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Old 09-10-2016, 10:10 PM   #1
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Inherent Cedar Creek problems??

Trying to be proactive and deal with any inherent problems on my new Cedar Creek 36CKTS before I start using it. So far I've read about the fasteners on the lower frontal skirt along the frame and added several more screws to it. I've also read about the crank for the spare tire bouncing up and down and loosening the winch. I will install a brace for that tomorrow. I have an extra strap ready for the residential refrigerator door to keep it shut...Am I missing anything?? My other concern are the Westlake G rated tires. The jury is still out on those. We tow about 4,000 miles a year, sometimes 400-500 miles a day. I can get a good price on a set of Sailun 17.5s and I'm not sure if I should make the move or not. I also plan to install disc brakes but right now the wallet is getting a little thin and I need to fatten it up a bit..Any advice will bee appreciated...
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:14 PM   #2
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I'm concerned about the tires too......but the Joy Rider alignment should help, I'm hoping. I've replaced two screws.......no biggie. If I could afford G614's I would, but like you I can't yet. If they hold up, then all is good with mine. Headed out Thursday for 3 weeks.

If you have the tankless water heater, good luck......though some love it. Other than that, enjoy your unit. I think it's awesome and unless a meteor knocks me into bad luck, I'm very happy. I have almost same setup that you do.

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Old 09-11-2016, 07:32 AM   #3
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I don't have that particular model but my residential fridge isn't bracketed in place so I would also make sure it won't move around in transit. As for the tires, I'd suggest a TPMS for a little more peace of mind until you decide to upgraded the tires. I'm still running the Westlake tires and they're holding up fine after a year.
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:48 AM   #4
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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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Old 09-11-2016, 07:54 AM   #5
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Must be a new thing? My 11 year old CKTS has been flawless except for normal wear and tear items.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:08 AM   #6
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We have 2015 36CKTS with WestLake G rated,110 psi. Have towed over 10K on them with no problems. Keep them at current PSI and stay off carbs and you should not have problem. We have a a couple small problems but nothing we could not take care of our selfs.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:58 AM   #7
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Trying to be proactive and deal with any inherent problems on my new Cedar Creek 36CKTS before I start using it. So far I've read about the fasteners on the lower frontal skirt along the frame and added several more screws to it. I've also read about the crank for the spare tire bouncing up and down and loosening the winch. I will install a brace for that tomorrow. I have an extra strap ready for the residential refrigerator door to keep it shut...Am I missing anything?? My other concern are the Westlake G rated tires. The jury is still out on those. We tow about 4,000 miles a year, sometimes 400-500 miles a day. I can get a good price on a set of Sailun 17.5s and I'm not sure if I should make the move or not. I also plan to install disc brakes but right now the wallet is getting a little thin and I need to fatten it up a bit..Any advice will bee appreciated...

I have a 2016, 34RL bought new in May, 2015. Since that time we had put close to 10,000 miles on these tires, Westlake tires. These tires has served me well and you just need to maintain the tires such as checking the air pressure daily when pulling on the road. I also check lug nut torque every day when traveling.

What model of residential refrigerator do you have? We have the 19 ft. refrigerator that uses a screw with a star wheel to hold the door in. As long as this is fully secured we have had no issues with the doors opening.

I do check the winch mechanism for the spare tire every once in a while but I've never had the tire or winch come loose or fall off the trailer. I believe some people don't check things and when that happens things fail.

I have never had any issues with the outside sheet-metal also and I have never added any extra screws to the sheet metal. To me this may add rust points to the sheet metal if the incorrect material is used.

Good luck with your new unit.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:48 AM   #8
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Given the choice and having the funds, I'd keep the drum brakes and get the Sailun tires now and only get concerned about the other stuff, if it rears its ugly head.
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Old 09-11-2016, 12:13 PM   #9
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For those of you with the 36 ckts, check your pendant lights over the kitchen island. Mine came loose to the point of dangling by the wires and apparently swung into the other and broke the globe. There was glass all over and a bit of a pain in the rearend to clean up. Also i was told they no longer sell that light, so they are sending me two lights (different style) to replace the broken 2016 style.
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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
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