Featured Fifth Wheel: Forest River Cedar Creek 38FL

cedar38-1Designed for experienced and discerning RVers, the Forest River Cedar Creek 38FL fifth wheel pushes luxury living to another level with this dynamic living room forward model.

If you’re looking for a cozy nest above it all and the convenience of accessing your master bedroom and bath without navigating steps, look no further than the Cedar Creek 38FL from the premium Hathaway fifth wheel collection by Forest River.

There is nothing basic about the Cedar Creek 38FL. Made with state-of-the-art construction techniques, top-grade building components and all aluminum super-structure covered by a bonded pearl gel coat exterior, the Cedar Creek 38 FL is unequaled in quality and style.

At slightly more than 40 feet in total length and 96 inches in width – which is made even more expansive by the five strategically located slide outs  – the Cedar Creek 38FL is roomy enough for seasonal camping and spacious enough for entertaining a crowd.


From the moment you enter the fifth wheel from one of the two entry doors – one on either side – and stand under the industry-leading 6-foot-9 inch tall radius ceiling you’ll be surrounded by a feeling of spaciousness and home-like luxury.

At the heart of the Cedar Creek 38FL is a fully-equipped home-like kitchen, made more spacious by a slide out that holds a free standing, expandable table and four chairs as well as a 20-cubic foot residential stainless steal refrigerator. The L-shaped golden glazed European beech raised panel cabinetry with Baltic birch side and end cabinetry hold generous storage drawers on full-extension glides.  Overhead cabinets feature hidden hinge construction and are finished with complimenting crown molding. Granite-light counter tops provide ample work room and a double aluminum sink makes clean up a snap.


The kitchen also features a residential-style three-burner cook top and oven and 30-inch over-the-range microwave with built in exhaust fan and a floor-to-ceiling pantry with easy-to-organize pull-out drawers.

Completing the kitchen is a handy built in desk for organizing, planning or plugging in your laptop.

For those who crave the convenience of bathroom, bedroom and kitchen all on one level, head toward the rear of the RV to the full-size side aisle bathroom.


The spa-like bath features an overhead cabinet and decorator granite-light sink and vanity with matching medicine cabinet. The Cedar Creek 38 FL bathroom features a 48-inch residential, one-piece fiberglass rectangular shower with sliding glass doors, a large seat and an upgraded shower head. An 18-inch circular flow porcelain toilet and generous linen cabinet complete the bathroom.

For added convenience, the Cedar Creek 38FL’s second entry opens directly into the hallway across from the bathroom, making clean up from a busy day in the great outdoors easy to access.

Continue to the rear of the trailer and into the master bedroom, a private retreat that combines comfort, convenience and luxury. A slide out on either side makes the room feel even larger and maximizes storage for the long haul. At the heart of the master bedroom, tucked into one slide out, is 60 by 80-inch Serta Dreamscape Lux Retreat mattress. For those needing even more comfort, upgrade to the Trump Home Lux Retreat mattress for a five-star sleep. cedar38-5

At the foot of the bed, fitted into the second bedroom slide out, is an expansive built-in, designer cabinetry floor-to-ceiling wardrobe and entertainment center, wired and ready for a flat-screen TV.


For added convenience, a built in closet is plumbed and ready for your washer and dryer. The laundry closet includes ample storage and plenty of hanging space.

Travel back across the 38FL on the residential grade Shaw carpeting through the kitchen and up two wide stairs to the front of the unit to savor the jewel crowning this fifth wheel: the spacious and comfortable above-the cab living room featuring a centerpiece state-of-the art entertainment center.  Two opposing slide outs hold residential-quality leather sofas. A matching La-Z-boy recliner adds still more seating, providing plenty of room for large gatherings or cozy movie nights.


The beautifully crafted entertainment center holds a 46-inch TV mounted above the built-in fireplace.

From the front fireplace to the rear bedroom, the Cedar Creek 38FL is brimming with thoughtful features to make RV adventures comfortable and practical including a Dirt Devil CV950 central vacuum cleaning system with VacPan automatic dustpan at entry door and Quiet Zone “HP” (High Performance Compressor) 15,000 BTU air conditioner with cold air returns.  Upscale window treatments – decor coordinated valances top day screen and blackout-window treatments – keep your unit cool and private.

To appreciate the quality and convenience of the Cedar Creek 38 FL, visit the RV specialists at Reines RV Center, the number one RV dealer in Virginia.


Motorhome, Travel Trailer or Fifth Wheel: Which One Is For You?

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You and your family have decided that it’s time to start having fun with an RV but don’t know whether to buy a motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel. There are reasons you’d prefer each of these options, but you can only choose one! They each come in many sizes and floorplans with slideout rooms being a common feature.  And, RVs go from basic to luxurious and in between in all three types.  In our article How To Choose An RV, we discussed the different types of RVs.  In this article, we will discuss the advantages of owning a motorhome, a travel trailer and a fifth wheel.  Hopefully, this information will make it easier for you to know which option would be best for you.


Virtually all motorhomes are equipped with generators, which give all the systems on the motorhome the power to function without hookups.  This means that campers can be completely independent while traveling.  If they choose not to camp at a campground with hookups, they have that option.  While the motorhome is being driven, passengers are able to move around in the motorhome and use the restroom, have a snack, take a nap, watch a DVD, play games and even watch TV!  Motorhomes can be equipped with “in motion satellite systems” that enable TVs to work while the motorhome is being driven.  Once the motorhome is parked, the cockpit chairs can be swiveled around and used in the living area. Motorhomes can tow a car or boat, which give you more options for fun once the motorhome is parked.

Travel Trailers

Travel trailers, especially small trailers, can be very affordable.  And, they are less expensive to maintain than motorhomes.  It’s important to choose a trailer that is in the weight range your vehicle can tow.  Lightweight trailers, compact and economical, can be towed by a family van or SUV and are easy to hook up.  Travel trailers are great for destination – type camping.  You’ll have all the conveniences of daily living as long as you are connected to water, sewer and electric.  A travel trailer is easy to use for casual or spur of the moment trips…. you just hook it up to your vehicle and go!  And, when you’ve arrived at the campground and unhooked your vehicle, you have something to drive for errands and sightseeing.  The space inside a travel trailer is all usable living space.  Some trailers (toy haulers) are equipped with a large storage compartment and a ramp.  These are excellent spaces for storing motorcycles, dirt bikes, bicycles, surfboards, fishing poles, coolers, patio chairs, grills, toys, etc.  People who exhibit in art and craft shows can store their tables and artwork in these storage areas.  Toy haulers are also wheelchair accessible, making the trailer useful for people who might otherwise be unable to travel in an RV.

Fifth Wheels

Fifth wheels have the same advantages of travel trailers, and they are excellent for extended stay vacations, snowbirds or full-time RVers.  They have more usable space and more storage space than other RVs. They also have a higher weight rating so you can carry more cargo.  The section mounted into the bed of your pickup truck is usually a master bedroom, sometimes with a bathroom. The living rooms often have fireplaces and there are normally 3 or 4 slideout rooms.  You can get an optional generator on a fifth wheel, so you can do remote camping.  If you like a lot of space or plan to be in your RV for an extended period of time, a fifth wheel is a great option.

Whatever you choose, you and your family will have the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime!

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