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Old 09-29-2014, 04:55 PM   #51
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Rlreed, I put some painters tape over my a/c vents in my garage since we don't sleep out there and you can remove the tape and put it back on anytime you want. Painters tape won't leave sticky or damage the finish no matter how long you leave it stuck on. There are 4 vents in our garage so in our 100 plus heat here in Texas it pushes a lot more air to the rest of the rv. I'm going to do the same to the heat vents in the garage this winter. Just a thought. Oh also look and see if there is Styrofoam in your vents stopping up the air flow. I had to clean all the foam out of mine. The a/c vent covers just pop off. My LED light covers were full of foam also.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:34 PM   #52
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:30 PM   #53
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I had already blocked off the vents to the garage. I removed the facia on the airconditioner and stuffed foam rubber into the vent going to the garage. I did the same thing to the front stopping cold air from going into the front cap. I just finished another upgrade. The cable wiring in the camper did not work so I took out the wall in the basement and completely rewired with RG6 cable. I took out the fireplace, and the panel directly above it. I put in a shelf and ran the RG6 to the back of it. Now my dvd player and cable box sit on the new shelf above the fireplace out of the way....
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:34 PM   #54
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I don't intend to use the rv in freezing weather so my next upgrade is to remove the furnace ductwork dumping heat into the basement storage and the outside compartment where the dump valves are. Then I'll insulate the wall between the basement and back of the fireplace...
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:46 PM   #55
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That looks good I like the shelf above the fireplace. There must be something wrong with your a/c units because we camped in 99 deg. weather and had our rv in direct sunlight and had it set on 68 and it was 68 in our rv and cold in there and I had one vent untaped in the garage. Maybe your a/c has a Freon leak. Something isn't right with your a/c units. Ours freezes us out.
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It was 84 in our trailer and it took just over an hour to cool it to 68 zone 1 shut down and zone 2 kept the temp down. I have no vents blocked.
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It was 84 in our trailer and it took just over an hour to cool it to 68 zone 1 shut down and zone 2 kept the temp down. I have no vents blocked.
Your A/C is like ours, it cools it right down and cycles off I think RLREED has something wrong with his A/C units.
Now my side by side fridg. is different, when the sun was shining directly on the fridg slide out on that 100 deg. day the fridg. temp came up to 39 degrees so I'm thinking about adding another fan to it's condenser coil to help it remove the heat a little better. Other than that our unit is working perfectly.
RLREED you should have your A/C units looked at.
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I'd be cautious about settling on the Columbus Palomino. We've had nothing but trouble with ours. The main slide on ours has never worked right; it makes a horiible squeeling noise when it's being operated in/out, and with each cycle, the slide becomes more and more cock-eyed in the opening. It has failed twice, been "sort of" fixed twice (after a LOT of phone calls to both Forest River and the selling dealer), and now we are afraid to put it on the road again because it looks like it's getting ready to fail for a third time. Not a good deal for us since we are full-timers.

If you really are set on buying the Columbus Palomino toy hauler (which, to be fair, it is a nice-looking vehicle with a lot of amenities), be sure to test those slides several times. Make sure the main slide moves easily and evenly and does NOT make any squeeling noises (our walk-through guide insisted that the noise was not unusual and would subside with time -- we were fools to believe that line), and don't forget to check the wardrobe slide. Our wardrobe slide also malfunctioned twice (seems to be a theme with us), and if yours breaks, you won't be able to access the bedroom. When the main slide breaks, it cuts off access to the thermostat control as well as the bathroom and the bedroom. Not very easy to deal with. Took over three weeks each time we tried to get things fixed. And we were living in it at the time!
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My livingroom slide was repaired once also right when we bought it and I still had to align it properly after they fixed it. My other slides have been ok so far. I feel your pain.
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Do any of you that have the Palomino Columbus 3650TH have the central Vacuum in it. It shows it as being standard equipment in there specs. and mine didn't come with one. Thinking about contacting Palomino Columbus and inquire about this.
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