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Old 08-24-2016, 10:22 PM   #11
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I am curious is this issue specific to the Silverback? How are the other Cedar Creek models doing?
Almost every make of RV that used a colored gel coat cap has done this. Most are now painted instead of just colored gel coat. it's the only real cure.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:20 AM   #12
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Correct

SPOT ON!! Some of us were " fortunate " to have this happen EARLY and replacement choices by mfgr.
Denise at FR stepped right up 2 years ago and gave me choices. I took the "Oyster" vs "Mocha" based on observation of other mfgr caps at camp grounds.

I agree that the best long term solution for color retention is the expensive paint proceds. The cost of "Look'n good" 👍.

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Old 08-25-2016, 08:21 AM   #13
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:38 PM   #14
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Can someone post a pic of the cap. We have a 17 silverback and I'm wondering if we need to be concerned?

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Old 08-29-2016, 06:18 AM   #15
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2017 cap

I " chose" your cap for my 2015. I was given the option after fade; repair; fade. They changed the process because of the fade issues.

Mine ( same as yours) has been on a year now and looks NEW. I use NuFinish car wax 2x year on cap.
There are NO forever guarantees of no fade, however, it appears theses new cap processes work.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:21 AM   #16
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Rich, our 2014 is now fading like yours...i noticed a spot the size of a softball back in May...now top 5 percent is fading...I think DW and I are just going to let it fade and decide what we will do when it's done...it is a shame

Just my experience for what it's worth?
Our 2013(Gray) faded horrible,came down the front, decals all burnt. It will get worse. It was out of warranty, we bought it new early 2014, emailed factory and dealer Denise , she is a rock star at the factory for the cedar creek folks, and Henry got back to us and agreed to replace cap, painted now and clear coated, it looks beautiful . I made the appointment, for the Friday before the rally, took about 5 hrs, cap, new ladder, all covered. We attended rally, glad we did, not saying it works for everybody, but for us we just made a vacation out of it, still working. Fantastic time, will do it again in the future. About 900 miles each way for us from MA, but to make the coach look great again, well worth it, factory techs know what there doing!
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:04 AM   #17
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I waxed my first Cedar Creek and I thought that was the reason for the fade but this one I just washed it and it faded at 11 months and I called Tom Johnson and they told me to call the factory. I talked to Denise and she made me a appointment for October, that was in February, we plan to make a trip out of it. The plan is to be gone about three weeks


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Old 08-29-2016, 11:44 AM   #18
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:02 PM   #19
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Hi,

To close out my faded front cap experience, I picked it up yesterday from the big rig body shop. The new paint job looks great.

But the more important piece of this is my satisfaction with the way Denise in FR, and my local dealer (Holiday Hour in DeKalb, IL), handled my problem.

There are various complaints here and elsewhere about customer support in the RV world -- many of them fully justified. But it's equally important to hear stories like mine, where unquestioning, fully responsive action by FR's representatives results in owner satisfaction.

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The top edge of the front cap on my 2014 CC 38FL has just started to fade this year. I've been in touch with Denise at FR and we are now booked in to the factory for this to be replaced and hopefully a couple of other small issues they can look at. The factory is booked through to July 2017 for work but I managed to get this in during our Calgary-Toronto-Calgary road trip next summer. Apparently, they only need it for a day so we should be able to manage for night or two in a hotel somewhere near the factory.
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