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Old 03-17-2015, 09:56 AM   #1
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Cedar Creek Silverback 29 IK or 29RE

The wife and I are planning to spend our winters in the south and we are going to up grade to a Cedar Creek Silverback 29IK or a 29RE from our 8528BHSS Flagstaff. Before we take the plunge it would be nice to hear from someone who has either one of these models on the pro's and con's, and any issues you have had. The one option I'm really looking at is the automatic leveling system, is it worth the extra cost. Thanks for any info. Pray for spring still have over 4 feet of snow in my yard !
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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We have a 2014 29RE. This is our 2nd RV (downgraded from a 42 foot XLR toy hauler). We love this RV! We really like having the open living room in the 29RE. The 29IK has the pedestal in the middle of the kitchen/living area. That adds a few hundreds pounds to the RV. Other than that, the 2 models are identical.


On the 6 point leveling system -- it's the best thing since sliced bread! Now that we've had an RV with this system, we wouldn't have one without it. Leveling is a breeze. You can just push a button and it levels.


We have had very few issues and warranty repairs fixed what we had. It's like rolling the dice on what maintenance issues you might have. But Cedar Creek does build as good a product as you'll find in my opinion.


If you have specific questions, let us know.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:50 AM   #3
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I have a Cedar Creek 32RL and the level-up is well worth the money, now with that said we move around a lot. A week is about the longest we stay in one place, I put plastic pads under each jack, I measure under each jack just so the level-up thinks the spot is level, that's when the spot is grass,dirt, or gravel, when its a all level spot just press the button and in less than a min camper is level. Works great, worth every penny


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Old 03-17-2015, 11:05 AM   #4
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we have a 29ik and love it!!!! couldn't live without 6pt level-up.it is so nice to pull in get out un-hook pull out one button and done. have had just a few minor fixes. I think one needs to keep in mind the units are built by humans.100% perfection isn't going to happen,but the guys that build Cedar Creek have worked their many years and are good at the job. (very low employee turnover)
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:10 PM   #5
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We have a 2014 32RK and love it. Just a few initial issues that were fixed quickly. The level system is worth every penny.
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:59 PM   #6
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2010 Silverback- Love it

I love my Silverback. We do not have the leveling system, but we have not moved it all that much. My word of caution would be the tires- china bombs, times 2 instances. The dealer claimed not to know there was a issue with Trail Mate tires. But he sold me 5 new tires, charged me for labor and balancing. The shower head "pinchy thing" hole ( yep, that is a technical term!) was the origin of a shower wall crack. We paid $350 to have the wall replaced.
Finally, the beautiful dark cherry cabinets.... the cabinets & drawers don't stay closed. When the slides are pushed out the cabinet & drawers can get damaged. Remember back when ya rubberbanded the cabinets together and hoped they stayed closed! That's what we have to do, 2 trips to the dealer and he was not able to recitfy the problem.
So when the rig is being set up on a new site, I have to back up to the counter, using my arms I push my butt up on to the counter, tuck my knees up under my chin, slide across the counter and squeeze through the opening between the slides and double check all the cabinets and drawers before the slides are pushed. Can you picture this action??..BeachLady is getting OLD, not sure how many more times I can do this!!
All said, I would buy it again, I just would have been nice to know the shortfalls.
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So when the rig is being set up on a new site, I have to back up to the counter, using my arms I push my butt up on to the counter, tuck my knees up under my chin, slide across the counter and squeeze through the opening between the slides and double check all the cabinets and drawers before the slides are pushed. Can you picture this action??..BeachLady
The very first time I opened out slides, I heard a wood-splintering CRACK from the back. A cabinet door had come open and the slide caught it as it opened. Luckily, it just bent the handle and popped out a piece of trim, which I popped back in. Now we use rubber bands to ensure all the appropriate cabinets stay closed.

But to your dilemma... I now open my passenger side slide out just a few inches. Then I squeeze through to check the doors. You can do this without needing to climb over the counter! Just open the slide enough to squeeze your legs through and you won't endanger any open cabinet doors.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:43 PM   #8
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2014 29RE here. No issues this far other than wiring cover in awning and screen.

Love the 6 pt level up. Oh so nice to push a button and be done with it.

I wish it had access to the refrigerator when everything was closed up.

Pulls fantastic. Plenty of storage. We've had it 3 months and used it twice.

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We now have six months of use on our 2015 29IK. We downsized from a 40' fifth wheel. We love the rear entertainment floorplan and the kitchen island is perfect if you love cooking. Never had an auto level system so I do not miss it. We ordered dual pane windows as we camp a lot in the fall in near freezing temperatures and although these windows are much heavier, they are a sound investment, never any moisture to wipe up. As part of the deal, I gave the new tires that came with the RV to the dealer and had him transfer the used tires from my trade as I had much more faith in them, even though they were used. After an initial shake down cruise of four weeks and two thousand miles I gave our dealer a list of about 15 minor things to fix/adjust. The dealer did an excellent job on the repairs. We also have the washer/dryer combo and it works well. Our only misgiving is that we did not order the big fridge. Extemely happy with this unit and would highly recommend it.

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Air ride hitch is a very nice option. I will always have one from now on. 2010 29 RE.


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