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Old 04-03-2012, 05:17 PM   #21
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When we were looking at new fifth wheels we really like the center island models but wanted something with a more open floorplan. The Silverback 29RL fit the bill and our thinking was along your lines, if we need more storage or counter space we could buy a rolling island. So far we have no plans to do so.

Carlyle Lake is a great place for us because it's only 75 miles from our house. Getting reservations at the Dam West campground can be difficult at times because the park is so close to St. Louis and very popular. Some of the sites also have full hookups. We already have reservations in September for the Carlyle Art and Wine Festival.

We are currently at Carlyle and have given all the systems of our trailer another test and everything is working perfectly. The central vacuum system is powerful and works better than our home vacuum. My wife is absolutely in love with our new Silverback. For the price point, I think the Silverback offers a lot of bang for the buck.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #22
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Bummer! Because the antenna comes down right next to the bathroom vent cover there's no space for a Wineguard Wingman to be attached.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #23
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Boy wish I was there-Can't wait for our first trip but it won't be until 4/14.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #24
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The lake is really down right now. This is the lowest I've ever seen it, but then this is the earliest in the year we've ever come over here.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #25
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The lake is really down right now. This is the lowest I've ever seen it, but then this is the earliest in the year we've ever come over here.
Careful what you ask for. We cancelled our planned trip to south-eastern Missouri last May due to all the flooding in the area.

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:27 PM   #26
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Congats on the new 5er!!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:15 AM   #27
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Thank you RonLynnJr, this was our 5th night using the Silverback and we are thrilled with it.

Dave Monica, you are right about the flooding last year in SE MO. That was a serious amount of water in Table Rock Lake. It was awesome standing near the base of Table Rock Dam and seeing and hearing the water as it was released through the flood gates of the dam.

As far the low water level here at Carlyle, I'm guessing the lake is still near winter pool and hasn't filled yet by the spring rains. There are times when this lake is high enough that some of the campsites go under.

Back to the Silverback, the only thing I would add to this trailer is a light above the switch panel. The panel is on the side of the kitchen cabinets facing the entry door. It has black switches on a black background and since our entry door doesn't have that opaque glass window it's rather difficult to see which switch controls what. This is especially true in the early morning and late evening hours. Also, I'm still trying to figure out how to open the outside stove vent.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #28
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I agree, a small light is needed. You just gave me the next mod. I have already changed the sink light to fluorescent, and moved the old sink light over to the bottom of the cabinet, next to the range. The fluorescent light over the sink makes a huge difference.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #29
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I like the idea of replacing the sink light with fluorscent lighting, thanks for sharing PapaSmurf.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #30
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I have a friend with a 29RE as well, he installed a light switch in the bedroom. I am not sure how he did it, but the DW wants a light switch... so I guess I will have to figure out how he ran the wire to make it work.

I love these little busy projects. They keep me out of trouble and do not cost a lot of money.
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