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Old 03-23-2015, 09:21 AM   #1
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Cedar Creek vs SilverBack by Cedar Creek

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My wife and I want to move up to a 5th wheel. We now tow a TT. We have looked at both Cedar Creek and Cedar Creek Silverback units and are trying to compare them to each other. ANy feed back on either of these units is appreciated.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:30 AM   #2
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We have a Cedar Creek at the moment and can not say anyhting bad about them.
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Silver back is just a little upgraded 5er. We had a Cedar Creek 37' center kitchen with 4 slides. We are now in a new motor home (pictured on the left) I have absolutely nothing but good to say about the Cedar Creek we owned. Had it for 11 years and it still looked new. Minor problems such as drawer adjustments, and once the commode would not stop running and found the foot pedal had fallen or was forced out of its yoke. That was repaired in under an hour. NEVER had a slide problem. Cabinet and wood work was quality oak wood. Bed had a heated mattress and the tanks were heated. Had some Air conditioner problems but the thing was 10 years old when that started. Mostly needed to be gassed up every year.
The silver back is probably a little more expensive but again I have nothing but good to say about our Cedar Creek. Your gonna pay a little more but it is NOT your entry level RV either.

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Not to argue but the Silverback is the lower version of the 2. The Cedar creek has the better finishing
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Not to argue but the Silverback is the lower version of the 2. The Cedar creek has the better finishing
yes I stand corrected. thanks for that, a mind is a terrible thing to waste ha
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My wife and I want to move up to a 5th wheel. We now tow a TT. We have looked at both Cedar Creek and Cedar Creek Silverback units and are trying to compare them to each other. ANy feed back on either of these units is appreciated.
Welcome to the site first.

I would go to the Forest River Website and click on Cedar Creek. Both models are shown and specifications are offered on both. Make a spread sheet of what is important to you and what does each model offer on that list. Are they standard on one and attachment or not offered on the other.
Can my Tow vehicle tow either one or do I need to upgrade. The Cedar Creek units are heavier than the Silverback units.

I did go to an RV show where both were on displayed and reviewed both of them with the DW and no salesman was present. We ended up buying a Cedar Creek 34RL.

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The Cedar Creek is (IMO) the better constructed of the 2 lines. Forest river has a tradition of doing this in several of their RV lines (Rockwood over Flagstaff & Sandpiper over Sandpiper Select being 2 examples). Floorplans will be identical but the fit and finish will be "better" in the Cedar Creek.

We are getting ready to purchase our "Retirement Casa" and upgrade from our Rockwood to a larger unit more suited for mostly-timing

We have looked very hard at the Cedar Creek and *really* Like what we saw! Like Jim W. did, we went to a RV show and were able to do a direct compare if the fit & finish of a Cedar Creek & a Silverback. The big difference between the two is the standard amenities offered in a Cedar Creek over the Silverback. What really stood out in our case though was the Cedar Creek on display had the "Touring" Full Body Paint option (@ $7K ) but OMG did it make the 5er look as good as any Allegro Bus out there!)

The Cedar Creek on display was the brand new 38RD model (or as DW likes to call it the "Man Cave Model" ) If we go Cedar Creek, this will be the unit we get.

I said 'if' because at the same show we saw the Cedar Creek's big brother - the Cardinal 3825FL. DW fell in love with the floorplan (having a front living room is fairly unique to us long time 5er drivers ) So now we are deciding between these two units (and MAY have caused you to take a look at the Cardinal as well )
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