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Old 07-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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We have been camping at bastrop state park since last Thursday and are really enjoying it. When we arrived strip on the bottom of slide by door had almost all the screws come loose. Managed to get slide out and called Bryan at fr. He said we could remove it but be careful when putting slide back in. We chose not to remove it and will be careful when putting in slide. They had fixed our springy floor and think things were not put together correctly. The other problem that dealer said was fixed was hooking satellite to connection but we cannot get satellite to connect unless we bring if in through window. So we have two things to take if back to dealer for and hope they do not keep it Long. We would like to take another trip in a couple of weeks.

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:28 PM   #12
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Forgot to say the grommet fix to bedroom a/c really worked. Quiet now
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #13
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Sorry you had the problems on the slide, but glad to hear the grommets worked on the bedroom A/C. Ours goes in tomorrow. First they'll try grommets and if that doesn't work they said they would replace the bedroom A/C.

Those air conditioners do cool very well even in 100+ degree heat (as we found out last week) - but, the one in the bedroom is VERY LOUD!!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #14
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Very first time Rver's and our very first trailer is the Columbus 385. Question about A/C's. We have had our BH385 for about a week. We are in Oklahoma and temps are running about 100-103 in the afternoons. Both A/C's on with fans running on high and the temp in our trailer is running between 85-90 until after the sun goes down and then it will cool down in the trailer at night. It appears to me the A/C's cannot keep up with 100 degree temperature's. Is anyone else having similar problems? Wondering if my units are working correctly. Both units are also very loud and vibrating the whole trailer. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #15
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Very first time Rver's and our very first trailer is the Columbus 385. Question about A/C's. We have had our BH385 for about a week. We are in Oklahoma and temps are running about 100-103 in the afternoons. Both A/C's on with fans running on high and the temp in our trailer is running between 85-90 until after the sun goes down and then it will cool down in the trailer at night. It appears to me the A/C's cannot keep up with 100 degree temperature's. Is anyone else having similar problems? Wondering if my units are working correctly. Both units are also very loud and vibrating the whole trailer. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I have always been told that about the best amount of cooling you can expect from a properly performing residental A/C is 20 degrees. I haven't heard what the diffence in a RV unit might be..

So if your figures are approximately correct (85-90 is 5 degrees) then your units are just about right in the ballpark for a residental unit.

Check the temp coming out of your units vents with a thermometer to get more accurate readings.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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We were out in our Columbus 320RS last week in North Texas where the temperatures were in the 104 to 106 range, and I had the bedroom A/C shut off most of the time during the day because we weren't up there (and it's ducted from the living A/C into the bedroom). On occasion I had both running during the day - and like you, they ran most of the time. Occasionally they would cut off (I think I had the temperature set at 73 degrees).

At night because we hadn't had the vibration in our bedroom A/C unit fixed we kept the bedroom unit off and stayed PLENTY cool with the living room A/C running.

Our Columbus is with the dealer right now having the A/C vibration fixed. They're going first with the grommet - but said they would replace the bedroom A/C if that doesn't quieten it to our satisfaction.

We had a single A/C in our Sandpiper 305RLW and we reached the point we simply wouldn't go camping in the heat of the summer because it couldn't keep up and it would honestly get to be 80 to 85 degrees in the trailer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #17
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Beware of the noise

We are currently camping. Our dealer has a new front AC on order and should be here in a week of so. Last night, we were watching a movie and had the rear AC off but left the front on. At about midnight, the trailer filled with steam/condensation. The front AC bit the dust. Today the fan is running, but no cooling. The rear AC here near Myrtle Beach, SC, temp. in the upper 90's will only cool us down to 85, not much fun. If the unit is making that kind of noise, better ask why what else might go wrong?
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:19 PM   #18
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We have just returned from a 3200 mile trip from central Texas to Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and back. Great trip loved camping with the Columbus. But we will have a few issues for our dealer to address. We lost our fan on the bedroom ac while in Tennessee 102 deg. daytime temp got up to 96 deg. in the camper with just one ac running. We all so have the noise problem with the front ac when it was running.

We have the same exact seperation on our slide as eisbell's photo exept ours is on the kitchen slide and the black plastic peice that is on the very bottom has cracks and tears and is lifting the carpet on the inside. This has not affected the operation of the slide but we were worried the whole way back.

We had very heavy blowing rain while in Virginia, and found two windows that were leaking water in. The emergency exit window and the small window by the sink. This was not a tiny leak water was streaming in. Both windows were closed tight.

Some how we lost one of the foot pads on our 6 way leveling system. The Pin was still hanging through one side but the pad was gone. I think the pins bail was over stretched.

We will be scheduling a drop off with our dealer.

All the issues should be able to be taken care of we still love the Columbus.
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We have just returned from a 3200 mile trip from central Texas to Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and back. Great trip loved camping with the Columbus. But we will have a few issues for our dealer to address. We lost our fan on the bedroom ac while in Tennessee 102 deg. daytime temp got up to 96 deg. in the camper with just one ac running. We all so have the noise problem with the front ac when it was running.

We have the same exact seperation on our slide as eisbell's photo exept ours is on the kitchen slide and the black plastic peice that is on the very bottom has cracks and tears and is lifting the carpet on the inside. This has not affected the operation of the slide but we were worried the whole way back.

We had very heavy blowing rain while in Virginia, and found two windows that were leaking water in. The emergency exit window and the small window by the sink. This was not a tiny leak water was streaming in. Both windows were closed tight.

Some how we lost one of the foot pads on our 6 way leveling system. The Pin was still hanging through one side but the pad was gone. I think the pins bail was over stretched.

We will be scheduling a drop off with our dealer.

All the issues should be able to be taken care of we still love the Columbus.
Joel & Bec:

Glad to hear how well you enjoy your 320RS. Ours is on order & it's hard to have to wait.

I can't imagine that there would be such a descrepancy in the ability to keep cool 2 different units of the exact same model Columbus (320RS) as described by you folks & by Robt & Estha Shiflet (see above post).
1) Do you have dual pane windows?
2) Is your outside color grey or tan?

We are about to get our Ford F-250 KR with 6.7L PS diesel.
1) Is yours a 2 WD or 4x4?
2) How was the power of the diesel pulling the Columbus thru the Blue Ridge Mtns & what MPG were you getting?
3) We also plan to install the Hensley BD3 hitch system. Does it really do a good job re: reducing chucking & bouncing? Would you buy it again?

Thanks for all your info & hope to see you "on the road" sometime-

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Old 07-07-2012, 02:50 AM   #20
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We were out in our Columbus 320RS last week in North Texas where the temperatures were in the 104 to 106 range, and I had the bedroom A/C shut off most of the time during the day because we weren't up there (and it's ducted from the living A/C into the bedroom). On occasion I had both running during the day - and like you, they ran most of the time. Occasionally they would cut off (I think I had the temperature set at 73 degrees).

At night because we hadn't had the vibration in our bedroom A/C unit fixed we kept the bedroom unit off and stayed PLENTY cool with the living room A/C running.

Our Columbus is with the dealer right now having the A/C vibration fixed. They're going first with the grommet - but said they would replace the bedroom A/C if that doesn't quieten it to our satisfaction.

We had a single A/C in our Sandpiper 305RLW and we reached the point we simply wouldn't go camping in the heat of the summer because it couldn't keep up and it would honestly get to be 80 to 85 degrees in the trailer.

Robt & Estha

There's quite a difference in the ability of your 320RS to keep cool as compared to the account given by Joel & Bec (redfinaddict).

1) Do you have dual pane windows?
2) Is your exterior color grey or tan?

I appreciate your answers to my previous questions as well as to the above. It's so nice to be able to learn from someone "who's been there"!

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