Joelc....I have an 08 35SB3 Cameo and it has been an outstanding 5'er.....had a minor issue but nothing major at all. Carriage had to send me some new light switches for the dimmer switches because the original ones did not have a large enough inline fuse. I have camped in below 0 to above 100 degrees and it performed perfectly. I have around 10K towing on it and still have the original duro tires on it....starting to consider changing them, but they still look good....yes, there are much better tires to be had, so I guess I have been lucky with this set.
We had a used '02 Cameo F34CK3 and liked it very well. We were sufficiently impressed with the quality that we purchased our current unit new. After several shorter trips and now one snowbird season in Arizona we're still very pleased with the quality of our trailer.
We had a 96 CarriLite that we bought used & never had a single problem with it. We sold it in 01 & bought a brand new one that we had a leaking slide window. The factory fixed that while we were in Indiana & we had no other problems at all. We LOVED our Carriage products & would still have a Carriage but went to a Class A. Good luck.
Mac & Becky
Seeing North America one mile at a time
2006 42' Allegro Bus towing a 2011 Cadillac SRX
2011 F350 6.7L Crew Cab FX4 & 2005 Holiday Rambler Alumascape for Alaska trips
Thanks for the replys,
One question I cannot the answer to is-
Is the front landing gear power or manual? The gentleman I bought this from had it towed and set up, didn't know where to look, and I'm not having alot of luck with the factory.
As this was a mid-price rv in its day, I would think so but I hate to assume.
'06 Ram with a Cummins
Tuned w/ EFI-Live
'09 36MAX1 Carrilite
Me, Alie, and Salie
It would be hard for me to imagine something as big and heavy as a carriage fifth wheel would not be equipped with electric landing gear. Mine certainly has it.
On my carriage, there is a keyed hatch on the drivers side next to the landing gear, at a height for easy reach. Inside it is the hole/guide for the manual override crank, and also a dual pole momentary contact toggle switch that activates the electric part of the landing gear.
The track record on the Carriage around those years is very good. Mine is ten years old and has been great. Look inside the the small hatch above the battery box and you will probably find the switch for the landing gear.
You might try here for some good information. http://tinyurl.com/carriage-rv
2003 Dodge 3500 HO dually 6 speed Laramie, Jordan Controller, RDS aux tank/tool box, Bremen boards, RamAirIII, Jacobs EBrake, Air Safe 25K hitch
Carriage 36' Triple slide Fiver, Onan Gen, Sat, Prosine Inv., MORryd IS and pinbox