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Old 03-18-2015, 08:31 AM   #11
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We have the RE. This is our 3rd fifth wheel. Bought in in December and we are on our first trip with it right now. Have been out 24 days or so so far. DW was worried that we were loosing a lot of kitchen storage with the move to this floorpan. Not finding this to be true so far. Our previous 5er had a nice size pantry, but she has moved things around a few times and its working out well for us. Minor issues so far. Will be changing the tires after this trip just for peace of mind.
6 point level up has been great, though I have only set up twice so far and down once.
We move again Friday. So I get another chance to try it out.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:47 PM   #12
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Best prices I've seen are at Jeff Couchs Rv. Way, way lower than us on the west coast. We only have one CC dealer here in Oregon. Not sure if you're trading in or not and how that would work with Couchs low price. Just some food for thought as I see you're in NY. Could be well worth the trip.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:49 PM   #13
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We had a 2010 29RE and enjoyed it quite a bit but like BeachLady stated it was extremely difficult to get to the back when the slides are closed. With IK model the fridge slide is narrow enough to get between the slides. We traded the 29RE for the 2013 33RL model. Much easier to get to the back of the RV when travelling. We live in the RV 4 to 5 months of the year and put on 5-6,000 miles per year. The trail Air hitch is a must! We are thankful that we have not had any issues with this RV.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:46 PM   #14
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We have a 2015 Silverback 29RE which we love. We have the 6 point level up system which works fine but we do find there is movement in the unit after we have set up. We have tried putting wood under each level up pad to try to shorten the support legs which doesn't seem to work, thinking that the shorter leg length would reduce the movement. We have tried manually leveling but have not been so successful. The unit sits pretty high off the ground in comparison to other units. Has anyone run into this with their 29RE, and what did you do to remedy the movement?
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:10 PM   #15
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JoLee ... we bought the adaptors for the round foot pads on the level up that allow the use of JT Stabilizers. You can simply drill holes and screw them to the foot pads or weld them on. We had JT's on our other fivers and being able to use the JT's again has made considerable difference in what wiggle there was with level up.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:38 PM   #16
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Jolee,


The first time I set mine up at the house it launched it (tires off the ground). I use a 2x12x12 chunck of treated board under watch pad.

I got out the handy dandy owners manual and reset my zero with the pads under it. Works great and have used it now for 3 or 4 set ups with no issues.

I can't remember the exact steps but it was easy.

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Old 03-31-2015, 05:53 PM   #17
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Hey Salt Shaker....what is the "watch" pad? We put a stack of 4 2x12x12 treated under each front pad and 2 2x12x12 under the other pads, but it didn't stop the wobbling. We did this with the intent to try to keep the legs short. So you recommend resetting it to zero with the boards under the pads?
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:43 PM   #18
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Jolee,

Damn smart phones. Should be under each pad...or foot.

If memory serves...I set everything up how I liked it (manually, each leg where I wanted it) then pushed a button anf set it.

It "defaults" to those settings as zero now.

Tires in contact. Level, pads in place, some wiggle but not excessive.

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Old 03-31-2015, 08:17 PM   #19
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Salt, other than the 6 point levelers, do you use any additional stabilizers, ex scissor jacks or tripod on hitch?
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:16 PM   #20
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On my 29RE, I don't use the "auto" feature of the level up any more. It tends to do things like lift wheels off the ground, which I don't particularly care for. So I put the system in manual ops and level it myself. It's not as sexy as watching the auto level do its thing, but I am in control and can place the RV exactly where I like it.


We still get some wobble walking around but it's not much. I don't think any RV will be rock solid unless you lift the entire thing up on blocks like a permanent park model.
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