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Old 05-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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Columbus Compass 295

Just found this trailer and all I can say is wow, nice trailer. Does anyone have one on this forum, how is the quality, now I have 4 options for a new 5th wheel.


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Old 05-13-2016, 10:10 AM   #2
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We just bought the 320RS. With Columbus the Compass edition does not come with some of what is standard in the Columbus. NOT an issue and I've attached the PDF of the differences. I think some of what is not on the Compass can be ordered.

We ordered ours and when it came in Camping World found a few things not right. Fan not working and one of the blinds not right. Had to wait on FR for parts which took over a week but once they got it all was fixed right away. FR did good but CW was great for us.
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:44 AM   #3
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I don't know enough about this model to know what the price range is for them


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Old 05-13-2016, 09:38 PM   #4
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We ordered the Compass series because I'm not a big fan of the frameless windows. We did order a lot f other options on ours:
Keyless entry (which got us the Columbus Voyager door with the full-length window)
Rear bike rack
Convection microwave
Residential refrigerator
Leather recliners in place of theater seating

Compass Voyager offers a few other things that he Compass series doesn't, but they are mostly cosmetic: Hardwood dresser top in bedroom versus solid surface counter top material; same thing in the entertainment center; different overhead lighting, 4-riser steps versus 3 on the Compass.

But for the most part, the Compass and the Columbus are identical in construction, and they are both vry well built units. On our PDI earlier this week, we found one small leak in a sink drain pipe that the dealer repaired on the spot. We're very happy with our Compass purchase.

Good luck with whatever unit you choose.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:41 PM   #5
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I don't know enough about this model to know what the price range is for them


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On the Compass 295, depending on what options you choose, before trade you ought to be looking in the 60K +/- range
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:03 AM   #6
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Columbus was on my list to upgrade too, until I started reading all the problems with soft floors and water leaking into the underbelly and all kinds of major gremlins.

I followed the problems on this group and the Columbus group on FB. I never heard of so many trailers going back to the factory to be repaired.

Research yourself and decide but it was enough to to scratch Columbus off my list.


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Old 05-14-2016, 08:04 AM   #7
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I have a 2013 Columbus 295 and we love ours
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