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Old 01-19-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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Columbus 320RS vs Columbus Compass 320RSC ?

Since I have not yet physically seen the Compass 320RSC I was wondering if anyone knew what the difference was?

I am working on a deal locally on the 320RS and thought I had seen an identical unit online, but when I questioned it the dealer in another state told me it was a compass. I can see the color is a bit different, but is there a difference between the two? The floor plan and specs look identical.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:20 PM   #2
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I have studied these this past weekend at the Tampa show.
According to every salesman I talked to the undercarriage is the same, the difference is in the amenities. However the brochure shows a GVWR of 14,298 for the 320RS and 13,851 for the 320RSC. The C stands for the Compass line which is new this year. However I have often found mistakes in the brochures before.
The significant differences are that the 320RS include: frameless windows, roller night shades, 3- 20 lb. propane tanks, full view entry door, theater seating, convection oven, stainless steel sink, single lever faucet.
Some options only available on this model is: Trail Air Rota Flex pin box, UV reflective day shades, Heat Pump, bike rack, fiberglass end cap.
You get to select White, Grey, or Cream exterior, three different floor patterns and two different cabinet colors.
We were really were impressed with unit.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for that input blaster. I can see that the unit in question does have a few of these extra options.
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:04 AM   #4
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Bowhnter I am doing the same as you. We are looking at the 320RS. I have learned that the 2016.5 320RS has the 5/8 plywood floor instead of the laminated luan floor. Also the backsplash is now plexiglass, slightly bigger oven, sound bar instead of surround sound and they switched to Lazy-boy from I think Ashley.

These are all on the 320RS. Not sure if any of this holds true for the Compass version. Biggest thing for me is the improved floor.
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:53 PM   #5
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Elkhounds, the two I was looking at are leftover 2015 models and although I have not seen the compass version I have been assured by both dealers the floor issues were fixed in 2014.
I like the Columbus 320rs so if we don't trade this year then that's good info to know for next year. Especially the floor.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:12 PM   #6
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My 15 320 seems to have as sturdy floor!


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When studying the brochure their were two other issues I have to question.
The brochure list the hitch weight as 2298 lbs. for the 320RL and 2294 for the 320RLC. But on dealers website it's listed as 1940 lbs.
On the page that list Standard Feature, under Exterior is show that the Columbus has Painted Fiberglass front cap. It doesn't say what the Compass Package has.

To some people these may be small differences, but I like to know what I'm buying.

Instead of a second air conditioner one salesman said we wouldn't need it if we put on slide toppers. Anyone have an opinion on this? I should have asked him if he as ever camped out in Florida in the summer.
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Get the second a/c


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Get the second a/c.
If the weather ever warms up a touch I'll be installing my second a/c.


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Old 01-21-2016, 06:44 AM   #10
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the 320 RS has a 2nd ac included as well. It is a must for me.
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