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Old 08-30-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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Columbus 325RL - Anyone own one or looking to buy one?

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After we were able to go in a Columbus 320RS and really look it over as opposed to looking online at their website, we knew we really wanted a Columbus. However, one of the things we really want is the outside kitchen and so that only leaves us with 2 models to choose from and we prefer the rear living style after our last two trailers-one was a bunk model, and the one we still have is a rear living model.
So we have our sights on buying a 325RL. Someone in another post who has the 385 BH said they don't have the sink in the outdoor kitchen. All the pics I have seen of the 325 show a sink. That's one thing I want to make sure it has before we get serious about ordering. Also, brochure shows a Weber BBQ grill, that I thought I read comes with these units. Is this right? Looks like a nice BBQ with it's own stand. This would really add to the outdoor kitchen.

I like the extra counter space the 320 has, but compared to my Wildcat, the 325 has lots more than I am used to having, so should be ample. The theatre seating - WOW - can't get chairs more comfy that those! Love them! And I don't want to leave out that shower. Never seen a bigger shower in an RV. I'm not saying they might not exist, but I've never seen one. Impressive!

Right now we are getting quotes from dealers on the 325's but have been unable to go to see one. Our local dealer who is 40 minutes away has the 320RS. There is another dealer 3 hours from us in NY state that have one but with the border crossing it is a full day trip to go and see it. Haven't managed to have a spare day to do that yet, we only saw the 320RS last week. And work - well I am sure most of you would agree it sure does get in the way for us campers! I am going to try and see if we can manage to go there next week. Hopefully it doesn't sell in the meantime (not that I want the one on the lot-but I want to look in/at it).

I am surprised with all the threads and posts I have read on this forum about Columbus 5th wheels that I haven't noticed anyone who owns a 325RL. What's up with that? Does no one like it? Or has it only recently been introduced? Hoping to hear of some 325RL owners out there????
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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Try searching on Youtube!





Dealers usually post a video walkthru on various models. Sometimes they drop a comment or three that may give you some of the info you are looking at. I don't understand why the manufacturers don't do official videos. It would be a great selling tool for their dealers that don't have a particular model in stock.

I am really impressed with these new Columbus models. I like the 320 and the 365.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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Never seen a 325RL at a tradeshow or at a dealer lot. Just the 320RS. Try and find factory numbers for how many of each were made as 2012 and 2013 models and that will be our first clue.

The 320RS was a new layout and different than the competition. I'm guessing Palomino simply marketed the 320RS to get the Columbus brand rolling. The other models were available but factory order specials. Christopher Columbus can chime in on this.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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The 325 is a wonderful layout it has had good success retailing.
The outside kitchen on this model has a sink as well as a pull out propane gas 2 burner. You can order without the 2 Burner gas and option in the Roll away Cart w/ Weber Electric High output grill
These Weber grills are great
Hope this answers some kitchen questions. Oh , don't forget that we use Aluminum Cabinets in this kitchen so they will last
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:20 PM   #5
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Thanks Chris. Glad to hear about the sink. I just find it weird i havent heard of Anyone on here who has bought this particular model!
When exactly did this model first go into production as i gather it is newer than the 320?
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:17 AM   #6
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We have been negotiating with a salesperson at our local dealer. Today we gave our bottom line and we've been asked to come in tomorrow to discuss in person. I can only imagine that is because they are going to try and talk us up a bit and tell us they can't go that low. We'll see. We're not in a big rush and have had better quotes from 2 different dealers in the U.S but that would be a bit of a drive. (We're from east of Toronto, Ontario) Anyways, cross your fingers for us!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #7
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Chris, a couple of questions I am hoping you can answer. I have read where someone posted that they were sure the 320RS was a longer 5th than the 325RL. However online in the specs it lists the 320RS as 36'9" and the 325RL as 37'4". Can you confirm if these specs are correct?
And also, when I look at video and pics posted online at various websites I see some have a brown leather couch that matches the theatre seating(not sure if it converts to a bed?), some show a fabric material one in a beige colour which we saw for ourselves in the 320RS on our dealers lot, and some show the same beige coloured fabric material chairs that I assume are swivel rockers? I requested that in addition to the theatre seating that we have what I believe is referred to a 'sleeper sofa'. Any idea what that is and is there the option to have it in leather like the theatre seating?
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You can order a rebound leather matching sofa sleeper. All our sofas make into a bed
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:00 PM   #9
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What is the price for the leather sleeper sofa compared to beige fabric leather sofa sleeper?
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:25 PM   #10
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Purchased a columbus with outside kitchen. Love it. It has a microwave, two burner cooktop, refrigerator, sink, two cabinets, and a drawer. Only drawback is that it is high off the ground for me. I am 5' 8".
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