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Old 05-31-2015, 11:40 AM   #31
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Here is my bent stabilizer arm bolt. they did this from improper installation.



You can see here were the swivel has been smashed into the arm. I filed it a bit so it fits the way a non moron would fit it.





Here is a photo of the bent mount before I took it off. Notice how they smashed the piece of aluminum that is supposed to hold the corrugated plastic underbelly in place between it and the frame.....because of course that is going to just make it all that much more stable! What is going on?! My warranty will be over before I find out everything that is wrong with this camper.

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Old 05-31-2015, 11:45 AM   #32
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I don't even think that there is supposed to be a screw here on this propane slide out base. It took me a while to figure out why they put it in. Can someone tell me why it took them 4 tries though? Maybe somebody that is happy with their Columbus has the answer?



It looks like the welds next to this bolt broke and the screw was put in in place of the Bozo welds.

One side.


Other side. Maybe it was everyone's first camper build?

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I finally got around to inviting the company to this thread.

I made the mistake of purchasing an rv that you guys make. The link is to an ongoing review I am doing. I think everyone at your company from the Owners down to the floor sweepers should be embarrassed to manufacture something like this. I invite everyone from the company to comment at the thread.
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This is the mold growing on the underside of my flooring. Does someone want to get on here and tell me how happy they are with their Columbus by Palimino? You can see how happy they were to come to this thread and defend their company after I invited them to.

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Hi gang just posting up more images.

I noticed today that my Lippet made in USA axles were leaking oil or liquified grease from the brake drums.

Are you f'ing kidding me!!!!!!

Brand new Columbus 320rs by Palimino.











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Exhausting reading these posts

Mike-We have a 2014 320RS and for the most part we are happy. Have we had issues, sure. If you buy an RV you should know going in they are going to happen. Any amount of research on your part would have filled you in on that. Hell we had a major issue with a new F350 Diesel that costs more than our trailer.
Should we get better workmanship on these trailer builds, absolutely! However you seem to be the type that will find fault in anything. The language and name calling you are doing in this thread is quite frankly a bit over the top! Name call & rant all you wait but where is that going to get you, still standing in your driveway being an angry man.
If you can build a better trailer then build your own to your own standards. Or better yet, get a business going, build the perfect trailer in the Columbus price range, and I will stand in line to purchase from you. I'll still want a warranty from you just in case you missed something, an you know you will.
Take the trailer back to your dealer or make arrangements to get it to the factory. Then show them your issues/concerns and build a plan to resolve. If that is not an option get our your tools and make the perfect trailer. When you have done that, please post pictures of every step of your from scratch build so we can enjoy reading/seeing the craftmanship you include. Also be sure to post every penny you spend to build this perfect trailer on every part and be sure to include labor hours in the build cost so it can be compared to the Columbus or any other trailer in that price range. I anxiously await your first trailer coming off the line. Be sure to include marketing costs, color brochure, and every other item needed to get it to market. I am excited to see what you come up with in full color photos.
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One more add

I am not here defending Palomino, but rather responding to Mike's angry thread.
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I had the underbelly nearly put back together when I finally got around to trying out the backup camera.

Big surprise to me that it did not work! I know you are just as shocked as I am.

This is the connection on the kingpin box. Notice the yellow wire that is for backup lights and supposed to be used to activate the camera is snipped. Its a live wire when I am in reverse so it makes sense that they just leave it bare. Camera works fine now with power to it but is it worth it for me to take the underbelly back off and hunt for their F up. I spent about 1 month working on this pile of junk and I am thinking no, I am tired of it all. One problem after the next...
The camera should work off of your running lights not your backup lights. The camera is not only designed for backing but for seeing whats behind you while traveling
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