Cardinal 2016 3250RL
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Cardinal 3250RL

Cardinal is exquisitely crafted and grandly appointed. As you enjoy the awe-inspiring sights outside your RV door, you can also revel in the luxurious ambience of your Cardinal home.

This Cardinal Fifth Wheel by Forest River features triple slides for plenty of space to enjoy, a rear living layout, and a front bedroom. Step inside and head to the right up a couple of steps to a complete bath and front master bedroom. The bath offers a shower, toilet, and vanity with sink, plus overhead cabinets for storage. A sliding door just outside the bathroom leads into the front master where you will enjoy a spacious retreat with king bed slide. There is also a dresser opposite the bed with a TV above, and a front wall wardrobe with closet washer/dryer, and drawer space too. Back to the main entry door continue into the combined kitchen and living space with dual opposing slides. There is a slide with a free standing dinette and two recliners or you can choose optional theater seating in place of the recliners. Along the rear wall find more seating with a 90" hide-a-bed sofa. Adjacent to the sofa there is a slide with an entertainment center, refrigerator, microwave, three burner range, and pantry. Next to the slide there is extra counter space, an overhead cabinet, hutch, large counter, and double kitchen sink, plus more!


Model Year


Gross Vehicle Wt Rating (GVWR)
14,252 lbs.
Unloaded Vehicle Wt (UVW)
12,201 lbs.
Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC)
2,051 lbs.
Hitch Weight
2,252 lbs.


Length Feet
Overall Length
36 ft. 3 in.
Exterior Height
13 ft. 6 in.
Exterior Width
102 in.
Wheel/Tire Size
16 in.


No. of Slide-Outs
Exterior Storage
Awning Length
14 ft.




Fresh Water Capacity
64 gal.
Gray Water Capacity
80 gal.
Black Water Capacity
40 gal.
No. of Air Conditioners
Air Conditioner BTU Rating
Furnace BTU Rating
Water Heater Capacity
12 gal.
Propane Tank Capacity
60 lbs. (2 tanks, 30 lbs. each)
Axle Quantity
Leveling Jacks
6 Point Hydraulic Auto Level

Standard Features

 Hardwood maple raised panel glazed cabinet doors and drawers  
 Hardwood maple cabinet frames (Stiles)  
 Crown molding cabinet accents  
 Crown molding ceiling trim  
 Residential hidden hinge adjustable cabinet hardware  
 Solid wood (Baltic birch) drawer boxes  
 Ball bearing, full extension drawer guides  
 Dehco Trekk wood plank linoleum flooring  
 Residential carpet  
 Satin nickel plumbing fixtures  
 Solid wood slide-out fascia frame  
 Decorative solid wood frame entry door  
 Solid wood exit assist handle  
 Cathedral ceilings throughout  
 Coat closet (where applicable)  
 LG solid surface polished counter tops with under mount sink  
 Dual bowl “giant” stainless steel kitchen sink  
 High rise single handle pull-down kitchen faucet  
 Solid wood raised panel refrigerator fronts  
 Stainless steel residential refrigerator (3250RL, 3825FL, 3875FB)  
 Fantastic fan with rain sensor  
 Flush floor galley slides  
 Hardwood drawers in pantry (3250RL, 3825FL, 3850RL, 3875FB)  
 8 cu. ft. gas / electric refrigerator (3030RS, 3450RL, 3850RL)  
Interior LED Lighting
 LED lighting throughout  
 Indirect LED lighting  
 Decorative ceiling light above dinette  
 Ceiling fan  
 Pendant lights in galley  
 Dimmer switch (living area only)  
Furniture & Window Coverings
 3-seat leather rear sofa with hide-a-bed  
 2 bonded leather swivel recliners  
 Free standing dinette table with dual leafs and lift-up storage  
 4 residential chairs - 2 with flip -up storage, 2 folding  
 Day / night roller shades (living area)  
 Night roller shades (bedroom)  
 Designer hard valance window treatments (where available)  
 Designer soffits (where available)  
 Fantastic fan  
 Vanity-solid surface polished counter top with integrated bowl (residential height)  
 Porcelain toilet with foot flush  
 Radius molded fiberglass 1-piece shower with seat (3850RL)  
 “Mega” fiberglass molded shower (3030RS, 3250RL, 3450RL, 3825FL, 3875FB)  
 Shower skylight / dome  
 Glass shower door  
 Adjustable shower head  
 Medicine cabinet with mirrored door  
 Dedicated heat and A/C duct  
 King bed, premium, innerspring mattress  
 Solid wood head board  
 Designer bedspread, pillows and sham  
 Full height hanging wardrobe  
 Stackable / combo washer / dryer prep  
 Washer / dryer dual electrical outlets (operates washer / dryer at same time)  
 Shoe caddy  
 Cubby storage  
 Chest of drawers  
 Cedar lined closet and drawers  
 Under bed storage  
 Solid hardwood slide-out fascia frame  
 2 reading lights with individual controls  
 2 bed side power outlets  
 Dometic 8 cu. ft. double door refrigerator  
 Residential refrigerator with 2,000W inverter (3250RL, 3825FL, 3875FB)  
 3-burner, high output range with 22 in. oven and flush mount solid surface range cover  
 Range cover storage compartment  
 30 in. convection microwave  
 Dyson DC35 cordless vacuum  
 42,000 BTU LP furnace  
 Wired and framed for second A/C  
 15,000 ducted Dometic quiet cool A/C system  
 12 gal. gas / electric DSI water heater  
 “Shurflo” on-demand high output water pump (3 gpm at 55 psi)  
 Dual 30 lb. propane bottles with auto switch over  
 LP leak detector  
 Carbon monoxide detector  
 Function-remote control with key fob (slides, awning, patio light, front jacks and rear jacks)  
 42 in. LED TV with heavy duty swing arm (main living area 3030RS, 3250RL, 3450RL)  
 58 in. LED TV (main living area 3825FL, 3850RL, 3875FB)  
 32 in. LED HDTV (bedroom)  
 Furrion theater system with Bluetooth, HDMI, DVD, AM/FM, weather band  
 Digital TV antenna with signal booster  
 Cable TV hook-ups (main living, bedroom)  
 Cable TV hook-up (exterior garage bulkhead)  
 Satellite prep (roof mount)  
 Exterior flip-down speakers in pass-thru storage  
Electrical Systems
 Centralized command center and monitor panel  
 70A converter (progressive dynamics)  
 50A service  
 Marine grade detachable 50A power cord  
 12V battery disconnect  
 Battery prep box (2)  
 Energy management system (third A/C)  
 High-gloss colored gel coat exterior (premium quality and thickness)  
 Front cap: molded high-gloss gel coat fiberglass with extended turning radius (chamfered front)  
 Rear cap: molded high-gloss gel coat fiberglass  
 Laminated front bulkhead with high gloss gel coat fiberglass  
 30 x 76 in. entry and screen door with high gloss gel coat fiberglass  
 45° angled skirting  
 Slam latch 1.5 in. thick insulated doors with high gloss gel coat fiberglass  
 Slide end walls: laminated with high gloss gel coat fiberglass  
 Automotive Hehr frameless windows  
 Hydraulic slide room power  
 Individual slide room selector switches  
 Roof ladder  
 Dual aluminum wrapped electric power awnings with LED light strip  
 Entry assist handle (XL – folding)  
 1.5 in. aluminum belt rail with caps (no exposed screws)  
 Roto-cast spun seamless water / waste tanks  
 Enclosed and heated underbelly (forced air heat)  
 Thermostatically controlled tank heat pads (12V electric; dual heating sources)  
 Dual roof vents  
 LED tail lights and rear running lights  
 LP quick disconnect  
Slide Room Seal & Gasket System
 Aluminum “H” frame slide room perimeter  
 Dual neoprene squeegee seals  
 Exterior and interior “D” seals  
 Exterior “H” seal  
Exterior Lighting
 LED docking lights (4 mounted into front cap)  
 Rear cap lighting: white reverse and red running / brake lights  
 Security lights (2)  
 Amber patio light  
 Entry door auto threshold light  
 LED awning lights  
Utility Docking Compartment
 Light (12V)  
 Outside shower (hot and cold)  
 Black tank flush system  
 Fresh water heater bypass valve  
 Full coach water filtration system  
 Winterizing bypass system  
 Protected / insulated pull waste valves  
 Waste hose storage tube  
Chassis / Foundation
 I-beam “Z” frame powder coated chassis  
 Chamfered frame technology  
 12 in. I-beam frames (10 in. I-beam frame 3030RS, 3250RL)  
 Dual axles (7,000 lb. with 12 in. beams) or (6,000 lb. with 10 in. beams)  
 Dexter E-Z Lube bearing lubrication system and Nev-R-Adjust brakes  
 MOR/ryde 3000 suspension system  
 MOR/ryde 18,000 lb. extended pin box  
 8-lug hubs  
 Aluminum rims 16 in.  
 Premium E-rated tires  
 Spare tire (inside storage mounted)  
 Hydraulic front jacks  
 8 in. radius front jack pads  
 Electric rear stabilizing jacks  
 Quad steel entry steps (triple steps - 3030RS, 3250RL)  
 Pinless front jack legs  
 Flush floor slide design with steel ramp and glide bar (main slide rooms)  
 Hydraulic slide system with 2 in. steel rams  
 Hydraulic pump station with manual override  
 Wide body construction  
 Sidewalls: 2 in. welded aluminum framed vacuum bonded laminated walls  
 Roof: 5 in. double radiused aluminum trusses 16 in. on centers  
 Roof: Alpha Super Flex II TPO roof material  
 Front wall: welded aluminum frame  
 Rear wall: welded aluminum frame  
 Floor: 3 in. vacuum bond laminated with welded aluminum trusses  
 Bath / bed deck: welded aluminum frame  
 Slide end walls: 2 in. welded aluminum frame, laminated  
 Slide roof: 2 in. welded aluminum frame, laminated  
 Slide floor: 1 in. wood flooring  
 No expansion gaps  
 Sidewalls: high density block foam insulation (R9)  
 Roof: fiberglass batten insulation and radiant foil insulation (R38)  
 Main floor: high density block foam insulation and radiant foil insulation (R38)  
 Sub floor: honey combed polyurethane with aluminum radiant foil insulation and direct forced air heat  
 Front wall: fiberglass insulation and radiant foil insulation (R38)  
 End wall: fiberglass insulation and radiant foil insulation (R38)  

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