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Old 08-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Columbus 320RS

Hello all,

We are 99 percent sure that we are going to buy a Columbus 320rs and wanted to ask owners of the 320rs what their overall opinion of the fifth wheel is?

Quality of the workmanship, fit & finish, any major issues that we should watch for?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Cliff
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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Hello all,

We are 99 percent sure that we are going to buy a Columbus 320rs and wanted to ask owners of the 320rs what their overall opinion of the fifth wheel is?

Quality of the workmanship, fit & finish, any major issues that we should watch for?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Cliff
Cliff,
I own the Columbus 340 RK and absolutely love it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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We weren't shopping for a new rv when we saw the Columbus 320RS at a show. It just grabbed us as being different from all the normal offerings. After 5000 miles of travel since June we feel we know it well and are satisfied. It was the little details like the long downspouts to keep black streaks off the sides and the general feel of quality that sold us. We find it very liveable. The moveable island was a selling point. It's one issue was that the wheels broke through the floor vent when strapped into the travel position. solved by moving the wheels farther back so theyre behind the vent when in position. Other issues have been easy fixes. The shower track was in backwards,drain holes pointing to the floor (bad idea) and not silicone sealed. There is some odor from the sink drains. Not a big deal, just have to be dilligent about cleaning them. We plan to install p-traps when we get home. The bedroom sliding door was sagging, needed to take it apart and re-fasten the track. The straps that hold it aren't really adequate. we have a squeak in the bed where it's hinged for storage. The beautyfloor in the living area is buckeling. There are bumps running the length of the slides.
We remind ourselves that it is a product of Indiana and as such has the normal issues caused by the production mentality of the industry. We are lucky to have the ability to fix/improve almost anything ourselves. If you read the forums and see what others have issues with that will be a big help. We have the cream/brown colors and it gets attention everywhere. We have people come up to us at campgrounds, waysides and other stops admiring it and even taking pictures. We always enjoy talking with them.
good luck, Bob and Carol
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Love the camper design but have had several small issues that never should have gotten past their Quality Control.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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The wife and I bought our 320rs in June 2013 and we LOVE it. Only a minor problem, (the roof antenna was missing) but its been otherwise, perfect! This is our 6th rv and by far, the best of all our previous RVs. Fit, finish, features and style are wonderful and I would HIGHLY recommend this line to everyone. Bottom line...go for it and you won't be sorry!
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We have had ours a (320) little over a year and are just now getting to enjoy it. We just retired and are planning on using it a lot more. Yes we had problems ours was 267 to come off line. Floor had bubble but dealer fixed. Wish dealer would have told us about all the options. We would have gotten the auto leveling and JT strong arms we wouldn't trade it.
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I have a Columbus 295 and other than a few minor issues that we have had, we absolutely love ours.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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absolutely love my 320RS!!!! Commonly referred to as The Earth Station!
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Took delivery in April 2013 and have had many problems, took it to factory from California in May - June last year, that set of problems were fixed. Now have others, squeaky-soft spots in the floor, fan in living area has shifted and now squeaks. I have made repairs to many small items, now it's going back to the factory to correct the things that should have been taken caught in quality control.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:16 PM   #10
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LazyMoon, I suggest you also check the Columbus owners group on Facebook. Most absolutely love theirs but there are some good frank comments. We just ordered a 320 last week, after following the reviews for 2 years.
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