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Old 11-18-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Need help with options

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.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Definitely second a/c. We also have leather couch and queen bed. Wish we had the 6way leveling system. We do not need washer and dryer like that space for storage. We love ours. Congrats
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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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.
Definitely the second ac. I would get the 6 way or at least the 4 way auto level stabilizers. Makes it a whole lot easier to set up and level the unit. I would also get the JT StrongArm Stabilizers or at least order the camper with the brackets installed and you can put them on yourself. Slide toppers are also nice for keeping debris off the top of the slides.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:51 AM   #4
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If your planning on doing some winter camping, i would get the tanks heaters and the double pane windows. And from the posts put on by those with 6-way leveling- i would getthat also-- now i wish mine had that, the washer/dryer-- we feel we didnt need it 'cause most campgrounds have laundry facilities and heard that some of these don't work to well anywayand the extra room for storage is nice to have.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:00 AM   #5
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I would go with 6 point/JT Strong arms! Also the trail air hitch. Only things we would change!!! Love our Columbus!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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All Columbus come standard with tank heaters

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #7
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I appreciate everyone's quick reply. It is getting down to the wire. Wife is anxious. Reason for the washer dryer is, we will have the unit at our spot up by the lake. It has a concrete pad and an awning 45'x28'. We are up there every weekend and doing laundry would keep us from lugging clothes back and forth. We have two kids and a large dog so space is getting limited. They are all still growing. I was thinking I would not need slide toppers because of the awning. We plan to take it to the beach a couple times a year and when the kids go off to college, my wife and plan to be on the road more. Right now kids just want to be at the lake with friends. Again, I will let you know what we come up with. Keep the comments coming. The one thing I have learned over the years, learn from people who have been where you are going. Thanks
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:31 AM   #8
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We ordered the 6 point and JT Strongarms works nice also the heat pump and Fantastik fan in kitchen fireplace and dual pane windows, have only camped in the 5th wheel one time so far but no major problem just a few small things that I fixed going to camp for 4 days later this week. You will like your new Columbus a lot.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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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?
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:28 PM   #10
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I found the info on the stabilizers. How many do you put on a six way leveling system? Also, I would never order another camper without dual pane windows.
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