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Old 04-28-2014, 12:05 PM   #21
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We have the 2014 model and love it. Like all the other posts the sawdust is quite annoying and is everywhere. We have been living in ours since 1 April and enjoying every minute of it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:44 PM   #22
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What still amazes me....every now and then we will find a screw on the floor or on the counter and look at each other and say where did that come from, LOL. and we will look all over and can't find where it came from
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:21 PM   #23
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When we did our PDI, I was very pleased. However, i did notice that the slide on the door side didn't line up smoothly at the wheel well. I mentioned this and the guy said he would work on it. He did but it still looked off. Well after being home a week I noticed when closing the slide that the inside wall was scraped in two places. We watched the slide close and open. We determined it was crooked on the one side. My DH looked underneath the slide and there are two bolts on each side of the slide. On the side that was off, he noticed that one of the bolts was extremely loose and the second bolt was loose. He got the slide straight and tighten the bolts. Works perfectly now. But it bothers me that the guy doing the PDI didn't seem like he wanted to be bothered.
Just goes to show you, that you should go with your gut feelings. Glad we caught it before serious damage was done.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:05 AM   #24
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Glad you fixed it before any major problems.

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Old 05-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #25
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Glad everyone is more or less happy with their Cedar Creeks. Our 2014 38CK has been a real joy. We couldn't be happier. We left Cleveland on our first trip in January. Stopped at a Walton, KY, Flying J for our first fuel stop and destroyed their fuel island. We also destroyed the back of the C/K. Wiped out a side window, tore off a marker light, trashed the aluminum skirt and ripped open the fiber glass wall. Duct taped a blanket over the missing window at our first camp site, turned on the water and blew a hose to the W/D under the bed. The whole unit flooded. DW got so sick she ended up at the hospital. Now that's "camping". All has turned out well though. No claim filed by Flying J, window replaced for a few hundred at a camp site and just pocket money for Bondo, decals, marker light. spray paint and sand paper. Looks good as new. Jammed a Sharpie in the broken hose to fix the leak until we could get a splice. DW healed in the Florida sunshine. Next trip is to Canada.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:25 PM   #26
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Wow, what a day you had! Glad it all worked out in the end.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:30 PM   #27
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I tell myself (and others) that if you have the perfect camper, you aren't really pushing the envelope of camping. Mind you, "I tell myself".........

At least 6 other RV'ers had hit the same pump. Maybe the problem is the pump island? We now ONLY use truck stop islands. Just another lesson.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:49 PM   #28
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My day job is pulling a 53' x 102 wide so I have learned to plan entry and set myself up for exit. I am NOT criticizing just suggesting GOAL (get out and look) If I have doubts that's what I do. I'm just happy it has worked out for you.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:10 AM   #29
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We are going to add an extra fuel tank so we can stop at truck stops only. That's not the only reason. Filling up ahead of a holiday plays a part too.
My DH went to renew his drivers license. He normally does not use the back up camera. This time he decided to use it and he hit a telephone booth in the drivers license parking lot.. The booth protruded further then the pole. Nice dent in the tailgate. Needless to say, he is going back to not using the backup camera and just turn around and look like he normally does.
The other funny part of this story is, we have a Dodge long bed dually. When we back up to hook up our CC 36 ckts, if the tailgate is down, which it has to be, we clear the tailgate by about 2 inches. This seemed like an accident waiting to happen so we ordered a tailgate with a cut out for the camper. We were so concerned we would hit the tailgate and now we dented it anyway!
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My day job is pulling a 53' x 102 wide so I have learned to plan entry and set myself up for exit. I am NOT criticizing just suggesting GOAL (get out and look) If I have doubts that's what I do. I'm just happy it has worked out for you.
Good info. Of course you are a pro. Probably even have a CDL. Weekend haulers are a different breed. In our case, it was dark, it was brutally cold, the DW was sick and didn't want to get out, the RV lane was mismarked, 6 other RV'ers had hit the same pump in the last 12 months, it took a professional driver to get us off the pump and the service plaza had to be cleared of parked cars. In short, rigs our size do not belong in Flying J RV islands. Truck stops are a no brainer.

I have also figured out that a semi is all different. The trailer wheels are at the back of the trailer. Negotiating a turn requires most of the clearance to be on the side of the turn. A travel trailer has a huge rear overhang behind the trailer wheel set. As I learned the hard way, that also has to be accounted for. At least I kept the repair cost below my deductible.

I took a huge amount of heckling when I arrived at my winter campground. Especially from some Cedar Creek owners. Best part was when a guy's DW came over and said, "he didn't tell you he tore the roof off our new 36CKTS on a tree limb over our driveway coming home from purchasing it. $7000 worth of damage."
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