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Old 08-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #141
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We have the Columbus 320RS. Our low profile AC in bedroom is very loud....it even vibrates in the bathroom. Also, the AC in living area is loud ....we have to turn TV volume all the way up in order to hear the TV. I have only skimmed this thread so this may have been addressed previously. Do you think we need a "kit" or do we need to replace ACs? Otherwise, absolutely love the camper. Had a few minor issues but all have been taken care of. One more question.....we have been told we need a fiber optic cable in order for the TV to have surround sound. We have surround sound through DVD. Is this true? Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #142
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Just come back from dealer and they are looking into our problems. Nice to have a good dealership behind you.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #143
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We have the Columbus 320RS. Our low profile AC in bedroom is very loud....it even vibrates in the bathroom. Also, the AC in living area is loud ....we have to turn TV volume all the way up in order to hear the TV. I have only skimmed this thread so this may have been addressed previously. Do you think we need a "kit" or do we need to replace ACs? Otherwise, absolutely love the camper. Had a few minor issues but all have been taken care of. One more question.....we have been told we need a fiber optic cable in order for the TV to have surround sound. We have surround sound through DVD. Is this true? Thanks for your help!
If you want to have your tv's cable or OTA signal in digital surround sound you will need a fiber optic cable from tv optical out to receiver optical in.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:52 AM   #144
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TV , stereo , issues on early units have been addressed long ago. A/C issues would apply to units that may have been produced from Dec 2011. To May 2012. Not sure on those dates.
Dometic has been very good about handling their A/C issues
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Chris, My dealer has just informed me that the replacement for our bedroom a/c was received and installed. They tell me that it was louder than the old unit.Dometic's answer "send grommet set". Could they have sent a unit from the bad period of production? How do you tell the production dates?
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #145
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We have a 385 and I'm glad to see that several have reported positive results from the replacement of their air conditioners. We too have had problems and are waiting to hear about the replacement of both of our AC units.

Looking forward to a cooler and quieter camping experience on our next trip.

Since my wife still works, we presently areonly taking a trip a month with most being long weekends.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:42 PM   #146
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We have the Columbus 320RS. Our low profile AC in bedroom is very loud....it even vibrates in the bathroom. Also, the AC in living area is loud ....we have to turn TV volume all the way up in order to hear the TV. I have only skimmed this thread so this may have been addressed previously. Do you think we need a "kit" or do we need to replace ACs? Otherwise, absolutely love the camper. Had a few minor issues but all have been taken care of. One more question.....we have been told we need a fiber optic cable in order for the TV to have surround sound. We have surround sound through DVD. Is this true? Thanks for your help!
YES: It is true that you need a audio fiber optic cable to make the TV work on surround sound...I think I was the first to get it figured out, so when you get your cable and if you have trouble figuring out how to get it to work, give me a shout and I'l let ya know.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #147
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Does the Second year Forest River Warranty that I've been reading about on other parts of this forum apply to the Columbus products?

The form I saw on line to download didn't list the Columbus so I don't know if it's an old form or the 2nd year extended warranty isn't offered.

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #148
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I sure hope so as I paid for the 2nd year for my 385. I don't recall seeing anything that would indicate that my unit would not be covered.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #149
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I feel certain you're covered - I bought one, and I don't think Forest River would sell an extra year warranty if it didn't cover the specific unit we had purchased. They've been very slow to update their website on Columbus products and I'm sure not updating the online form was just one of those things they haven't gotten around to yet.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #150
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If you purchased the Forest Ricer 2 nd yr warranty. Your Good. It Covers Columbus
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