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RE: Cedar Creek Owners

While some parks do arbitrarily enforce a 10 year old limit, many will accept an older rig that is in good shape. I have seen 10 year old rigs look much nicer than 5 year old rigs because the owners really take care of them. That being said, the CC is considered the higher of the two lines. Basic construction is the same but the CC comes with a few more items as standard instead of options. We opted for the CC because of the standard features after putting the pencil to the paper to see what adding those items to the SB would cost. The CC came out cheaper in the long run. But only you can decide what are the must haves and what are negotiable.
jrs1871 10/18/16 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer brake questions

It is also possible that the wire that goes through the back axle to the wheels has become chafed and is shorted out. If your brake assemblies look good upon inspection; you might run a wire on the outside of your back axle to the off side wheel and check for brakes actuating.
jrs1871 08/23/16 05:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GFCI or Breaker Location. Help needed!

Agree that you need to check for another GFI outlet. The rhyme and reason for what the outlets control can be a little strange. On our trailer the bathroom GFI shuts down the entire system and the kitchen GFI outlet shuts down the slide with the fridge andd the back wall outlets. So look for another GFI outlet.
jrs1871 08/15/16 04:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016-17 Cedar Creek RE

I don't know how close you are but Jeff Couch RV normally has a pretty large CC inventory. The RE is a nice layout and you can't go wrong with a Cedar Creek. They are well built, and they have great factory support. We are on our second Cedar Creek and we didn't look at any other brand when we decided to upgrade. There was nothing wrong with our previous one but we wanted the level up and dual pane windows. Good luck on your search.
jrs1871 08/05/16 05:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Experiences with Forest River Cedar Creek 38RD

Cedar Creek trailers are well built and they do have great factory support. We are on our second one and didn't consider any other brand when we were looking to upgrade. As noted the 38RD is no longer in the CC line but there may still be some on dealer lots.
jrs1871 08/04/16 05:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Random switches questions

Our built in vacuum turns on when you insert the hose into the receptacle. Ours is a Red Devil. I don't know if they are all like that. Perhaps one of those is for a tank heater.
jrs1871 08/03/16 05:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kansas City to Canon City, Co to Salida, Co

Getting across Kansas depends on whether you want to interstate or you like driving US or state highways. If you don't opt for interstate all the way, you could go hwy. 50 all the way or you could take 56 to 96 to Pueblo. Both are good roads but you do go through towns along the way. Sometimes it is fun to get off the fast track and see America.
jrs1871 07/12/16 06:54am Roads and Routes
RE: I-70 thru Kansas City

I70 is a toll road between Topeka and Bonner Springs. The cost is not outrageous and the road is in good shape. There is a little construction around Bonner Springs and I435 but neither will slow you down. I don't know about construction east of those two spots.
jrs1871 07/04/16 05:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Cedar Creek 5th wheel question

We are on our second Cedar Creek. We had the first one ten years and put about 50,000 miles on it before we upgraded. Our current one is 3 years old and has over 15,000 miles on it with no problems with skin cracking or frame issues or any other problems for that matter. One member of our CCRVOC club has 330,000 miles (yes you read that correctly) on his trailer and it has no issues other that repairs from damage caused by blown tires. Cedar Creek trailers are very well built and have great factory support if problems arise.
jrs1871 06/28/16 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Juice

Well the problem is solved. I replaced the GFI outlet in the bathroom and we have AC power again. I realize that not all trailers are configured as ours, but if you lose power the GFI outlets are something to check. Needless to say, we will add a 20 amp GFI outlet to our stock of repair parts. We may never need it, but I don't want to go through this hassle again.
jrs1871 06/21/16 07:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Juice

John, the twelve volt system works fine. There is no AC power. As unusual as it seems, the bathroom GFI appears to shut down the entire AC system. I will replace that outlet today and see if it solves the problem. Since the power works for a few seconds when I reset that outlet, it does seem likely that the outlet is the culprit.
jrs1871 06/20/16 04:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Juice

After thinking about it all afternoon, I went out this morning to do some more trouble shooting. I did find that the GFI outlet in the bathroom shuts off everything. It was tripped, I reset it, had power for a few seconds and it tripped again. So I started checking for loose connections. GFI's in kitchen and bathroom were all wired tight, wiring in breaker box was tight, all fuses were good, wiring from converter to breaker box was tight and wiring from surge protector to converter was tight. Checked the battery cables and connections and fuses in the front compartment, no problems. So far I can't find the problem but I am leaning toward a short or loose wire somewhere. I need to get the slides out to see if there is another GFI outlet somewhere. Beyond that I am somewhat at a loss short of checking wiring to all outlets and fixtures. I was planning on getting a larger amp converter and I am still going to do that. But I don't know if that will help my current situation.
jrs1871 06/18/16 09:06am Fifth-Wheels
No Juice

This morning I went out to clean the trailer and I have no power. We have a Progressive Industries surge protector/power monitor in it and it shows no error code and voltage coming in to it is good. But there is nothing downstream from there. I flipped the breakers and check the fuses; no problems noted. Is there an in line fuse somewhere or could a CGFI outlet be the culprit?
jrs1871 06/17/16 01:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: get out of the heat

We just got back from a week at Colorado Springs and it got pretty toasty during the days (near 90) but it did cool off nicely in the evening. Before that we spend a week at La Veta (southwest of Walsenburg). The temps were wonderful in La Veta. The only drawback, if you call it that, is you are a little off the beaten path. But there are a lot of interesting places within driving distance to explore. Or you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the weather. We stayed at Circle the Wagons RV park and would highly recommend it.
jrs1871 06/17/16 06:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mequires Ultimate Wash & Wax

As far as I know, the only thing to do with faded graphics is remove and replace with new graphics. It seems some graphics are more prone to fading than others. Our problem is the front cap takes a direct hit from the sun. The sides are fine but the front is oxidizing but the graphics are fine. We keep it waxed (3 times last summer)but it still oxidizes. I will try that Marine One Step to remove the oxidation. That will be cheaper than having it painted.
jrs1871 06/16/16 04:18pm Fifth-Wheels
Mequires Ultimate Wash & Wax

In the past we have used RV wash and wax to wash the trailer. However when I was picking up a new jug of Mequires wax this morning, I saw the ultimate wash & wax. The label shows it for cars but is there any reason that it wouldn't work on the trailer. It just seems that if it works as good as the other Mequires products that it should do a good job, and maybe cut down on the waxing.
jrs1871 06/16/16 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake Controller problems

You might also have a chafed wire or a loose connector on the trailer that is causing the problem.
jrs1871 05/10/16 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 235/80R16 S637 tires

We got those put on our fifth wheel last year. So far very pleased with them. Our local tire dealer had them in stock so we had no delay in getting them. Maybe it is a regional difference that is causing the inventory shortage.
jrs1871 05/08/16 06:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires for TV

Thanks for the replies. The consensus seems to be that the Firestones are not the best choice. I should have clarified a little; we tow 10/12,000 miles a year. We do not drive it in winter conditions. The Bridgestones that are on it are the original tires and still look good but they are also six years old. Time to change irregardless of how they look.
jrs1871 05/06/16 06:28am Fifth-Wheels
Tires for TV

It is time to replace the tires on our 2010 Chevy 3/4 Duramax with approximately 38,000 miles. Currently it has Bridgestones and they have worn well with no problems. We carry about 2800 pounds pin weight. The tire shop recommended Michelins, Firestone Transforce or Bridgestone Dueler in order of price, highest to lowest. All are a LT265/70R17. Since we only use the truck to pull the fifth wheel and it is virtually all highway driving, we are leaning toward the Firestone or Bridgestone tires. What is the experience of folks with these tires?
jrs1871 05/05/16 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
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