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Old 10-15-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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Just ordered a 2015 cardinal 3850

We have a few questions today... More later
How long have you had to wait for delivery? They say 4-8weeks.
Also what do you pull this size fifth wheel with? Would a F250 Ford Super Duty diesel be sufficient?
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:35 AM   #2
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Hello, that's a good looking RV. While a 250 Super Diesel may pull the weight, run the numbers by the Ford dealer. That's a heavy 5th wheel. The weight in the bed is one thing to ask. The super duty probably has stiffer shocks, maybe airbags also.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thanks, we are waiting on ordering the truck (we wanted to make sure the 5th wheel came in the color we wanted, which they stated they just stopped making the merlot, but will still make us one?) we don't feel too good about that happening.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:14 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums and congrats on the 2015 cardinal 3850 too!
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:35 PM   #5
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Charlie & Donna, I had just recently ordered a Forester a Class C and I was told 6 to 8 weeks. Our estimated delivery is November 18th. So far they are still on schedule.
Good luck with your 5th wheel.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:06 AM   #6
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we received our new fifth wheel… Finally. It is absolutely beautiful, however we think we made a mistake in ordering the extra air conditioning unit ...it seems to measure 13'9". Have any of you had any height issues? And what is the easiest way to find our way from Michigan to Florida on I-75 and look for bridge Heights? We purchased the "all stays camp and RV" app,but does not seem to do what we are looking for?
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Congrats on the unit and enjoy
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:11 PM   #8
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Charlie and Donna, we have a 3850RL on order too but just started the process last Monday afternoon (jan 26) and were told should be the last of March. Also, that is was coming off as a 2016. I am looking to change TV to either F350 diesel or gmc 3500 both will have to be SRW in order to get in our garage. Trade in my 07 Cardinal fifth-wheel for the new unit!
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:59 PM   #9
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we received our new fifth wheel… Finally. It is absolutely beautiful, however we think we made a mistake in ordering the extra air conditioning unit ...it seems to measure 13'9". Have any of you had any height issues? And what is the easiest way to find our way from Michigan to Florida on I-75 and look for bridge Heights? We purchased the "all stays camp and RV" app,but does not seem to do what we are looking for?
We have a 2013 Cardinal. We have the 2nd AC also. I have not physically checked the height, but so far it has not been a problem. Is 13'9" what you measured or is it from the brochure? From what I have heard, the printed height is not correct. Jerry.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:01 AM   #10
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The brochure reads 13'6". When left dealership it measured 13'8. Just had the hitch lowered so now at 13'6. Worrisome for sure! Did anyone get different tires or just the tires that it came with? I (Donna) thought it would be safer since the weight is so close...however the better tires would make us another inch higher?
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