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Old 09-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Bit the bullet - ordered my Columbus today

Well, I ordered my Columbus 320RS today. Here's what I got:

Brown/Creme exterior
Seville Interior
Voyager Package
Low Profile 13.5 Bedroom AC
Trail Aire Ride TriGlide
Elec Fireplace
3 Slide Toppers
6 way auto-level
Stackable washer/dryer
Dual Pane Windows
32" Bedroom LED TV
Kitchen Fastastik Fan w/ sensor
Heat pump for main AC
Serta Trump Mattress
Bike Rack
Wood Plank look floor
5.5 KW Onan Genset
Winegard Travl'er (Direct TV)
18K Elite 5th Hitch with Slider & under bed mount

I decided to go with a dealer local to my home. It was a tough call, but in the end, I was more comfortable with them. Also, I just don't have the time to deal with selling my old trailer. Was it the best price? Nope! But I think a fair price.

I still have a few questions though - hopefully Chris will answer some now since I've committed to a dealer:

Are the dual pane windows frameless and flush like the standard windows? Dealer says yes.

How can I be assured that I will have a sound system that will enable a digital sound connection from TV? Also, I'd prefer the Toshiba TVs.

Confirm that the dryer is vented to the outside and that this penetration is made at the factory.

Please explain how the wiring is done for the Trav'ler. With the entertainment system in a slide, I don't see how the wiring from the control box gets to the dish. Also, if it is pre-wired, like I've been led to believe, is there a specific mounting spot for the dish with the wiring harness exposed?
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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That's a beautiful trailer. I can't get a 5th wheel. I have a cap on my truck for work. Good luck.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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Hey congrats on the new rv!! Its very exciting. Did they tell you how long til you get it?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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Congrats, with your list of options that's going to be one fantastic 5er. Love the brown/cream exterior.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:01 AM   #5
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WOW, is there an option you left in the book? LOL, won't it be grand? How long till you get it? What is your first trip? WOW!
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:05 AM   #6
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and still fairly cheap compared to other brands.

should take 6-8 weeks, don't have a date yet.

first trip will be their onsite campground for shakedown. then to western pa - back to work!
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and still fairly cheap compared to other brands.

should take 6-8 weeks, don't have a date yet.

first trip will be their onsite campground for shakedown. then to western pa - back to work!

Just scratching my head. Gotta ask. Why all the RV's?

As Dr. Phil would say " How can one ass ride two horses?"
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:39 AM   #8
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Just scratching my head. Gotta ask. Why all the RV's?
It's all part of my diabolical plan to take over the world!

Actually, I'm probably going to get rid of the Sunset Trail. I had bought that to take family trips to the beach. But the kids don't want to go these days and the only times they can really go, it's just crazy busy down there. So miserable for me. It doesn't eat anything, other than the annual tag renewal, so I don't know.

The Surveyor is for solo trips to state parks and to boondock. I've had a few fun trips in that this year. Being so small, it's nothing to tow or to park in tight places. Great for 1 or 2 for a weekend.

The 5th wheel I'm going to use as my lodgings where I work - I work out of state on industrial projects, so it's better to stay in an RV than renting an apartment or hotel. This year I learned that the Outback TT I had is not really ideal for that kind of thing, so I'm upgrading.

I get home every weekend (fly), so if I want to camp, I need an RV at home. So there you go. But 3 is kinda crazy. Getting it down to 2 would only be nuts.
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I decided to go with a dealer local to my home. It was a tough call, but in the end, I was more comfortable with them. Also, I just don't have the time to deal with selling my old trailer. Was it the best price? Nope! But I think a fair price.
Congratulations on your new 5th. All that matters is your happy with the deal.
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It's all part of my diabolical plan to take over the world!

Actually, I'm probably going to get rid of the Sunset Trail. I had bought that to take family trips to the beach. But the kids don't want to go these days and the only times they can really go, it's just crazy busy down there. So miserable for me. It doesn't eat anything, other than the annual tag renewal, so I don't know.

The Surveyor is for solo trips to state parks and to boondock. I've had a few fun trips in that this year. Being so small, it's nothing to tow or to park in tight places. Great for 1 or 2 for a weekend.

The 5th wheel I'm going to use as my lodgings where I work - I work out of state on industrial projects, so it's better to stay in an RV than renting an apartment or hotel. This year I learned that the Outback TT I had is not really ideal for that kind of thing, so I'm upgrading.

I get home every weekend (fly), so if I want to camp, I need an RV at home. So there you go. But 3 is kinda crazy. Getting it down to 2 would only be nuts.

Sounds like you're committed to the RV life style. Enjoy.

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