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Forest River RV Cardinal Fifth Wheel RVs For Sale

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The Cardinal fifth wheels by Forest River prove affordable luxury camping is possible! Whether you're a weekend warrior or plan to go full-time, there is a Cardinal for you!


Each model is constructed with a vacuum bonded, welded aluminum structure, along with a Tufflex PVC roof membrane, residential fiberglass insulation, and many durable construction materials. You will love the "Easy Clean" floors inside with no floor vents, and the electric fireplace with thermostat control and a remote is sure to make your space feel more like home. Outside, you'll appreciate the electric front/rear stabilizers, exterior shower, "On the Go" ladder prep, and even rooftop solar prep that allows for off-grid capabilities. 


Come see why Forest River's first full-profile luxury fifth wheel, the Cardinal needs to be your next RV!

Cardinal Features:

Standard Features (2024)



  • Sidewalls: 2" Vacuum Bonded, Aluminum Framed w/ High Density Block Foam Insulation
  • Roof: 5" Arched Roof Rafters 16" On Center w/ Two Layers of Batten Insulation
  • Dual Roof Vents for Breathable Attic
  • PVC Roof Membrane w/ Lifetime Warranty
  • Floors: 5/8" Tongue & Groove Plywood w/ Batten Insulation
  • Slide Box: 2" Laminated Aluminum Framed Sidewalls & Roof w/ 1" Wood Flooring
  • 2" Laminated Aluminum Framed Front Wall Anchors Sidewalls for Added Strength
  • EGS Backing Strips in Sidewalls to Anchor Interior Cabinets
  • Seamless Roto-Cast Holding Tanks
  • One Piece Molded Fiberglass Front Cap w/ Batten Insulation
  • 5" Aluminum Radius, Rolled From Roof to Sidewall
  • Electric Front/Rear Stabilizers
  • Rooftop Solar Prep (for 200W Solar Panel)

Cardinal Series Package

  • 17" 2-in-1 Oven Range
  • .9 Cu. Ft. OTR Microwave
  • 50+ Gallon Fresh Water Capacity
  • 10.7 Cu. Ft. 12V Refrigerator
  • Lift-Up Booth Dinette Storage
  • King Size Bed (All Floorplans)
  • Extra Large Pass-Through Storage
  • “Easy Clean” Floors (No Floor Vents)
  • Extra Wide MORryde Entry Steps
  • Flush Floor, Linoleum Galley Slide-Out
  • Pull Out Step Stool
  • 32" Wide Entry Door w/ Friction Hinge
  • Battery Disconnect Switch
  • Tinted Windows
  • “On the Go” Rear Ladder Prep
  • Flagpole Holder on Pin Box
  • Outdoor Shower
  • LP Quick Connect
  • “Stow N Go” Cornhole Boards (Stowed Under Dinette Cushions)

Climate Package

  • Vacuum Bonded, Welded Aluminum Structure
  • Best-in-Class Size, High Efficiency 35,000 BTU Furnace
  • 13,500 BTU Ducted A/C System w/ Second & Third A/C Prep
  • On Demand Tankless Water Heater
  • Dual Roof Vents for Breathable Attic
  • Electric Fireplace w/ Thermostat Control & Remote
  • Tufflex PVC Roof Membrane
  • 4'X8' Sectioned ABS Plastic Underbelly Armor
  • 50 Amp Service
  • Dual 20 Lb. LP Tanks
  • Sidewalls: 2" High Density Block Foam Insulation
  • Roof: Residential Fiberglass Insulation
  • Floor: Residential Fiberglass Insulation w/ 5/8" Tongue & Groove Plywood

Optional Equipment

  • Second & Third 13,500 BTU A/Cs
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Tank Heaters
  • Free-Standing Dinette w/ 4 Chairs (IPO Booth Dinette)
  • 200W Solar Panel w/ 30 Amp Controller

See us for a complete list of features and available options!

All standard features and specifications are subject to change.

All warranty info is typically reserved for new units and is subject to specific terms and conditions. See us for more details.

Due to the current environment, our features and options are subject to change due to material availability.


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Customer Satisfaction is Our #1 Priority.


At Forest River, Inc., your needs, interests, budget, and lifestyle are at the forefront of everything we do. This affects every step from design, to the manufacturing floor, and on to you, our Customer. Whatever your need—recreation, transportation, or cargo hauling—we strive to bring quality products within reach of everyone. It’s not just a slogan: “Customer Satisfaction is Our #1 Priority.”


In 1996, Forest River founder Peter Liegl had a vision. He foresaw an RV company dedicated to helping people experience the joy of the outdoors by building better recreational vehicles. After purchasing certain assets of Cobra Industries, the Company started manufacturing pop-up tent campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels and park models. Continually growing, Forest River now operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the United States producing Class A, B and C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, pop-up tent campers, truck campers, park model trailers, destination trailers, cargo trailers, commercial vehicles, buses, pontoons, and mobile restroom trailers.


Our large production capacity enables us to fill our customers' orders promptly without cutting corners or rushing through production procedures. This ensures that each Forest River product is conscientiously built and undergoes thorough, detailed inspection before it's shipped to the customer. This guarantees that every family who desires quality recreation will find a Forest River product that serves their needs, interests, budget, and lifestyle.