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Old 07-17-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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Cedar Creek 32RL or Silverback 33RL

On our way to Flagstaff tomorrow to check out both of these units. Super excited to see them. We like both floor plans, so not sure which one is going to be the ONE!! At least I hope one is. Any input on either unit would be good to hear. Good, Bad or indifferent.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:10 PM   #2
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They are both great units. it maybe just which one you prefer.
What are you going to be pulling it with?
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:32 PM   #3
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Structurally similar. CC has the dropped frame and bigger front basement, SB has straight frame and a shade smaller basement. If you want slide tops and a rear fiberglass cap, your decision is made, Cedar Creek. If you prefer the vaulted slides and no rear fiberglass cap, then the Silverback. Cedar Creek has a lot of features that you might notice, or might not, but you pay for them. Return air grills in the rear / front opposed to the seeing the unit in the ceiling with the chill grill. Some may like this, I prefer seeing the unit as it's easier to work on from the INSIDE, and inspect the compression seal for leaks. Solid wood cabinet faces in the CC, laminated mdf in the Silverback. 1 piece fiberglass shower in the CC, 2 piece plastic in the SB. I prefer the plastic 2 piece, as I can replace opposed to repair. Can't get the 1 piece fiberglass unit out of the fifth wheel if it's damaged.

In the end, it'll be up to features versus cost. Both are decent units, but far from perfect.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
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We are going to be pulling it with a 2013 GMC 2500HD Duramax short bed. Should be enough for either. The hitch they were suggesting is a Pro Series 20k slider. They also carry Reese. I've never heard of Pro Series, but then I only know what I've read on the forums. This is all new for us. Currently we have a travel trailer.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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We looked at the same two, but decided on the 33RL over the 32RL for the following reasons:
1. 33RL front cap is designed to be towed with short bed truck. We pull with a 2011 duramax 3500 SRW crew cab short bed with B&W turnover companion hitch - no slider needed.
2. 33RL is less expensive
3. 33RL is lighter
4. My wife much preferred the cabinet space in the 33RL. She did not like the washer/dryer space in the kitchen that doubles as cabinet space.

All of that being said, I would have preferred the flat slide instead of cathedral so that I could put a topper on it. I also liked the looks of the 32RL better. If we could have built it from scratch, I would have picked several items from each and combined them into one unit. As a side note, I was little concerned about the length of the 33RL in our local campground, but it actually is easier to maneuver than the Silverback 29RK that we sold; probably because of the longer wheel base.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info, I will keep all of this in mind when we check them out.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:44 PM   #7
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We'll, the 32RL won out! A little more expensive, but I'm hoping it will be worth it. I like the bathroom so much more on the 32RL than the Silverback and my husband was a little concerned about the slide by the door on the Silverback and if it rains the water looks like it will pour right by the steps. Kitchen Storage is an issue with the 32RL but I think we can figure it out. All in all I'm really excited to pick it up in a couple of weeks!!!
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #8
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Congrats on your pick!
We were and had been looking at both for over a year as they are both very nice and ended up with a CC as we found them finished a little nicer and found a good used very little CC 34 rlsa for 20k less than the 29rl we were looking at!
When moving from out Arctic Fox TT and doing some research we found both CC and SB were close in buyers remarks for being built well...we just need to remember these are all put together with staples,nails and glue and travel down the road...some roads better than others!
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Congrads on your choice. It looks like it was a hard decision and both were great choices. Have fun.


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