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Old 11-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #21
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Second A/C has been the BEST investment I've made EVER on a camper. I'd recommend it to anyone that uses their camper more than a few weekends a year. Having the larger water heater is great too!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:04 AM   #22
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A couple of you said go with self leveling. If six way is offered on the 320 should I get it or will four way leveling suffice. Thanks We are going camping for thanksgiving and will order from the dealer near our camping property on Friday if everything goes as planned (wife doesn't change her mind). Again I appreciate everyone taking the time give advice. Have a happy thanksgiving!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:27 AM   #23
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We have the 320RS with the 4 way level up and it works just fine. I do not know if the 6 way would be any different on the 320. I would probably go with the 6 Way if I was going with the larger unit such as the 36 or 38 Columbus.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:06 PM   #24
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We have the 6 way on our 320 and it works great, that and the JT Strongarms make it real stable.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:40 PM   #25
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We are planning to place an order for a 320 rs Columbus fifth wheel. What options do you feel are a must and which could you do without. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We plan to do some winter camping, but not sure if heated tanks are standard or an option. The options we are considering are second air, leather couch, queen bed, washer dryer and double pain windows. Since this is our first fifth wheel, I am not sure about towing options. Again any advice would be greatly appreciated and I promise to keep you updated and submit pictures.
We have all the options. I would even get an inverter system incase you lose power. We dry camp so a generator or inverter is a plus. The 6 way leveler is a plus and the trail aire hitch.We have the washer and dryer but haven't stayed out where we have needed it due to local facilities. An automatic satellite receiver would be a nice addition also.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:42 PM   #26
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I am always looking for new ideas. I can't find any info on JT strongarm stabilizers. Do they have another name?
Just rv stabilizers will work. Google it you will see what they are
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:20 AM   #27
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Welsh, i went through the same thing, what to order? what comes standard? it's a great adventure! The Columbus unit is awesome and you can't go wrong. My recomendations are......... the 6 way auto leveling system (its by Lippert check it out on you tube) the JT strong arm system is great. with those two you will not need the tripod any longer. The dual pane windows are great, the Trump mattress is a must in my mind. I also ordered the slide toppers for the first time and i'm glad i did, the electric fireplace has been reallt nice in the fall for a little heat in the living room. Well, good luck it's a great unit and you can't go wrong!
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:08 PM   #28
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Headed to the dealer in the morning. I will let you know how it goes. Did not know about the mattress option Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #29
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good luck with the purchase, when you pick up the trailer in a couple of months have them weigh it so you know how much it weighs empty. then weigh it after it is fully loaded, and you will be surprised how much stuff you put in there.
we always overloaded on clothes and food, then just figured out what we really needed and cut it way down after a couple of trips. we probably dropped out at least 400 pds of stuff or more. and we do a lot of boondocking in the desert of AZ in the winter, we just figured we didnt need all that stuff and we get along fine without it.
I dont know if you can get the better tank sensors put on, the ones that mount on the outside of the tanks, but they would be a great option I wish I had. they dont get corroded or messed up with stuff so they work all the time.
I dont understand why the rv industry keeps putting things on rigs that dont work after a short time, such as tank sensors.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:06 PM   #30
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I almost forgot, we have 2 lazy boy recliners that came with our Wildcat Sterling, they have heater, massagers built in, best chairs we have ever had in a 5th wheel. dont know if you can get them but well worth it.
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