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RE: Forest River RV Cedar Creek Silverback 29RW - feeback

I am not sure what your heard about quality and support but from our experience their support and quality are on par or a little above other brands. We are on our second Cedar Creek and have been very pleased with both. We had the first one ten years and this one is six years old. We only bought new because we wanted some things that were not available when we purchased our first. The one thing that Cedar Creek has that no one else has, to my knowledge, is Orvan Fry of Amish RV. Orvan worked for Cedar Creek for 15+ years and then opened his own repair shop and works only on Cedar Creeks. He finds and repairs things that other dealer shops were not even aware of. I have heard that some folks actually pick up a new unit and take it to Orvan for his inspection and to repair if needed before they even take it home. Now all that being said, the Silver Back's specs that you are considering are nearly identical to our CC 30RL. We pull with a 250 HD Chevy Duramax and have no issues. We are very close to our limits on pin weight and GVWR. We don't carry every thing but the kitchen sink but do have everything we need for extended trips. I hope this helps.
jrs1871 07/11/20 05:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV park close to Farragut, TN

ggwilde, thanks for your reply. Your comment about Lazy Acres echoes the reviews I read. The only negative on Melton Hill Dam TVA Campground is that sites tend to be small and it is a tiered campground so access can be problematic. With that in mind, I will try to get a site at Yarberry Lake.
jrs1871 07/03/20 06:52am Roads and Routes
RE: RV park close to Farragut, TN

I did the google search and reviewed the camp grounds listed. I was just hoping for personal experience. Sometimes the reviews are way more flattering than what you find upon arriving. Been there, done that.
jrs1871 07/02/20 08:42am Roads and Routes
RV park close to Farragut, TN

We will be spending a couple of days with our grandson in Farragut, TN in August. When I looked for RV parks, there were not many and most didn't have current reviews. It looks like Yarbarry Lake is the closest and did have decent current ratings. Is this a good place to stay or is there another one to consider. Also what are some interesting things to do in the area as we will have most of the daytime to ourselves. We are headed on to Pigeon Forge after leaving Farragut so only looking for things to do in the Farragut/Knoxville area.
jrs1871 07/02/20 07:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Driving to Durango CO from Moab with a Fifth Wheel

We did that drive a couple of years ago. It wasn't bad at all. Much better than the drive from Escalante to Torrey, UT. We always run in tow/haul mode but when going down hills, we go to manual mode for the transmission. That way we can nudge it down as needed. We have actually dropped down to first gear on a steep down hill grade. Just take you time and pull off if you need to.
jrs1871 06/26/20 06:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Android vs Apple

Thanks for the replies. They have given me food for thought and I appreciate both the pros and cons. As I said, we live in a fringe area so provider choice is limited. We have been with Verizon and its predecessors since the beginning. US Cellular also has a decent signal in our area but not so much so when we are traveling. At this time, it looks like I will stay with android. One of the convincing factors is you can get more phone for the money. And I like the option to add a memory card and switch out the battery if needed.
jrs1871 05/04/20 05:10pm Technology Corner
Android vs Apple

I know this is like asking which is better a Chevy or Ford. But my android phone is on its last legs. I have had android phones since the beginning and they have served me well. But my kids think I should change to an apple phone. I will admit I do like the facetime feature. But I don't think that by itself justifies switching. I don't stream movies. Photo capability is nice but I have been able to work with what I have. I live in a fringe area so strength of signal is important. So my question is, for those of you who have had both, what are pros and cons for switching from android to apple.
jrs1871 05/03/20 07:09am Technology Corner
RE: turn on camera for video conferencing

Well after a lot of trial and error, searching the user manual and the internet, I found out why I couldn't turn on the camera for video conferencing. My phone doesn't have that capability. Since it has been acting up quite a bit lately, I think it is time for replacement. I did get almost four years out of it so I guess it is time.
jrs1871 04/11/20 05:57am Technology Corner
turn on camera for video conferencing

Will the Covid shutdown, our doctor has gone to teleconferencing for checkup appointments. I have a Moto5g and have been unable to get the camera to function for a conference. I can see the doctor fine, but nothing comes through from my end. So I loaded Zoom to see if I could bet that video conferencing to work. It loaded fine but when I tried to set up a link with my daughter, who has Zoom, it would not complete the invite. Obviously I am doing something wrong, missing a step, or have something set wrong but I need to figure it out for a doctor conference next week.
jrs1871 04/10/20 07:17am Technology Corner
RE: Absolute positively the worst road ever

We try to avoid those roads like the plague and for the most part have been successful. I always preplan a route and if we run into detours or other unexpected situations, I check it will my phone ap and a paper map. The biggest problem with relying on the phone ap is there is no option to enter length and weight. Now all that being said, we have been on a couple of roads mentioned. We went down the Moki Dugway in a pickup. Yikes!!! Even tho there are multiple signs restricting RV's etc, I have heard of them taking that route. I guess they figure if uranium trucks could make the trip, they can also. The second road taken was US 64 east of Taos. But we had no choice. We were coming east from Durango on our way home from a trip. Unfortunately there were two large fires in the area. We made it over Wolf Creek Pass but the LaVeta pass was closed due to the fire. We were detoured (along with everyone else) south to Taos and then east through Angel Fire. Under normal traffic conditions, it wouldn't have been too awful. But with all of the rerouted traffic, it was a challenge. Thankfully we made it without incident.
jrs1871 01/24/20 06:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Thanksgiving, 1970 49 years ago....

I can relate to your situation there. Thanksgiving 1969, I was keeping my fingers crossed that hubby would soon be home. He was part of the 69th Brigade of the KS ARNG that was activated in 1968. Every other member of the Emporia unit that had been sent to Viet Nam was home but he was still there with the 82nd Airborne Combat Engineers. He missed Thanksgiving but he did make it home December 4th. Thank you for your service.
jrs1871 11/27/19 05:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Wichita to Albuquerque suggestions

For those folks that live near and work at or sell to those plants, that is the smell of money. It is like living downwind of a feedlot. The good news is you do get used to the smell after a while. At least we did when we lived a couple of blocks from an IBP processing plant and I think most others did as well.
jrs1871 11/27/19 04:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Registering 1-ton Truck in KS

The statute that covers the recreational vehicle exemption is 8-143(5)(b)(1).
jrs1871 11/26/19 05:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Registering 1-ton Truck in KS

The problem is most motor vehicle clerks are not aware of a provision in the statute that exempts trucks that are used for pulling an RV from the higher commercial weights. A truck is supposed to be tagged for hte combination weight of the truck and what it is towing. It doesn't take a very large RV to get over the 16/20,000 pound commercial weight limit. So they will try to charge you the higher 16/20 fees which are payable in January each year. With the RV exemption, you pay standard vehicle tag fees in the month you renew your other vehicle tags. When we first got our 2010 diesel pickup, they charged us the higher commercial rate. When it came time to renew, I took a copy of the statute with me and the motor vehicle clerk still didn't believe me. Finally I said, renew as a non commercial vehicle and I will contest that it is the correct tagging if I am ever stopped. In the six years since, we have never been questioned. But to be on the safe side, I carry a copy of the statute with the exemption phrase highlighted in the packet with my registration and insurance info. So our tag says 24,000 but we are tagged at the non business rate. Hope this helps.
jrs1871 11/25/19 06:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Wichita to Albuquerque suggestions

For better roads and less truck traffic, we have taken US 50 to Dodge City, US 56 through Clayton and Springer to I25 then south to Albuquerque.
jrs1871 11/19/19 05:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Frameless windows question

We have them on our 213 Cedar Creek and have never had a window leak. Our unit has been in a few heavy rain storm with strong winds and nary a leak. I like the looks of them and they are easier to clean IMO.
jrs1871 10/28/19 09:14am General RVing Issues
RE: RGV ten year trend

I get it that some people don't like Texas. But don't knock it for everyone else that does like the area. We all look for different things when we travel. It doesn't make it right or wrong, just different. I am glad that you found somewhere else that you would rather go. We didn't care for Florida or Arizona but I am definitely not going to knock the folks that do like those areas. Just find what makes you happy and let others do the same. Edited to remove members user name.
jrs1871 10/10/19 07:02am Snowbirds
RE: Do Flea Collars Really Repel Pests?

I don't know about flea collars repelling bugs, spiders, etc. But no pest strips work quite well. We keep them in our basement storage area all the time. You can get the Home Defense brand but we use a generic that works just as well. You just have to look for it in the animal meds/treatments section instead of the lawn and garden section. At least that is where we find it at our local farm store.
jrs1871 10/09/19 07:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Wally receiver with fixed dish?

I was actually thinking of getting the add on tuner to watch local channels in TX and just suspending the KS location for the winter. We did that with Direct for 16 years and then this year when we got back to KS they said we could no longer do that; we would have to pay for a separate account. Dish said we could do that when we signed up this spring. But that remains to be seen. For companies claiming they want your business, they make it danged difficult to work with. If all else fails, we can use Hulu in TX but It is nice to have a guide of upcoming programming available.
jrs1871 10/07/19 11:14am Technology Corner
Wally receiver with fixed dish?

After nearly thirty years with Direct TV, we switched to Dish this spring after getting jerked around royally by Direct. We have a Hopper receiver in the house and a Wally receiver with Playmaker antenna in the RV. We are getting ready to head to our house in Texas for the winter. I am thinking of taking the Wally receiver from the RV and connecting it to a roof mount dish antenna. Has anyone done this and how successful was it?
jrs1871 10/07/19 07:10am Technology Corner
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