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Old 09-08-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Just bought a 2013 Columbus 385BH

Well after all of the hours of research and feedback from Columbus owners we finally did it. Ordered it today and should be in by mid October. So excited.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Congrats. You chose a very nice floorplan.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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Congratulations! I know you'll enjoy it!
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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Thanks very much. One of the only options I did not order on it was the 5 slide toppers. Any thoughts on that? I have until Monday to add them.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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Another 385 bunkhouse owner. Congrats. Hopefully you live in the south were you can enjoy it in October. Sept 30 thru October 15 is the end of the end for most RV parks in MN were I live. Pink RV gallon jugs are having babies as I speak.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:50 PM   #6
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Thanks. I am sure we will love it. Has not arrived yet. We will not be able to use it this year. It should be here in another month or so. Our camping season ends October 15th as well.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #7
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I love our slide toppers Joshluke ... but I think you will find people that both love and hate them. Congrats on the Columbus .... they are beautiful rigs!!!! Camp in the driveway if you can keep it at your house. We will do that occasionally through the winter.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #8
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Joshluke, you will enjoy the Columbus - the DW and I do! Our prime camping season is just beginning in Louisiana. Everyone gets excited when we have highs in the lower 80s and lows in the 50s. Time to give the 2 a/c a break!
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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Hopefully next year we will get that Louisiana sticker. DD is moving there next month!!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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Earth station - PM me if you and the DW happen to be traveling along I-12. We can recommend a cg or two in the area.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #11
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I looked the 385 up on the columbus web site a few weeks ago and that would be my choice. They look SWEEEEEET. I bet you are so excited and will love it!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #12
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To answer your question about slide toppers I've had campers with them and without. I personally prefer to have them it keeps leaves and stuff off the slide out and prevents the wet dirt from splashing up on the ceiling when the slides come in. We order our 320RS with the slide toppers.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:48 PM   #13
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Congrats!! We're on the fence right now between a Sabre 36QBOK or the Columbus 385BH. Let us know what you think of it once you take delivery!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #14
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Congrats you will love the floor plan. I have the sandpiper 365 saq and love it. I have always ordered my units with slide toppers. You can always have them added later. They keep a lot of junk out of the unit.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:18 PM   #15
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Congrats!! We're on the fence right now between a Sabre 36QBOK or the Columbus 385BH. Let us know what you think of it once you take delivery!
We were fortunate to look at both on the same day. Was nice to compare the two. We liked the bunk room wardrobe in the sabre. The 5th slide in the columbus is really nice, opens the main area right up. My wife was not crazy about the bunk room in the Columbus because of the bunk on the outside kitchen. Real Mickey Mouse, but she loved the furniture in it and the layout. I was on many websites that night and stumbled on a Columbus 385 bh without the outside kitchen. Had 2 couches in the bunk room and no flimsy bottom bunk. Looked real nice. The kids won't fight over the one couch in the bunk room now because there is 2. We decided to order it without the outside kitchen because in our eyes it real is not an outside kitchen. No burners or BBQ. Just a fridge and a microwave. If it had the burner and or the BBQ ice would have ordered the outside kitchen. Now we have a full bunk room for the kids with 2 couches and a real nice layout with the extra slide.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #16
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Congrats on the new rig!! That is one nice long trailer. I have not seen in this model, only saw it in pics. Looks great!! Enjoy.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:42 AM   #17
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I would recomend the slide toppers. and recomend ordering them as an option. We added them on after the order and I think we saved about $400 over having them installed at the dealer after arrival.

I also recommned rolling them up clean and dry if possible. We spent this past weekend trying to clean up the stains. Not an easy job!
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