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Old 03-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #11
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A friend bought a Columbus 5th wheel at the Houston RV show and wow he has several problems as leaky windows and to many to mention. The living room slide out is real spongy and I would think will need a recall. I also traded my george town in on a montana 3700 rl and have had lots of problems. I think its just sloppy workman ship at the factory. This is not my first time at the RV rodeo. When are the mfg going to get together. We live and travel full time. The Columbus I think has a real slide out problem. I hope it has a recall.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:14 AM   #12
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #13
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A friend bought a Columbus 5th wheel at the Houston RV show and wow he has several problems as leaky windows and to many to mention. The living room slide out is real spongy and I would think will need a recall. I also traded my george town in on a montana 3700 rl and have had lots of problems. I think its just sloppy workman ship at the factory. This is not my first time at the RV rodeo. When are the mfg going to get together. We live and travel full time. The Columbus I think has a real slide out problem. I hope it has a recall.
Whitebb, First I have heard of any issues with the Columbus, has your friend been in contact with the dealer?
I would really like to hear the follow up on how the dealer takes care of your freind as I am sure it is the same dealer we purchased from We ordered and are still waiting for delivery. Maybe you could get your freind to register on the forum and post the other problems he is having and how the dealer is taking care of them. Seems that there are often issues with new rv's from all manufacturers. I think that as long as they are willing to correct the problems wich also seems to be the case for the most part then I'm ok with it. I think that we see this in other things that have complex systems and a large number of parts, boats, auto's and homes come to mind. That is what your warranty is for. Hope you get your own issues with your Montana worked out.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:32 AM   #14
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I would also like to know about the other problems........ this is the first I have heard also.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #16
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I only hope there is a recall on the 320 model as the slide out has a weak floor and a bad design and about 7/8 inch one peace floor. As my friend is getting the run around with local dealer. Time will tell. I know the mfg of all units cut corners. My friend is a newbie and needs to press them for that issue. His floor may be damage from the water leak, but wow. Good luck all, as I stated I purchased a 2012 Montana and it has it's issues and I am on their case to repair. It may have to wait until this fall as we are leaving to go to our work assignment. I need to change my profile photo.
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A friend bought a Columbus 5th wheel at the Houston RV show and wow he has several problems as leaky windows and to many to mention. The living room slide out is real spongy and I would think will need a recall. I also traded my george town in on a montana 3700 rl and have had lots of problems. I think its just sloppy workman ship at the factory. This is not my first time at the RV rodeo. When are the mfg going to get together. We live and travel full time. The Columbus I think has a real slide out problem. I hope it has a recall.
You know...I'm really curious about all the problems your friend is having.

First - you wrote this on 3/10 - which was pretty much exactly one month after the Houston RV show. That means there is NO WAY he ordered one, and so now I wonder...did he buy a show-sample?

I don't think I would ever buy a show sample - in fact, when we looked at the one at the Fort Worth RV show when we ordered...our dealer told us to "you do not want to buy that unit...it was in Louisville last week and all the dealers were in and out of it constantly...then here in Fort Worth." Of course...we wanted to order with the six-way levelers and second A/C unit and other extras any way.

I hope your friend has gotten satisfaction...because our Columbus seems to be the most solid and well manufactured RV we've ever owned.
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Got the call... Yeah!!!

Dealer called to tell us that our new Columbus 320rs had arrived yesterday. We won't be able to take delivery till next week as they are swamped for make ready. We're so excited, we can't wait to bring her home. Can you tell?
Actually, our new TV(F350 dually) ordered at about the same time as the 5'er is not in yet. Supposed to be here tomorrow, but dealer didn't have confirmation that it was on a rail car yet. So we may have to have the RV dealer hold our Columbus or tow it my storage facility till the truck comes in and we get some break in mileage on it.
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oh my................. you have more patience than I would
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