Cardinal Fifth Wheels

Cardinal is one of the longest standing Fifth Wheel brands in the Country, and Forest River’s 1st Full Profile, Luxury Fifth Wheel. The Cardinal Design is aimed towards all Campers, whether you are enjoying an Extended Stay, “road-tripping” from Montana to Florida, or simply enjoying a long weekend near Home, we have what you need! With Models that Sleep 2 people up to 8, enjoy the Affordable Luxury of Hydraulic Auto-Leveling and Slide-Outs, Z-Frame Pass Thru Storage, “Whisper Quiet” Air Conditioners, and much more!

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For years, we've loved our Cardinal. The quality and workmanship seems to far exceed other manufacturers. It's so nice to just hook and go. - Gary C.



Fifth Wheels


Floorplan: 312RLLE : Fifth Wheels 352BHLE : Fifth Wheels 366DVLE : Fifth Wheels 367DVLE : Fifth Wheels 377MBLE : Fifth Wheels 379MBLE : Fifth Wheels 383BHLE : Fifth Wheels 403FKLE : Fifth Wheels
Hitch Weight:1,735 lb.2,360 lb.2,330 lb.2,413 lb.2,160 lb.2,465 lb.2,015 lb.2,265 lb.
GVWR:15,500 lb.15,300 lb.15,500 lb.15,500 lb.15,500 lb.15,500 lb.15,500 lb.15,500 lb.
UVW:10,649 lb.12,344 lb.12,539 lb.11,878 lb.12,969 lb.12,534 lb.12,789 lb.13,459 lb.
CCC:4,851 lb.2,956 lb.2,961 lb.3,622 lb.2,531 lb.2,966 lb.2,711 lb.2,041 lb.
Exterior Length:35' 6"42' 5"41' 4"40' 7"42' 6"42' 4"43' 5"42' 1"
Exterior Height:TBD13' 3"13' 3"TBD13' 3"TBDTBD13' 3"
Exterior Width:96"96"96"96"96"96"96"96"
Fresh Water:60.00 gal.64.00 gal.64.00 gal.60.00 gal.64.00 gal.60.00 gal.64.00 gal.60.00 gal.
Gray Water:45.00 gal.76.00 gal.76.00 gal.45.00 gal.76.00 gal.83.00 gal.67.00 gal.76.00 gal.
Black Water:45.00 gal.58.00 gal.38.00 gal.45.00 gal.29.00 gal.45.00 gal.79.00 gal.38.00 gal.
Awning Size:TBD11' & 14'17'TBD18'TBDTBD20'

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible weight of the unit when fully loaded. It includes all weights, inclusive of all fluids, cargo, optional equipment and accessories. For safety and product performance do NOT exceed the GVWR.

GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible weight, including cargo, fluids, optional equipment and accessories that can be safely supported by a combination of all axles.

UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)*- is the typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the unit’s axle(s) and tongue or pin and LP Gas. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.
*Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity)** - is the amount of weight available for fresh potable water, cargo, additional optional equipment and accessories. CCC is equal to GVWR minus UVW. Available CCC should accommodate fresh potable water (8.3 lbs per gallon). Before filling the fresh water tank, empty the black and gray tanks to provide for more cargo capacity.
**Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

Each Forest River RV is weighed at the manufacturing facility prior to shipping. A label identifying the unloaded vehicle weight of the actual unit and the cargo carrying capacity is applied to every Forest River RV prior to leaving our facilities.

The load capacity of your unit is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading your unit.

Features & Options

  • LCI Next Generation Frame Technology, “Z” frame design & powder coated
  • “Z” frame design using 12” I-beam with 10” I-beam drop (Limited Package)
  • Sidewalls: 2” Vacuum Bonded, aluminum framed with high density block foam insulation (Extended Seasons PKG)
  • Roof: 5” Arched roof rafters 14” on center with two layers of batten insulation and radiant foil (Extended Seasons PKG)
  • Dual roof vents for breathable attic (Extended Seasons PKG)
  • Dicor PVC roof membrane with lifetime warranty
  • Main Floors: 5/8” tongue & groove plywood floors with batten insulation and radiant foil (Essentials PKG)
  • Bath/Bedroom Floors: Welded aluminum frame with 5/8” tongue & groove plywood floors
  • Slide Box: 2” Laminated aluminum framed sidewalls & roof with 1” wood flooring
  • 2” Laminated aluminum framed front wall anchors sidewalls for added strength
  • EGS backing strips to anchor interior cabinets
  • Seamless roto-cast holding tanks
  • Underbelly Armor provides rigid road debris protection and comes in 4’ sections for easy accessibility to underbelly
  • 12V tank heat pads with underbelly forced air heat and radiant foil insulation (Extended Seasons PKG)
  • One piece molded front cap with batten insulation and radiant foil
  • Full Pass Through Front Storage w/ Forced Air Heat (Extended Seasons PKG)
  • Main 12V power awning with L.E.D. light strip
  • Second 12V power awning with L.E.D. light strip (N/A 379FLLE, 403FKLE)
  • Heated exterior water and convenience center: (Outside shower w/ quick connect hose, black tank flush, easy winterization kit, water heater bypass, power tank fill, Cable and Sat. Coax hookups & enclosed low point drains)
  • Battery disconnect located in main storage compartment
  • External LP quick connect
  • Hitch Light
  • Premium bright white fiberglass exterior
  • Front Cap: Painted high gloss gel coat fiberglass with amber L.E.D. running lights
  • Rear Roof ladder
  • XL folding entry assist handle
  • Marine grade exterior speakers
  • solar prep (Essentials Camping PKG)
  • Enormous drop-frame pass-through storage compartment with forced air heat & L.E.D. strip lighting
  • Slam Latch compartment doors
  • LCI Solid Step (Essentials Camping PKG)
  • Extra large 32” X 76” entry door with friction hinge (Essentials PKG)
  • L.E.D. light package: Entry step, Goose neck, Front cap & Entry door
  • Two vented battery prep boxes
  • Waste Hose storage compartment
  • Winegard 360+ (AM/FM, TV Antenna w/ 4G & Wi-Fi extender prep) (Essentials Camping PKG)
  • 1.5” Aluminum belt rail with caps (no exposed screws)
  • Dual 30 Ib. propane bottles with auto switch over
  • 2" Accessory Receiver (Essentials PKG)
  • Auto Leveling 6 Points
  • Extended Turn front cap with hitch vision L.E.D. light strip
  • 21K Rhino pin box (Cardinal Limited PKG)
  • Prepped for rear camera (Essentials Camping PKG)
  • G – Range tires (Limited PKG)
  • 7,000 Ib. easy lube axles (Essentials Camping PKG)
  • Undermount spare tire & carrier
  • L.E.D. tail lights with back-up lights
  • 16” 8-lug aluminum wheels
  • Thomas Payne Collection theatre seats (Essentials Camping PKG)
  • Thomas Payne Collection tri fold hide-a-bed sofa
  • Decorative hard wood slide room fascia
  • 15K BTU main A/C and Bedroom A/C (Extended Seasons PKG)
  • 35K BTU furnace (Extended Seasons PKG)
  • 60 Amp converter with Charge Wizard
  • Electric Fireplace (Extended Seasons PKG)
  • Black metal exit assist handle
  • End Tables with 110v outlets & 2.0 USB ports
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • LP leak detector
  • Ceiling Fan (cardinal Limited PKG)
  • Night Roller Shades (Limited PKG)
  • 17 cu. ft. Refrigerator
  • 2-in-1 22” Oven/Range with L.E.D. knob indicators (Cardinal Limited PKG)
  • Solid surface counter tops (Essentials Camping PKG)
  • Residential contemporary cabinet hardware and accents
  • Single Bowl farm style black stainless-steel sink (Cardinal Limited PKG)
  • High rise, pull out, bullet kitchen faucet
  • Residential size pantry (Most Models)
  • Hidden hinges (Cardinal Limited PKG)
  • Power vent fan
  • 30” over-the-range microwave vented to exterior
  • Decorative glass cabinet doors
  • Free Standing dinette and (4) chairs with flip up storage/ Optional Booth dinette (Cardinal Limited PKG)
  • Decorative Lighting above island
  • Full extension drawer guides
  • Renovo Sleep systems mattress
  • True walk in closet design (Limited PKG)
  • Prepped for stackable washer & dryer with separate 20 AMP circuits (Essentials PKG)
  • Dresser with three large drawers
  • Under bed storage
  • Two 110v bed side power outlets
  • 72x80 King Beds (Essentials PKG)
  • Decorative L.E.D. lit headboard
  • Two reading lights with individual controls
  • 48” x 30” shower with integrated seat
  • 3 sliding glass shower door
  • Shower skylight
  • Heat & A/C duct
  • Porcelain toilet with foot flush
  • Power roof vent
  • 10 Gallon dsi gas/electric water heater (Extended Seasons PKG)
  • Towel bar
  • Suburban Gas Griddle w/ mounting bracket (Models without Outside Kitchen)
  • 18 cu. Ft. Norcold 4 door gas/electric refrigerator
  • Slide out awnings (3,4,5)
  • Winegard Wi-fi / 4G router
  • Single Bowl, Stainless Steel Sink
  • 22" 2-In-1 Range and Oven
  • Hidden Hinge Cabinetry
  • Z-Frame Construction
  • Ground Control 3.0 Auto Leveling
  • Hard Wood Slide Fascia
  • Front, Walk-In Closet
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Rhino Pin Box
  • Night Roller Shades
  • 4, Residential Dinette Chairs w/ Storage
  • G-Rated Tires
  • 12V Heat Pads w/ Underbelly Ducted Heat
  • 35K BTU Furnace
  • 15K BTU Main A/C & Bedroom A/C
  • 10 Gallon Gas/Electric Quick Recovery Water Heater
  • Exterior Ventilated Attic for Breathable Roof
  • Electric Fireplace Living Room
  • Full Pass Thru Front Storage w/ Forced Air Heat
  • Sidewalls: 2" High Density Block Foam Insulation (R-9)
  • Roof: Fiberglass and Foil Insulation (ER38)
  • Floor: Fiberglass and Foil Insulation (ER38)
  • Vacuum Bonded, Welded Aluminum Structure
  • 5/8" Tongue and Groove Plywood Floor
  • Solid Surface Kitchen Countertops
  • Stackable Washer/Dryer Prep
  • Winegard 360+ (AM/FM, TV Antenna w/ 4G & WiFi Extender Prep)
  • LCI Solid Step
  • 7K Axles
  • Rear Camera Prep
  • Solar Panel Prep
  • Dual Awnings w/ LED Light Strip (Most Models)
  • 2" Accessory Receiver
  • 32" Friction Hinged Entry Door
  • 72X80 King Bed w/ 110 Outlets on Sides

Virtual Tours

  • 312RLLE
    312RLLE Main Room
  • 352BHLE
    352BHLE Main Room
  • 366DVLE
    366DVLE Main Room
  • 367DVLE
    367DVLE Main Room
  • 377MBLE
    377MBLE Main Room
  • 379MBLE
    379MBLE Main Room
  • 403FKLE
    403FKLE Main Room