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Old 09-11-2016, 08:33 PM   #21
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Many Cedar Creeks appear to suffer from leaky drain valves on their grey and black tanks. Even when apparently closed, residual water still leaks out of the tanks. The dealer changed all of mine which cured the black tank but I still get some from the grey tanks. To overcome this I use a twist on valve with an additional sliding seal that attaches to the sewer outlet on the trailer.

I also had problems with the shower. There was water escaping from the shower which I eventually traced to poor sealant in the corners inside the sliding shower door rails. While tracking this issue I also found a hairline crack in the floor of the shower which is apparently a common problem caused by the installation process for the prefabricated glass fibre shower floors. This was repaired by a company dealing direct with the dealer and FR. I guess it was heat treated because I cannot see any sign of repair whatsoever.

Many, myself included (now), are suffering from horrendous fading of the front cap. I recently received an email from CC (Forest River) stating they were paying out $750 as a one off payment and NC replacement decals with a signed waiver absolving them of any further claims for this deficiency. At the same time I as asked about the rear cap on my unit which, at this point in time, remains in good condition.

For me, the auto levelling has worked perfectly until the voltage drops and triggers the mini breakers. Make sure the dealer shows you where these are located and how to re-set them.

I've had a motor replaced on one of the front electric slides but this was covered by the extended warranty. My only other concern is a leaking seal on one of the windows that has allowed condensation to form between the panes of glass to a point where the window is now entirely fogged up. I've asked the dealer but they tell me it isn't a warranty concern so I'm now trying to get an answer from Forest River.

My tailer has been with us now for three seasons and Ive had no problems with the tires (Goodyear 614).

So far, I am happy with the rig, just a few small issues.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:10 PM   #22
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Many Cedar Creeks appear to suffer from leaky drain valves on their grey and black tanks. Even when apparently closed, residual water still leaks out of the tanks. The dealer changed all of mine which cured the black tank but I still get some from the grey tanks. To overcome this I use a twist on valve with an additional sliding seal that attaches to the sewer outlet on the trailer.

I also had problems with the shower. There was water escaping from the shower which I eventually traced to poor sealant in the corners inside the sliding shower door rails. While tracking this issue I also found a hairline crack in the floor of the shower which is apparently a common problem caused by the installation process for the prefabricated glass fibre shower floors. This was repaired by a company dealing direct with the dealer and FR. I guess it was heat treated because I cannot see any sign of repair whatsoever.

Many, myself included (now), are suffering from horrendous fading of the front cap. I recently received an email from CC (Forest River) stating they were paying out $750 as a one off payment and NC replacement decals with a signed waiver absolving them of any further claims for this deficiency. At the same time I as asked about the rear cap on my unit which, at this point in time, remains in good condition.

For me, the auto levelling has worked perfectly until the voltage drops and triggers the mini breakers. Make sure the dealer shows you where these are located and how to re-set them.

I've had a motor replaced on one of the front electric slides but this was covered by the extended warranty. My only other concern is a leaking seal on one of the windows that has allowed condensation to form between the panes of glass to a point where the window is now entirely fogged up. I've asked the dealer but they tell me it isn't a warranty concern so I'm now trying to get an answer from Forest River.

My tailer has been with us now for three seasons and Ive had no problems with the tires (Goodyear 614).

So far, I am happy with the rig, just a few small issues.
That twist on valve should be standard equipment. I added one as soon as I left the dealership. (Bought it online and brought it with me). Heartland gave me $1500 and new decals to paint my last rig's front cap. it was hard to find someone to do it for that. Try some big truck/bus bodyshops. 2 years later the rear cap went sour. I paid to paint that. ($1,050.) Not looking forward to it but I will do the same to this one if need be. F.R. said they switched to a different gel coat in 2015 and it shouldn't fade...we'll see. I have the cheaper Westlake G tires..I think I'm just going to get a set of Sailun 17.5s and be done with it. They have an excellent reputation and a "H" load rating. Thanks for your reply..
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:49 PM   #23
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On my 2010 34SATS, I had to replace the rivets that attach the scissor arms to the steps. I damn near killed myself when a rivet sheared off while I was headed down. Luckily I wasn't carrying anything heavy (like a case of vino). Personally, I'd drill them out and replace with 5/16" grade 8 bolts, stainless washers and ny-lock nuts.
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Good advice for every TT and 5th wheel owner! Had the same experience with my TT this past spring.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:32 AM   #24
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Inherent Cedar Creek problems??

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I had put joy rider shocks on my FL 38 last year .and as I was going to trade it in a new 1 both plates on the shock brock going down # 95 will never put anything like that on my rv again

Do you have a Picture of what broke? I'm considering installing Joy Ryder's.

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Old 09-21-2016, 09:57 AM   #25
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Had the front lamp fixture hanging by wires also. Loctite now keeps it tight. One over table fell off and broke.
On our CC29RE I also used the loctite....I also use two spring loaded wood clamps at top at joint when traveling as a precaution....J
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:05 PM   #26
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Hi recks
no I didn't take any pics but the plate that that came with the joy shocks is what broke .the one that was u bolted to the 3" axles just from wear or the plate was to soft and was working
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:15 AM   #27
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no I didn't take any pics but the plate that that came with the joy shocks is what broke .the one that was u bolted to the 3" axles just from wear or the plate was to soft and was working

Ok, thank you for the info ...


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Old 09-24-2016, 09:47 AM   #28
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I have had my rig for a year now and only had a few minor issues. One being Yes, the lights. But locktite fixed that issue. Another was the rear lower metal I guess you would call it a fender from the tires to the rear of the trailer. The little brace holding it broke off while traveling and the flapping caused the rear screw to rip out. They put bolts on it instead of screws and seems pretty solid now. But I will add a couple more braces later. The tires didn't even come off the lot with me. Part of my buy deal was they changed my new tires from my old rig to the Creek. Will not travel on trailer tires. Also the glass in the overhead cabinets came loose. Evidently the silicone caulk they use was not very good. I put them back with good stuff. And the only other problem is my black tank dump pull is really really stiff. Also leaks a little. Yes I have a valve on the end of the dump but a brand new trailer should not leak at all. Probably something to do with it being stiff. But they are gonna fix that too. She has a few thousand miles on her and that is the only problems I have had in the past year.
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My valve also leaks slightly. What type of valve did you install?
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:41 PM   #30
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It's just one of those clear elbows that screws on to the dump ....sticks out a little...looking for a shorter one I seen.......Camping World has them ..even seen them at Walmart.....but eliminate s getting yuck on your shoes...lol
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