Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
Thumbs up Columbus 320rs - Did you have to modify your tailgate?

Hey guys:

I am considering the 320rs. Did those of you who have one have to remove or modify your factory tailgate? I have a 2011 Ford F250 if that matters.

Thanx guys...

Larry C

LarryC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
lgray's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 736
No Modification

We have a 2011, Silverado 2500 and made no modifications to tow our 320RS.

lgray is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
amxpress's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Clayton, NC
Posts: 669
Works fine with my 2007 RAM 2500,even at a sharp approach angle.
2013 Palomino Columbus 320RS
2007 Dodge RAM 2500 6.7 Cummins
Reese 15K manual slider
M.I.L. in Florida for good!!
amxpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
redfinaddict's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 87
We have a 2012 F350 "long" bed with factory 5th wheel prep package no problem with tailgate. May I ask what is your concern? You do have to open and close it to hitch and unhitch but there is plenty of clearance.
redfinaddict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
Earth Station's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 627
have the same truck as lgray and also have no problem!! must lower tailgate to hitch though

Love my Columbus!!! (I say that anytime I can!)

Felicia & Jeff - Missouri
2013 Columbus - 320 RS 2012 F350 CC DRW - 6.7L PSD
2012 Camping 59 DAYS; 2013 50 DAYS; 2014 WAITING
Earth Station is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 08:57 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
Thanx for the info guys.

My concern was having to remove the tailgate all together, which I really do not want to do. I tow other things and the rear backup camera is awesome for hooking up the boat, ATV trailers, etc. I understand you have to lower it to hitch and unhitch, which is no biggie.

Thanx again...

Larry C
LarryC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 588
There is plenty of clearance between the tailgate and the front of my Sabre, which also looks to be very simular to the Columbus... but I've noticed on some 5th wheels, the lower front panel is much more vertical than on the Sabre which can really cut into the tailgate's space!

I have a friend with a 2002 RAM3500 LB who had to remove the tailgate to connect to his 29Ft Cruiser Fifth Wheel.

Take a look at the pictures and you will see what I mean!


Cathy & Jeff
Midland, Michigan
2013 Sabre 32RCTS / 2012 Ram2500 Hemi
Nights Camped: 2015-140; 2016-137 YTD; 160 Planned
SimchaSabre is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 PM.