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Old 07-11-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Hello from Limon, CO

I totally new to the camping world, in general. We just bought our first RV a week and a half ago, a 2008 Cedar Creek Silverback, and can't wait to try it out. So, any comments, tips, and suggestions are WELCOME!! I will say that I have learned A LOT here, and things that I would have never even thought about. So Thanks!!!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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I'm jealous that you live so close to the mountains. Which model Silverback did you buy?
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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Thanks! There are times that I wish that I lived elsewhere. Those 105-108 deg days were getting old!!! There were many days that Texas was cooler than we were. :-)
We got the 30LSTS model, and liking it, so far.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums and congrats on your 2008 Cedar Creek Silverback! We have zillions of tips at your request.


Not sure what all came with your Silverback but hopefully you have the basic items. Walmarts usually have a small RV section somewhere near the auto section. Some of the advantages to WM are that they are open on Sundays & evening hours and usually have lower prices. I would suggest taking a peek at what your local WM carries.
  • Try setting up the RV in your driveway. This is a great way to refresh your memory with how things should go.
  • Usually you don't need to buy everything right away.
  • Have fun and don't sweat the small stuff.

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:46 PM   #5
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Thanks!! We bought it from a private seller, and lucky for us, when he ordered it he spared no expense. And he used it so little, that we are thinking that it had never been vacuumed, because the central vac canister bag was never installed and it was clean inside. The thing I was most excited about was the 5500w Propane, Onan generator.LOL It's SOOO quiet!! We parked it behind the house and slep in it the other night and instantly realized that we are definately changing the mattress out. Talk about sleeping on a rock. The only thing that I'm a little worried about and thinking that I may need to investigate a little more is the surge protector and booster, and the electrical issues with some campgrounds, that I was reading about in another thread. But all in all we are very pleased and so thankful that we found this forum. :-)
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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New to the forums myself and just down the highway from ya RD. We just recently purchased a Rockwood Roo 21ssl. And I agree the hot weather with all the fires going on is crazy!

Congrats on your purchase and i'm sure like yourself, i'll find plenty of useful info around the site and forum.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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I'll vote again for the surge protector. My SP came in handy the second time I used it which happened to be a new RV campground that was maybe 18 months old. Many RVers don't see the need for one but I rather spend a couple of hundred dollars now that pay for wiring to be redone later. It's just like insurance - you don't need until you need it.

BTW- When you join the club at Camping World you often will receive a booklet of coupons. I was able to use a $75 coupon when I brought the SP during a sale period.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:32 AM   #8
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Congratulations on the purchase of your camper. Lots of great info on this forum. Things that you don't know or have forgotten. Camping is a great getaway and lots of great memories made. Happy camping to you.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #9
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Congratulations on your purchase and and welcome to the forum !
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