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Old 01-21-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Columbus 365RL

anyone towing 1 of these with a 3/4 ton?
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According to every dealer (lots)I asked at RV show they said a 3/4 ton can safely tow almost any 5th wheel
I have my doubts
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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You are wise to doubt.
- I have a 3/4 ton cc diesel and it weighs about 7400lb with just me, fuel and a few tools in the tool box. My gvw or max wieght is 9200lb, so I only have 1800 lb for pin weight, my family and other junk.

Check pin weight- if its around or over 1500-1600lb you will probably want a 1 ton.
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We pull ours with a 2004 Ram 2500 and havent had any problems
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:40 PM   #4
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we have a Columbus 320RS and pull it with a Chevy 2500... no issues
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:40 PM   #5
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We pull out 295 with a GMC 2500HD with no problems.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:35 PM   #6
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used to tow my cedar creek 36re with an f250, now have an f350 dually, not much of a difference to me.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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Smile Sure, why not

Can you and are you rated to do are two separate Q's. I had a Lakota Estate with has a GVWR of 14,400 and I towed it with my 3/4 Chevy. I was at least 2k overloaded. towed fine, but if I cracked it up I may have (probably would have) been liable for what happened. I now have a V-Cross 275VRLS and am 2K under my copacity (total) and 500 under my rear axle and feel much safer. Pick your poison.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:10 PM   #8
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365 rl

I have a 365RL and tow with a F250 with overloads. It has a V10 and it pulls real well. at max 15,000 it is under the ok weight to the truck. I do know that it need lots or room to stop. But that is true with any 5th wheel.
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We really liked the 365RL, but looking at the numbers after the options, it it was a little too much for my 2007 Dodge 2500 CTD without being overloaded. It does well with my 320RS, though.
It has plenty of power to pull it, but the numbers were too close for me.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #10
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Has anyone actually weighed their 36.5 to get true weights loaded on axles, pin weight etc?
Very sceptical of factory specs.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #11
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Dear skeptical , we weigh each unit after it is built and post that weight on the entry door. Not all RV brands do this.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #12
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Hi Christopher,
I realise weights may be accurate but one will find in real life usage loaded weights will be much more and any dealer I have ever spoken to will never take it in to account and will quote printed weight and always say your TV is good for that sized trailer.
I was blown away when Trilogy sales rep said I would have no problem towing one with my 3/4 ton truck. I am sure that if I were ever pulled over by MTO with this coach with my gear in it I'd be way over legal limit.

Ps when Columbus makes the 32RL with the full drop frame I will sign on the dotted line. Storage under just too limited. How about a custom one?
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What is a Columbus 32 RL ??
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What is a Columbus 32 RL ??
It is a 32 foot Rear Living fifth wheel
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Sorry so confusing meant 32 RS. Certainly no where near 32', It is a rear living room as are the 295RL, 325 RL, 365RL. These marketing type people who come up with the designations must be in their own little world. What harm is calling as it is?
My 30 RKLE is actually 33' Why not call it like it is?
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Sorry so confusing meant 32 RS. Certainly no where near 32', It is a rear living room as are the 295RL, 325 RL, 365RL. These marketing type people who come up with the designations must be in their own little world. What harm is calling as it is?
My 30 RKLE is actually 33' Why not call it like it is?
My 295RL is not 29.5 feet long it is actually 34' 5" and It is sometimes difficult to figure out what they mean in the designations, I know some of them. RL rear living, FL front living, OK outside Kitchen, TH toy hauler, BH or BK Bunk house, RK rear Kitchen. etc. built I have no Idea what RS is I asked on out Columbus Facebook Page, I will put it up here when I get an answer.
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Sorry so confusing meant 32 RS. Certainly no where near 32', It is a rear living room as are the 295RL, 325 RL, 365RL. These marketing type people who come up with the designations must be in their own little world. What harm is calling as it is?
My 30 RKLE is actually 33' Why not call it like it is?
The answer to the question is the RS stands for Rear Sofa
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I think you mean a 320RL. We looked at one and really like it. It is a Rear living room and about 36 Ft Long. It has a center island. The bath and bedroom are close to the same in all of their campers.
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I think you mean a 320RL. We looked at one and really like it. It is a Rear living room and about 36 Ft Long. It has a center island. The bath and bedroom are close to the same in all of their campers.
The Columbus Line has a 320RS, Rear Sofa and a 325RL, Rear Living.
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Make sure you check your GVWR on what ever you tow with Half,3/4,or 1 Ton that what it comes down to. then subtract your curb weight,cargo weight,and hitch. Whats left is what you have to support the tongue weight.
Then find out what your gross combonation weight rating is and that is how much trailer you can haul minus your loaded truck weight.
You can find this all online or your dealer
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