Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 146
Silverback 31RK

hello,
we are currently looking to upgrade to 5th wheel, specifically the Silverback 31RK. We like how it opens up in the rear with the kitchen. Does anyone have that unit? if so how do you like it so far?

thank you.

bill & jodi
__________________

__________________
stormy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
Plain Old Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Full Timing in South Louisiana
Posts: 1,938
I don't have it, but if we didn't need a bunk house, that'd be the one I'd choose. Has always been my favorite floor plan in a fiver.
__________________

__________________
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-7 / Little John-5 / Iva-1
Full Timing Again, Rev B
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat CC LB PSD
2015 SOB TT - With OC's Awning Poles (#8)
At least in Heaven, RVs will be perfect, and I won't have to keep fixing them.
BigJohnD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 09:15 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 73
Hello,

New here...I have been lurking for quite a while but this post pushed me to register.

DW and I picked up our 2014 31RK in May and love it. There were a few minor issues that were addressed before we picked up the unit from the dealer (drawer under fridge not closing, bath sliding door binding, and one of the window frames was bent inside at the top). Three issues still remain that will be addressed at the end of the season. The kitchen counter has a crack behind the stove and will be replaced. One of the inside speakers is blown. Lastly we have VERY little hot water pressure in the kitchen - cold is fine and hot water pressure is not an issue in the rest of the fiver.

We have 3 camping trips (10 nights) in the books with about 1200 miles on it. One trip was just us. The next was us + daughter and grand daughter. The next was us + DW's Mom and Dad + our son and fiance. We knew we made the right choice with the 31RK because due to the flexibility of the rear layout, all 3 trips were comfortable. I do think that 6 adults is the limit though for sleeping. But we have had 12 adults in the rig to chit chat and have a drink and all were comfortable.

This is our first fiver and not sure if the chucking is "normal" that we get. The dealer says it is. I have gotten used to it as has others that have ridden with me. However DW feels sick after riding with me so we need to do something because her following me in another car is just not fun. Currently considering the MOR/ryde pin box.

If I think of anything else I will post. Also if you have questions, feel free to ask away.

Enjoy!
Ken
2014 Cedar Creek Silverback 31RK
2014 Ram 3500 4x4 Crew Cab SB Cummins Diesel
__________________
birdman77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 08:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dacula, Georgia
Posts: 1,200
Have a 2015 Silverback 33rl. Had the factory upgrade pin box to Trailair Air
Ride. Added leaf spring assist to my 2500 Dodge, short bed. This thing pulls like a dream for us! No chucking and very level pulling. Great $800 investment. I am sure MorRyde will have similar results. ( leaf assist set me back another $500) BUT, this is our last truck/5er set up so we want a smooth ride! Figure 4 more years towing and then done. Back to condo rentals. Might want to follow me if you know someone who will want a 4 yr old unit like new.
Traded our 2011 Keystone Outback and it sold while we were moving our stuff to the new one. We tend to take care of our toys! looked new. We just wanted a rear living with all the toys
That's what you do when you are over 70! Trade and enjoy life!
__________________
SilverbackMel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 09:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 146
thank you for input, we looked at so many different models (currently have TT), and we just the floorplan of the 31RK, but it was the build of the silverback that first got our attention. the insulation and how well it is built and then the floorplan. Ken, thanks again for familiar input and again in case you send more inputs, will def keep track.
__________________
stormy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 11
My husband and I have been looking to upgrade from our TT to a 5th wheel as well. I am really interested in the 31RK from the pictures and information that I have found online. My problem is living in New Mexico I haven’t found any close enough to take a look at in person. I am a little nervous about purchasing a 5th wheel without actually seeing it. The floor plan looks really spacious and roomy without actually being that big. I have been monitoring this site for quite a while to see if anyone one says anything about this particular unit, so it’s good to see comments about it, gives me a better perspective.
Thanks and good luck with your purchase
Cindy and Paul
__________________
guerhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 01:00 PM   #7
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,303
i have a question.
the DW and i love rear kitchen 5th wheels, BUT nearly all have the sofa and recliners at a 90 degree angle to the tv.
it looks like eveyone has to turn their head to watch tv. and if the tv comes on a swivel, then it's only viewable from one side or the other.

is this a problem with those that own a 31RK?
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dacula, Georgia
Posts: 1,200
My 2 cents. Bought a 2015 Silverback 33rl mainly because of this tv watching issue. We are retired and travel and stay for a couple of months in the winter. Our neck and shoulders used to hurt after constant turning to watch tv. That unit was a 2011 Keystone Outback Sydney, 36 ft, 5er, triple slide.

Know YOUR priorities. How YOU plan to use YOUR rv is what matters. We are seniors, over 70. Makes a difference. If you do not feel comfortable choose some other floor plan! They are not going to take it back if you are unhappy without a bunch of cash
__________________
SilverbackMel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 01:38 PM   #9
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,303
yea, we've decided that we won't get a floorplan that requires us to turn our necks to watch tv.
it will have to have the tv across from the main seating area, either the recliners or the theater seating.
we find the same issue with front living room 5th wheels. the tv is in the nose and the seating is also at 90 degrees to it.

only a handful of rear kitchen or front living room 5th wheels have a different setup, with the tv directly across.
two of them would be the Columbus 370FL and the Montana High Country 293RK.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 01:55 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dacula, Georgia
Posts: 1,200
Montana High Country

We were 1 inch from buying a Montana. We had great luck with our Keystone products. We saw this 33rl and could not get past the layout and cathederal slides. Had the 2015 built with the upgrades we missed on previous RV's. No regrets. Feels like luxury outdoors 😀
__________________

__________________
SilverbackMel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 AM.