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Old 04-07-2016, 11:52 PM   #31
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I checked everything on mine. Took pics and all. I don't see it as quite as simple as missed caulking. That is an easy fix. When you can't see where it is gets frustrating. I climbed all over it looking. I get on the roof and look regularly.

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Old 04-08-2016, 07:56 AM   #32
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Please share your checklist

EVERYTHING CHECKED is not possible. Frame, wheels, brake linings, tires removed from rims, wheel bearings, suspension system torsion, paint density with a meter, correct amount of glue to hold roof down? Correct sealant around every light, hydrauluc system? Battery weakness from sitting? Cable torqued correctly?
I would challenge the comment that a "visual" on caulking is sufficient to detect a leak. That's just not correct.
And that DOES NOT EVEN CONSIDER CLIMBING ON THE ROOF OF A NEW
UNIT!
There are expectations when buying an RV. That is WHY there are laws that state "as is; where is". Lawyers get rich enforcing those required expectations.
Let's return to REALITY and say FR and other manufacturers should STAND BEHIND THEIR WORK.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:39 AM   #33
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That goes for me too, there have been a few minor bugs and one big one(cap fade) but overall this Cedar Creek has been great. I really want a 36CKTS but I may stick with this model because I don't want to take the chance on getting a bad one. It shouldn't be but it's really a crap shoot as to what you get.


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Old 04-10-2016, 02:29 PM   #34
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Hey Salt shaker
do you have any issues towing your 5er with your Ram
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:14 AM   #35
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Lilredram,

The only issue I have is passing a fuel station. 6-9 mpg pulling the Silverback and the wife has it packed to the gills. I added air bags. I wish it had a larger fuel tank. My last 3 trucks were cummins...03 HO, 05, and an 08 6.7. I honestly don't miss them except for the exhaust brake and the ability to hold speed on a steep incline (turbo). I am extremely pleased with the performance. I have pulled all over the hill country and North east Texas and she'll run as fast as you care to go.

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Old 04-11-2016, 08:32 AM   #36
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I quest my real question is if the weight is a problem. What is the weight of your 5er (pin wgh"t. & trailer wgh"t. Just wondering if I have enough truck to pull my 5er.

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Old 04-11-2016, 10:09 AM   #37
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Salt shaker

I quest my real question is if the weight is a problem. What is the weight of your 5er (pin wgh"t. & trailer wgh"t. Just wondering if I have enough truck to pull my 5er.

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In my humble opinion you do have enough truck to pull this trailer.

I am pulling a 2016,34RL Cedar Creek with a 2008, 2500, 6.7L Cummins, with the 68RFE 6 speed auto, 3:73 gears, 4X4, Ram Mega Cab. The truck is equipped with gages EGT, Turbo Boost and Transmission temperature. I have also installed a Mag-Hytec deep dish oil pan and two axle differential covers and air bags. My tires are LT285/70R/17 126R Nitto Dural Grappler with Mickey Thomson Sidebitter II rims.
I pulled this trailer out west through the Rockies with no issue at all controllability was great and stopping was no issue at all. My transmission oil temps were never over 190F with the EGT being around 800 to 900F when pulling boost was between 25 and 30 PSI and engine RPM'S were under 2,000 in 5th gear.
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Zero issues pulling. 90% of the time I am hooked up to a trailer. We make 200-250 runs to the coast all the time. If I don't use cruise I will look down and be running 80 mph. If I went much heavier or full time I would go oil burner. I do not have any regrets going with the 6.4. I just ran 600 miles pulling an empty 18' flatbed from San Antonio to Alamagordo. Cruise on 76 I was getting 14.8 hand calculated. Coming back through cross winds and storms with cruise on 70 I was getting 11 with a jeep and other stuff loaded on the trailer. It pulls the 29 RE just fine.

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Salt shaker

I would still like to know what your dry pin weight and trailer weight is. Want to compare it to mine.

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Okay sorry about that my dry weight on the trailer is 10800 and if I remember it was somewhere around sixteen hundred loaded I figured I'm a 14k and somewhere around mm 2200 on pin weight.
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