Originally Posted by rjshiflet
I certainly didn't mean to imply that anyone doesn't have the right to bash whomever they want to bash. But, these comments "If you plan on buying one, either plan on leaving at the dealership to finish the manufacturing/quality control process or just look elsewhere." sounded to me like he was condemning the entire Columbus (or perhaps Palomino or maybe even Forest River by use of the term "buying one") line of products. That's what I felt was unfair and broader than perhaps was deserved.
I never want to offend anyone - yes, I realize we've been very blessed with a great fifth wheel (as have a lot of other people). I'm sorry some of you are having a lot more issues.
I don't think one Columbus has been 100% perfect from the factory. From what I have read, most people have been having the same issues I have had. Some more, some less. I am definitely not bashing Forest River. I wouldn't keep buying their products if there was an issue there.
Mine was an unfinished product. By unfinished I mean poor craftsmanship and a lack of quality control. I am simply warning others of the issues.
I am not going to other threads that praise the Columbus line bashing the people telling them their products are junk like mine. I know there are a some that may come out of the factory with very few issues. My issues are not common mistakes. They are not even over sites. They are blatant displays of poor workmanship and an "I don't care attitude". I would be embarrassed to release a product of the quality to anyone at any price. It is not only falling apart after 8 nights of use, it is unsafe for me and my family.
I apologize if my dissatisfaction offends any of you but it is what it is.