Originally Posted by whitebb
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.