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Old 09-25-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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Thanks for having us. We are new to the Forum and are considering buying a 2015 model 3850 Cardinal. Pros and cons would be greatly appreciated. Trying to decide between a new 5th wheel and a motorhome. Have owned a 30' Outback for 10 years, ready to sell and retire and hit the road running...looking at campground hosting and seeing the great US of A!!! Dan and JMarie
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:38 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Dan, lots of good info on here about fivers and motorhomes. If you have any specific questions just ask away.
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for having us. We are new to the Forum and are considering buying a 2015 model 3850 Cardinal. Pros and cons would be greatly appreciated. Trying to decide between a new 5th wheel and a motorhome. Have owned a 30' Outback for 10 years, ready to sell and retire and hit the road running...looking at campground hosting and seeing the great US of A!!! Dan and JMarie
Welcome to the forums! I only have experience with a TT so I'm not able to offer much feedback to your questions. Based on what a co-worker has shared I do know that the maintenance cost of a MH is not cheap. And from what I read a 5th wheel usually have a lot of space & storage but I don't know in comparison to a MH.

Take a peek in the various forums here and you will find lots of good reading.

Good luck.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:27 AM   #5
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We just purchased a 2015 Cardinal 3850RL. We pick it up on Oct.4th. We will be taking it out for a shake down on the 5th and 6th. We'll let you know what we think of the new 5th wheel next week. We're upgrading from a 2008 Holiday Rambler Savoy LX.
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We just purchased a 2015 Cardinal 3850RL. We pick it up on Oct.4th. We will be taking it out for a shake down on the 5th and 6th. We'll let you know what we think of the new 5th wheel next week. We're upgrading from a 2008 Holiday Rambler Savoy LX.
You have just bought one of the nicest units made by FR IMO. Have a great shake down, your probably not want to go home !!!!!!!!
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Just returned from our 3 day shake-down trip. Everything went without any issues. We like the residential refrig. Give us a lot move storage space for long outings. Lots of storage inside and in the basement. Great lighting. Air conditioning worked great. Out shake-down trip was in 100 degree temperatures and we stay very comfortable.
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Just returned from our 3 day shake-down trip. Everything went without any issues. We like the residential refrig. Give us a lot move storage space for long outings. Lots of storage inside and in the basement. Great lighting. Air conditioning worked great. Out shake-down trip was in 100 degree temperatures and we stay very comfortable.
Glad to hear that all went well. As for the 100 degree temperatures it sounds a lot like our California heat wave.
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