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Montana or cedar Creek....neither one are considered higher end units. They both take their basic unit and add some bling to make it pretty. Nothing in particular is done to make the unit better except for heavier tires.

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TXiceman wrote:

Montana or cedar Creek....neither one are considered higher end units. They both take their basic unit and add some bling to make it pretty. Nothing in particular is done to make the unit better except for heavier tires.

Same Lippert frame and components.

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This isn't really accurate. While I will agree they aren't high end (which is a fairly loose definition as you could spend a TON of money) they certainly aren't entry level. Hung wall construction, real gel coat, residential insulation, real ducted air, screwed frame construction 16" OC, higher end suspension, the list goes on. These things aren't "bling" and you won't find them on entry level units.


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way2roll wrote:

TXiceman wrote:

Montana or cedar Creek....neither one are considered higher end units. They both take their basic unit and add some bling to make it pretty. Nothing in particular is done to make the unit better except for heavier tires.

Same Lippert frame and components.

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This isn't really accurate. While I will agree they aren't high end (which is a fairly loose definition as you could spend a TON of money) they certainly aren't entry level. Hung wall construction, real gel coat, residential insulation, real ducted air, screwed frame construction 16" OC, higher end suspension, the list goes on. These things aren't "bling" and you won't find them on entry level units.


Having looked at nearly every make and model from $35,000 up to $80,000 available over the span of 6 months before deciding on a Montana High Country (which is not as nice as regular Montana), I can attest that Montanas and Cedar Creeks are both definitely nicer than most unless you're getting into the rigs that are $100k+ even after the normal discount off MSRP.


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When we were in the market to purchase a FW, we looked at Montana, Montana High Country, Cedar Creek, Bighorns, Coachman, Jayco's, as these were available in our area. We narrowed our selection down to the Montana and Bighorn. At that time, Bighorn was second in popularity to the Montana and surpassed them the following year. Comparison between the two was very similar, but the Bighorn came with slide-out awnings, Fantastic fans, and had a nicer floor plan, so we opted for the Bighorn. Glad we did, we've had it now 10 years, paid off, and excellent quality.


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..and when considering, don't forget to evaluate how easy it is to maintain and repair the hydraulic system, slide-out mechanics, water system, underbelly, roof water intrusion, electrical system, and etc. Some manufacturers make things more difficult than need be.

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I would consider Montana and Cedar Creek as high MID-level units.


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Splashers3 wrote:

I would consider Montana and Cedar Creek as high MID-level units.


I agree, at least high mid level, as well as the Bighorn.

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