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Old 04-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #41
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Hi everyone, I am Joyce, aka Petunia or Jebby. I am also Oakman's wife. I am really happy with our new Silverback.

f1100turbo, I have been camping since I was 3 years old, sleeping in the back window of my dad's 1951 Ford. So, yes, I have been camping for 58 years. I have camped in cars, station wagons, Sears pop-ups, Jayco Pop-ups, tents and fifth wheels. I have seen a LOT of changes. Love it!!!

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:51 AM   #42
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We've had a 2011 Silverback since May, 2010. We've had significant electrical problems since the start. We have replaced 2 TV's, 3 Microwaves, 3 converters and the 50 amp cord. We like the Silverback 35RL but are upset about all the problem and Forest River and Moun View RV don't seem to respond to our request for solutions.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:50 AM   #43
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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?
We have the 2013 Columbus and it has a freestanding island with locking wheels. I LOVE IT!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #44
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We've had a 2011 Silverback since May, 2010. We've had significant electrical problems since the start. We have replaced 2 TV's, 3 Microwaves, 3 converters and the 50 amp cord. We like the Silverback 35RL but are upset about all the problem and Forest River and Moun View RV don't seem to respond to our request for solutions.
I'm not an expert in these matters but it sounds to me like the park you go to has problems with the power and you are experiencing power spikes and/or low voltage. You might want to spend the money on a portable 50amp surge guard.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #45
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We have the 2013 Columbus and it has a freestanding island with locking wheels. I LOVE IT!!!!!
I'm curious, how is the freestanding island secured for travel? I know it has locking wheels but I would think there is more to securing it than that.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #46
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I'm not an expert in these matters but it sounds to me like the park you go to has problems with the power and you are experiencing power spikes and/or low voltage. You might want to spend the money on a portable 50amp surge guard.
That might be good if they were always are the park when these malfunctions occured. If they were not at the same park, then they really have some sort of electrical problems.

Is there a "Lemon Law" for RV's? If so then it sounds like Oakman may have a claim under it. I hope he has kept all work orders and receipts from the dealer.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #47
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We have the 2013 Columbus and it has a freestanding island with locking wheels. I LOVE IT!!!!!
FWI, we talked to a Cedar Creek/Silverback rep at a spring RV show. He told us an island with castors is available for the Silverback, probably from the regular CC line, so the cabinet color will match. It's not on the option list but could be special ordered and quoted us about $500 thru our dealer. You could have it with cabinet doors and 2 big or 3 smaller drawers. Another idea would be to look at IKEA.
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Good information to know Wiscampsin. Although I don't think we want one, you never know how things might change in the future.
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Eeeeeeek!!!

The worst part of buying a new fifth wheel is rapidly approaching. Paying the sales tax in order to register the trailer.
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The worst part of buying a new fifth wheel is rapidly approaching. Paying the sales tax in order to register the trailer.
What do you mean? You have to pay the tax in full to register it?

I forgot to mention that you could get a set or two of extra keys. While I camp solo I do have extra sets. I like to carry a spare set just in case but wanted to keep a set at home at the same time. The service department picked up the extra keys for me.
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