Cardinal Explorer Fifth Wheels (Dealer Stock Only)

The Explorer series is focused on the same quality construction and residential features as our highest end product, while at a more affordable price. The Explorer series is also filled with new bunk model floor plans.


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Exterior Length:
Exterior Height:
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Fresh Water:
Gray Water:
Black Water:
Awning Size:
2214 lb.
16214 lb.
11436 lb.
4778 lb.
37' 3"
13' 6"
64 gal.
80 gal.
40 gal.
2250 lb.
16250 lb.
12187 lb.
4063 lb.
38' 4"
13' 6"
64 gal.
80 gal.
40 gal.
2374 lb.
16374 lb.
13126 lb.
3248 lb.
41' 2"
13' 6"
64 gal.
80 gal.
40 gal.
2514 lb.
16514 lb.
13289 lb.
3225 lb.
42' 1"
13' 6"
64 gal.
70 gal.
80 gal.
2307 lb.
16307 lb.
13150 lb.
3157 lb.
41' 6"
13' 6"
64 gal.
70 gal.
40 gal.

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.

Actual towing capacity is dependent upon your particular loading and towing circumstances, which includes the GVWR, GAWR and GCWR as well as adequate trailer brakes. Please refer to the Operator's Manual of your vehicle for further towing information.

Features & Options

  • 100" Wide Body Construction
  • Sidewalls: 2" Welded Aluminum Framed Vacuum Bonded Laminated Walls
  • Roof: 5" Radius Trusses on 16" Centers
  • Roof: Alpha Superflex TPO Membrane
  • Front Wall: Welded Aluminum Frame
  • Rear Wall: 2" Welded Aluminum Frame Vacuum Bonded Laminated
  • Main Floor: 2" Welded Aluminum Frame Vacuum Bonded Laminated
  • Bath/Bed Floor Deck: Welded Aluminum Frame
  • Slide Floor: 1" Wood Flooring
  • Slide End Walls: 2" Welded Aluminum Frame Vacuum Bonded Laminated
  • Upper Deck: 6' 11" Interior Upper Height
  • Slide Height: 6' 5" Height
  • 10" or 12" I-Beam Powder Coated Chassis
  • Electric Front/Rear Jacks
  • Sidewalls: High Density Block Foam Insulation (R-9)
  • Roof: Aluminum Radiant Foil Insulation and Fiberglass Insulation (R-38)
  • Main Floor: High Density Block Foam Insulation and Radiant Foil Insulation (R-38)
  • Sub Floor: 1/4" Honey Combed Plastic with Aluminum Radiant Foil Insulation and Direct Forced Air
  • Front Cap: Fiberglass Insulation and Aluminum Radiant Foil Insulation (R-38)
  • End Wall: High Density Block Foam Insulation (R-9)
  • High Gloss Gel Coated Fiberglass Exterior
  • Front Cap: Molded, Two Color Painted High Gloss Gel Coat Fiberglass with LED Lights
  • Front Cap: Engineered with Extended Turning Radius
  • Laminated Front Bulkheard with High Gloss Gel Coated Fiberglass
  • Slam Latch 1.5" Thick Baggage Doors
  • Slide End Walls: Vacuum Bonded Laminated with High Gloss Gel Coated Fiberglass
  • 30" x 76" Entry and Screen Door
  • 45° Angled Skirting
  • Hehr® Tinted Windows
  • Roof Ladder
  • Electric Awning with LED Light Strip
  • XL-Folding Entry Assist Handle
  • Roto-Cast Spun Seamless Water/Waste Tanks
  • PEX Plumbing System
  • Enclosed, Heated Underbelly (Forced Air Heat)
  • LP Quick Disconnect
  • Exterior Speakers
  • Slide Room Seal and Gasket System
  • Aluminum “H” Frame Slide Room Perimeter
  • Dual Neoprene Squeegee Seals
  • Exterior and Interior “D” Seals
  • Exterior “H” Seals
  • MORryde® StepAbove Entry Steps
  • 12 V Light
  • Outside Shower w/ Hot/Cold Water
  • Black Tank Flush
  • Nautilus Control
  • Water Heater Bypass Valve (Quick Winterization)
  • Solid Hardwood Cabinet Doors and Drawers
  • Crown Molding
  • Ball Bearing, Full Extension Drawer Guides
  • Shaw® Flooring (7-Year Cold Crack Warranty)
  • Shaw® Residential Carpet
  • Residential Contemporary Cabinet Hardware and Accents
  • Satin Nickel Plumbing Fixtures
  • Decorative Slide Room Fascia
  • Solid Wood Exit Assist Handle
  • 15K BTU Ducted Air Conditioning
  • Wire/Brace for 2nd A/C
  • LG® Solid Surface Kitchen Countertop with Undermount Sink (Essential Cardinal Camping Pkg)
  • Double Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink (Essential Cardinal Camping Package)
  • Single, Sliding Bamboo Sink Cover
  • High Rise, Pull Out, Stainless Steel Bullet Kitchen Faucet (Essential Cardinal Camping Pkg)
  • Flush Floor Kitchen Slide Out
  • Ceiling Fan in Living Room
  • Residential Sized Pantry
  • Free Standing Dinette and (2) Chairs with Flip Up Storage, (2) Storage Foldable Chairs
  • 90" Residential Three Seat Rear Sofa with Hide-A-Bed
  • Designer Fabric Window Treatments
  • Theater Seat
  • 31" Electric Fireplace
  • Furrion® 2-in-1 21" Oven/Range with LED Knob Indicators
  • Magic Chef® 30" Residential Microwave
  • 35,000 BTU Furnace
  • 10 Gallon G/E Quick Recovery Water Heater
  • King Jack Over-The Air-HDTV Antenna
  • 40" LED TV
  • 20 cu. ft. Residential Refer with Inverter
  • Furrion® DVD/FM/AM/USB/HDMI/Bluetooth Stereo
  • LP Leak Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • WiFi Ranger WiFi Extender (Essential Cardinal Camping Pkg)
  • Residential 72" x 80" King Mattress
  • Designer Bedspread and Pillows
  • Full Height Hanging Wardrobe
  • Closet Doors and Full Length Mirror
  • Show Caddy
  • Washer/Dryer Prep
  • Dresser with Drawers
  • (2) Reading Lights with Individual Controls
  • (2) Bedside Power Outlets
  • Cubby Storage
  • 12V Power Roof Vent
  • Porcelain Toilet with Foot Flush
  • Residential Mega Shower
  • Sliding, Glass Shower Door
  • Oversize Shower Skylight/Dome
  • Residential Sized Mirror
  • Linen Storage
  • LED Running and Tail Lights
  • LED Lighting Throughout
  • Decorative Ceiling Light above Dinette
  • Hanging Pendent Lights above Kitchen Sink
  • Exterior LED Docking Lights
  • LED Awning Light Strip
  • 50 AMP Service w/ Detachable Cord
  • 12 Volt Battery Disconnect Switch
  • Solar Panel Prep
  • Satellite & Cable TV Hook-Up
  • Centralized Command Center and Monitor Panel
  • 70 AMP Converter with Charge Wizard
  • Battery Prep Box
  • Front Cap: Engineered with Extended Turning Radius
  • 7,000lb Dexter® E-Z Lube Axles
  • MORryde® CRE 3,000 Suspension
  • G Rate 16" Tires & Aluminum Wheels
  • 8" Lug Hubs
  • G-Rated Spare Tire
  • Exterior Back-Up Camera Prep
  • Low Profile 13.5K A/C in Bedroom
  • Generator Prep
  • Bike Rack
  • 6 Point Auto Level (378LF, 383BH, 392RD)
  • 4 Point Auto Level (304SR, 322DS)
  • 32" HD Bedroom TV
  • 18 cu. ft. 4 Door G/E Refer
  • LG® Solid Surface Kitchen Countertops
  • MORryde® StepAbove Entry Steps
  • Roller Shades Throughout
  • WiFi Ranger
  • Stainless Steel Double Bowl Sink
  • Residential High Rise “Bullet” Faucet

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