Haven't posted on here much but I've been lurking for several years. We recently sold our 2007 Rockwood 8314SS and yesterday we ordered a 2013 Cedar Creek Silverback 35QB4. We are really excited about all the extra room for kids and grandkids. We have a pretty large crew sometimes and the Rockwood was absolutely packed like a can of sardines at night. It's designed to sleep six and we've had 10 on several occasions. We will actually be able to walk into the kitchen in the morning without stepping on air mattresses! They told us about 10 weeks for delivery. Man I was hoping for less but I believe it will be worth the wait. Any current owners out there have any feedback for me? Let me know how you like it. We can't wait!
2004 F350 CC 4WD DRW Powerstroke
B&W Companion Hitch
2013 Cedar Creek Silverback 35QB4
Welcome to the Silverback brotherhood.....
We are just getting ready to start our 4th season with our 2009 Silverback. We love it, it has held up very well. Still looks new. We had a few minor issues taken care of during the PDI with some minor follow-up with the help of Cedar Creek....We've been out probably 30 times, usually weekends....a few longer trips.
We are members of the Cedar Creek RV Ownersclub, so we get to attend an occassional rally with alot of Creekers....everybody loves CC's dedication to service, and several owners are on their 2nd or 3rd CC.
I would strongly recommend getting CC to replace the china bombs (if that's what they still put on) with a good LT tire.....I replaced mine with Michelin XPS RIBS after only 3000 miles...I didn't want any problems...unfortunately at my expense. Others got the factory to do it.
Ours took longer to build, but then we had to contend with Christmas/New Years shutdown. I would also call CC and get the trailer's ID number and keep track of its progress.
Good Luck, keep us posted.
2008 GMC Sierra C/C 2500HD D/A - w/Titan 52Gal tank
Ride Rite Airbags, Trail Air Pin Box, Garmin Nuvi 1450LMT,
Blue Ox Bed Saver, TST Tire Monitor, Yamaha EF2000is,
2009 Cedar Creek Silverback, GII, 32 WRL w/ XPS RIBS
As Mike said, Forest River builds GREAT units with the Cedar Creek & Silverback. We're now in our 3d CC in 10 years. Factory support is great and those Rallies will fix most anything. I think you'll find that you've made a GREAT purchase.
PS. Guess I'm a little biased as I belong to the same club Mike does.
[blue]2004.5 Dodge 3500 DRW QC, 4x4 LB, CTD 600 ,auto,w4.10 ,PAC Brake, Prodigy, : 2012 Cedar Creek 36 CKTS (loaded). Mrs Greentow & Missy & Maggie, Shih Tzu's with an attitude. USA(R). 30+ years in the Fire/EMS service. CCRVOC #29, GS Life member:B
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This will be our 3rd season with our Silverback in the signature below and it's been flawless. Would recommend getting LTs for tires versus the china bombs. We have been to Disney and Myrtle Beach with it, plus another 38 days and mileage camping in NY and Vermont. No problems to date. Leaving for Myrtle Beach in 24 days!!
I had the dealer check on the tires. He said the 35QB4 and the 35RE come with American made tires standard. I'm guessing because of the wieght, but I don't know why they wouldn't use them on all models if they are aware there is a problem.
I have to agree about checking the tires, we had a blow out with one of ours, it was taken care of thru coach net, but it was a small delay. otherwise we love our camper...
I had 2 blowouts on my Rockwood in the same day, about 100 miles apart. I always kept the pressures up, checked every time I pulled out. The tire dealer said they were 5 yrs. old even though the trailer was only 4. Don't remember what brand they were. He said the tire manufacturers recommend replacing them every 4 yrs. I will definitely follow that recommendation this time.
If your layout has the back wall of Cabinets. You better find a way to make sure they stay shut. I almost purchased one of these, Looked at 2. There were knobs broken off on the lower drawers or cabinets doors in both of them. If they open with the slides in there is no way to tell if they have come open, and no way to shut them. They can catch on the slides when they are opened.I liked the openness but that issues looked problematic to me. They are very Nice Campers.
1997 Ford F250 Extended Cab, 7.3 Diesel, 8 foot bed.
Reese 16K Hitch
(Moved into Shed) Hensley Arrow
Jordan Brake Controller, Hensley TruControl Gold Shelved.
Open Range 5th Wheel, Roamer RF392 BHS
10 weeks is about right, but you could see it sooner. Our '06 Silverback is one very well built coach. Outside of some small items that needed tending to, she hasn't been one bit of a problem in 7 years of ownership. Admitantly, most of our trips are less than 100 miles one way and on weekends, we go approx 10 w/e a summer and if things work out right, 1 week to someplace. Only 4 long trips in 7 years: Ohio/Tn, Indiana, Bristol TN, and Wash DC. She still looks like new and have been asked if it is. Most everything we wanted came standard and we added or changed only 4 things upon ordering it. The overall quality IMO is top notch. When we did have issues, both the dealer and CC took care of them w/o a problem.
I would like to upgrade to a rear LR non bunkhouse, but the Mrs says "not now". Tows very well and is a solid unit. Prior to purchasing this coach, we went to the Hershey RV show and went thru 18 BH 5ers from various mfrs. Wife and I each had our own notebook to jot down the likes/dislikes of each we went into. Once we got home and made a spread sheet, it was very apparent in our mind that CC came out on top. It was just the entire package that impressed us, just not how dressed up they were for the show. I cannot remember how many cabinets it has, but I do recall saying "Aw we'll never fill them". Well I hate to say it, but every one has something in it!!!
Good luck w/ your new coach.
2003 F250 SD,CC,4x4,SB,AT,Lariat,6.0PSD
2006 Cedar Creek Silverback 33 LBHTS "Custom"
Member of The Cedar Creek RV Club
"Creekin' in the Summer"
"The best part of RVing and Snowmobiling is spending time with family and friends"
"Catin' in the Winter"
Is there someone out there with this model that can take some measurements for me? I need to know the width of the space for the TV in the bunk room, in front of the rear window. I would also like to know the width of the dresser in the bedroom. I would like to buy TVs for these areas but I'm not sure what size to get. I've tried contacting Forest River for this info but I'm not having any luck. I can't seem to get to the right person. Seems like a simple enough request to me. Anyway, is there someone who could help me out? I would really appreciate it.