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Old 05-09-2018, 03:05 PM   #1
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Going back to 5th wheel from class c

Just traded our Freelander 26RS class c in on 2019 a Cedar Creek Silverback 29IK. Comming off line 8/15. Not new to 5th wheel ownership, owned a 2004 Carraige Cameo 35ft before buying 2 Freelanders. So am looking for any info on this model Silverback from owners. Also any info on the brand of tire they are using , Westlake ST 235X85 R16, suppose to be a 14 ply radial tire. Also on the lippert auto level-up system. Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 05-09-2018, 03:12 PM   #2
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I can't answer your question but have one. Why back to the 5er? I went form a class A to the TT because my style of camping took a big change. just wondering.

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Old 05-09-2018, 03:58 PM   #3
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I've read good and bad about the Westlakes. I had them on our 35IK and just replaced them with Sailun S637. The Westlakes didn't give us any trouble but being 3 years old by the date code, I didn't want any trouble either. We have too many weekend trips and a trip to Kentucky planned this year. If I had out to go again, I'd buy did one of 2 things. Force the dealer to install the Sailuns or install them myself and sell the Westlakes. 4 Sailuns were $515 delivered from and $100 to install locally. I think you could easily sell the Westlakes for $200.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:50 PM   #4
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I like the Westlake G rated tire that Cedar Creeks are coming with. The tires on my unit will be four years old this year, the date code on the tires range from 4814 to 1115. I plan on replacing them next year. You do need to take care of the tires. I keep them cover 90% of the time and I use Meguiar's M40 Mirror Glaze Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner and Conditioner on my tires every other month when using the trailer.

I also have the Lippert 6-point auto level system on my trailer. Read the manual and make sure that you understand the operation procedure. I also wipe down the hydraulic rams every time I retract them with a silicone spray. Using a rag that I spray the silicone on to. This keeps the grit from damaging the seals and prevents the seals from drying out. Do not use WD40 this is not a lubricant it is a water dispersal product.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:24 PM   #5
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The Westlakes on my camper are just over 2 years old with no problems at all. I've only had to add maybe 5 pounds of air to 2 tires since new. Love the Lippert 6 point auto level
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:13 PM   #6
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I have a new 34rl2 with westlakes. Did not know what to think about them till this past weekend. Traveling to Dallas car in front swerved and there was a 24ft extention ladder. Hit it at 67mph no blowout checked air pressure akl ok. Im sold on them now
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:53 PM   #7
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These are as good a tire as can be expected. 14 ply, good stuff. Not a China Bomb. I don't know what I'll buy when I need tires, but these OEM tires are just fine.

Not sure what you want to know about the 6 pt Level Up. It's the #1 reason I bought the trailer. I won't own one without it.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:17 PM   #8
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Same here.

I have the same tires and level up on my 34RL2 CC Hathaway. Ive had no problems with either and I know E-trailer told me it was one of their better tires they sold. After one year and about 5000 miles you can barely tell they are used. I watch air pressure closely with TST 507 on my RV and dually. Really like the system. Really think you'll like your new rig and the level up. Tires should be well for some time. Safe travels.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:10 AM   #9
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Back to 5er

Seadog same here we are trying to extend the short camping season here in Canada by getting a seasonal site as well as traveling and thought the 5er would give us the space & comfort we needed Also less worry then a motorized unit when parked for extended times. The cc 29IK & tv (F250 diesel) is only a couple of feet longer then the motor home and toad was so it will make for a good travel unit also. Have a great camping season

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Old 05-10-2018, 07:19 AM   #10
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Back to 5er

Thanks to you all for the input on the tires and the level up system. I think this was the right unit for us at this time, it comes off line 5/15 & we are looking forward to this camping season. As I said we now have a seasonal site in a resort community 2 hours from home and have several road trips planned this summer, 2 weeks to Wash. DC, Williamsburg Va, & Gettysburg Va. and then a week at River Plantation in Pigeon Forge TN, which we go to every year. Just love the Smokey Mtns.

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