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Old 10-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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My wife and I had a CC factory tour last week. We really enjoyed it. Very interesting to see the Creeks, Silverbacks, and Cottages all coming off the same line. They turn out 11 units every day. Very interesting to see how the underbelly is put together and the walls as well.

I highly recommend every prospective CC buyer do this tour. Current owners as well. The tours are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 PM. The tour takes about 2 hours. It is best if you call Cedar Creek Division and make an appointment just to be sure the tour schedule has not been changed.

We also took our Creek to the factory the day before our tour and had some warranty work done. I had a punch list of about 9 or 10 items. I told the guys they were listed in order of priority. The worse problem I had was a leaky black tank valve. I wanted to be sure to get that fixed. We took it in about 8 AM (they start work at 5 AM) and we got a call to come pick it up at about 3. When we got there we found that they had a gang of about 5 guys descend on it and ALL the items had been repaired, even some burned out light bulbs! Then we got to talking to the service guys and they went around and made some very minor repairs, like tightening a few screws, fixing a slightly bent water heater door, and replacing the sewer hose compartment. They were almost fanatical about getting everything perfect! This was the best customer service I've ever seen - bar none!

The factory is on the east side of the little village of Topeka, Indiana. We stayed at the Shipshewana South RV Park, which is about 10 miles north of the plant. Nice park and nice people. While you are there, explore the Amish country in the area. When you go outside early in the morning, instead of hearing traffic noise, you can hear the clip-clop, clip-clop of the horse-drawn Amish buggies. Very peaceful. Oh, and do check out the bakery located about 3 miles west of Shipshewana on US Hwy 20. It is called the Rise n Roll Bakery and oh my goodness, very yummy stuff in there.

Happy travels,
Skip
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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We're a long long way from Topeka.

Does anyone know of an online video of the CC factory?

I would really like to see the construction process.

thanks
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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My wife and I had a CC factory tour last week. We really enjoyed it. Very interesting to see the Creeks, Silverbacks, and Cottages all coming off the same line.
Happy travels,
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Skip,
If you were there last week, you probably saw our 34RLSA being built...it went into production on Wednesday...Wish I could have been there!
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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Wifey and I took that tour last August. It was impressive. Duck O gram, his wife and we both stayed at Shipshewana CG during the same few days. That area is really cool to explore and the miles and miles of corn fields...... We saw an Amish guy, hat, beard and all on his incumbent bike riding down the buggy lane of route 5 texting on his cell phone. What a culture clash.
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Wifey and I took that tour last August. It was impressive. Duck O gram, his wife and we both stayed at Shipshewana CG during the same few days. That area is really cool to explore and the miles and miles of corn fields...... We saw an Amish guy, hat, beard and all on his incumbent bike riding down the buggy lane of route 5 texting on his cell phone. What a culture clash.
That wasn't a local you wrascally Wrabit. That was lil ole me with my Gil Grissom straw hat on my Easy Racer. LOL
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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I would love a picture of the floor framing in the kitchen area of a 34RLSA. I have a floor that moves vertically a bit and I think it needs some repair. It is out of warranty.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:07 AM   #7
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Hey Skip! Glad to see you made it to a factory tour. It's on my bucket list, but I'll probably have to wait until 2015. That's when I'll be retired unless the company make me a "deal" I can't refuse! LOL!
I thought it funny, when I saw your name on this post, it's like running into a friend at the grocery store; since we are both CCRVOC members!
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