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Old 01-25-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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Just bought a new Columbus 320RS 2 weeks ago and have had nothing but problems. Most of the problems are small, but we have been having trouble with sewage smell in the kitchen and in storage compartment of the camper. I found the problem today, the belly of the camper is filling up with sewage for some reason and camping world just says bring it in we will check it out. Will they ever be able to get rid of the smell after it is fixed, after it has soaked into everything for 2 weeks? Has anybody else ever encountered a problem like this with a Forest river unit? What should I do?
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:11 PM   #2
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Not a happy camper

I've got a new 320 with no issues as of yet.
Let them see what's wrong and go from there.

What other issues are you having?


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Old 01-25-2016, 03:19 PM   #3
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The other issues are the auto level system don't work, the back-up camera and key-less entry doesn't work, microwave is mounted crooked, off my over and inch. Plus many other small problems.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:19 PM   #4
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Good grief!

That's gonna bite hard, I have no real idea if the smell will go away but I would not bet on it.

The whole unit is now a biohazard so it is going to take some time.

I wish you the best of luck.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:22 PM   #5
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That sounds horrible. Sorry for sure!!! Of course the sewer wasnt checked but was the rest of the stuff working as intended during the walk through? I pick my Columbus up tomorrow. I am going to really go through this thing.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:23 PM   #6
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I was going to say if the microwave was off by an inch no one noticed till you got the unit home?
Leveling system worked during pdi?


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Old 01-25-2016, 03:30 PM   #7
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The smell can be cured. I have a good friend who had the black tank fitting leak on his unit. It went back to the factory, not to the dealer though. They removed and replaced his entire underbelly and did some kind of steam cleaning. Not a hint of odor when it got back to him.

One tip for you. If you are bringing it to the dealer, drill a couple of small holes in your underbelly to drain the "goodness." You don't want the extra weight pulling down the underbelly while on the road to the dealer.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:32 PM   #8
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Well. when we done the walk through we found several problems that were addressed, and one major one that took a day and a half for them to figure out. It had a bad propane smell in the camper when the furnace was running. They tried to tell me it was just the new furnace burning off the oils and paint. I didn't believe them and refuse to move my stuff into the camper until it was found and fixed. They finally found leak in furnace line the goes to the burner and fixed it. while all this was going on we never got a chance to finish walk through and never tried out leveling system.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:38 PM   #9
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If your new Columbus has a residential fridge, make sure it has straps to hold all the doors shut. They forgot to install them on mine and that cause a lot of problems too.
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Does the leveling system just not level?



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