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Old 04-23-2015, 10:25 AM   #11
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No experience with that model however lots of experience with res and absorbtion fridges.
The answer to your question as to whether its a good or bad idea to get a res fridge lies with the type of camping you will do and habits of the campers. Without that specific information, any direct response would simply be a guess.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:23 PM   #12
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richp funny you mention two of my issues. Noisy frig fan and odd electric switch placement. I bought a fan from amazon for around $10 and replaced the factory fan. Quiet now. Also had kitchen switches in the living area-- rediculous. Found a wireless remote with 2 fobs and now have 3 way switches at entrance and in kitchen. When we got our 2013 I had a long list of issues that were entirely workmanship. I have resolved all these myself and in doing so I have learned every system in the trailer and have found that basic trailer construction and features are very good for the price. If the factory would take care of the little things they would make a much better trailer.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:02 PM   #13
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We bought our 2015 33IK in February and have had it out twice for four nights each. I have the Westinghouse res. refrigerator and so far I like it. The freezer get to -5 deg. so it makes ice in ice cube trays pretty fast. And keeps the frozen food solid. As far as noise from the refrig I never hear it running. I have the 6 point stabilizer hydraulic system and to be honest it was one of the BIG selling points for the 33IK. To be able to push one button and have the RV level itself is the best thing. The one draw back is, my wife has bad knees and the steps outside and inside are hard for her to get up and down. I have ordered a 'Port-A-Step' and I hope they will make it easer for her to get in and out of the RV. Also there are no hand rail at the inside steps, so I made some. This last week my wife gave me more than one positive comment about the hand rail. I also added a towel rail to the back end of the island for a hand towel. The paneling is very thin on the island so I glued some blocks to the inside to hold the screws, very easy to do. I am pulling with a 2013 Dodge 3/4 Ton Ram with the 5.7 HEMI, I only get about 9 mpg but no problem with the power. The only other thing is the back-up camera will not work and I do not get a signal. Waste of money!
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Old 04-26-2015, 01:28 PM   #14
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First let me tell you about my setup.
2015 Silverback 31 RK (rear kitchen) with double door refer, recliner rockers, 6 point auto level system, and king bed.
What my wife and I love about this unit is that the kitchen is in the rear, which actually gives you more "walk around" floor space, that it typically taken up by the island. We added the foam top to the king bed and now it is as comfortable as our home bed.
I tow this with a 2010 Ram 2500, 6.7 L diesel without any issues. Worth noting is that I live in northern Arizona which has an abundance of mountains, therefore I average about 12 mpg towing, and 22 without.
As others have said, the fan on the refer is noisy, but, can be corrected. The double doors make this ideal for longer ventures without adding the weight and power drain of the commercial unit.
What would I change?
Honestly, I am extremely pleased with the quality and design of this coach.
with your search!
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