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Old 03-31-2012, 08:01 AM   #11
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I told you, that bedroom is palatial compared to the Wildcat.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:23 PM   #12
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I really didn't appreciate the space around the bed until we had to put our mattress topper on it and the bed sheets. You're right PapaSmurf, it does seem palatial compared to the Wildcat.

There is one thing I do miss about our old Wildcat, the Central Trash System. I will adjust though. So far we haven't had any issues with the Silverback. I'm really impressed with the fit and finish of this trailer and I love the greater width of the entry door. I have yet to bump my elbows going in or out.

I was surprised that our Silverback didn't have scare lights on either side of the trailer. There is a spot for the switch on the switch panel but it is covered over. Not a big deal, we rarely used the scare lights on the Wildcat.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:27 PM   #13
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We love our 29re silverback that we picked up a few weeks ago. The dealer told us to it was a 2013. We did not really notice any changes except for the brand of vac system and the brand of the fireplace. Enjoy
Yes, our Silverback has the InterVac system rather than the Dirt Devil system. We also didn't have outside scare lights, but I don't know if the 2012's had them or not.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:00 PM   #14
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Well, how has the first leg of your shake-down gone?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:03 PM   #15
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Glad you had a good PDI!!!!! Our maiden voyage will be next weekend!! I can't wait!
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:05 PM   #16
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We had a great couple of nights in the new Silverback. We did notice a squeak in the floor by the bedroom entrance though. Also the 751 lock on the front storage compartment isn’t quite right. I have to jiggle the key in the lock quite a bit before it will unlock or lock.

On our old Wildcat, to get cable television into the bedroom I had to put a signal splitter in the entertainment center with a feed from cable to antenna. With the Silverback all I had to do what hook up to the park’s cable TV feed and both televisions had the signal. Man, that made me happy. The burners on the stove light easier than they ever did on the Wildcat.

During our PDI there was one thing the mechanic couldn’t figure out and I haven’t yet either. It’s how to get the outside vent for the stove to open. The next time we’re in the trailer I’ll be looking into this.

Towing the Silverback the 100 miles back to our house today was easy and our three-quarter ton truck handled the extra weight without a problem. I really couldn’t tell any difference in towing from our shorter and lighter Wildcat. Backing into my spot at the storage lot was much easier with the longer trailer. I thought it would be harder.

Tomorrow we are heading over to Carlyle Lake in Illinois for three nights. We were so busy putting things away we didn’t have time to check out the DVD player in the Jensen. Yea, it’s not a Concertone.

My wife loves everything about this new fifth wheel and can’t wait to get back into tomorrow.
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I'll have to be sure to take my camera when we go to Carlyle Lake so I can take a photo for a new avatar.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:37 AM   #18
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I had the same experience; easier to back and very little towing difference.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:31 AM   #19
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Thinking of putting a small free standing island with locking wheels in the kitchen for a little extra counter space-any thoughts?
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:40 PM   #20
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Got to thinking-you can make reservations at Carlyle. Nice to know you have a spot when you get there.
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