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Old 01-04-2016, 01:09 PM   #11
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The Columbus is about the most home-like line of fifth wheels made. Hard to go wrong with all the extra touches in these babies. They do several things in building their units that no one else does - it makes them better, stronger, longer lasting, more comfy and better resale value.

Just be sure to get the right floor plan. And have a big enough truck to pull it!!

Is the TX location near where you live? I ask because I used to sell this line and still have an excellent contact in the business.

Whatever, it is hard to go wrong with the Columbus. Have fun above all else!!
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:26 PM   #12
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The Columbus is about the most home-like line of fifth wheels made. Hard to go wrong with all the extra touches in these babies. They do several things in building their units that no one else does - it makes them better, stronger, longer lasting, more comfy and better resale value.

Just be sure to get the right floor plan. And have a big enough truck to pull it!!

Is the TX location near where you live? I ask because I used to sell this line and still have an excellent contact in the business.

Whatever, it is hard to go wrong with the Columbus. Have fun above all else!!
Is it a contact most of us already don't have?
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:03 PM   #13
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Looked at that floor plan in the Columbus and Montana. Did not ever see the need to sleep 8/10 with just the 2 of us and a small dog. So looked harder and found extremely close on a smaller version in the form of a Cougar 303rls. Those that sleep more did not have much additional usable space other than the den under the loft. Where was that plan 30 years ago when my daughters and their friends were always with us?
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:19 PM   #14
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They do several things in building their units that no one else does - it makes them better, stronger, longer lasting, more comfy and better resale value.
Mind providing details?
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:26 PM   #15
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How big is the biggest you th ink you can handle? I have a 42.5 footer, and it's about at the limit for me to pull. Hard to maneuver, etc.
That said, It has all the amenities I want. For example, it has two full baths and two full bedrooms, plus an outside kitchen.
It's a Forest River Wildwood 356 QBQ.
I don't think I'll find a Fiver too large for my truck (within reason) and I'm comfortable pulling just about anything.
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:07 PM   #16
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I have a Columbus f370fl and have had it for 2 years now. Would not go any other way. Great 5er.
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:23 PM   #17
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We have the Columbus 320RS. My wife & I often have our 3 grandkids along with us & we have plenty of room for all. Have had only a few minor problems. Very pleased with our choice & would get another Columbus.
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Did all of you with a 320 find the hidden electrical outlet for the closet side of the bed?
Or better yet the secret storage on either side of the bed?
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:53 PM   #19
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I showed the wife that layout.

She's in love with it.
She would really like the 3yr old to be closer than complete opposite ends of the camper.

It kinda sucks being up in the middle of nowhere..

Our only options for large fifth, was a flagstaff, and the sabre.


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