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Old 04-13-2015, 09:46 PM   #11
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My Cousin bought a new Columbus last year and had issues with self leveling jacks, air conditioners and other irritants. Her best friend got same and had same issues. They have not been happy full timers. Friends AC has been in shop 5 weeks. We have Cedar Creek and quality difference is obvious. Decorations can be deceiving, you'll never get quality without cost!!!

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Old 04-14-2015, 06:49 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Fatty1 View Post
We would be traveling a good bit. Maybe 1-2 a month.
We like the bunkhouse so our kids have their own space. We homeschool already so it would be great for them to have room to get away.
I will look into those you recommended. There is so much to consider and they all end up looking the same after a while.

It is tough, but if you look very carefully at the smallest of details, the true quality picture will show itself. Plastics (fixtures etc.,) are great for reducing weight, however are not ideal on durability. Not to over generalize it, but weight matters. The better built fifth wheels tend to weigh more. However, you can tow any of those mentioned with a 1 ton.
We traded a 2013 Columbus 320 for a 2013 Trilogy 3650 RL and love it. While it is a notch down from a Mobile Suites, it was also a lot less money. IMO, stay away from anything Columbus for full-timing.

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Old 04-14-2015, 07:28 PM   #13
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Sorry but I feel just the opposite, The CC was not as nice on the inside and was heavier. While they both have options for dual pane windows, The Columbus we bought has been trouble free and we love it, we also have the convection / microwave oven (standard) and we felt we got more "standard options" with the Columbus. While both are nice units, we felt our money went a lot further with our 320RS plus we loved the size of the shower and floating island. I do believe that both units are really not intended to be severe cold weather units, there are several owners on the FB Columbus page who do FT in the winter up north.

2016 Dodge Ram Dually 4X4 Quad cab LB 3500 Cummins 6.7L TD / 2013 Columbus 320rs. Camped 50 days in 2015, 74 days in 2016, 92 days in 2017.
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