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Old 06-04-2014, 05:12 PM   #11
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Might I suggest that if you get the Columbus you get the option of the six way leveling system, slide toppers, dual pane windows, the fireplace, and the low-profile front AC. Triglide pin hitch is a great option also. Good luck .
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:24 PM   #12
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All good points Amexpress. 2 AC units might be in there too. Oh yeah, you nailed it. Had to look back after I did the phone post.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:15 PM   #13
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We bought our 2014 365RL last October, after a lot of research and looking. Since then we put about 3,000 miles on it and camped and LIVED in it for nearly 3 months. I've got to say that we have enjoyed every minute of it. I worked out a few of the "bugs" early on and then built a removable desk for the bedroom, as I work from it when we travel.

What do we like?
  • Residential "feel"
  • 4 door fridge / freezer
  • Large microwave/convection, range AND oven
  • Storage (LOTS of it!)
  • Central vacuum
  • LOTS of room to move about
  • Good sized kitchen with LOTS of counter space
  • Climate control - heat, dual A/C, heat pump, fireplace, fans
  • HUGE shower
  • Good entertainment systems
  • 6 way auto leveling
  • Excellent towing manners (see sig)

We would definitely recommend one, if you're in the market for a large, comfortable 5er that has a residential feel, with above average quality at a very reasonable price.

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Old 06-17-2014, 09:56 PM   #14
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We have had our 365 for almost two years now and love it. We live in it in Florida for 5-6 months during the winter, than it stays on the lot while were back in Illinois. We have had no issues with it. The AC's are a little loud but we got use to it. Since we don't tow it I wish we had got a residential type fridge instead of the domedic 4 door RV style. Having to defrost about every 4-5 weeks is a real pane. That is the only thing I would do different. Does anyone know what it would take to replace it with a standard house fridge ? Overall I would compare this rig with many costing much more.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:01 PM   #15
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Will a residential refrigerator fit through the door?
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:24 PM   #16
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I'am back in Illinois now, but I looked at some house fridges around the 18 cu.ft. capacity and I think they would, of course I would measure twice and than again. My concern would be the amp's draw and disconnecting all the connections on the rv fridge. I could plug a standard fridge directly into the 20 amp outlet on the pedestal. I think the door opening on the rv is at or close to 36 in. I'll get back down there in late October.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:24 AM   #17
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If you''re towing you'll need to add an inverter so the refrig will work going down the road. That's how mine is installed from the factory

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Old 06-18-2014, 07:46 AM   #18
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Any one scaled thier 365 and have real world weights? Looking for pin weight mainly.

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I plan to scale ours soon. Now that we have the TV we like and our "load out" routine is down to an art, we need to get our weight data so I can see if I need to make any adjustments or modifications.

I do know that our previous TV, a 2007 F350 XLT Extended cab, DRW 4x4 with a 6.0L diesel, would often work quite hard pulling in a headwind or up hill. We could really only use cruise on level ground.

The new TV has significantly more power and easily tows with cruise on, even in head winds and up hill. It rarely ever downshifts. Only once (about 98* outside) going up a long fairly steep hill did the fan clutch engage.
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I plan to scale ours soon. Now that we have the TV we like and our "load out" routine is down to an art, we need to get our weight data so I can see if I need to make any adjustments or modifications.

I do know that our previous TV, a 2007 F350 XLT Extended cab, DRW 4x4 with a 6.0L diesel, would often work quite hard pulling in a headwind or up hill. We could really only use cruise on level ground.

The new TV has significantly more power and easily tows with cruise on, even in head winds and up hill. It rarely ever downshifts. Only once (about 98* outside) going up a long fairly steep hill did the fan clutch engage.
What's your TV now ?
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