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Old 02-28-2021, 07:37 PM   #1
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Alpine vs Cedar creek

We are trying to decide between the cedar creek 388rk and the Alpine 3910rk.
Which has better construction and insulation?they are pretty comparably priced, so looking for some advise. Thanks
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Old 03-01-2021, 12:37 AM   #2
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We are trying to decide between the cedar creek 388rk and the Alpine 3910rk.
Which has better construction and insulation?they are pretty comparably priced, so looking for some advise. Thanks
Depending on where you live, have you considered taking a tour of their factories? When we finally decided to buy a unit we did three separate visits (130 miles away) to the Elkhart, IN area to visit three different manufacturers of 5th wheels. We did KZ, Cedar Creek and Avalanche. We ended up buying a CC as we liked what we saw at the factory. Most factory tours will be after 2:00 pm EST, as that is when their workers have gone home (liability I assume).

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Old 03-01-2021, 11:04 AM   #3
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Will I have own both a Keystone product and my current Cedar Creek. This is my opinion so, take it for what it is worth!

I will never own another Keystone/Thor product again why? Customer support after the sale and beyond. You can't beat the support from the Cedar Creek division.

As far as wall construction the Cedar Creek you can judge for your self after looking at these videos. https://www.forestriverinc.com/rvs/f...ls/cedar-creek
There are other videos that may help also, here is a link to them. https://www.forestriverinc.com/rvs/videos
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The reason I bought a CC was of the construction, like the walls, much like a stick built house. I went to about 5 factory tours. They all have their good points, and bad
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Old 03-02-2021, 04:52 PM   #5
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I'm not familiar with Alpine, but can tell you we love our CC Cottage. Some of the main selling points for us were the construction, insulation and big windows. The inside is very nice. We've had a couple service issues and so far CC has paid for on-site service.
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I can't really speak about Alpines, but know folks that will never own a Keystone product.....we are on our 2nd Cedar Creek! We had our 1st one for 10 solid years. GREAT customer service by the factory.
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Old 03-03-2021, 03:37 PM   #7
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We looked at both, for 2 years. The CC get better reviews and I saw better fit in the construction on interior. CC has a very good reputation for frame construction, better than other Forrest River products, equal to the Riverstone. Frames are screwed together vs welded/glued on Keystone frame. We purchased a used Hathaway 34RL2, much better than previous Flagstaff- which had no major flaws.
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:08 PM   #8
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Cedar creek without a doubt. Spend a little more and do not get a Silverback. The Silverback cut costs on few items like on cabinets.
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:41 PM   #9
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The story we got when looking, was that CC decided to cut back features VS raising prices. Ex-molded rear fiberglass cap was standard until 2018-2019 on Hathaways, now it is an option. On the Silverbacks, they decided not to put cabinet doors on some of the restroom cabinets, you can order them extra. I also prefer the straight roof line on the Hathaway slide out VS Silverback's arch. From an engineering aspect, better seal w/ straight edge. Maybe a personal thing, I am sure both work well or they would not continue to produce them. Point is when you compare them side to side VS earlier models, there are many little features that have been downgraded or made optional.
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