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Old 04-20-2015, 09:05 AM   #21
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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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Rich,

Are you going to the FROG International Rally in Goshen this year? If so, put in a work order on your Refer fan. The techs will come to your unit and replace the fan with a larger, more efficient fan that is completely silent! (They replaced the refer fan on our unit last year & it has worked flawlessly since then!)
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:00 AM   #22
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Just put the computer fans a couple of weeks ago. The factory fan had been running and was running when I installing.

Went off Old Coot method. Double sided tape to back of fridge and muffler hanger for support and switch mount. Cut a plastic puddy knife from the caulking early to hold the fans together. I have to use what I have in the campground.

The factory fan has not come back on since and fridge stays cooler as others have posted.

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Old 04-20-2015, 12:35 PM   #23
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One "possible issue" with Silverback is oxidation and front cap fade during year one.
Mine was a fresh 2015 model 33rl BUILT in early 2014. Delivered in April 2014 and I picked it up in W Palm Beach Florida, two weeks after delivery from the factory.
9 months in, following one summer in N Georgia mountains, cap fade.
JUST got it out of the shop after a re-do under warranty.
Hopefully no more issues.
Just say'n!! Get that second year warranty. Might need it!!

Really like the unit. Looking forward to extended winter stay next year in Florida!!
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:51 PM   #24
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Hi BamaBob,

Thanks for the suggestion, but we likely wouldn't be able to get there. Seems to me that if there is a known fix, it sure would be nice if they advised dealers. On my first time back with it, they pulled the refer and replaced the fan. No improvement.

When I looked at it myself while snowbirding in AL this winter, I could see with the top vent cover removed that the fan is rigidly mounted to the unit. My eyes told me a relatively simple change to some kind of rubber grommeted mount would isolate the fan and stop the noise from intruding into the living area.

Like I said, it's in with the dealer again for this, and I've discussed that rubber mount idea with him. He's a good guy, and I'm sure he'll try to fix it. But as I said, since this seems to be a known problem, why not tell the dealers what to do. Better still, do it in the factory, when the unit is being assembled.

But then what do I know? -- I just use the thing all the time.

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Old 04-21-2015, 11:38 AM   #25
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One "possible issue" with Silverback is oxidation and front cap fade during year one.
Mine was a fresh 2015 model 33rl BUILT in early 2014. Delivered in April 2014 and I picked it up in W Palm Beach Florida, two weeks after delivery from the factory.
9 months in, following one summer in N Georgia mountains, cap fade.
JUST got it out of the shop after a re-do under warranty.
Hopefully no more issues.
Just say'n!! Get that second year warranty. Might need it!!

Really like the unit. Looking forward to extended winter stay next year in Florida!!
If you don't mind me asking, what did they do for the oxidation? Just a buff out?
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:39 PM   #26
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Repainted and clearcoat. Said buff would not hold up in southeast summer sun.
All warranty covered.
Time will tell if we are happy campers or not.
Separate decal vendor through the dealership screwed up install. Re doing on my site some 65 miles north of dealership.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:51 PM   #27
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Our 3800 FL Cardinal has 2 seals on all of the slides. It has one inside and one outside. I'm not sure how the unit your are talking is set up, but we have been in some really heavy rain with no issues on leaking at all.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:39 PM   #28
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I have a 31RK with Cathedral ceiling. Last weekend we camped at Eisenhower State Park in Texas. Two and a half inches of rain first night no leaks. Two more inches the next night and still no leaks. First hand experience.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:17 PM   #29
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I have a 31RK with Cathedral ceiling. Last weekend we camped at Eisenhower State Park in Texas. Two and a half inches of rain first night no leaks. Two more inches the next night and still no leaks. First hand experience.
I'm currently looking at the 29IK,29RE and the 31RK. I'm really starting to like the 31RK over the other two. I like the idea of the kitchen in the rear as it opens up the middle of the trailer and if your cooking nobody gets in your way. If I decide on the 31RK any good options I might want to get. No matter what I buy I'm going to get the 6 point leveling and the second AC. Thanks for the good info.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:16 AM   #30
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As far as I am concerned this is a pretty complete package:

Silverback Explorer Pkg.
Silverback Collection Pkg.
Silverback Special Package.
Automatic 6 Point “Level-Up” Hydraulic Leveling System
13,500 BTU Whisper Quiet Ducted 2nd A/C w/Cold Air Returns
110V 11 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Refrigerator w/Inverter
Washer & Dryer Prep (Combo Only)
Matching Ottoman w/Inverter Storage
Upgrade to Trump Home luxury King Mattress
Wireless Rear Camera System

Not planning on a lot of boondocking so I like the fact that the fridge is electric, propane fridges are the biggest source of RV fires and the residential fridge performs better (cool down, freeze performance). I would like to have had a trailair hitch as well but the airbags on the truck compensate.
I bought mine at this dealer:
https://www.couchsrvnation.com/fores...lverback/31rk8
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