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Old 02-24-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Question Cedar Creek or Montana?

We are looking to replace our fifth wheel. Looking at Cedar Creek and Montana. I'm looking for opinions as to quality, service, slide reliability, heating and cooling and any other related comparisons.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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They are both nice the Montana seems to have better floorplans.I was looking around the other day at the Rushmore by Crossroads.Take a look at it.If I were in the market to buy I would really give it a serious look.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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Quality is about the same for both - middle of the road. OK for weekend use and vacation.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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we fulltimed in our 2006 36rlts cedar creek for 3 years
only lost a microwave, and power convertor, which could have happened to any brand
CCC was always very close or over

it was built to our specs and we enjoyed it very much, only traded because the economy tanked and we got a steal on a new class A , which is easier to set up on my broken body
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
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I have a 05 Montana with a arctic package
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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Sorry about, hit the wrong button. Send a couple of weeks in Death Valley in Jan with the temp getting to the low teens. For the money, the Montana is a quality rig.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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None of my business, but... Here in AZ, there are so many Montanas I think they might outnumber all of the other 5ers.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:31 PM   #8
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We have a Cedar Creek 2009 36RD5S. Ordered it new, have added load of add-ons. Have it the way we want it now. We love our floorplan, but it is not available anymore, but they have others that are good. We had problems with the dealer, but everyone at the factory made up for that, plus. The quality is on the upper end of RV manufactures. We had minor "from the factory" problems. In the 4 years we have own it, I have built several cabinets for more storage, added a dishwasher, stack washer and dryer, changed the RV electrical panel to regular panel and added outlets for our living needs. This last year we had installed, the LevelUp System, changed 7000# to 8000# axles and then had the axles changed to the Mor/Ryde IS system, and Mor/Ryde pin box. On a side note, we had big problems the new axles, that's way we went with Mor/Ryde IS. While we were having the problems with the axles, Justin at Cedar Creek and I talked, about the problems. He offered to have our axles changed to Dexter axles, Cedar Creek has been installing Dexter for the last two years, that their expense, and as I said our unit is 4 years old. Over the 4 years we have being associated with Cedar Creek, they have bend over backwards to service us and take care of us. Also, everyone I have talked with says the same thing about them. I can not say enough for them! No matter what unit you decide on, one thing to think about. If you don't live or travel in the mid-west (northern Indiana), then make sure you go to a dealer that has an superior service department, not just some guys that can barely change a light bulb. If you do travel or live in the mid-west, then use the factory service department and buy you unit anywhere you want, and most likely much cheaper. Whatever you do, have fun RVing

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Quality is about the same for both - middle of the road. OK for weekend use and vacation.
I respectfully disagree. We have a 2006 Montana 3400RL and have been full-time in it for the past 3 years. The workmanship is A1 and cupboard/storage space is, in my opinion, unsurpassed
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #10
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We are in our 2nd Cedar Creek. We love our unit. No major problems (there will always be small issues with new units no matter who builds it). Quality and dependable. Had ours set up just like we want it. Just an over all great product in my opinion!
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
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We had a Montana 3400RL for five years, might fine rig only minor issues. Also got top dollar when I sold it to buy the MH.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #12
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Cedar Creek or Montana

Our first fiver was a Montana which served us well for five years and was fine for the most part. Items like cabinet fit and quality seemed to be our most pressing issues. We now have a Cedar Creek 36B4 and could not be happier, I know Montana is probably the largest seller of fifth wheels but we feel for quality and service we made the right choice with our Cedar Creek.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:30 PM   #13
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Just picked up a 3150 Montana after 14 years with my old one. They sure have come a long way. The new one is loaded and makes camping in the cool weather nice with the artic package.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #14
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I have had two Montana's and loved them both. Traded last year for an Excel. The dealer gave us deal we could not refuse. The Montana was great. Only issued I had with the Montana was the Microwave. I would buy another one in fact if anything happens to the Excel I will go back to a Montana. Mine was an 05 then 07, and there have been a lot of imprvements since 07

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