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.
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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