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Old 05-02-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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Columbus 5ver mods

Since purchasing the new Columbus 5th Wheel a few weeks ago, I have been extremely busy "making it ours". This is a list of the projects that have been working on since she came home.

Well, the list of upgrades/changes on the 320RS is growing. So far I have installed an exterior WiFi antenna with router and power booster, added a crank up satellite dish to the roof, added a Splendid washer/dryer combo, added a 1000 watt inverter, changed out all of the day/night blinds for roller shades, unscrewed the satellite cable wiring from the factory, added an Onan 5500 watt generator, added a slide mount TV to the storage bay with DVD player, and added a hardwire 50 amp surge suppressor. I still have coming a transfer switch to go between the inverter and the power panel, and am changing out the Trump mattress for a Sleep Number air mattress.

And that doesn't include the upgrades and changes to the tow vehicle. Adding the 5th wheel hitch, transferring the TPMS system into the truck, adding a pair of Air Lift air bags to the rear, moving the location of the 7 pin connector from the bumper to the left rear side of the bed, and finding a suitable mounting desk for the DW computer to run the MS Streets and Trips while we go down the road.

Whew, I need a vacation...........
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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What a list. Sounds like you should have just checked all the options on the list and then some!! But you're having fun,Right?
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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You've been busy Sarge! Now get out there, go camping, and put all those mods to good use, you deserve it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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Actually I love doing as much stuff on the rig as I can. That way I know that it's done the way I like, and I learn something in the process.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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Where did you get your generator from, and did you get the prep with the trailer?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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What external WiFi antenna and booster did you go with?
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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The generator I got from Craigs List. It came from a toy hauler that burned up. The trailer already had the Gen Prep on it. The WiFi antenna is a Wilson Shorty RV antenna. It's connected to a router and a Wilson power booster. The set up works pretty well.
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Thanks for the info. The only Wilson stuff I find is for cell, not wifi; would you have model numbers?
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Here is a link to the antenna I have, purchased from 3G store.com. It is a dual band antenna that does broadcast cell signal, in this case from my Verizon modem. Omni RV 3G/4G Antenna with Spring Base, 21 Inches, 9 Reviews : 3Gstore.com
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:21 AM   #10
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Ah, So it's not WiFi antenna and WiFi booster, it's cell. Thanks for clarifying that.
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