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Old 04-01-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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We're long time RVer's and looking at replacing our 02 HR Presidential. Really have done alot of research and am down to 2 manufacturers both with Hung walls.
We've seen Cedar Creeks for years and really like them. We're narrowing down to the 36CKTS model. (Other Manufacturer is Lifestyles Luxury RV).

Questions on options;
Full paint or not? ( I see a partial option with full body clear coat)
Residential frig or 4 door? (Kind of like the residential)
Thermopane windows (Never had these and have been told will improve inside climate)
Gen Prep (Had this on the HR but never generator)
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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Personally, and I hope I don't get bashed on here for this, but I like the Lifestyle a little better. They didn't offer the bunk house, so CC / SB it was. I don't remember, but seems Lifestyle was quite a bit more $$. Either unit would be great really. Glad to see another hung wall fan.

Questions on options;
Full paint or not? ( I see a partial option with full body clear coat) Kind of up to you. We don't care for full paint any more after 2 motorhomes with it. To each his own on that one. I'll spend my money on upgrades and goodies.
Residential frig or 4 door? (Kind of like the residential) No doubt, I'd go with the residential fridge. Still working on the possiblity of gutting our Dometic for a small residential / inverter set up.
Thermopane windows (Never had these and have been told will improve inside climate) Had we ordered ours, we would've got them. Never had them, but have heard they're great. We have our single panes, most of them, insulated with reflective bubble insulation.
Gen Prep (Had this on the HR but never generator) I would, just in case you ever decide you want one. We needed as much cargo capacity as possible on ours, so don't have a generator. We use the 2 Honda EU2000 set up.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:37 AM   #3
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Just did a double take and realized your new to the forum and that was your first post, so Welcome to the Forum. Great people here with plenty of knowledge.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:43 AM   #4
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Thanks John. I like both Brands, Lifestyle is more pricey$$ Appreciate the info too.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #5
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Just remembered why I kind of liked the Lifestyle better. The box tubed frame. I remember when they first came out, I went and looked at one at a show and saw the frame. It was the closest thing I could find built like our previous Mobile Scout with the Leland frame. It's obviously a full time unit, but not for full timing with kids like us.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:48 AM   #6
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The wife and I love our CC. We have only had a few issues that were minor and or mistakes the previous owner did not take of. I would buy another CC..!

As far as options, get what you want or like cause after it is just a should have comment.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:41 AM   #7
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Full paint: added cost for what?
Res fridge a must for long trips.
Gen prep? Don't have it.
Thermopane? Have them. Don't help. But, the darkened window are a must! Great sun reducer.
We have every option except : custom paint, washer/dryer and gen
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:14 PM   #8
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Thanks. I've read where the full paint makes it easier to clean and extends the life. Though as pointed out $$$. Can buy many other options.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:56 PM   #9
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Full body paint? It's up to you, yes for me. Yes to residential fridge, yes to thermo panes, I wish mine had gen prep and it's very expensive to add later.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:56 PM   #10
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Full body paint - we like the looks of the newer models so not sure there is a lot of difference and as stated already adds cost.

Residential - Yes! We love it and it removes that problem of having propane fridge and thinking of possible fires.

Thermopane - don't have them so not sure if they help.

Generator Prep - The 38FL has limited storage so it was an easy decision to not have the generator prep - if there was a different floor plan for the DW then we might have added it.
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