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Old 01-25-2014, 03:00 PM   #11
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the DW loves front living room floorplans.

but one issue for us is common on most FL floorplans. that is seating being at 90 degrees to the big tv.

that's one big reason we would choose the Columbus over the Cedar Creek.
the Columbus's theater seating directly across from the big tv is perfect for us. and the recliners are the BOMB! extremely comfortable.

and there's no reason we would need the two sofas in the CC. and what good is one recliner when it requires the other person to either lay on the couch or turn their head 90 degrees to watch tv if the person in the recliner is also watching.

only a couple of FL floorplans have the seating directly across from the tv.
other than lack of counterspace/pantry space in the Columbus 370FL, it's the perfect 5th wheel for the DW. we've thought about adding a small rolling island to help with counterspace.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:10 PM   #12
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We also considered the front living room plan before we purchased our unit. I am glad we went with a more traditional layout of front room in the rear bedroom up. I think going up and down the stairs to the living area would have driven me nuts by now but we are fulltimers. The other thing we found is that the units with a front living area had little to no counter space and storage in the kitchen area seemed to be that much less also.

Hope that helps.
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We live full time in our 36CKTS. Because we are full time, we got every option available except the washer/dryer, generator, and the custom paint. We carry NO glass anything, to keep the weight down. Oh, except the liquor/beer bottles of course! We opted for this model because of the floor plan. Got questions? Let me know!
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:22 PM   #14
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You may want to look at the owners manuals for eack model as well. The Columbus does state they are NOT for full timing. It may be a catch phrase so the mfg can get out of upholding their end of the warranty. Cedar Creek may have the same stipulation. If you are not moving the rig around very much (then why have it?) it probably won't make much difference and not much can go wrong. If it is going down the road 2-4 days a week then most likely you will have some things come loose, move around, pop away from the frame, etc. All in all, only about <10% of people with large 5ths go very far or use them as MOBILE RVs. The first 1-2 yrs, yes then it sort of wears off. Just make you do due diligence in your research and above all - Have Fun!
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So far as "four" seasons goes, it's all relative. Yes, we're in it in the Winter. BUT! Not in the frozen tundra - we're in Tucson. The lowest we've had was the upper 20's. We'll be here till tax day, then head for TX, then SO Cal. The heat pump does fine to about 45 degs., then we use the LP overnight. The floor stays warm - we have the carpet upgrade. But, the rig is sealed underneath. It's comfy at all times. I wish FR had put a diffuser on the skylight though. It gets warm in the summer in that BR.
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Have a CC38FL and loving it. BUT we are not full timing. Spent 50+ nights last summer in the rig with no major problems.
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OP, have you seen the new Columbus 375? It is not front living but the bathroom slide with Double vanities makes a nice bathroom for fulltimers. The moveable kit island (like the 320) is also very nice on this model.
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Insulation

IMHO, the CC is far better insulated - and constructed for full timing.
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...I wish FR had put a diffuser on the skylight though. It gets warm in the summer in that BR.

You can make one real easy to cut down the heat and protect the skylight. You can cut the alum material with scissors and attach it to the roof with Eternabond and no roof penetration.
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My Dad and Step Mom bought a 2004 Cedar Creek 362BBS new. The first few years it was towed on several long trips out east to VA and back and forth to Leech Lake. When it was parked in the yard they preferred living in it over the house. Once my youngest sibling graduated from high school seven years ago, they started taking it to AZ. It's held up to a lot of family (8 kids, 18 grand kids) and many miles. My Dad is now considering getting a 2nd 5th wheel. Thus he can have one parked in AZ and one at Leech Lake. He's looking at another Cedar Creek.
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