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Old 08-23-2016, 08:26 PM   #11
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One of the best features of our 2014 Cedar Creek Silverback 33RL is the cathedral slide design.....never have to worry about water collecting and usually very little leaf collection to deal with......inside they provide a very nice design for the interior.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:02 PM   #12
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One of the best features of our 2014 Cedar Creek Silverback 33RL is the cathedral slide design.....never have to worry about water collecting and usually very little leaf collection to deal with......inside they provide a very nice design for the interior.

The cathedral slides are one of the major selling points in the Silverback line by Cedar Creek. However, they still put a flat roof slide on the stove/fridge slides...and I would definitely invest in that one slide topper.

The Silverback 37RL is on our super short list right now along with the Cedar Creek 38ck.....just have not made the plunge yet 😊


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Old 08-23-2016, 11:35 PM   #13
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One of the best features of our 2014 Cedar Creek Silverback 33RL is the cathedral slide design.....never have to worry about water collecting and usually very little leaf collection to deal with......inside they provide a very nice design for the interior.
Lovely.....

But, were it raining, wouldn't one get a (runoff) shower going in or out the main door ?
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:02 AM   #14
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The cathedral slides are one of the major selling points in the Silverback line by Cedar Creek. However, they still put a flat roof slide on the stove/fridge slides...and I would definitely invest in that one slide topper.

The Silverback 37RL is on our super short list right now along with the Cedar Creek 38ck.....just have not made the plunge yet ��


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Ours is a 2014 and all three slides have the cathedral design.....why, I don't know, but 2015-17 they've started putting a flat slide on the refridge/stove/entertainment slide again and you're right, a topper would be in order for it.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:11 AM   #15
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Lovely.....

But, were it raining, wouldn't one get a (runoff) shower going in or out the main door ?

We have never had an issue with that....the slide sits back 12 inches, between the edge of the door and the end of the slide, to allow for the awning support and with that 12 inches there's plenty of room for run off from that small section of roof.
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Never had slide toppers and as we see it better off without them...... just our 2 cents......... No issues no water not having them..........


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So after reading all of these comments and/or experiences it really seems to be a matter of preference. For someone who is new to this, well sort of, I don't know the difference of having one with or without, so far this thread has given me Insight on both sides. I think for me personally, I am still leaning towards getting one since we've camped most of the time in places that have many trees and it would help to keep the debris off of the slider. Plus, I wouldn't have to make a trip up there to clean it off or at least not as often. I'm obviously still going to stay tuned to this thread since I like hearing what others have to say about their experiences with or without them. Appreciate all of those who have joined in and stated their opinions.

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Hi,

My 2014 Silverback has all three cathedral slides.

We love them!!! The feel of increased interior space is great.

A few comments, based on our experience after about 175 nights out in various parts of the country.

First, all debris does not slide off -- for instance, wet leaves and pine needles. But the angled roof makes it pretty easy to see if you need to break out the broom and/or ladder.

Second, rain running off the slide by the door has never been a problem when entering and exiting -- even in very heavy downpours. Yes, the door could be a bit farther away from the edge of the awning...

Third, I am a light sleeper, and any flapping from slide covers -- not to mention the chore of shoving balls in and out every time I parked for the night -- would kill the deal for me.

Fourth, driving rain and wind seem likely to put stuff under a slide. cover anyway -- a low probability perhaps, but something I'd be thinking about a fair amount.

Having said all that, I see enough of them to realize that many people must think them useful.

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SVB cathedral slides do appear quite functional......

I have slide topper on all 3 slides. One of best options I ordered. Unsure of the negatives above, I don't see any negatives. Do not know what "shoving balls" means at all.
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Do not know what "shoving balls" means at all.
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It apparently stops the topper from flapping around in the wind.
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