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Forest River's new Cardinal RED fifth wheels are designed to make camping affordable and accessible. Convenience and ease of use is a priority, with features like an EasyTec convenience center panel with Bluetooth controls and "Easy Clean" floors with no vents to get in the way. And you'll always be ready to play with the stow and go corn hole boards!


Solid construction underlies these fifth wheels, with a welded aluminum frame, laminated aluminum framed sidewalls with high density block foam insulation, and a one piece molded fiberglass front cap with batten insulation and radiant foil. Systems include a high efficiency 35,000 BTU furnace and two 13,500 BTU ducted air conditioners, with prep for a third unit as well. 


Whether you're brand new to camping or a seasoned traveler, the Forest River Cardinal RED will be a fantastic choice!


  • Cardinal RED 28BH

    Cardinal RED 28BH Floorplan Image

    Forest River RV Cardinal RED 28BH highlights: King Bed Bunkhouse Pass-through ... more about Cardinal RED 28BH


    Sleeps 9
    Slides 1
    Length 35 ft 8 in
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 12 ft 6 in
    Hitch Weight 1430 lbs
    GVWR 11630 lbs
    Dry Weight 8388 lbs
    Cargo Capacity 3242 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 60 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 76 gals
    Black Water Capacity 38 gals
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Number Of Bunks 3
    Available Beds King
    Refrigerator Type 12V
    Refrigerator Size 10.7 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    LP Tank Capacity 20
    Water Heater Type On Demand Tankless
    AC BTU 27000 btu
    Awning Info 20'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Standard
    Electrical Service 50 amp

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Cardinal RED Features:

Standard Features (2023)



  • Sidewalls: 2" Vacuum Bonded, aluminum framed with high density block foam insulation
  • Roof: 5” Arched roof rafters 14" on center with two layers of batten insulation & radiant foil
  • Dual roof vents for breathable attic
  • PVC roof membrane with lifetime warranty
  • Main floors: 5/8” tongue & groove plywood with batten insulation and radiant foil
  • Upper deck 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 in sidewalls to anchor interior cabinets
  • Seamless roto-cast holding tanks
  • One Piece molded fiberglass front cap with batten insulation and radiant foil

Cardinal Red Series Package

  • EasyTec convenience center panel w/ bluetooth controls
  • 17" 2-in-1 oven range
  • .9 cu ft OTR microwave
  • 60 gal. or more fresh water capacity
  • 10.7 cu ft 12V refrigerator
  • Huge pantry (most models)
  • Huge lift-up booth dinette storage
  • Stow & go corn hole boards
  • King bed
  • Massive pass-thru storage
  • "Easy Clean" floors (no floor vents)
  • Solid step at main entry
  • Flush floor, linoleum galley slide-out
  • Pull out step stool
  • 32" entry door w/ friction hinge
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Tinted windows
  • “On the Go” rear ladder prep

Red Climate Package

  • Vacuum bonded, welded aluminum structure
  • Best in class size, high efficiency 35,000 btu furnace
  • Two 13,500 btu ducted a/c system w/ 3rd A/C prep
  • On demand tankless hot water heater
  • Exterior ventilated attic vents for breathable roof
  • Electric fireplace w/ thermostat control and remote
  • Tufflex PVC roof membrane
  • Underbelly armor ABS underbelly panels and forced air heat to all holding tanks
  • 50 AMP electric
  • Dual 20 lb LP tanks
  • Sidewalls: 2" high density block foam insulation
  • Roof: residential fiberglass insulation
  • Floor: Residential fiberglass insulation w/ 5/8" tongue and groove plywood

Please see us for a complete list of features and available options!

All standard features and specifications are subject to change.

All warranty info is typically reserved for new units and is subject to specific terms and conditions. See us for more details.

Due to the current environment, our features and options are subject to change due to material availability.


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Customer Satisfaction is Our #1 Priority.


At Forest River, Inc., your needs, interests, budget, and lifestyle are at the forefront of everything we do. This affects every step from design, to the manufacturing floor, and on to you, our Customer. Whatever your need—recreation, transportation, or cargo hauling—we strive to bring quality products within reach of everyone. It’s not just a slogan: “Customer Satisfaction is Our #1 Priority.”


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 vehicles. After purchasing certain assets of Cobra Industries, the Company started manufacturing pop-up tent campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels and park models. Continually growing, Forest River now operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the United States producing Class A, B and C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, pop-up tent campers, truck campers, park model trailers, destination trailers, cargo trailers, commercial vehicles, buses, pontoons, and mobile restroom trailers.


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. This guarantees that every family who desires quality recreation will find a Forest River product that serves their needs, interests, budget, and lifestyle.