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Old 01-19-2014, 06:48 AM   #71
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We have a 2009 Silverback 30WRE. We almost always get compliments on what a nice looking RV and most people think its brand new! We like that with the turning radius we can almost turn on a dime, even though we have a long box Dodge 3500 dually. I like the look of the new models, but I'd be hard pressed to give up the wide body.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:52 PM   #72
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Put airbags on my 08 dodge 2500 after trading in a 25 footer for a silverback 29re. No regrets. Seems the truck rides better with or with trailer. Help my buddy put some on 08 Ford 3500 single tire last fall and he was very satisfied.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:27 AM   #73
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Silverback 33RL vs. Columbus 320RS

Well I think we have made a choice for our next 5er. The winner is the Columbus by Forest River. We have been comparing both of these units and the Columbus just had a lot of little extra things about it in our opinion for around the same price. Hope were not making a bad choice.
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:48 AM   #74
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I like the grey Silverback becuse it matches my truck and hair on my head. Sometimes when I get next to the trailer, you cannot see my head. Just kidding but, we love the grey 2014 37BH.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:55 AM   #75
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I like the grey Silverback becuse it matches my truck and hair on my head. Sometimes when I get next to the trailer, you cannot see my head. Just kidding but, we love the grey 2014 37BH.
X2 love or Grey Silverback also. I wonder why they dont make that style any more. We always get compliments on it. I also like that it matches are truck. Does doesn't match my hair yet....
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:19 AM   #76
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I have the 2015 Silverback 33rl. TV is 2008 Dodge 2500, 6.7 Cummins. I added helper springs just because I wanted to ensure a perfectly level ride when hitched. Thousands of miles into this, for us, this is a perfect match. i DO NOT have an automstic slider, but manual. I DO NOT NEED THIS. Never have used it. Cap will not hit on a short bed. My previous fifth wheel was also a 36 ft triple slide. Took it tens of thousands of miles, never any concerns, issues, etc. Most important to me is stability, handling, ability to STOP, and front tire full pavement contact. I never exceed 70 mph, even when passing is desired. I fall in and wait. Travel at 62 to 65 mph and get 11 mpg.
Helper spring is a stiffer ride when not hitched, BUT, for me, the perfect balance of the set up makes me confident that the fifth wheel is like it's not even there. I can disengage the hitch pin very easily.
Just say'n.
BTW, my cost was very low 50's with bedroom AC, special upgrade: Whirlpool Gold convection oven, Trail Air hitch, special top of the line home edition queen mattress.
Only item I am buying soon, back up camera. I am often alone when loading at home in overflow parking and need a spotter! Also will help in FL in some of those tighter, shorter spots.
My unit is prepped, for washer, dryer, but units are not installed. That would make a significant difference on front weight.



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Old 02-12-2015, 01:27 PM   #77
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I don't see a 2015 33RL listed on the FR site. I see a 2015 CK 34RL. But no 33RL under the SB line.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:53 PM   #78
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33rl

The 2015 33rl has been re badged as the 33IK. Same unit now with improvements. Quiet ducted ac and refer access without extending a slide.
Plus other minor stuff. floor plan is basically the same. My MSO and title are 2015 33rl.
Hope this clarifies the nomenclature. Mine was built in December 2014 and delivered in March 2015.
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The 2015 33rl has been re badged as the 33IK. Same unit now with improvements. Quiet ducted ac and refer access without extending a slide.
Plus other minor stuff. floor plan is basically the same. My MSO and title are 2015 33rl.
Hope this clarifies the nomenclature. Mine was built in December 2014 and delivered in March 2015.
Oh OK that makes sense. Love the floor plan. I have been looking online at them at Jeff Couch RV Nation. They have them for $47,000. Being on the west coast that price beats the heck out of the local dealers price.
Don't know much about Couchs RV though.
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ditto in most campgrounds
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