 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 12
The 2013 cardinal has great quality, especially if you have been use to living in a mud hut in the amazon rain season.
That way when it comes to repairs, and you will need to preform many, you could just use a bucket of mud to patch it up.
__________________
CARD3550 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 12:13 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
jimh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Charles, La.
Posts: 1,531
some of the earlier frames (mine was one of them) developed cracks in the frame behind the tires. believe i have read abt the problem up to 2004 or so. the repair can be done at ur expense for abt $1000. they grind out the cracks, re-weld then install cross braces between the spring supports.
mine didn't show up until a year and a half ago.
__________________
jimh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 326
I was looking at a 2013 Cardinal at my local dealer. My son in law and I went to the RV show in Green Bay. and the one I was looking at was there so i asked him to go in and check it out. when he came out his first remark was that it felt cold and uninviting unlike my 2003 33CKTS.


C.B.
__________________

__________________
cbvp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 AM.