We are new to the forum. Just picked up our 320RS from RV Wholesalers in Ohio March 22cd. Our experience with Kelly Tussig at RVW was excellent. That said, I would also like to thank all the contributors to this forum for the wealth of information they have provided. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Now maybe we can give a little back by sharing a bit of what my wife and I experienced during our first few weeks in our Columbus 320RS.
First a few of the problems:
1. The black water tank valve cable was not adjusted properly at the factory and was leaking into the common drain pipe. Fortunately on our return to RVW on Saturday morning, the tech was able to adjust the cable quickly and no further issues.
2. The ceiling AC vents were cluttered with several chunks of the styroform material from the roof ducts. Getting the rotating part of the vent out of the base requires prying it off with a thin bladed screw driver.
3. The passenger side rear sheet metal skirt that encloses the very rear section of the under belly was not attached properly and required two self tapping sheet metal screws to properly anchor it to the frame.
4. The shower head was putting out very low volumes of water. If you unscrew the wand from the tubing and take out the little round white flow limiter with the two miniscule holes in it, you will significantly improve the performance of the shower head in low water pressure situations.
5. The glass door that covers the bay for the Samsung stereo was installed upside down, so that it opened up instead of downward. If you move the magnetic latch to the center of the top of the opening and rotate the door 180 degrees so that it opens downward, the door will function properly.
6. The electric fireplace thermostat doesn't work properly because it is zip tied to the air intake at the back top of the fireplace. If you pull the fireplace out and take off the back, you can free the thermostat wire (a black wire about 16" long with a fused beaded end) from the mass of wires in the top right of the case. I routed my thermostat wire out the back of the case, over to and out the edge of the top drawer opening and scotch taped it on the face of the cabinet. Now the thermostat will actually cycle the unit in response the the temperature of air in the room.
On the plus side we are, we are thrilled with the overall features of the Columbus 320RS. If you have any questions about these problems and solutions, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification. Thanks again to the many previous contributors and greeting from Port O'Connor way down on the Texas coast. My awnings are flapping as I type from the 28knot gusts generated by the last Norther that passed through here this afternoon. We think it's cold...55*. You folks up north and in the midwest, don't laugh too loud!
Larry and Linda O