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Old 05-23-2015, 01:52 AM   #1
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New Silverback 33IK

Received our new Silverback yesterday from South McDowell, Jackson, MO. Great PDI and no discrepancies. Excellent quality out of the factory and the dealer check out. Needless to say, very happy. Thought I'd give a shout out for excellent quality considering the various problems listed on the forum. Looking forward to our first trip this year to Florida. Will also plan to meet other Creekers at Goshen Rally in August. Creeks and FROG go together.

Interested in any mods others have made, especially to the new 33IK. We call our mods personalizeations.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:22 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new Silverback. We are heading into our 4th season with our Silverback and all issues have been minor.

Last year our ceiling fan had become a one speed fan instead of the three speed it used to be. At the 2014 Goshen rally the techs put a new one in our rig.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:00 AM   #3
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Congrats on the new Silverback. We are heading into our 4th season with our Silverback and all issues have been minor.

Last year our ceiling fan had become a one speed fan instead of the three speed it used to be. At the 2014 Goshen rally the techs put a new one in our rig.
A little off topic but just curious we have never been to the Goshen rally. What actually goes on there. You stated you got your ceiling fan fix did they do that for free or discounted? What else are the benefits of attending.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:33 AM   #4
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All work done at the rally was free of any charges. FREE!! A lot goes on at the rally, seminars covering just about any topic related to RVing…FREE! You have the opportunity to take a factory tour and Forest River provides the transportation to and from. FREE!! We did the Cedar Creek factory tour last year and were really impressed with all the folks that work there. A couple of nights after dinner there was entertainment in the form of a comedian and one night there was a band.

Forest River brings in quite a few rigs to the fairgrounds and sets up an RV display and with factory reps available for questions. The factory reps are knowledgeable folks and can answer any questions you have about the brand they represent without feeding you a bunch of BS.

FROG also offers various optional tours (small cost) that are excellent. We will be doing the Brown Bag Amish tour/wedding feast this year and the factory tour once again. We did this last year and I lost the memory card from my camera with all the photos I took on these two tours.

The best benefit of the Goshen rally is meeting other FROGs and making new friendships that continue beyond the rally.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:09 AM   #5
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Here are a couple of modifications... mean personalization's I made to my 2015 33IK.
The alarm clock is in the bedroom.
Don't ask why there are two hand rails. ( One is for little people )
I am also adding LED lights to the patio cover but don't have them up yet.
I put a towel hanger no the side of the cabinet above the toilet, so I can open the right side of the shower door and reach it.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:47 PM   #6
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DW said she would really like a stair rail. Question; Where did you get the rails and how did you attached them to the wall? Did you use a stud finder to know where to attach?

Also do like the extra rail on the door.
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My DW has bad knees and was having a hard time getting up the three steps into the bed room so I made the hand rails. And used a stud finder to find the aluminum studs and put screws in the wall. It was not all that hard.
The handle on the outside screen worked out real nice it gives something to hold onto to close the door. Otherwise there isn't much to get a grip on.
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All work done at the rally was free of any charges. FREE!! A lot goes on at the rally, seminars covering just about any topic related to RVing…FREE! You have the opportunity to take a factory tour and Forest River provides the transportation to and from. FREE!! We did the Cedar Creek factory tour last year and were really impressed with all the folks that work there. A couple of nights after dinner there was entertainment in the form of a comedian and one night there was a band.

Forest River brings in quite a few rigs to the fairgrounds and sets up an RV display and with factory reps available for questions. The factory reps are knowledgeable folks and can answer any questions you have about the brand they represent without feeding you a bunch of BS.

FROG also offers various optional tours (small cost) that are excellent. We will be doing the Brown Bag Amish tour/wedding feast this year and the factory tour once again. We did this last year and I lost the memory card from my camera with all the photos I took on these two tours.

The best benefit of the Goshen rally is meeting other FROGs and making new friendships that continue beyond the rally.
Seems like I should start planning to make that trip... Thanks
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:24 PM   #9
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I only wished our 33IK was as you describe yours ... ours had so many build quality issues we towed our SOB back home and left the 33IK sitting on the lot ... another one on order.
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:57 AM   #10
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[QUOTE}I only wished our 33IK was as you describe yours ... ours had so many build quality issues we towed our SOB back home and left the 33IK sitting on the lot ... another one on order.][/QUOTE]

I am a little confused. Yesterday you stated on another post that you ordered a Wildcat. We are addressing a Cedar Creek Silverback 33IK.
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