"Flurry of negativity" It seems to me to be mostly an exchange between ''happy" owners of the Columbus line about solutions to minor problems, that all manufacturers have. I see more positive than negative in finding solutions for owners and letting manufacturers know about problems that may need to be addressed for future owners.
Learning about the issues others have had may help new owners to find something that needs to be addressed by their dealer during the delivery inspection or may help them to avoid a problem with everyday use. I was one of the early buyers but I had enough information from the few others that bought before me to have a very short list issues to look for when I took delivery. I certainly thought of it as a positive.
Maybe there isn't enough praise for what is right about the Columbus line. Maybe someone should start a new thread for those posts.
Joel & Bec Native Texans
2012 F350 KR dually 6.7 PS diesel, factory 5th wheel prep, Hensley Trailer saver BD3 hitch. Extang Encore tunno cover.
2013 Palomino Columbus 320rs adds: 6 way auto level, fantastic fan, bedroom ac, slide awnings, trump mattress.
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