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hunter_rv

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Looking for 1st 5th wheel. I have my choices narrowed down to these two options. Can anyone with experience provide some insight of what option they would prefer and why.

I know people are passionate about their brand. I don't want to start any arguments; I am just hoping to get some real world advice based on experiences not perceptions.

Right now, I have them in a dead-even tie. My intentions are to look for a unit that will last for at least 8+ years and be able to take the cold weather.

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DW and I were going to buy a high country but after reading on the keystone rv forum, we found out that to cut down weight they started using motors for the slides that had plastic gears in them. some people were having the gears strip out as soon as the third time out camping. This was enough for us to stop thinking about that model. true as many might point out, that with all theunits out there the chance of it happening may be low, but it would hang over your head and you still can't use the manual over ride because the gears are not working.

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We have the Silverback 29RE and love it. Only problem we've had are user errors.

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Cedarcreeks are great units with exceptional service after the sale and a two year warranty. If it were my money I'd buy the CC everyday of the week. I'm still not a fan of the slide system in use on the High Country models.


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I don't know what you consider cold weather. Neither one in my estimation will be much good for sustained temps below 20 degrees or so. Even then they will burn up lots of propane..

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If I were buying a new fiver today, it would be the Cedar Creek Silverback. Almost bought one, then decided to stay with what we had for another year or two. I like the construction method of the CC. Read the website about the construction methods. I also like the cathedral ceiling in the slides. Wife did not think the bling factor was as good as some others, but I'm more interested in the quality than the bling. Reliabilty over glitz for me. That's just my opinion. Good luck.

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We have a 2011 Silverback 35RE and really like it. It had everything we wanted and even more. Just had it a year, but so far no problems at all. We are very happy with our decision.

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Ii know nothing about Mountain High Country but I do own a 2009 Cedar Creek Silverback 36L5S. That's a two bedroom bunkhouse with one and a half baths. The first three years I lived in it full time in Michigan and Ohio and now home in Texas where we use it to camp. Love it but I am not happy with the AC's. I have a non-ducted AC in the front bedroom and a 15k central AC in the living room. Have ad issues with both and after the fifth time they fixed the main AC however the AC in the bedroom is still freezing up or leaking water onto the bed and that one has been worked on five times as well and replaced once. Not sure what to do about it but I am turned off to Domectic AC systems. All my other RV's had Coleman and never had an issue.

Other than that it has served me well considering the cold winters up north. I would purchase one again.

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If you were comparing the Silverback to a Mountaineer by Montana I would have said go with the floor plan and dealer you are more comfortable with. Six of one half dozen of another.

But the High Country is made of lighter (sometimes cheaper) materials so I would recommend going with the Silverback…hands down. We looked at a lot of brands when we were shopping for a new fifth wheel and went with the Silverback, I’m glad we did.


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We lived 4 winters in Colorado in our DRV Mobile Suites, and only problem we had was when the temp hit 0 degrees, the suction line to the fresh water tank would freeze. A neighbor had a Montana and seemed he was always having water freeze problems. I'd stay away from Keystone

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