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Old 03-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #11
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Looking into a power surge protector. Any ideas. And would this be a smart thing to do ?
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:14 AM   #12
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for the 340RK, take the counter extension, that separates the kitchen from the living room and replace it with a movable island, like the one in the 320RS.

Also put the entertainment center against the street side wall so you don't have to look at the TV sideways when sitting in the recliners.

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #13
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Yes it would as I'm looking to purchase one now and I'm worried about having an outside unit stolen or having an inside one installed. I hate having someone mess with electronics when nothing's broken. And god knows what the install fee will be.
One thing I've found myself wishing with mine is a single latch on the outside hatches with hydraulic arms. I'm always having to put something down to use two hands to open any compartment.
I kind of wish they would stop making so many standard improvements in the middle of the year though. My less than 3 month old 2013 model seems lacking already considering all the new upgrades. I'm a little jealous and I'm sure I'm not the only one wishing they had waited a couple of months.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #14
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Create a larger space where the receiver is so that you can put other devices. Such as gaming systems. Currently I have to lay it on the floor and kids don't always look where they are stepping. Even though your out camping, the kids still want to play their games.

On the 295RL, I would love to see the sink moved over to the wall (like in the 320RS) and have the island as counter space.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #15
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How do you make anything better that is already GREAT! I'm sure there is many options, but that only brings up the cost and makes it harder for people to afford an already awesome product. Keep up the good work and make the options up to the ones that want them.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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I would suggest using the quieter air conditioners with the return air vents on each side of the ceiling. We are starting to look for our fourth and probably last 5th., wheel, and the quiet A/C is a must. Cedar Creek is at the top of our list so far. I think Prime Time uses them. Keystone Alpine has them. A hardwired electrical management system/surge protection would also be a plus.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:35 PM   #17
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Build the 32 RS on the beefier frame of the 36 and I'll buy one. The storage under the coach is lacking on such a long trailer. Other than that love it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #18
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Move the tv to where the couch is and put a smaller couch where the TV was call it a 345 .Built in 50amp surge protecter would be a plus on all coachs.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:45 PM   #19
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You could add sleep number mattress to the opition list

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #20
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I read too many reports, stories, etc. of people having bad experiences at their PDI or shortly thereafter on Columbus RVs. During early 2012, only very select dealers were allowed to carry the brand. Then about 6 months later, the dealer network was greatly expanded and the horror stories of bad dealer experiences get posted all over on FRF.

Clean up your dealer network!!!!

Do follow up stories to how people with problems were taken care of and now they are happy.

To constantly read how it takes months to get an new RV fixed is unacceptable. It seems like this is the norm in the RV industry. Old people are used to waiting to get things. The next generation wants things NOW. If they have to wait, you just lost a customer.

Remember, Columbus is a luxury brand. Buyers have high expectations. Figure it out or this brand will die as fast as it was born.

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