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Old 11-09-2015, 09:21 AM   #1
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Motorhome to Silverback

Good morning,
We have just parked our new (to us) 2012 Silverback 29RE. Only had time to stay in it for three nights. Will be back to it in January. We plan to leave it parked near Sarasota, Fl for the near future.
Wow, what a difference from our 2005 Tiffin Open Road 32BA. It's like being in a palace. We have a friend who's been a 5th wheeler for years who is really helpful. Setting it up was a bit different than the MH as the jacks are not completely independent of each other. We don't have a truck, so we've got to get it right.
So far, it is on the front legs, tires,of course, and rear scissor jacks. It does wiggle a bit. Not sure what they are called but I've made tire blocks that fit in between the top and bottom of tires with a long threaded rod to pull them together. I'd be very interested to ask about letting some air out of tires or not, so it sits more firmly on legs and scissor jacks.
That's it for now. Except we are really looking forward to our new "palace".

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2012 Silverback 29RE
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:32 AM   #2
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👍 Welcome to the Cedar Creek Silverback family! We have the 33rl (2015) and enjoy it when we can.
I had mine built in 2014 and it was one of the first 2015's built. We DO NOT have auto leveling. We Keep ours on a flat concrete pad when not traveling and "generally" have found minimal need to level using only a board here or there.
I can appreciate the families who are on the "go" finding leveling the best thing since ice cream 😁.
We have minimal stationary movement in our unit. I am sure you can find stationary jack stands that, strategically placed will minimize any movement. You do not need much force for "stabilization" vs lifting. Anything you do, consider your frame.
I have been all over the US from GA to AZ and in between. My prior 5er was also a 36 ft, triple slide; Keystone. Needs on floor plan changed so we bought the Silverback. Very comfortable!!
Personally, I would not let air out of the tires.
Good luck with your Silverback!

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Old 11-09-2015, 10:59 AM   #3
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Congratulation's! We completed a similar move this year. From a Tiffin 36LA to a SilverBack 33IK. After 3 1/2 months in one place over the winter last year, we decided to go back to a 5th wheel. Picked it up in Sept, and except for loading and a couple of modes, have not had time to get out or do much with it yet. But, we leave in a month for warm weather. Think the extra room will make this winter even more enjoyable. Good Luck with your SilverBack.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:20 AM   #4
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Personal preference but we DO prefer the stationary comfort of a fifth wheel. Our 33rl is GREAT for us! We looked at 50+ motorhomes from 2013 to 2014 before buying our Silverback. Our single axle Dodge diesel with lift springs and Cummins 6.7 pulls it with ease. Built in engine exhaust brake is a DREAM! On a 7% downgrade never touch the brakes!
Once rv is parked, getting around towns is ez.
Living the dream!! 👍
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:31 PM   #5
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A lot is with the front jacks. J T Armstrong or similar will help. Putting another sciccor jack in front of the axles help just as much.

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