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2009 Cedar Creek fifth wheel
by Forest River
See reader's comments and experiences at bottom of page

"From the striking high gloss gelcoat fiberglass exterior and the beautiful interior - the smart choice - quality and features that enhance the value and pleasure of RV ownership"

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Important dimensions:
8 floorplans are currently available (4/09) - we show these below.
Exterior length 36'8" to 39',  Exterior width 8'
Exterior height, with A/C 12'11"
Unloaded vehicle weight 11,260 - 12,590 lbs
GVWR 13,382 - 15,500 lbs
Hitch weight 1,760 - 2,431 lbs
Tanks - fresh 64,  grey 40, black 40 - gallons
Starting MSRP around $57k but see dealer for pricing

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Cedar Creek fifth wheel exterior

Forest River says: "Experienced RV’ers know what they want, and Cedar Creek delivers their every desire for great leisure living. From the striking high gloss gelcoat fiberglass exterior, custom artwork graphics and the beautiful interior, Cedar Creek is the smart choice." 

And the interiors really are beautiful ...
We show the interior of the 36CKTS below(see floorplans lower down the page).
This shows the rear seating arrangement and slides at both sides open.  Opposite the sofa, behind the counter you can see the chair at the desk of the computer table.  There is also an entertainment center next to this as you can see on the floorplan. 

Cedar Creek fifth wheel interior 36CKTS rear seating arrangement

Below we show the rear arrangement of another Cedar Creek 5th wheel model - the 34SATS.  This has the entertainment center on the rear wall and the seating to the right.  To the left, not shown, is a sofa in another slide-out.  Another really nice arrangement that shows the quality and attention to detail that has gone into these designs.

Cedar Creek fifth wheel interior 34SATS rear arrangement

Just some of the Cedar Creek fifth wheel features:  Cambered 10" I-Beam w/ Unique "Z" Frame Storage, #30 Gas Bottles with Bottle Cover & Automatic Change Over, Large Surface 12V. Heating Pads on All Holding & Fresh Water Tanks w/ Thermostat, 30" High Gel coat Compartment Doors for Side-to-Side Storage, Turning Your Front Storage Area into a Front Storage Shed, All Exterior Compartment Doors, Exterior Lights & Corners are Sealed w/ Butyl Rubber & Silicone - Proven to be the Best Sealant in the Industry - No Putty or Foam Tap, Black Tank Flush, Enclosed & Double Layer Insulated Underbelly, Flush Floor Bath & Bedroom Deck, Front Power Electric Jacks w/Quick Release Front Facing Jack Pins, Hydraulic Front Landing Jacks on 6RD6S, 37CKQS & 37RDQS, Large Framed Dark Tinted Jalousie Clamp Ring Windows w/ Superior UV and Weather Protection, Custom Artwork Graphics 

10th Anniversary Special Edition features:  8 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator, 30" Microwave with 22" Oven, Fantastic Fan in the Kitchen with Thermostat, Cedar Creek’s Famous All-Aluminum Super Structure, True Gel Coat Exterior with Chrome Rear Bumper, Electric Awning, 7,000# Axles, Equa-Flex, Docking Station, Aluminum Rims, Electric Front Jacks, Z-Frame, Storage, Peek-A-Boo Animal Food Bowls, Selector Switch for Slide-Outs, 50 AMP with Washer/Dryer Prep, Serta Mattress, 15,000 Air Conditioner, 10 Gallon, Water Heater, Prep for 2nd Air Conditioner, Cedar Creek Bronze Headboard, Silverback Bedspread with Body Pillow, 46" Compartment Doors, Entire Water, Filtration System, Full Pantry Beside the Refrigerator, Heating Pads on all Tanks, 19" TV in Bedroom (Mandatory Option), 5 Slides, Solid Wood Fascia, Raised
Panel Interior Doors, 1/2 Bath in Rear Bunk Room, Valance with Lambrequins in Living Room, Ceiling Fan with Light, 32" LCD Flat Panel TV, Switched, Fantastic Fan in Bathroom (3 Speed), Porcelain Toilet, Hide-A-Bed with Air Mattress, Booth Dinette, Switch Control Panel, Soft Top Vinyl Storm Doors, Lighted Entry Step, and Much, Much More



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Cedar Creek fifth wheel interior bunks arrangement
For all the family - kid friendly floorplans!

2 of the floorplans - the 36BHSE 10th anniversary special edition and the 362BSA - have bunk arrangements 


We show all of the floorplan arrangements for the Cedar Creek 5th wheel below (click for a bigger picture).  3 of the models - 34TSA, 34RLSA and 36CKTS - have the popular rear seating arrangement.  3 others - 36RE, 34SATS, 36RD5S - have the rear entertainment center arrangement.

2 models - 362BSA and 36BHSE (the special edition) - have bunk arrangements.  The 362BSA also has 4 alternative bedroom arrangements.  There truly does seem to be something for everyone with the Cedar Creek!

We show all floorplans below
Click on the floorplan picture for a larger scaled version

Cedar Creek fifth wheel floorplans - small picture 
Click on the floorplan picture for a larger scaled version


"From the striking high gloss gelcoat fiberglass exterior and the beautiful interior - the smart choice - quality and features that enhance the value and pleasure of RV ownership" 
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GarrettMy wife and I purchased a 2013 Cedar Creek 38RE, and have regretted it ever since. The water tanks have fallen out and are resting on the axles right now, the slides have cracked on the insides, the electrical system has melted exterior lights because they get so much power to them, I have been shocked and knocked to the ground by the wires going into the vacuum which has never worked since we purchased it, the automatic leveling system has never leveled on its own- always have to level manually, the table came loose and fell over during the FIRST trip in this thing busting the wood finish on the island, interior trim has fallen off for no reason while we were sitting eating dinner, the electrical system has ruined several batteries, the paint is fading at the top of one of the end caps, the inverter is intermittent, the furnace blower and ignition is intermittent so we did not have heat during a 35 degree night, glass inserts in cabinets doors have fallen out for no reason, the cabinet doors are misaligned so that you have to carefully close them or they sag and then come open, the oven door does not seal when shut/gap of about 1/2 inch, paint on various panels is changing colors other than that of the body, and so on. There isn't a dealer in the fourth largest city in the country willing to work on it, and the warranty people are basically worthless at resolving customer complaints. I called them the first week of January, I still have not received a call back regarding the issues with this unit. They simply do not care, and yes, I'm talking about Jeff at Forest River. Buy a Forest River product again? NEVER! I would rather give myself a vasectomy than buy one of these things again. They advertise and market these as one of the premium fifth wheels available, yet the craftsmanship and workmanship are literally nonexistent. So if you have a choice, buy ANYTHING other than a Forest River product. MY wife and I are speaking with an attorney and filing a complaint with the state's AG office and the BBB. Forest River? Don't walk, but RUN from one of the POS's.
Paul and Jan BWe have a 2011 Cedar Creek 34SATS 5th wheel and, absolutely, love it. We purchased it at Tom Johnson, NC, 2 years ago and have hardly had time to use it; we plan, in the next few months, to go full time and can't wait. This is first trailer we have seen, with self-leveling jacks. We found this site, out of curosity and feel even better about our choice after reading the reviews. Will do another review, after have had a chance to live in it, for awhile. Thanks! Paul and Jan B., Palm Coast, Florida
JudyWe purchased a 2008 model Cedar Creek fifth wheel in May of 2007. We have had very few problems with the unit except for the vinyl smell transferring into everything in the unit, especially the food. Cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, potatoes etc all absorb the vinyl taste over a short periods of time. After voicing our complaint to the technical department at Forest River we were offered the following explanation; The plastic or non-slip shelving we used years ago(even though removed 3 years ago) has caused this lingering odor. What? We know many people who have used and still use the no slip rubber shelving and their food taste fine. We believe that Cedar Creek should come up with a solution to this problem I was told that we are not the first to experience this. What now?
Bernie I purchased a 2010 Cardinal and thought that I had made the right decision. I was wrong. I have had over 100 service problems with this unit and Iam so unhappy that I wished that I never had purchased this unit. Ceiling panels coming off. Trim coming off and had to screw on. Roof leaks. Dining tables chairs didnt match. Corian countertop has a dirty look. There are so many problems that I cannot recomment this unit to anyone.
LArrywe have a 2009 Forest River Cardinal 5th wheel with 4 slides love it but now we have lots of grandchildren so we needed a park model so selling this for 47500.00 if you are tinterested call 928-387-1201 Yuma AZ
HarleyHave a 2010 34SATS In Oregon and in camp ground the Black tank fell out, not installed properly, cost of cleanup and repair. Jan/12 went to have new tires installed and tire dealer found both right wheels at the bearing really loose and the one had lost it dust cap,snap ring and seal the bearings need to be replaced, POORLY Build Trailer
HarleyHave a 2010 34SATS In Oregon and in camp ground the Black tank fell out, not installed properly, cost of cleanup and repair. Jan/12 went to have new tires installed and tire dealer found both wheels at the bearing really loose and the one had lost to dust cap,snap ring and seal the bearing need to be replaced, POOR Trailer building.
Jimregarding carring 4 bikes on the back of your trailer. It is not recommended, after we lost our bikes twice due to the bouncing we modified the 4 bike carrier. We added a trailer hitch to the back of the trailer so the bike rack can be installed on the truck or the trailer but when on the trailer we added an additional support welded from the bike rack to the frame of the trailer with a turn buckle to prevent the bike rack from bouncing. We have put a lot of miles on it on the back of the trailer with no problems since the extra support.
TomDid a lot looking before buying, overall very happy with our CC, had a few minor problems, ourdealer took care of. I did have a hydraulic leak, was just loose fittings, I'm close to my trucks limits, and handles fine.
HawleyWoodWe own a 2009 CC 362BSA. Very happy with the interior not so happy about a problem we had with a blowout. It was blamed on an overloaded RV. CC stepped up and did the repair under warranty. It was due to tires rubbing on the shocks. At CC recommendation we removed the shocks. Love the unit and very very happy with CC support

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