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Old 04-19-2015, 06:57 PM   #11
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The rain water coming off of the slides is a non issue! We have had a 2010 RE and upgraded to a 2013 RL. We have not had any leakage on the slides however as it is with any slideout, it would sure be nice if there could be a little "eave trough" to divert the rain water over the slide windows. The cathedral ceilings give a much more roomy feeling. We have towed this unit for approximately 20K miles and still have the OEM tires on it. If you have the option, I would highly recommend the Trail Air hitch system as it makes an incredible difference in towing on even the rough interstate highways. A lot of the RV "bounce" on the hitch is reduced.


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Old 04-19-2015, 07:22 PM   #12
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I appreciate the comment. Our new 33IK will have the Trail Aire hitch. We saw them on some of the models at the Frog rally and heard that they were welcome option.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:32 PM   #13
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Hi,

We have put about 7,500 miles on our 2014 Silverback 33RL, and have lived in it for a total of about 90 days already.

We have not had any problem with rain and the slides. Yes, water drains off the slide by the door, but we've never seen it cascade so far out that it would give you a shower going out the door. Bring the slides in while raining, and most of the water is squeegied off by the seals. As a precaution though, when we pull them in when very wet, we put towels down on the floor at the ends of the slides, so that water doesn't continue to drip down on the floor.

The interior space of the living area and bedroom are visually (and I would say vastly) improved by the cathedral effect. It's a fine design element.

Now if the factory would only provide a decent radio antenna, and isolate the refrigerator cooling fan so it didn't vibrate and make that annoying noise on hot afternoons and evenings. My dealer is working on something, but it sure would be so much easier for them to come out of the factory without such obvious frailties.

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Old 04-19-2015, 09:25 PM   #14
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The issued posed by the original poster is interesting as we were recently planning to trade our '01 Cardinal for a '12 Silverback 29RL down at Lazy Days RV in FL. When we got to the dealership, after traveling about 100 miles to get there, they informed us that while prepping the '12 29RL they discovered water damage in all three slides. I personally didn't get to see this damage, but as you can imagine we didn't purchase that unit. I was wondering how the water damaged all 3 slides though.

In the end we ended up buying a '15 Silverback 29RE anyway and lived in it at our FL campground for the whole month of March. We experienced several good rains while having the slides out and never had a problem with moisture inside or around the slides themselves. I didn't notice any cascading of water near the door either.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:37 PM   #15
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Of the three models mentioned in the original post (29IK, 29RE, 31RK) the only one my OCD would allow me to buy would be the 29RE. I don’t think I could deal with a cathedral ceiling slideout on one side and flat roof slide on the other like the IK and RK have. I really love the cathedral ceilings and I hope Cedar Creek doesn’t do away with them.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:41 PM   #16
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Hi,

I have to say the cathedral roofline in the bedroom was an unexpectedly pleasant feature. We both like to sit in bed and read, and it is so nice to not have the ceiling down low over your head. Even leaning in to make the bed is more convenient, when a big guy like me doesn't have to think about ducking low to avoid smacking your head.

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Old 04-19-2015, 09:42 PM   #17
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We have been fulltime in our 2013 33rl in Southern Florida since August of last year. The only thing I had to do add a bedroom air conditioner. (its hot down here) When it rains here it is a downpour and never had a problem. We really enjoy our Silverback. Hope you enjoy yours also.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:58 PM   #18
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[QUOTE=Parrothead Mike;840186]The issued posed by the original poster is interesting as we were recently planning to trade our '01 Cardinal for a '12 Silverback 29RL down at Lazy Days RV in FL. When we got to the dealership, after traveling about 100 miles to get there, they informed us that while prepping the '12 29RL they discovered water damage in all three slides. I personally didn't get to see this damage, but as you can imagine we didn't purchase that unit. I was wondering how the water damaged all 3 slides though

Sounds like a typical sold out from under you scenario! Glad you bought newer. Warranty is a comfort! 😊
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:10 PM   #19
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Sitting in our 2014 Silverback 33RL right now in a heavy down pour at Bull Shoals/White River State Park in northcentral Arkansas......I'm not opening the door to find out....LOL!!.....just kidding....have never noticed an issue with water in that area....the awning stops next to that slide and I think as much of our drips comes from the awning as from the slide.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:01 AM   #20
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I believe this is a Cedar Creek not a Silverback unit so you will not have the Cathedral Celling in it.
Also will try and tow the CC38RD with the F150 in your signature?
[Chuckles] ahh, nope Jim - the F150 gets traded in when we decide to pull the trigger on the 5er upgrade (the F150 goes away for a RAM 3500 Laramie diesel dually)
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