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Old 12-29-2014, 06:59 AM   #11
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We have a 2013 Silverback 33rl and living in it full time. Lots of room. No major problems with it. I will be installing a second AC unit in it this winter because its alot hotter here in the summer than in Michigan. You got enough truck you may want to look at the 33rl also.

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Old 12-29-2014, 09:08 AM   #12
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another silverback

That is hard to say if we would do it again. Our most important criteria was proper towing specs (primarily pin weight) for an F250, price point and we really wanted a king size bed. The Silverback met all these. I believe that most F250s are exceeding capacity with big heavy trailers, large fuel tanks, generator in bed and extras in the RV. We were new to 5th wheelin but had wore out an old class A over 15 years so we weren't novices. We also do a lot of dry camping so did not want a really big trailer. The Silverback 29RK is a lighter trailer and towing and fuel economy is very good but you get what you pay for with quality when it comes to fit and finish on the interior. We would probably buy another one but would really inspect the trailer before taking possession. After a couple month of owning I had a list with about 20 significant complaints that I wound up resolving myself as we did not have very good luck with our nearby dealer. We purchased the trailer from an internet dealer based in OHIO so local support was all we had. A good local dealer if you can get your price is probably important. I think all RV mfgs have issues. A friend spent $$$$ on their class A Itasca and had many problems over 2 years.

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Old 12-29-2014, 09:36 AM   #13
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Have 2015, Silverback 33rl. Would buy same unit again. Took 2 yr warranty. Only did that for insurance in event of litigation. The more leverage you have, the better for you.
As far as tires, buy yourself a Tire Minder or similar alert system.
One LAST POINT: upgrade your factory hitch to TrailAir. What a difference in absorbing road abuse!
My 2011 Keystone, similar size and weight towed x country. Roads beat stuff inside around. Not so with TrailAir. Really liked our Keystone Outback Sydney 5er, bunkhouse. Traded for rear living.
We have found RV's are like SHOES. If it fits well, buy it! 😁

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Old 12-29-2014, 11:08 PM   #14
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Thanks folks,

Made the deal today. I will be going with the 29RE. I guess I should say we. I'll sign on Friday. I checked everything out on Saturday when going over everything.

2acs level up and a few other goodies.

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Lose the 2nd and the rest will follow.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:21 AM   #15
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Congrats! I've had my 2015 29RE for about 5 months and I love it. It's solid and I haven't had any problems as of yet. Pulled it twice is all and not very far, just a few hundred miles. The wife and I really enjoy it. I work away from home so it's like a second home. Let us know what you think once you get rolling in it.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:24 PM   #16
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Went with a 2014 29 ik 9 months ago and it has been great. Looking into a dehumidifier , this week is our first in cold weather and condensation on the windows and bedroom wall is considerable. Good luck
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:52 AM   #17
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Condensation on the bedroom wall ? I think that would concern me. Can you say a little more about this? I expect to have condensation on windows, but not the walls, outside maybe but not inside.
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:15 AM   #18
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I have the same issues with condensation. Running a ceramic heater adds to the issue. Cooking on the stove adds to the issue. And now we run a dehumidifier. It really works great. The windows used to have puddles on them and fogged over (I had to paper towel them daily) but now just dust and lint. It's 85% humidity outside and 35% inside. My dehumidifier can run auto or manual. We normally run manual and dump the collection bucket (1/3 full) daily. Its great to wake up in the morning and look thru a clear window, not fogged up. Wow!
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:50 AM   #19
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This is the first time it happened , in Myrtle Beach, got cold and rained all day, fire place helped but the furnace ran a bit and propane adds moisture to the air. We found moisture on the wall above the bedroom slide and in the closet, checked the roof for a leak and nothing was there . I have propane heat at home and I find moisture at the farthest point away from the heat source. I cracked a few windows and it seemed to get better. I saw that you can buy a small dehumidifier for the few times this is an issue. Summer with it open and with A/c no issue. Probably a good idea to have in summer when the rig is closed in high humidity
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:34 AM   #20
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During a recent stay in Brunswick, GA, I had the chance to speak to two other 29IK Silverback owners. As owners do, we discussed various issues about our "ownership experience. One real surprising topic kept topping the conversation. Counting two Silverback owners I met in Georgia and one in the Grand Canyon campground, all three were missing their $600 electric stabilizer jacks.

I explained how mine was charged on the invoice along with an electric reel but both were missing when the dealer tried to deliver the Coach to me. Interesting enough, when all three checked other owners checked their invoices, they were clearly charged on their invoices also, but were missing from their fifth wheels.

Checking the rigs revealed that they were not removed but never installed.

So, what are the odds that I would meet three other Cedar Creek Silverback owners of two different models 29IK, 33RL owners, four counting me, that had the same $600 missing parts?

After speaking to the Cedar Creek tech people, they indicated the rear jacks are needed. They explained this is due to the level up hydraulic system legs being directly behind the rear wheel do not provide enough stabilization to the rig when parked.This for a fact I understand. During the two month wait for my electric stabilizer jacks to be sent to the dealer (Giant Recreation World) and then installed, I was very aware of the extremely animated movement when walking about inside the Coach. (this fact also pointed out by three other owners as well)

This issue of not supplying and installing parts made us question whether other parts were also missing, so check your invoice and make sure you get everything they billed you for
PS: your going to want rear stabilizers

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