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RE: 2004 Cardinal - total electrical failure

You may also want to check for a bad GFI outlet. On our Cedar Creek the GFI outlet in the bathroom shuts down the entire rig, even the convertor. I don't know if that age of Cardinal is wired the same way but it is an easy thing to check.
jrs1871 01/31/17 06:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power/Furnance failure

You may also want to check that the GFI outlet is good. When they go bad, they tend to cause other things to not work. On our trailer, the GFI outlet in the bathroom shuts down the entire trailer. And since the factory installed GFI's are low bid items, they tend to go bad frequently. If you push the reset button and it pops off again promptly, that is a good indicator that the GFI is bad. Get a replacement at Lowes, Home Depot or and hardware store. Make sure you get the same amp rating as the one that is bad, typically 20 amp.
jrs1871 01/31/17 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: nuevo progresso

Not sure but some were open on Christmas day so I would speculate that some will also be open New Years day. If you are looking for a specific one you may or may not be in luck.
jrs1871 12/29/16 05:44am Snowbirds
RE: Cleaning/Laundry Question

It is sweat that makes them turn yellow. I just read a living green tip that said to remove the yellow to wash them in very hot water with one cup laundry soap, one cup of dishwasher soap and one cup of borax. I haven't tried this so I don't know if it really works. But I am going to wash the pillows and see what happens. At the worst, I will have to pitch them and buy new ones which is what I do anyway.
jrs1871 12/28/16 05:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Short high line fifth wheel?

You have that right; it is really hard to find a better quality fifth wheel in the shorter lengths. Cedar Creek had a 30RL (34 LOA) in their line in 2012 and 2013 but discontinued it. They said they did not sell enough of them. But I see a lot of posts from folks looking for the smaller units. We got that model and love it but we had a terrible time finding one on a dealer's lot so we could actually see it. I didn't want to buy from a brochure only. I think the CC Silverback still has some of the shorter lengths. They are a good unit with good factory support but I don't know if you consider that high end.
jrs1871 12/17/16 04:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar Creek and quality control??

Welcome to the world of RVs across the board. You will find similar types of issues on some units from any of the brands, economy models to luxury units. Cedar Creek is no better nor no worse than any of the others. The design of elements of the systems, such as your water lines or the placement of electrical wiring, leaves you shaking your head. Common sense tells you that is not a good design. But they do it anyway. Why? Time and money. I have always felt that the folks that design these units should be required to live in them for a month using them as we do. Use them in full hookups and in dry camping venues. Cook all your meals, watch the telly, use the bathroom facilities, etc. Just maybe they would figure out that what looks good at first glance isn't worth a tinkers dam in use.
jrs1871 11/27/16 05:55am Fifth-Wheels
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
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