Oakman, we did the same thing in January. We had a Wildcat 29RLBS, went to the RV show in Huntsville with a group of friends and traded for a 29RE. The fridge is a pain, but fortunately you can set the valves on the Silverback to only open the slides you want. So we will keep the valves set to only open the dinning slide. That way we will be able to step in the door, open the front slide and have access to the fridge and cabinets for snacks and drinks.
We cannot tell any difference towing the Silverback versus the Wildcat with our F250. The longer SB actually backs better than the WC. It does not tend to oversteer when backing as easily as the WC. We had the initial 140 mile drive home, so I had a long time to get familiar with her and loved the results. The longer chassis and slightly heavier weight actually made for a smoother ride. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with your towing experience.
We love the room in the SB, especially in the bedroom. It will be nice to be able to get in and out of bed without having to turn sideways and scoot along the wall.
We are going on our maiden voyage this weekend if the weather will cooperate.
2011 Ram Truck 2500, Crew Cab, 6.7L CTD, 4X4, 3.73 Rear