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Old 02-24-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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Chris Columbus ,Change in configuration of 320RS?

Chris Columbus, on the Columbus owners Facebook page it seems that the newest 320's coming out have a floor to ceiling pantry installed to the left of the refrigerator. Sounds great except that you lose countertop space and cabinet space to the right of the stove. The decision to order our 320RS was based on what we saw in front of us at the show. Is it true that all new 320's come configured as I mentioned? Not sure what I am going to do now if that is how it will be configured. The new design makes it look cramped around the stove area and we will lose valuable countertop space next to the cooking area.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Can some new 320 owners tell if theirs came with the pantry instead of the counter top space.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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we just got our new 2013 Columbus 320RS in January and it has the counter space instead of a pantry. We had ordered this one in December 2012. They should be the same.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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Hope that you get what you thought when you ordered.

If you check your purchase agreement, there'll be some legalese stating that the customer agrees to accept the final product regardless of minor modifications to layout, spec's, colors or option types within reason while in production.

We got surprised on a TT we ordered in 2007 so when we ordered our 5W in 2010, we had the dealer rep check with their Rockwood contact to ensure that changes weren't planned between placing the order and it being produced.

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I got a 2013 at end of June in 2012. The model year now may be 2014.
Anyway, my 2013 is built like the 2013 brochure shows.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:48 PM   #6
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We ordered our 320RS 1/9 and just picked it up this past Friday and it has the pantry positioned to the left of the fridge. It is a big enough change that folks that had them on order probably should have been notified and given their option of which configuration they wanted. That being said, the pantry does provide a net gain in cabinet space, but as you say, takes away a bit of counter. The floating island provides a good amount of counter space pretty much where ever you want it though. I think the pantry offers a nice seperation and versatile storage between the entertainment center and the kitchen area too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:42 AM   #7
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All new 320's will have the pantry to the left of the refer.

This is to allow room for the new option of the 4 door refer.

The amount of countertop you loose isn't as bad as you think, and you do have the flush mounted stove cover also. With the floating island and flush sink covers, you have plenty of counter space for a buffet!!!

Enjoy the upgrades, and be happy that Columbus us doing running changes to make a great product even better.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #8
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Thanks for the reply Steve(aka2008wildcat). Guess well have a better idea when we see ours in the week or so. Your right, I am also glad that they are making improvements in the product. They have made some changes that i really like. But a change to the cabinet layout And countertop space is different than adding light or changing the brand of tv. Maybe we are over reacting. Just wish I would have know about the change when we ordered. One of the posters here said she was contacted by the dealer when the double door fridge option became available and she ordered before us.
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We have the 340RK on order and have seen some changes come along since our order, but none that we perceive as a negative. In your case, I think I too would be disappointed in the change, especially if it is something you based your decision to purchase on. Unfortunately, as Dave stated, there is a contract clause that states the manufacturer may make changes at their descretion.

Think positive. Adjust your mind set for the change. I'm sure you'll be able to come up with a creative/alternate solution and enjoy your new Columbus!
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:55 PM   #10
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Thanks for your positive post jthomp58. I've resigned myself to the fact that we will have the new design and we will have to make the best of it. With all the other positive features on this trailer this may end up being a non issue once we see it in person.
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