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Old 08-25-2006, 10:04 AM   #1
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Good morning all.........
The wife and I are looking forward to moving up from a PU to a 5er in the spring and have been looking at the differences between a Cardinal 34QS and a Montana 3475RL. I guess my question is, has anyone out there compared the differences between the two companies?
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I can't help you with your question, but welcome to the site.
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welcome, i think both are very nice units , i have the sandpiper the cardinal has more floorplans. its kinda what ever suits ur needs.. good luck happy camping.
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:16 PM   #4
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welcome aboard
as far as cardinal and others, let your miind eye guide you, go see all og em then nitpick til you find one that suits you, and also have a truck rated to pull it
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:18 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. At this stage of the game we welcome any input to narrow the field. We have a 2003 F-350 CC LB dually with a 6.0L and Lariat package that should handle what ever we decide. The floorplans we are looking at seem to be the highest priority so nit picking the differences will be challenging and fun at the same time. I see a he said she said theme here. Thanks again, Dave & Trish.
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Thanks for the replies. At this stage of the game we welcome any input to narrow the field. We have a 2003 F-350 CC LB dually with a 6.0L and Lariat package that should handle what ever we decide. The floorplans we are looking at seem to be the highest priority so nit picking the differences will be challenging and fun at the same time. I see a he said she said theme here. Thanks again, Dave & Trish.
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most imprtant is your GCVWR of 20k
we busted that first day when we picked up our cedar creek, empty we hit the scales at 20200. no food, water or gear. 1/4 tank of fuel and my 229 pound arse in the truck

373 or 410 axle looks like you go as high as 12800 2wd and 12400 4wd
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:25 PM   #7
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You're right powerboatr. It's a 4:10 with 4WD. Our scale weight is 7117 lbs. so I know it will be close. I may have to leave a case of beverage at home. Then again, maybe not. Where's the dog?
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You're right powerboatr. It's a 4:10 with 4WD. Our scale weight is 7117 lbs. so I know it will be close. I may have to leave a case of beverage at home. Then again, maybe not. Where's the dog?

yep I coulndt leave dog at home so we stepped up to a tow boss, and gained 6k in capacity but now we are almost 24k

darn truck is heavy, it needs to go on a diet, loose some tools and junk 8780 last weighin
hope you find what your looking for, i think the hardest part was chopping the list to two or three brands and floorplans then doing small 4hrs sit thrus and walk arounds in each coach to see if it worked for us.
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