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Old 08-04-2015, 12:18 AM   #1
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Looking at 33IK

My wife and I are looking at a 2015 33IK. We currently have a Rockwood 2604WS and have enjoyed the trailer. Have pulled the 2604 from Florida to PEI, Canada with an F-150, no problems.

We are looking to upgrade to a larger unit and TV, a F-250 diesel. Looking for other 33IK owners experience with the unit. We have had out 2604 for a couple of years so we are aware of some of the problems with the trailer industry and are prepared for things that need to be fixed which I am handy at. Really looking for design issues with layout or major problems that I should be aware of. For instance, can I open fridge with slides in? Looks like it but I did not put slide in on unit I looked at.

How about the hydraulics? Any major issues? Any input will be appreciated..
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:48 PM   #2
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only problem ive had with mine was that the vent tube on the fresh water tank was kinked and the first time i fully filled the tank it started lifting the floor of the trailer under the island. quickly drained the tank dropped the belly pan under the tank and found the kink and straightened the hose out and no problems since. the floor went right back to flat.

we have the large side by side rv fridge when the slides are in you cant open the left door of the fridge.

on the hydraulics you may get some popping from the level up system. lipert has a fix for this of removing 1 qt of fluid from the reservoir then adding a qt of stiction additive and cycling the system a few times.

other then that have been loving our 33ik
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:59 PM   #3
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Have a 2016 33IK, so far so good. Only had a couple of months though, hydraulics seem to work fine. The level up system is great especially setting up in this Texas heat. First 5ver but pulls extremely well, very well behaved behind my TV. Pulling with SRW 1 ton Cummings. Don't hesitate pull the trigger you won't be disappointed.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input. We go tomorrow to finalize the deal. Wish us luck...
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:47 AM   #5
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I have a 2016 33IK ... My PDI list of quality issues was soooo long I didn't accept the unit till weeks later when most of the stuff was fixed. You might want to put some heavy duty velcro under the cushions on the rear couch ... mine always worked forward and got caught when the curbside slide went out. If your fridge is to the right of the stove, you can get to it with slides in ... if it's to the left you can't. I've had 3 of the overhead LED lights with the on/off push buttons either burn up the wiring going to the light itself causing a short or the circuit board in the base drop down allowing the LED's themselves to melt the lenses. The circuit board on these lights get darned hot and I think there should be a recall on them. LED's are supposed to run cool! I had a cracked fresh water tank within a month and a failed grey water dump valve soon to follow. Trim blows off just driving down the road. Staples sticking thru the seal on the fascia of the curbside slide that dig into the panneling on the interior wall. Look it over really well .......... build quality is sad.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:28 AM   #6
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We've put 2000 miles and 15 days with our 33IK. Dealer was great, We traded in a 2013 Wildcat. We only had a couple of items that were fixed in less than an hour after our PDI. They readjusted the theater seating chairs (hard to get to recline), fixed a sticking screen door Later we found a kink in the kitchen sink hose that gave us low water pressure. They readjusted the weight on the feeder hose to eliminate the kink.
Features we like: Large shower with seat for DW. Theater seats looking straight across for TV and entertainment center. 11 cu ft refrigerator. Can get to the frig and bathroom without openning the slides. 6 point levelup system works great (hydraulic system). We also like the beige outside gel coat instead of our previous white. Include a TrailAire hitch which does a good job on the concrete slab roads. Tows great, about the same as our previous Wildcat which was about 2000# lighter.
Hope you enjoy yours. We did order ours to get the options/features we liked and received it in about 10 weeks this early spring.

One last tip. Be sure to use the locking knob and screw for the doors on the 11 cu ft frig or you might have a little clean up.
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We've put 2000 miles and 15 days with our 33IK. Dealer was great, We traded in a 2013 Wildcat. We only had a couple of items that were fixed in less than an hour after our PDI. They readjusted the theater seating chairs (hard to get to recline), fixed a sticking screen door Later we found a kink in the kitchen sink hose that gave us low water pressure. They readjusted the weight on the feeder hose to eliminate the kink.
Features we like: Large shower with seat for DW. Theater seats looking straight across for TV and entertainment center. 11 cu ft refrigerator. Can get to the frig and bathroom without openning the slides. 6 point levelup system works great (hydraulic system). We also like the beige outside gel coat instead of our previous white. Include a TrailAire hitch which does a good job on the concrete slab roads. Tows great, about the same as our previous Wildcat which was about 2000# lighter.
Hope you enjoy yours. We did order ours to get the options/features we liked and received it in about 10 weeks this early spring.

One last tip. Be sure to use the locking knob and screw for the doors on the 11 cu ft frig or you might have a little clean up.
We finalized the deal on ours today. I saw that knob laying on the stove and wondered what it was for. I had just asked DW why they did not have any locking mechanism on the fridge..lol. Now I know there is one.
We pulled the slides in and were able to get to fridge no problem. Bathroom and fridge most important when traveling. Fast food joints just get passed by...

Do you have issues with your cushions as the previous poster? I can see where they might pop off especially being at the very rear of the unit. Thanks for the input..
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I have a 2016 33IK ... My PDI list of quality issues was soooo long I didn't accept the unit till weeks later when most of the stuff was fixed. You might want to put some heavy duty velcro under the cushions on the rear couch ... mine always worked forward and got caught when the curbside slide went out. If your fridge is to the right of the stove, you can get to it with slides in ... if it's to the left you can't. I've had 3 of the overhead LED lights with the on/off push buttons either burn up the wiring going to the light itself causing a short or the circuit board in the base drop down allowing the LED's themselves to melt the lenses. The circuit board on these lights get darned hot and I think there should be a recall on them. LED's are supposed to run cool! I had a cracked fresh water tank within a month and a failed grey water dump valve soon to follow. Trim blows off just driving down the road. Staples sticking thru the seal on the fascia of the curbside slide that dig into the panneling on the interior wall. Look it over really well .......... build quality is sad.
Thanks for the input. We will pay close attention during PDI. We bought ours today but won't be picking up for a week or so.

I'm sorry to hear you have had so many problems and seem to be really unhappy with your purchase. I kinda look at these RV purchases like I look at life. You happiness depends on how well you handle plan B...lol.

I expect issues and hopefully I won't have major ones but I have owned big boats before I got into RV's so maybe I'm a little immune... Thx..
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Yeah, I think I got the lemon of lemons. I was a 3 time Montana owner and decided to switch brands. Cedar Creek Warranty Division and I are on a first name basis and has been taking care of each issue. My choice to switch brands has resulted in extreme disappointment, but the switch was done and as you say ... make the best of it. I do like the layout and features as mentioned by Ted ... if I can just take her out once without something else failing or burning up, maybe ther will be light at the end of the tunnel
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You will be disappointed towing with a 2500 series truck. Get a 3500 series instead.
At over 14000 GVWR your pin weight will overload any 2500 and a lot of 3500 STW trucks.
Cedar Creeks can be very pin heavy, so expect a real world pin over 3000 pounds.
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