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Old 08-23-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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FINALLY, New Silverback Owner

Well, we finally received our 33ik . Got it 2 weeks ago, and immediately proceeded to get it ready to go. But, we are in South Louisiana, right in the middle of the disastrous flooding. We are one of the few fortunate folks in our area that didn't have water in the house. The Silverback is under cover in our RV building, and we are chomping at the bits to take it somewhere. Guess we might have to camp in the yard until things straighten out a bit. There's plenty to do in the meantime, helping the less fortunate folks. I will report after the first trip, concerning how things went with the camper. However, it looks good so far.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:26 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new Silverback. I hope you have as much good luck and great camping trips as we have had with our unit.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:49 AM   #3
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Congratulations from NE Arkansas!!!!!.....I think the 33IK took the place of our 33RL in the Silverback line....You will love it as we have ours....many happy and safe travels once you get rolling....However, take care of those Louisiana folks first!!!!
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:46 PM   #4
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Thanks Oakman and Stumpjumper. Hope we have the good luck that you have enjoyed with your units. We are eager to find out!
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:01 AM   #5
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Old 08-24-2016, 02:04 PM   #6
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We are interested in the 33ik so I was just looking at the specs on the 33ik, should be same as 33rl, and noticed that the pin weight almost exceeds the payload on our 2012 GMC 2500hd which is 2264. What did you do to be able to tow this 5th wheel?
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:23 PM   #7
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We are interested in the 33ik so I was just looking at the specs on the 33ik, should be same as 33rl, and noticed that the pin weight almost exceeds the payload on our 2012 GMC 2500hd which is 2264. What did you do to be able to tow this 5th wheel?

We have a 2500HD as well and are looking at the Silverback 37RL

We will be upgrading to a 3500 dually before we change campers though since our 2500 will not be enough truck


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I've had mine for a few months now, its a very nice trailer and it tows well too.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:46 PM   #9
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Congrats!

We've got an early model 2016 33IK - LOVE IT! I needed a new truck and opted for a Silverado 3500HD crew cab single rear wheel. Pulls like a charm, don't even know it's back there. Have a great time in your new rig.
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We are interested in the 33ik so I was just looking at the specs on the 33ik, should be same as 33rl, and noticed that the pin weight almost exceeds the payload on our 2012 GMC 2500hd which is 2264. What did you do to be able to tow this 5th wheel?
First, is yours a diesel or gas???....We tow with a 2012 GMC 2500HD Diesel Z71 SLT 4WD Crew Cab, DuraMax/Allison, 3.73 axle ratio....I have added Firestone Airbags to the rear axle to stabilize the ride and run with the 5er hooked on with 40-50 psi in the airbags.....my truck manual allows for a max pin weight of 3500 lbs or 25% of the trailer weight which in my case would be 3235 lbs and I'm at 2980 lbs....The max GCWR is 24500 lbs and I'm at 21700 lbs....the max trailer weight is 15800lbs and I'm at 12940 lbs with the Silverback loaded....I have never seen this 3/4 ton struggle to tow our Silverback33RL, so far.
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