2010 Carriage Cameo 35SB3: SOLD!!
One owner; approximately 40,000 miles. Price: sold for our asking price
Luxury 5th-wheel coach with three slides, large enough (35'11" feet long) and sturdy enough for full-time use.
Carriage rigs have a reputation for their high-quality construction and fine Amish craftsmanship. This coach can be used for a weekend trip to a nearby lake, cross-country travel, or living in one place for extended periods of time -- wherever your bucket list takes you!
Location of the Cameo: RV storage facility in Fayetteville, Georgia (south metro Atlanta). We can demonstrate how all the systems work at that location.
No seller financing. Cameo is sold as is; buyer is responsible for inspecting the rig before purchase. Our reasonable price already reflects the age and condition of the Cameo, including the lack of decals.
All major mechanical systems are in good working order -- electrical, solar (400W total), HVAC, plumbing, kitchen appliances, water heater, Bigfoot automatic leveling system, brakes, tires (new in late 2018), three slides, electric awning, etc.
The interior is clean, comfortable, and attractive with its subtle River Canyon decor:
Many of the exterior decals have recently faded and/or cracked. We are about halfway through the process of removing the old decals so the exterior looks nicer. We will leave all four lettered CAMEO graphics on.
Below are a few photos that show the rig with all of the decals intact and others that show them partially removed. The photos have dates.
FLOOR PLAN & MEASUREMENTS
Living area in rear with two large, opposing slides;
Exterior length: 35' 11" Exterior width:
96" Exterior height with AC: ~12' 8"
DESIGNED FOR FULL-TIME RVing
Carriage believed in its products strongly enough to have an original
Square steel platform chassis design engineered, built, and welded in-house at Carriage
Sturdy, well-insulated roof, floor, and wall construction:
Slides built above the sub-floor and below the main floor, not cut into the
Three insulated electric, gear-driven rack and pinion slides with H-seals
Bigfoot auto-leveling system w/four independent cylinders,
About 180 sq. ft. of storage capacity in three large basement
More interior storage than we ever needed for even lengthy trips!
Zoned heating & cooling; two Carrier AC units (15,000 BTU high-capacity
Central vacuum system
Washer-dryer prep in bedroom (we've never had a washer-dryer in the rig)
OTHER GENERAL FEATURES & DETAILS
Vinyl TPO roof and gel-coat fiberglass siding
Four 100-watt solar panels on the roof w/adjustable mounts + 2000W inverter/charger
MorRyde rubber equilizer suspension system
New MorRyde pin box installed in 2014:
Two E-Z Lube axles; new Titan hydraulic disc brakes installed in 2015:
New wet bolts & shackles installed in 2012
New Michelin XPS Rib tires installed late 2018; aluminum wheels;
Spare tire w/ crank-up mount
30/50-amp electrical service; AC/DC power converter with charger
Carefree Travel-R electric awning:
Dual 30# LP gas bottles w/auto change-over
A very handy lighted Universal Docking Center off-doorside that houses
Exterior courtesy and security lights
Handsome frameless Hehr solar-tinted safety glass windows:
MORE INTERIOR FEATURES
Padded fabric-covered window valances (shown below)
Day-night shades in living area (below), night shades in bedroom,
Skylight over one-piece molded fiberglass shower
Ceiling vent in bathroom; FantasticFan/vent and ceiling fan in kitchen
Sculptured low-cut pile (not loop or shag) carpet in living room, dining area,
Attractive Glazed Cherry wood decor, including tables, cabinets,
Handy coat hooks, mirror, and shelf in entry (see photo above)
Hardwood stiled cabinetry in every room; ball-bearing drawer glides
Leather sofa with queen-size air mattress in storage compartment
Leather dual reclining theater seating (loveseat)
Samsung FM/CD/DVD home theater system
Satellite prep in entertainment center and bedroom
40" LCD TV in living room (above); we replaced the original 32" TV in 2016
Personal reading lights over sofa and loveseat (and bed)
Full-height Corian countertops in kitchen and bathroom
Two large pantries, one w/ wooden pull-out drawers for easy access to items in the back
Kitchen island offers additional work space and storage;
Stainless steel double kitchen sink w/ deep bowls and Corian covers
Tall one-handle kitchen faucet installed in 2014:
30" Sharp OTR microwave w/ light
Gas oven and three-burner stove top with cover;
Wood-paneled, two-door, gas/electric Dometic refrigerator w/ freezer
Wood dining table w/ integral extension (next photo doesn't show larger size with leaf)
Two fabric-covered, padded, residential-quality wood dining chairs; two matching folding chairs:
Carpeted steps to landing w/ large window, control panel, and utility closet
Side bathroom has a large one-piece molded fiberglass shower with seat, glass door,
Residential-grade porcelain toilet replaced original plastic one (2016); additional towel bars
Corian bathroom countertop w/ new adhesive tiles above the sink (Dec., 2018)
Wood door to bedroom has clear beveled safety glass
King padded headboard and wooden walk-around platform with storage under bed;
Original, barely-used bedspread, skirt, and shams that match the padded
Two large, opposing windows w/ night shades (one above the bed) allow a breeze
Storage bench w/ padded seat under window by dresser:
There is plenty of storage here, too: dresser with six drawers, three overhead
cabinets with doors,
These items are not included in the sale price but are negotiable if the
Curt Q20 hitch (rated for 20,000 lbs.) and bed rails
Yamaha Boost Technology generator: model EF 3000iSEB w/inverter
Gas Buddy space heater (coach is prepped for it)
GENERAL WEAR & TEAR
We take pride in our belongings and have kept the Cameo in good working order with regular maintenance, cleaning, and upgrades. Jim keeps detailed maintenance records that the buyer will receive, as well as all the relevant brochures, etc. that came with the rig when we purchased it new.
No nine-year-old RV is in "like new" condition unless someone didn't use it and it sat in a covered building all of its life. We used ours and enjoyed it very much! But it still has many good years of travel and living left in it for someone else to enjoy, too.
No one has ever smoked in the rig. We do have pets -- our Labrador retrievers always travel with us.
There are some minor cosmetic defects/repairs that many buyers could either live with (like we did) or else do some updating to make it their own.
E.g., the carpet and vinyl flooring are in good condition except for a 1x2-inch scrape where the kitchen slide comes in. We simply cover it with a little area rug when the slide is deployed and put a piece of Plexiglas on the floor to protect it when the slide comes back in for travel.
We deep clean all the carpeting once or twice a year; the last time was early February, 2019. Although none of the flooring *needs* to be replaced, it could be updated in the future with new carpet, vinyl, and/or thin wood planks.
There are no tears or visible stains on the furniture; there are some faint stains under the sofa cushions where drinks have been spilled. There are also some stains on the translucent fabric "day" shades in the living area. If the day-night shades are all the way up or down, they can't be seen.
All the wallpaper borders and subtle "damask" design walls are in excellent condition; so are the wood cabinets, drawers, and trim, and the attractive fabric valances.
The biggest "defect" is the cracked and peeling decals, mentioned at the top of this page. Jim is in the process of removing all of those except perhaps the four CAMEO lettered graphics and stripes below them. About half of the decals have been removed so far. If we have time before a sale, we'll buff the exterior of the rig when the decals are off. The fiberglass gel gloss is still white but it has lost some of its shine over the years despite regular waxing.
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ADDENDUM 3-10-19 RE: SALE OF THE CAMEO
We said goodbye to the Cameo with mixed emotions on March 9, 2019. It was a stressful month while we had it for sale but we met some very nice people who were interested in it. We had many good times while traveling with this rig but we don't know if we'll ever go RVing again. Time will tell if we get the travel bug again. We're simply burned out after so many years of RV travel and we're afraid our old truck can't handle many more miles of towing a large 5th-wheel.
The couple who purchased the Cameo lives near us and saw our ad on Craig's List. Another couple who made a back-up offer also saw the Craig's List ad. The only other places we posted ads were Facebook Marketplace (minimal response there) and the Carriage-Lifestyle Owners' Forum run by B.W. and Carol Gentry. The Forum ad, which is seen by members all around the world, generated over 3,000 views in three weeks, which astounds us!
As noted in all the ads and description above, the only real problem with our coach was fading and cracked decals. That's a common problem on RVs with decals that have been exposed to sun, rain, and wind for several years. Our plan was to remove the decals and paint the graphics back on ourselves, or have decals put on professionally.
Before we got done removing decals, we decided to sell the rig. We priced it accordingly because we knew 1) the exterior didn't look so great any more and 2) the buyer would probably want to get new decals or painted graphics, neither of which comes cheap. Our asking price was reasonable enough for the buyer to offer that amount.
Our buyer has a friend whose business is repainting vehicles so his plan is to get a whole-body paint job in colors that will coordinate with his new truck. The estimated price from his friend is considerably less than we got from strangers when we were researching that option. The new owners were already happy with the interior of the Cameo. I think they will be really happy when the exterior is painted. If they send us a picture of the results, I'll post it here.
© 2019 Sue Norwood and Jim O'Neil