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Old 07-21-2018, 11:15 AM   #1
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Question for the CC 38EL owners out there..... Do you find your 38EL has a overly rough ride? We have an 2018 CC 38EL and I am finding that when I get to my destination that there are too many things out of place from the ride. For example silverware in drawer has to be put back every time even though there is a divider. Today the bathroom door assembly totally ripped out of the ceiling!I find the couch moves and the theater seat also moves among other things. I have had quite a few 5vers over the years and not one bounced things around the rig like this one. Just thought I would throw the question out there to get the thoughts from other CC 38EL owners.
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:52 PM   #2
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Question for the CC 38EL owners out there..... Do you find your 38EL has a overly rough ride? We have an 2018 CC 38EL and I am finding that when I get to my destination that there are too many things out of place from the ride. For example silverware in drawer has to be put back every time even though there is a divider. Today the bathroom door assembly totally ripped out of the ceiling!I find the couch moves and the theater seat also moves among other things. I have had quite a few 5vers over the years and not one bounced things around the rig like this one. Just thought I would throw the question out there to get the thoughts from other CC 38EL owners.
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Hi I'm afraid the poor workmanship of ceder creek is the cause, theatre seats should be screwed down at the front but they forget as they have to have the coffee break. The bathroom door fell off runners fist time I used them reason, they were on coffee break and forgot to guess what, put the screws in. Ceder creek never again.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:46 PM   #3
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I think the major problem these days are the crappy roads that we have to drive on. Most of them havenít been kept up in years and some of the patch jobs make them even worse. This is my second Cedar Creek and I wouldnít have any other brand. Never had a major problem with either. I did put MorRyde Independent Suspension and Disk Brakes on my 2018 Champagne. Rides a lot better, but some roads still have a tendency to slightly move things around. Speed added to rough roads also cause major issues with things moving or falling down. I never go faster then 65 mph and slower on rough roads. You may also want to have your axels and Suspension checked out to make sure there isnít any problems in those areas.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:48 PM   #4
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I had same problem day one, driving home from Ohio dealer. It took Independent Suspension and some tweaking of hitch to fix things. It can be done.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:50 PM   #5
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Here's my other point..........many manufacturers would tell you to go pound sand. Cedar Creek has stood by me, big time. BIG time.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:57 PM   #6
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Question for the CC 38EL owners out there..... Do you find your 38EL has a overly rough ride? We have an 2018 CC 38EL and I am finding that when I get to my destination that there are too many things out of place from the ride. For example silverware in drawer has to be put back every time even though there is a divider. Today the bathroom door assembly totally ripped out of the ceiling!I find the couch moves and the theater seat also moves among other things. I have had quite a few 5vers over the years and not one bounced things around the rig like this one. Just thought I would throw the question out there to get the thoughts from other CC 38EL owners.
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A lot depends on what the roads conditions are like. I towed my trailer home from the dealer yesterday on I80 in IL and this is extremely rough in IL around Joliet. Nothing was out place in my unit when we checked the trailer out. With no moment on most items in the trailer. We do pack pillows around the glassware and plates, we have been doing this since our first trailer which was a rear kitchen unit. My trailer is a 34RL which is 37' long. I really don't think the length of a trailer really matters on the items ride in a trailer.

Also did you op for the TrailAir King pin box on your trailer? This makes a world of difference in the towing experience. It seems to provide a cushion between the truck and trailer so the bouncing is not as harsh as if direct couple.
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Is that truck a 250, a three quarter ton? That Champagne is too big for a 3/4 ton. I'd also ask what kind of hitch.
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:19 PM   #8
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The rig has a trailair pin box and the truck is an F-350...........
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:34 PM   #9
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We have had no problems with things being bounced around. We love our Cedar Creek and would buy another one in a minute. We live full time in ours and have not done a lot of miles but have made a trip from central Indiana to Oklahoma City and back. It towed great with no issues.
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:28 PM   #10
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Our River Stone Legacy rides well and about the only thing that ever seems to move is the rack in the convection oven. The rear shade usually goes up so now we just raise it before we leave
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:31 PM   #11
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We don't have any issues with stuff moving around in the trailer. We have a 2018 CC Champagne 38EL pulled by A 2017 F-350 Crew Cab Dually. I take my time especially on bumpy roads, ramps and turns and no issues at all.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:05 PM   #12
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On our trip to Alaska last year all our curtains fell, one or two twice. That was before we crossed the Canadian border.
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:51 AM   #13
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We have had no problems with things being bounced around. We love our Cedar Creek and would buy another one in a minute. We live full time in ours and have not done a lot of miles but have made a trip from central Indiana to Oklahoma City and back. It towed great with no issues.
Luck you, they obviously were not on a tea break when they built yours. Enjoy.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:22 AM   #14
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We have been amazed that very little moves when traveling. DW cushions dishes, glasses,pans,etc with pads. We put ceiling carpet on the bottoms of all cabinets which helps prevent sliding. We bungee cord certain cabinets and travel with all shades up. We have the Trail-Aire pin box, Sumo rear springs assist, and run just 100# in tires instead of 125#.
As has been mentioned, road condition is a major factor and we adjust our speed accordingly. We have found CC to be a quality product with nothing failing while traveling. We must have been built between coffee breaks.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:32 PM   #15
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We have had 3 issues while traveling. One the bedroom closet door came off track, two the frig and freezer doors came open and things got stuck between shelf and doors, lost all food. Three fireplace drawer came out. I don't blame CC, for my mistake of not securing them properly. My power theatre seats where screwed down when I got it. DW likes to vacuum once a week, has not been screwed down since week two, have had it 2 years and traveled several 1000 of miles and has not moved.
In frig I place everything in drawers and low shelves and use bubble wrap to keep it from moving, and do a better strap job.
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Brian, My fireplace also came out while traveling, called CC and they told me about a fireplace lock that should have been installed. They are sending me one. You might want to call them also.


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Old 08-03-2018, 10:46 AM   #17
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Question for the CC 38EL owners out there..... Do you find your 38EL has a overly rough ride? We have an 2018 CC 38EL and I am finding that when I get to my destination that there are too many things out of place from the ride. For example silverware in drawer has to be put back every time even though there is a divider. Today the bathroom door assembly totally ripped out of the ceiling!I find the couch moves and the theater seat also moves among other things. I have had quite a few 5vers over the years and not one bounced things around the rig like this one. Just thought I would throw the question out there to get the thoughts from other CC 38EL owners.
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We had the problem with the bathroom door track pulling out from the ceiling. Imho, this is a design flaw.they should never relay on screws in the trusses to support the write of the door. They should extend the wood strip that the track is fastened to back to the coat closet wall and support it on top of another wood strip that runs all the way too the floor. This is basically what it ended up doing to fix this.

We also replaced the silverware divider with a stir bought plastic one. My wife preferred that to the wooden divider for ease of cleaning.

I'm not convinced any of the other issues with things moving enroute are any worse then with any of our previous trailers. Part of it is just remembering you are pulling a house with our stuff in it and be aware of how rough the roads are and how fast you are taking the corners
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:26 AM   #18
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Buy some cheap curtain rods that are spring loaded and are turned to adjust. Put those in the bottem of your closet between door edge and wall edge they work great .
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Old 08-04-2018, 01:59 PM   #19
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My 36 CKTS rides smooth. Still has the original suspension except that I replaced the equalizers when they wore out. We have the Waterpik with electric toothbrush and leave it on the bathroom vanity while traveling. It doesn't move! On really rough rides, I sometimes see that our theater seating has moved.
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We leave bread and stuff on the counter top and it stays.
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