2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Cottage 40CCK Review

Destination trailer is a cottage on wheels

By Agata Gutkowska, Dec. 08, 2016, Photography by Forest River Inc.
The Forest River Cedar Creek Cottage makes every camping trip feel like a visit to the family holiday home. Built for rugged road conditions and extreme temperatures, you’ll feel comfortable camping out in North America’s beautiful national parks all year round.

Three floorplans are available to choose from; we’ve decided to explore the 40CCK. It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 13,835 lbs, hitch weight of 1,835 lbs, unloaded vehicle weight of 11, 304 lbs and cargo carrying capacity of 2,531 lbs. The Cedar Creek Cottage 40CCK has an exterior length of 40’4”, exterior height of 12’10” and exterior width of 102”. For liquids, the 40CCK has a fresh water capacity of 76 gallons, gray water capacity of 120 gallons and black water capacity of 40 gallons.

2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Cottage Interior

The Cedar Creek Cottage is a testament to Forest River’s quality construction. Built on an aluminum superstructure, its cambered 10” I-Beam frame is equipped with ABS ribbed underbelly panels. The decorative front cap comes with a molded picket fence, while the heavy-duty axles come with heavy-duty link plates and shackles. Standard on the Cedar Creek Cottage are Nev-R-Adjust brakes, always properly adjusted for maximum stopping power. Exterior protection is provided by the “True” pearl gelcoat exterior, which Forest River boasts is the best in the industry – it’s thicker, stronger and lasts longer than the cheap stuff used by some competitors. For your safety, the black metal wrapped electric awning is equipped with an LED night lighting strip.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2017 Jayco Jay Flight Bungalow 40 RLTS

When you walk into the Forest River Cedar Cottage, you’ll find yourself in a beautiful kitchen, warmed by honey glazed European cabinetry, residential ceiling lights and stylish floors that match the LG countertops. Equipped with residential appliances, you have everything you need to whip up a delicious home-cooked meal. The 40CCK floorplan has a kitchen island, equipped with an under-mounted stainless steel sink and lots of counterspace. If you’re too lazy to wash dishes in the sink, you can request a dishwasher for an extra price. There’s a recessed stainless steel oven, equipped with sealed burners, and a stainless steel 30” over-the-range microwave for quick reheating. You can store food in the pantry, which comes with 7 full extension drawers, or in the 19 Cu. Ft. electric refrigerators. When dinner’s ready, set the (dinette) table and serve to your guests.

2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Cottage Kitchen

After eating a large dinner, you’ll probably want to relax — that’s what the living room is for. Take a seat on the comfy sofa or one of two La-Z-Boy recliners, both providing you with a perfect view of the entertainment center. The Cedar Creek Cottage 40CCK features a Jensen Home Theater System, comprised of a 48" LED TV, CD/DVD player, AM/FM stereo, Weather Band, and Jcontrol App for your smart devices. Sound is provided by a 12-volt sound bar with two mid-tone speakers, two tweeters, two sub-woofers and two outside speakers. Below the television is an electric fireplace; perfect for those who prefer curling up by the fire and reading a book.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2016 Crossroads Hampton HT380FD

The residential bathroom will make you forget that you’re in a camper. It features a tall porcelain toilet with a circular flow flush system. A spacious shower (seat included) provides ample room to move around and store toiletries, while the large double-stack mirrored medicine cabinet is equipped with overhead makeup lights, perfect for shaving and grooming. To make life easier for you, the bathroom also has a linen closet, bath towel rack and toilet paper holder.

2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Cottage Bathroom

When you’re finally ready for some shuteye, walk over to the bedroom. Equipped with an overhead compartment, dresser, mirrored closet and spacious drawers, you have plenty of space to neatly store your shirts and sweaters. The Serta King-size mattress is the perfect size for you and your partner to comfortably sprawl out. If you prefer a Queen mattress instead, just request it. The bedroom is equipped with washer and dryer prep, along with an optional 32” LED TV. Bookworms will be thankful for the ceiling-mounted, overhead reading lights. 

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2016 Forest River Salem Villa 353 FLFB

2017 Forest River Cedar Creek Cottage Bedroom

The Forest River Cedar Creek Cottage 40CCK sells for around $60,000. For more information visit: http://www.forestriverinc.com/.


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