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Old 02-23-2015, 07:28 PM   #1
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Silverback with factory hitch?

So, on the way home tonight I happened to end up behind a new Silverback with dealer's plates that was crossing the border. It was being pulled by one of those RV delivery companies, so I assume it's a new rig.

Anyways, figure my surprise when I noticed this brand new, probably straight from the factory, Silverback was also sporting a hitch on the back of it. It was a little 1" sleeve, and mounted to the frame just about the same spot where the bumper attached to the frame.

I would have loved to get a pic, but well, busy driving and crossing borders and all that.

I can't fathom what it'd be for other than maybe a lightweight bike rack. I certainly wouldn't want to try to mount anything heavy on that sleeve and I don't believe you can triple tow here so pulling another trailer would be out too.

P.S.: I love the "Silverback by Cedar Creek by Forest River" on the back of it.

P.S.S.: It was a nice looking rig from the outside, might have to consider the silverback when it's time to upgrade.











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Old 02-23-2015, 07:55 PM   #2
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I bet I have a hitch like that on my 32RL, 50lb can you believe that? Why even bother to put the hitch on in the first place, 50lb!!!!


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We have a 2014 Silverback 33RL and it came with the small receiver.
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I believe it 1 1/4" and rated at 350 lbs.

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I believe it 1 1/4" and rated at 350 lbs.

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Well, I was just eyeballing after all. Couldn't exactly get out and measure a moving vehicle.


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Old 02-23-2015, 09:27 PM   #6
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we have a SB and was told that hitch is for a bike and max wgt is 50lbs not much wtg, wish it would have been for heavier wtgs.
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It is a std 1 1/4 hitch. Carried my heavy bike rack w 2 bikes from Atlanta to Goshen to Michigan UP to N Georgia mountains over some very rough roads. No problem! I put a tie down strap from carrier to rv to reduce bounce.
Would I place a heavy generator back there. Not without reenforcement!
Reenforcement would likely cancel your warranty. I believe they would call that a not approved modification. I would find another way until warranty ends!
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On second thought...maybe it's rated for 350 bucks and not pounds. I put a boat prop on mine. Lol

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Our wildcat came with a hitch rated at 300/3000 from the factory. Don't think I could put anything on it very long because then I would be over length.

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It is a std 1 1/4 hitch. Carried my heavy bike rack w 2 bikes from Atlanta to Goshen to Michigan UP to N Georgia mountains over some very rough roads. No problem! I put a tie down strap from carrier to rv to reduce bounce.
Would I place a heavy generator back there. Not without reenforcement!
Reenforcement would likely cancel your warranty. I believe they would call that a not approved modification. I would find another way until warranty ends!

My Honda's weigh 46 pounds each times two is 92 pounds plus the cover and of course well strapped down, not to move and not to walk off. They will not be on just one receiver. The last thing I want to happen is for it to let go and fall off truck. It's something to think about and plan, DW and I don't ride bikes and we have no dry camping trips planned anytime soon. But we are thinking with the snow falling now


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