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Old 02-27-2014, 08:00 AM   #21
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Forgot to add that we did get the 6pt leveling system. This was one of our must have options. In fact as we looked at other 5th wheels we actually dropped a few from our list of choices (Grand Design) because they did not have the option on the specific trailer we wanted. Very happy though that we found the Columbus.
I did see somewhere (maybe this thread) that someone ordered the heavier 7K lb axels. Wish I had done so but since it was not listed as an option and the dealer did not offer it up, I simply did not realize it could be done. Hope I don't kick myself later. There is so much back and forth in the forum on frame size and mfg, tire size and type and all seem to be saying the base level of what the Columbus has are not good enough. Not sure if these people are a little over the top with their worries, if they are the type that simply have to go big or go home on everything, or if they may be right. Lots and lots of threads on foreign tires and blowouts, but I'll save that for another day.
I will have to decide on some type of pad for leveling just haven't got there yet.
Thanks again and keep the info coming this is helping so much as we prepare to get the trailer out on the road.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:41 AM   #22
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Thanks for the info and the pics. Very helpful. I may reach out again once it's time to install my Progressive Industries Surge Protector. I know I can do the wiring just want to be sure I understand line in - line on on the trailer to install correctly in between. The pictures are great. How hard was it to bring the wiring into the trailer for the remote as I like that location. Easy access and it looks like it was factory install.
I see you are in Burton, Mi. I grew up in Flint and left Mi after college in '82 having lived in 10 states since then. Don't get back much anymore now that my parents have passed. I do still have a brother who lives in Clio. Anyway, stay tuned as I am sure I will reach out again on the surge protector once I have total access to the trailer and can take a look at what's going on in there, lots of wires and pipes going everywhere. Are you OK with with a direct email or prefer to keep questions within this thread?
Hitch install is this weekend so while they do that I will play around with the trailer a bit on their lot.
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Yes I am good with direct email, my address is syencer1@msn.com. As you asked, the wire for the remote display dlugs in like a computer internet connection, all I did was pull the control panel cover for the camper and fished it down to the under belly where I mounted the surge protector, the input line is a very stiff wire and there is plenty of slack under to cut it and splice the surge protector in. I did not do that but you can do it that way.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:51 PM   #23
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Order my 340rk Feb 20th loaded took every option. Was told 6 to eight so probably will be 10 Lol. Was told it will be a 2015, hope it won't have tons of issues.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:05 PM   #24
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Thats great to hear! I purchsed my 320RS January 18th and its scheduled to come offline March 3rd, can't wait! Let me know how things are going with it. Thanks!

Just got an update that my Columbus 320RS is due offline any day but they are running 2 weeks behind in delivering to dealers because of the weather! Ugh!
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:06 PM   #25
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Sorry to hear that for you and me alike. Keep me posted and I'll do the same.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:12 PM   #26
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Will installing the surge protector void you warranty?
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:14 AM   #27
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Was told it will be a 2015...
Interesting. We ordered our 365RL about two weeks ago. Was wondering if it would come as a 2014 or 2015. That'd be great if it's titled as a 2015, but I'm hoping it looks like the 2014's we fell in love with. Dealer said it should.

Our dealer had two 2014 Columbus of the same model. Floor plans were the same but they had significant differences in the furniture and the design of the wood and tile trim. Columbus said changes were made mid-year in the 2014's. One was produced around February 2013, the other around August 2013. So it would seem the first run of the new model year keeps the design from the previous year, and then they make the design changes mid-year, kind of like some auto manufacturers do with 1/2 year models, like a 2014.5 model.

Anyone know if this is the typical cycle for Columbus or just unique to last year? I'm assuming if the colors we picked on our order weren't available now, we'd have heard.
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It states somewhere in the brochure that changes can be made without notice to anyone. I assume this means the dealer or us.My wife and I were on out dealers lot this weekend and they had just got 2 new stock models and he said our should be like those interior decor wise.
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We ordered a 3600th on dec 20 and told 8 weeks. Yesterday was told suppose to come off line today but not holding my breath since last week they told me it was coming off line on Last Monday. Then no telling how long to get delivered to Florida.
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What's the actual build time, not including schedule lead time? We were originally told 8 weeks from time of order. Then told we're looking at first week of April. Then this week were told "you have your place in line for build" which I took to mean we're on the schedule but they haven't started anything. So -- how many weeks of actual build time? Anybody know?
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