tow vehicle for 3800FL

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tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Mike B » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:28 pm

Just traded my travel trailer(35 ft) in towards a 2015 cardinal 3800FL, absolutely love it but now I dont think my old truck isnt big enough to pull the new 5th wheel, will a 2500 pull my 3800FL? which is better Gas or Diesel? appreciate any feedback.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Olbird » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:55 pm

Sorry to tell you this but you will need a 1 ton to handle that size trailer, notice I did not say pull, they all pull well.
I would even think of a dually, the 3800 FL is a great trailer however it is very large and heavy.
I also say Diesel but your choice.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby snoking » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:00 pm

I do not think there is a gasser rated to tow that much weight. Diesel dually! Chris
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Mike Clay » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:00 am

Yup a dually would be your best choice. The pin weights are heavier then posted.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby mac's bird » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:50 pm

Mike Clay wrote:Yup a dually would be your best choice. The pin weights are heavier then posted.

How much air do you carry in your rear tires on your dually.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Mike Clay » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:22 pm

75lbs
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Mike B » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:18 am

Thanks for the input greatly appreciate it. It's time for a new truck anyway.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby jacknife » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:43 pm

Get a Diesel! Make sure to get a Dually and check all 3 brands out, they all make good trucks. :thumbrt:
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby BMullins46 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:28 pm

Well Mike B, have you gotten a new TV yet?
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:33 am

i have one and tow it with my f-350 dually it does good I would also in the future add disk brakes they make a great improvement. F/R should offer disk brakes and 17.5 tires as options.
I just added central vac to mine yesterday. that should also come with at the price of these things.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Mike Clay » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:38 am

The central vac days are gone for the Cardinals at least. Dyson battery vacs are now installed.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:20 am

They should still be an option that dyson is ok but the power dust pan is my preference
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby sew2bhappy » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:33 am

I like the dust pan on our 3030, and the Dyson might be something I'll add later.

Just not sure either can really tow the 3800FL =)) =)) =))
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby snoking » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:59 am

sew2bhappy wrote:I like the dust pan on our 3030, and the Dyson might be something I'll add later.

Just not sure either can really tow the 3800FL =)) =)) =))


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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Mike Clay » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:11 pm

Ha ya I like the dust pan also but things change.
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