Cedar Creek new models
Johnny Blankenship - 9/24/2020
New Model Year Changes go into effect
While we were in Indiana in August this year, Cedar Creek announced many changes for the new models that went online Aug. 10. This is certainly the year of change, and it took all of us by surprise. There are several big changes. The biggest change is the outside graphics. The bridge is gone, at least for now. Over the last couple of years they have been experimenting with a new electrical system to bring the rv industry into a higher tech upgrade. In doing so, it was almost a step backwards as all of the light switch's were moved to an app and it became very difficult to just turn on a light. This year, they have definitely fixed that issue. They are using a system by Firefly. This brings the best of both worlds and gives you many abilities that we did not have before on adding additional switches to control different items wirelessly. Firefly is not new. It has been used in high end Class A motorhomes for some time now.
Also new for this year are the merger of the Hathaway and the Silverback into one line just called the Cedar Creek. The Champagne is still there at this time. All of the floor plans have been given new model numbers. This will take some time to get used to. For example, the 36CKTS is no longer that model. Instead it is the 360RL. So much for understanding the numbering scheme. There are several new floor plans. The Champagne has a new front windshield in the 38EBS. This is a very interesting floor plan as the steps are on the opposite side of the trailer and you can no longer just look into the bedroom. This shows some promise if they get the closet space worked out in place of the windshield. Now, keeping it clean may be another issue. All of the Cedar Creek line has a new front cap. The rear cap has been removed but the addition of upper tail lights has become standard on the Cedar Creek line.
On a technical side, last August Cedar Creek changed to a new frame that Lippert introduced. It has been a year now and the reviews are pretty good. The lip into the closet is gone. The pin box is now extremely short, (no, the older pin boxes cannot be used), and the weight on these new frames is somewhat lighter. The pin box weight for sure has dropped a lot on some models.
They are getting closer to offering disc brakes, but they are not there yet. After looking at the new lines for a couple of months now, it is growing on me. The initial shock was they were going backwards. I'm not there yet. But I will say none of these would be a deal killer for me right now. Cedar Creek is the best RV for the money.
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