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Get ready to head out and do a little exploring with a Forest River Cardinal Explorer fifth wheel.  These units feature a 100" wide body design with a barrelled ceiling allowing plenty of room to roam when inside.  The Explorer series features the same quality construction as the higher end Cardinal line, but at a much more affordable price point.  Each unit is practical as well as functional and features a king size bed for your sleeping comfort, solid surface countertops, an electric fireplace, plus a 20.3 cu. ft. residential refrigerator.  You will also love the Shaw flooring throughout in which the linoleum is backed by a 7-year cold crack warranty.

 

Forest River has carefully planned out and designed each Cardinal Explorer to provide you the safest trip.  Each are constructed of an all welded aluminum frame to keep the units lighter in weight, along with the featured MORyde CRE 3000 suspension providing a smooth towing experience to and from your camping destinations.  You will also find that each unit is also constructed with a fully enclosed underbelly including high density block foam and aluminum radiant foil insulation to keep the heat in when it is cold, and the air comfortable in the mid-summer heat when using the air conditioner.  

 

Come choose your new Forest River Cardinal Explorer fifth wheel and start exploring your very next adventure!

  • Cardinal Explorer 322DS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 3
    Length 38 ft 4 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 4 in
    Ext Height 13 ft 6 in
    Int Height 0 ft
    Hitch Weight 2250 lbs
    Gross Weight 16250 lbs
    Dry Weight 12187 lbs
    Cargo Weight 4063 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 64 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 80 gals
    Black Water Capacity 40 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds King
    Refrigerator Type Residential W/ Inverter
    Refrigerator Size 20 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Gas/Electric
    TV Info LR 40" LED TV
    Awning Info 16' Electric w/LED Lights
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Shower Type Standard
    Electrical Service 50 amp

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  • Specifications

    Sleeps 5
    Slides 4
    Length 42 ft 1 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 4 in
    Ext Height 13 ft 6 in
    Int Height 0 ft
    Hitch Weight 2514 lbs
    Gross Weight 16514 lbs
    Dry Weight 13289 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3225 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 64 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 70 gals
    Black Water Capacity 80 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds King
    Refrigerator Type Residential W/ Inverter
    Refrigerator Size 20 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Gas/Electric
    TV Info LR 40" LED TV
    Awning Info 15' Electric w/LED Lights
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Shower Type Standard
    Electrical Service 50 amp

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  • Cardinal Explorer 304SR

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 3
    Length 37 ft 3 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 4 in
    Ext Height 13 ft 6 in
    Int Height 0 ft
    Hitch Weight 2214 lbs
    Gross Weight 16214 lbs
    Dry Weight 11436 lbs
    Cargo Weight 4778 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 64 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 80 gals
    Black Water Capacity 40 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds King
    Refrigerator Type Residential W/ Inverter
    Refrigerator Size 20 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Gas/Electric
    TV Info LR 40" LED TV
    Awning Info 16' Electric w/LED Lights
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Shower Type Standard
    Electrical Service 50 amp

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  • Cardinal Explorer 378LF

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 9
    Slides 4
    Length 41 ft 2 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 4 in
    Ext Height 13 ft 6 in
    Int Height 0 ft
    Hitch Weight 2374 lbs
    Gross Weight 16374 lbs
    Dry Weight 13126 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3248 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 64 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 80 gals
    Black Water Capacity 40 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds King
    Refrigerator Type Residential W/ Inverter
    Refrigerator Size 20 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Gas/Electric
    TV Info LR 40" LED TV
    Awning Info 18' Electric w/LED Lights
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Shower Type Standard
    Electrical Service 50 amp

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  • Cardinal Explorer 392RD

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 6
    Slides 5
    Length 41 ft 6 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 4 in
    Ext Height 13 ft 6 in
    Int Height 0 ft
    Hitch Weight 2307 lbs
    Gross Weight 16307 lbs
    Dry Weight 13150 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3157 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 64 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 70 gals
    Black Water Capacity 40 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds King
    Refrigerator Type Residential W/ Inverter
    Refrigerator Size 20 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Gas/Electric
    TV Info LR 40" LED TV
    Awning Info 16' Electric w/LED Lights
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Shower Type Standard
    Electrical Service 50 amp

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Cardinal Explorer Features:

Standard Features 

 

Construction

  • 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

Insulation

  • 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)

Exterior

  • 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

Utility Docking Compartment

  • 12 V Light
  • Outside Shower w/ Hot/Cold Water
  • Black Tank Flush
  • Nautilus Control
  • Water Heater Bypass Valve (Quick Winterization)

Interior

  • 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

Kitchen/Living Area

  • 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

Appliances/Electronics

  • 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)

Bedroom

  • 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

Bathroom

  • 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

Lighting

  • 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

Electrical Systems

  • 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

Towing

  • 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

Popular Options

  • 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

Explorer Essential Cardinal Camping Package

  • LG® Solid Surface Kitchen Countertops
  • MORryde® StepAbove Entry Steps
  • Roller Shades Throughout
  • WiFi Ranger
  • Stainless Steel Double Bowl Sink
  • Residential High Rise “Bullet” Faucet

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

All features and specifications are subject to change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manu-Facts:

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 products. Today that vision is a reality.

Continually growing, Forest River operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the midwest and west coast. 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.

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