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Old 01-30-2014, 03:11 PM   #1
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new Silverback 33rl and Ram 2500 6.4 hemi

Well, if finally made the decision to go with the new 2014 Silverback 33RL. It was a tough choice between the 33 or the 29

During my search I discovered that the Silverback is about the only mid-level 5er that someone 6'6" can walk upright in the bedroom without touching the cieling. I still have to duck going through the doorway. Wow, there are some really low bedrooms out there.

Now the next stress point is how well my Ram 2500 6.4 hemi will do pulling 11,000 dry weight. My ad rating tow is 12,100. Its just he wife and I so add another 500-600 lbs and I'm at 11,600.

I dont retire for 3 more years but once I do we are planning to travel the US. After 35 years of doing IT work, I'm ready now.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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You guys are pretty big!

My wife and I are around 350.

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Welcome to the forum jmac2009. That Silverback you purchased has a great floorplan, I know you'll love it.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:37 PM   #4
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You guys are pretty big!

My wife and I are around 350.

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LOL. I have to take most of the credit 6'6" 280 plus her and all the extra stuff in the 5er.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:06 PM   #5
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Congrats on your new camper and welcome to the forum!

I looked up the tow ratings in the 2014 Trailer Life Towing Guide... http://prodcontent.s3.amazonaws.com/...wGuide2014.pdf

I didn't see ratings quite that low. I guess you didn't order the truck with the higher rear end gear (4.10) as the towing ratings would be over 15000 lb.

The other word of caution is that brochure dry weights aren't very accurate...frequently several hundred pounds less than the yellow sticker weight, which doesn't include battery(s) or propane or dealer added items like 2nd A/C and slide toppers. The dry weight may be closer to 11500 than 11000.

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Congrats on your new camper and welcome to the forum!

I looked up the tow ratings in the 2014 Trailer Life Towing Guide... http://prodcontent.s3.amazonaws.com/...wGuide2014.pdf

I didn't see ratings quite that low. I guess you didn't order the truck with the higher rear end gear (4.10) as the towing ratings would be over 15000 lb.

The other word of caution is that brochure dry weights aren't very accurate...frequently several hundred pounds less than the yellow sticker weight, which doesn't include battery(s) or propane or dealer added items like 2nd A/C and slide toppers. The dry weight may be closer to 11500 than 11000.

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Thanks for the warning of 11,500. I went with the 3.73 gear. Didnt think I would be towing more than 9-10,000 until the wife saw the 33RL.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:59 AM   #7
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Congrats on the Silverback. We have the 2013 model and love it. If you hit the mountains your Hemi may not like it. Keep it in tow mode and you may be ok. I have a diesel and it pulls great.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:20 AM   #9
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Do you use the tow mode the whole time you are towing your camper or just on the hills and mountans?
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All the time for me. The whole purpose of the tow/haul mode is to use it while towing.
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