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Old 04-15-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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Columbus underbelly insulation

Dealer had to remove under belly so Lippert could come repair slide out box. Once repairs we're complete. Dealer days have to wait to put back together until they can get a special suit because of insulation material is too hazardous. Anyone know what this material is?
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:14 PM   #2
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do you have to wear a special suit when you are camping in it?
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:18 PM   #3
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just checked the columbus brochure calls out fiberglass insulation in the underbelly, itchy yes, hazardous no.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:18 PM   #4
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Yeh, just another stall tactic by my dealer.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:57 PM   #5
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Yeh, just another stall tactic by my dealer.

Thanks for the info.

That's what it sounds like to me too!
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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do you have to wear a special suit when you are camping in it?
Yes ,a (Law Suit)! Youroo!!
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:52 PM   #7
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Just a quick note. STILL WAITING. Dealer says they got their haz mat suit today. I mentioned I thought it was funny they didn't need it to take it apart. I am so done with Camping World of Spokane WA.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:11 AM   #8
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I recommend goin just across the Idaho border to blue dog rv. The service department great. Bought my TT from them in November. I was so happy with them I took the trailer back to them to have some warranty work done. I live in Moses Lake it's about a 2 hour drive from here. Had my TT back I'm just over a week. They had most my parts in stock. They updated us by email 4 times while it was there. 👍
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Thanks. I live in Post Falls. They are less than a mile from me.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:48 AM   #10
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The insulation is just cheap rolls of fiberglass batting. The only time it's hazardous is if mold is involved. Then you need to wear extra good breathing protection as those cheap thruway white paper masks don't cut it. A body suite is overkill as you now know. Your dealer person is misinformed, lying to you, etc.

Remember you don't have to use selling dealer to get warranty repair work done. You can use a different dealer or use a mobile RV tech that will come out to were your RV is located. The story of we wont due warranty work on your RV is you didn't buy it from us is only partially true. There are plenty of dealers willing to do the work. Get busy on your phone and make the calls to find out who wants your business and who doesn't. The guys that want your warranty repair business also will earn your parts and accessories business. It's up to YOU to find more than one resource for RV repairs. Both during your warranty period and after. Getting hijacked by your selling dealer's service dept. sucks. It wont happen to you when you have a couple of other choices to go to.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:56 PM   #11
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Underbelly cont.

Camping World of Spokane strikes again. They neglected to put the overflow tube through the membrane. Underbelly and insulation is soaked. Things just get worse instead of better.
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:29 PM   #12
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Now you need new insul. Tough break.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:13 PM   #13
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Finally got it back after 21 weeks

Finally got our 340 RK back from Camping World. All new underbelly and insulation. They were quick to blame the Lippert Tech for the mishap even though they took it apart. It made it the 50 miles to its summer home without any mishaps. Yay.
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I took my Columbus 295 out hunting and the water pipes froze. I was informed by the dealer I needed to open the cabinets to warm up the pipes in my 2013 5th wheel. Little did I know, that will not un-thaw pipe lines. When I got home, I opened the belly of the trailer only to discover there was not the R30 insulation that was advertised. In fact, most of the underbelly had NO insulation at all and the water line was run next to the outer edge of the existing insulation which was about 14 inches from the I beams, not next to the heated tanks. No wonder it froze.
When I took back to them they claimed they fixed the problem with insulation they had in their attic. It has been too cold to check their repair job to see if they actually installed the insulation and moved the water hose next to the heated tanks where it should have been installed.
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