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