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Old 05-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #21
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Outside Speakers

Just picked up my new Columbus 320RS and we are on our first trip. I checked out everything and understand all switches, TV/Home Theater settings. The only thing that I can't figure out is how to run my iPod through the outdoor speakers. It looks like it is set up for it but when I plug it in and set the system to AUX, nothing happens. Anybody have any ideas on how this works? I also could not find any instructions for the outside system.
Other than that, we are loving the new Columbus.

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Old 05-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #22
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Are you plugging it into the USB port on the right side of the basement?
When I first plugged my iPod in there, I had to turn up the volume on my iPod, then on the stereo unit in the basement.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #23
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I tried everything but an iPod will just not work on the outside stereo. It only accepts a memory stick with MP3 songs. I will just have to copy songs from my iPod to the memory stick when i want to use the outside system.
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I also have a 3.5 mm plug that works when I use my iPod in the outside radio in the basement.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:43 PM   #25
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Bike Rack Question

We purchased a new Columbus 320RS...We had our first trip Easter. We love the RV, but were wondering if anyone has tried the bike rack. Our 26" standard bikes don't fit correctly between the slots. Even though we thought we had them stable and secure with straps. We almost lost them on a busy interstate....very scary.

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #26
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We purchased a new Columbus 320RS...We had our first trip Easter. We love the RV, but were wondering if anyone has tried the bike rack. Our 26" standard bikes don't fit correctly between the slots. Even though we thought we had them stable and secure with straps. We almost lost them on a busy interstate....very scary.

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Well, as a matter of fact...yes, we have noticed that. I thought perhaps OUR 26" bikes were non-standard.

And, while we had ours chained so we couldn't fully "lose" them, it bent the upright pole back and came very close to coming loose and dragging the bikes behind the trailer.

We've since simply laid the bikes down and strapped them down flat which works OK, but certainly defeats the purpose of adding on a "bike rack".

I'd be interested to know if Christopher Columbus has any thoughts or comments on this apparent flaw or issue.

In the grand scheme of things, I love everything else about our Columbus so much this isn't a major issue to me. We'll certainly work around it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #27
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Going camping this weekend and we plan on taking our bikes also. We have a Columbus 320 and I hope that I will be able to figure out a way to carry them in an upright position. Thanks for advising this forum about the bike rack problem now we can deal with it before we leave.
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Thanks for advising this forum about the bike rack problem now we can deal with it before we leave.
Be sure to let us know if your bikes fit better than ours did.
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We purchased a new Columbus 320RS...We had our first trip Easter. We love the RV, but were wondering if anyone has tried the bike rack. Our 26" standard bikes don't fit correctly between the slots. Even though we thought we had them stable and secure with straps. We almost lost them on a busy interstate....very scary.

Thanks for your help!
I think my 2012 Sabre 31 RETS-6 has the same bike rack. I don't know how they came up with this design or what bicycle they used to design it but I have never seen a bicycle with wheels this far apart. What I did was mount two bike fork blocks on a piece of wood. Don't use wood screws to attach the fork blocks, after a 500 mile trip with the bounce back there (and there is a lot of bounce back there), the wood screws had almost pulled out. Prior to the return trip I attached them to the board with bolts, lock washers, lock nuts, they stayed in place then.
I have to take the front wheels off and store them in the basement but this is all I can come up with until I have time to figure out something better. After my warranty runs out I may take the rack off completely and weld a 2" receiver hitch to the frame and use my Swagman rack.





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OK so i thought it was me with the bike rack!! Never thought to lay them down. Not the best way to transport -- but it can be done, I guess!! Now the yaks!!!! going to try something this weekend (put them over the cab of the truck) and if it works i will post pictures!!! Will drive me batty if I have to rent yaks! Mine is all set for me!
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