My Vintage Cardinal Travel Trailer Needs Some TLC

Question: Dear Luise: I was directed here online when I was inquiring about vintage, Cardinal Trailers. I want to see what there is out there on do-it-yourself reupholstering and fixing up my new vintage 70s Cardinal (who can use a little love). Thank you in advance. R.

Answer: Dear R. I hope someone responds to you inquiry here. I have no experience in reupholstering but vintage RVs are a perfect place to do that since having it done professionally would probably cost a lot more than you paid for your rig. I expect any upholstering class would be helpful even though they are focused on conventional furniture.

Cardinal trailers are presently made by Forest River. They only go back to 1996 so I don’t know if your Cardinal was picked up by them or is a separate entity. You can check their website at: . They have a great reputation. Blessings, Luise

3 Responses to My Vintage Cardinal Travel Trailer Needs Some TLC

  1. Randy June 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    I have called and emailed Forrest river. The people I spoke with on the phone had no info to help me. I am still looking for answers! I have had my 16′ 1959 Cardinal Deluxe for 5 years and haven’t been able to register it or transfer the title.With out verification of the Vin # to match the title. Where is it ?? I’ve searched top to bottom!! If anyone has any info about this model or any trailers around same year please help

  2. Dave September 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    Try Bob and Cindy Ross at

    • Luise October 1, 2010 at 10:07 am #

      Thank you! Blessings, Luise

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