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Old 04-18-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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Cedar Creek Cathedral Ceiling Slide outs

I have done a ton of research on different brands and models of 5th wheels and I keep coming back to the Cedar Creek Silverback. All the research I have done shows that this is one of the best 5ers out there for the money. Very well constructed with very few issues. Quality looks to be second to none. The one question I have is the Cathedral Ceiling Slid outs, has any one had any issues with water leaks ? I realize that when it rains the water will run off easier than a flat top slide but how much water gets diverted towards the door as one of the Cathedral Ceiling slides is right next to the door. Any feed back would be great. Getting ready to pull the trigger it's just the matter which one, we are looking at the 29IK , 29RE and we also like the 31RK. Anyone out there with the 31RK pros and cons ?

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Old 04-18-2015, 08:44 PM   #2
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Only in a good rain. If planning to keep the camper as I wanted too. Now the family is full timing in it would like to have a space for the son.

I think an awning topper could be made to fit between the the slide and awning. I was planning to talk to Old Coot about it. Whether a blind curtain type or permanent upright topper. Personally think the kind you could slide in place would be better. But I am not an engineer and wisdom is in the counsel of many.

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Old 04-18-2015, 09:27 PM   #3
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Zero issues here. I like the cathedral design adds something and real opens up the rear and bedroom.

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Old 04-18-2015, 09:56 PM   #4
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Go for it. You did your research. It is 'the one'... The water channeling should not be a big issue at all.

The last place that I would be standing if it is raining is 'outside' by the front door.....
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:06 PM   #5
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We have a 2014 31RK. Like the lay out, yes the water does come by the door and lands on the awning rail if out and splatters but you won't get that wet. Have had a few issues and if we had had a good dealer would have had no problem. Had bad dealer but FR gave us a name to fix things and he did Under warranty. Had problems with frig but got it fixed we think. Took a year but got the mother boards replaced and now is fine. Just make sure your dealer is good. They can find lots of reasons not to fix problems. Pulled ours to Texas and had no problems.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:31 PM   #6
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We are still deciding - Cost conscious the Cedar Creek 38RD but we are trying to justify the Cardinal 3825RL if a few changes can be made
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:22 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by HSVBamaBob View Post
We are still deciding - Cost conscious the Cedar Creek 38RD but we are trying to justify the Cardinal 3825RL if a few changes can be made
I believe this is a Cedar Creek not a Silverback unit so you will not have the Cathedral Celling in it.
Also will try and tow the CC38RD with the F150 in your signature?
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:37 PM   #8
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I have heard about that complaint from dealer of another brand. I just think it is sour grapes. We have ordered the Silverback 33IK. Check it out in your list. We like the arrangements of theater seating looking straight across to the entertainment center. Maybe OC will have a temporary solution like a removable gutter that you could attach on after the slide is out and could easily be removed before closing the slide. We just don't plan on going outside if it is raining. We had more problems with a rear door on our Wildcat and the wind was blowing in the right direction. One of the minor reasons for the center door.

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Old 04-19-2015, 02:35 PM   #9
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Making too much of a minor inconvenience. Our 2015 33rl is just fine. You adapt. First it has to be raining to beat the band. Next, you have to NEED not to wait a minute for rain to lighten up. Our unit was a first 2015 build and we love it.

Ps: I would be more concerned with front cap sun fade. Ours was JUST redone under warranty. Now the question is: will it hold up past year 2? Hope the fix does the trick.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:55 PM   #10
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Our 2014 CC 29RE Silverback is great .....Do not have to worry about puddleing of water on top.....All slides will have a certain amount of moisture when bringing slide in during wet weather......If forecast calls for rain the day we are leaving we usually bring 2 slides in the night before bed & drivers side.......It has to be a really heavy down pour to get wet on the steps going in or out......

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