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Old 12-15-2018, 01:50 AM   #41
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We sold our Tiffin 42LH and ordered a FR 36ck2. We took delivery in May. We ordered a 2018 but when ours came down the line it was a 2019 with no price increase. We really like it and my wife really enjoys the kitchen set up, especially that LARGE pantry. We loaded it up with a generator, washer & dryer, dishwasher, king bed, third ac/heat pump, second awning, the old fashioned gas/electric water heater, gas range with oven, convection microwave, electric bed room heater, fireplace, dual pane windows,. and deleted all the slide toppers as they were nothing but a pita on our last 2 motorhomes. It spends most of the summer at our lake lot in Ohio and the winter in FL with touring in the spring. Very liveable, more like a home than the MH. The 55 in TV has a GREAT picture and we have very few warranty issues, a lot less than out Tiffin. All and all, for the price it is an exceptionally good RV and we did some very serious research. Toured many factories in the Elkhart area, Tampa Super Show, on line forums and many dealers, and kept coming back to the 36CK2. Love it. Enjoy and have fun.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:11 AM   #42
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What is so great about the rear cap? Just trying to learn why this is so important


The rear cap makes the camper look great in our opinion. Taking off the rear cap doesnít increase any storage in the camper. The camper has the same frame, brakes, all it does is save the company money and itís one less cap to have to replace in case of fading issues. Should I trade next year the first camper Iíll look at is the Cedar Creek 36CK2, we have been treated great by the factory. I canít say enough about how well we have been taken care of by Cedar Creek. Denise Davis is awesome so is Orvan Fry. Itís great to have someone that can work on my unit like Orvan does. I have had my share of problems like all people that haul a camper down rough roads. I want a rear cap on my next Cedar Creek, what Iím hoping is that Orvan can install one on the 36CK2. The Hathaway and the Champagne are built exactly the same with the exception that the Hathaway has no rear cap. If Orvan can install us a rear cap on a brand new Hathaway then Iíll get another Cedar Creek. There is some options I want on a new camper, dual pane windows, 3 air conditioners, microwave/convection oven. We donít want the bedroom heater or a dishwasher or a washer/dryer. We want a king bed but we will trade the new bed out, our Trump mattress is the best mattress we have ever slept on. If I can get Orvan to install a cap on a Hathaway Iíll get the Creek if not Iíll get the Cardinal 3350
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:14 PM   #43
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They look nicer, and have a window. Window seems more important than looks, but everyone likes what they like. I think the Vilano doesn't have cap either. I'd be more concerned with what kind of frame, brakes, springs, hydraulics, tires, etc. But that's just me.


Tires; agree. 1 blowout cost me $2300. The other stuff, ? , sounds like a needed punch list . Lippert supplies much of the industry and they throw stuff out there and make repairs later.
In late 2014 we built a Silverback 33rl. Opted against auto leveling because kinks were not worked out. 2015 Rally in Goshen, we witnessed several units very near us with significant leveling system
issues being resolved. Pretty sure new systems are a lot better.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:02 PM   #44
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My Cedar Creek 32RL built in 2014 came with the auto leveling system, I havenít never had any problems with that. It also came with 7,000lb axles and G614 Goodyear tires. The only real trouble is cap fading. A few little problems but nothing compares to other peopleís problems
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:08 PM   #45
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Loving my 2017 36CK2

I am loving my 2017. I've been living in it since March at three different job sites and I'm kicking myself for not buying a 5er long ago. It's the best place I've lived outside of home.


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My husband and I are looking at getting out of our 42' MH and moving into a 36CK2. Am wondering if there is anyone out here that could give me their reviews on this model. Thank you
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:45 PM   #46
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Never really investigated this model before but I see now the floor plan is VERY similar to my Crusader 337qbh. Difference being where you have a rear sofa I have the bunkhouse. The CC bathroom is a bit bigger possibly too. Definitely will have to look at this model if the adult children stop going with us on some trips.
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