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Old 01-19-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Height of Columbus 320 RS with front bedroom a/c

We're getting ready to head south with our new Columbus 320 RS. Wondering if anyone has measured the height of the unit with the front bedroom a/c. Thanks
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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We just recently got our 385 and I think the factory should add a spot on those yellow weight labels with a total height. Every piece of equipment I've ever run always has a total height which makes it easy to confirm if you can fit or not. Seems like an important bit of info they leave out.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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If i may suggest, do yourself a favor and climb up on the roof and measure your own coach. Best to do it when hooked up and loaded to travel on level ground. That's the only way to be sure.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #4
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We're getting ready to head south with our new Columbus 320 RS. Wondering if anyone has measured the height of the unit with the front bedroom a/c. Thanks
X-2 with rattlensmoke !!! here's their web site and if you don't want to climb up on top give Palomino an e-mail as to the height with # 2 AC.

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X-2 with rattlensmoke !!! here's their web site and if you don't want to climb up on top give Palomino an e-mail as to the height with # 2 AC.

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This information does not include the 2nd a/c unit. The 12'10" measurement is without the a/c. Is there something on there that has the height with the a/c?
I was told an additional 6" by the dealer, but they could not guarantee it. I agree with the earlier post that you should measure your individual unit when hooked up to the truck because everyones truck has its own standing height.
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I'm so use to pulling trailers that are 13'6" that i am always considering my columbus to be 13-6 just to be on the caustious side-- that gives me 3 or 4 inches to play with.
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This information does not include the 2nd a/c unit. The 12'10" measurement is without the a/c. Is there something on there that has the height with the a/c?
I was told an additional 6" by the dealer, but they could not guarantee it. I agree with the earlier post that you should measure your individual unit when hooked up to the truck because everyones truck has its own standing height.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
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I went out today and measured the a/c from the top of the coach. It is 14" - This would make it 14' at the highest point . Advertised as a low profile unit. I wonder what a non "low profile" unit measures. I'm going to have to really be careful of overpasses. Anyone know the typical height of a semi trailer? I hope most overpasses are over 14"
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Most typical semi-trailers are 13'6" tall and most bridges are 14feet or more unless marked.
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Man thats cutting it pretty close. I am wondering now if that is the low profile unit they installed. It's going to give me something additional to worry about.
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BY law, FR shouldn't be building them with anything making them have anything going over 13'6".........
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #12
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I'm very interested in this too as we have a 320RS ordered with the front low profile air option as well. I'm certainly no expert, but remember too that if you have the air ride pin box option you could potentially have another inch or more in height to account for by virtue of the vertical travel associated with the air bag. I would say that a 14" AC unit is definitely not lo profile.
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Remember too that with a spec height of 12' 10", even if the AC unit is 14" it only puts you at 14' IF the high point of the unit is the point where the AC was installed, which I don't think it is.
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I went out today and measured the a/c from the top of the coach. It is 14" - This would make it 14' at the highest point . Advertised as a low profile unit. I wonder what a non "low profile" unit measures. I'm going to have to really be careful of overpasses. Anyone know the typical height of a semi trailer? I hope most overpasses are over 14"
I cant believe its 14' which is not legal in most states !!! 13' 6" is max height without a over height permit and signage .
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I'm going to try and call someone at the Columbus plant tomorrow to get some clarification on this. I'll post what I find out.
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I'm going to try and call someone at the Columbus plant tomorrow to get some clarification on this. I'll post what I find out.
how did you measure the overall height ?


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I measured the height right at the air conditioner from its high point to the top of the coach. Just eye balling it I believe it is pretty much at its highest point. I didn't have the trailer hooked up to the truck so I just accepted the brochure height of 12'10" without the front bedroom a/c. I will measure again tomorrow with it attached to the truck. Looking at the chart of legal heights posted earlier it appears to be illegal in most states. Hopefully will get some answers tomorrow.
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YES please let us know what you come up with as this is a very interesting predicament !

The front a/c has the biggest chance of being higher without the unit being hooked to your truck.
since its the furthest forward .

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:02 PM   #20
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our 320RS hitched is 13'4"... with the second AC low profile..... We plan for 13'6" gives just a bit of play room. I know we are under 14.... so long as a semi is in front of us I am happy. Also, we were in a parking lot surrounded by semi's and believe it or not .... we didn't look THAT tall!!!
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