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Old 07-24-2015, 02:33 PM   #1
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5'er shopping - real world feedback/reviews

We currently have a Tracer 3200 BHT, and we're starting to look at the 5'ers for a possible upgrade next spring. We've looked at a dozen or so from a lot of makes, (open range, silverback, montona, cedar creek, redwood, solitude, crusader) have been the ones we've looked at.

After looking at the cedar creek and the silverback, they look almost the same, what are the differences in those two?

I have an outside kitchen now and really like that, however, we don't want bunk house, so are there any 5'ers with an outside kitchen that's not a bunk house?

I'm looking to get some real world feedback/reviews from owners of any of these rigs. I know each one is different in its own way, and they each of pros and cons, but some real world current owners feedback would be helpful.

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Old 07-24-2015, 02:41 PM   #2
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My understanding is that the Cedar Creek is higher level of quality. I don't know if that is true, but I can tell you that my wife, the dogs and I love our 2014 Cedar Creek 38CK. I found that the contact person at the manufacturer for warranty work has been very helpful. As noted in my other posts, customer service has been awsome! I don't know where you live, but my dealings with the rep for the east coast coast has been great. The service department of the dealer where I purchased has been helpful when they could. This has been a very busy time for them.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:44 PM   #3
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I am not an expert. However, I haven't seen any 5'ers with an outdoor kitchen. The 5er I have, has a sidekick RV grill on it though. It really is handy. The grill slips on a mount on the side of the trailer. Then, it has a propane cord with a quick attach. In 30 seconds, the grill is mounted firmly on the trailer and hooked up to propane. It also has a side table that mounts next to it very easily too.

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I found that the contact person at the manufacturer for warranty work has been very helpful.
We've experienced that with out Tracer since we had it, the manu customer service is awesome to work with and the warranty work has gone smoother then my warranty work on my truck.

I live in CT, and its somewhat limited to RV dealers with a good inventory to look at and compare.
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There are quite a few manufacturers that are offering an outside kitchen without a bunkhouse now

They usually have a rear living area with an entertainment center in a door side slideout with the exterior kitchen on the back side of it
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Have a 2014 Silverback. HD some issues but factor took care of it. Great coach. Have outside kitchen. Best 5r (40 years camping) I have had
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:23 PM   #7
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Own a silverback and have been to the factory. Cedar Creek and Silverback are made side by side in the same factory. Basic constuction is the same. The difference is quality of interior and accessories. I consider my Silverback to be a budget light weight 5r. The RK model had an outside kitchen but not well designed. If I had to do over I would buy a 1 or 2 year old high end rig.
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Prime Time Crusader just came out with the 297rsk and it has an outside kitchen with no bunks. 
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Ours is a Sierra 360PDEK. Rear living room, outside kitchen with a tv that drops down from the kitchen and a rear deck with sliding glass doors. FR also makes the model without the rear deck unfortunately I cannot remember its name
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