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Old 04-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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First Camping Trip in our new Silverback

We decided back in late January that we would go camping in mid April to see our son at CMU and maybe go to the casino and win some money. We made reservations at Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park. On Thursday when we left it was raining, windy, and cold. The wind was blowing from the side (I watched that video of that trailer tipping over in the wind and it was all I could think about all the way there) and i noticed flags were blowing straight out. After about a 2 1/2 hour drive we finally make it.I drank a well deserved beer. The Park was brand new last summer and all the spots were full hook up and had a cement pad for your camper. We cheated this time and got a pull thru site. It was still raining but not to bad and I got everything hooked up. It Snowed that night but we didn't care because we were camping. Had the Fireplace going and the furnace and we were nice and warm. There were only a few other brave campers there. They had a shuttle bus to take us to and from the Casino which made it nice. I wish I would have gotten more pictures but the only somewhat nice day was of course the day we came home. It was good to see our son and go camping and we even donated to the Casino.
The one picture is Friday morning waking up to SNOW and the other picture is Sunday with nice weather and hooked up ready to go.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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GREAT photos !
Glad you had fun even tho the weather didn't cooperate !
Nice Rig to

I am itching to go !


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Old 04-15-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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Nothing like sittin in your rig with the fireplace on watching it snow. Nice looking tv and Silverback!
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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That’s a great looking setup you have. If you haven’t already, be sure to measure the height of your Silverback as it’s hooked up to the truck. Without the vent covers the Silverbacks are just an inch shy of 13 feet tall. With the vent covers probably a good 6 inches taller.

As to driving in windy conditions, fifth wheels provide a very stable towing platform even in heavy crosswinds. Travel trailers…not so much.

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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Glad you had a good time. Hard to out guess Mother Nature. Truck and trailer look great.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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Glad to hear you had a good time. We have the same truck only ours is a 2003, same colour as well, we are getting ready to pick up our 2013 33rl and we are curious as to how the truck pulled the trailer and what kind of mileage did you get?
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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Next Time I have it in a good flat spot I will have to measure it. I did put the level on it while hooked up at the Campground on the pad and the Truck and Trailer were pretty level. So that made me glad. I do not have airbags yet but they are on my wish list.

Canada, The truck pulled the trailer great. On the way up I was fighting a strong side wind and I had my fresh water tank full (did not know if campground had water on yet) I got 8 mpg on the way there it was about 150 miles. On the way home there was less wind and I still had a 1/2 tank of fresh water. I got 9 mpg on the way home.
When I brought it home from the dealer (empty) in late February I got 11 mpg. I am sure that I am still burning the winter blend of diesel so I am hoping for about 10 mpg this summer. I drove between 55 to 62 mph.

I still have to get use to pulling this big rig, my last trailer was a 24 foot TT for 3 years and before that was a pop up for 10 years.
Next camping trip is only at our local state campground in a couple of weeks hopefully it will be nicer weather.

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