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Old 12-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #21
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Here are some pictures of the 3400TH.

Columbus 3400TH RV for Sale [Stock No. N001524]
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:11 PM   #22
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Just picked up our new 340 RK Yesterday. Towed from Albany NY to just south of Philly. 2007 F250 Crew cab 6.0 Diesel short bed / pull rite super glide. Towed nice & got about 11 mpg.Looking forward to a march trip to Fla. Only thing I have to figure out is connecting the rear tank (for kitchen) drain up with the other drains. I guessing just a wye and some more hose.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #23
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finally able to see a 340RK in person, along with a 320RS next to it for comparison.
i have to say i'm disappointed in the issue with the tv cabinet, in relation to the sofa and the theater seating recliners.
although the DW loves rear kitchen models, i don't think she'll like how neither the sofa or recliners face the tv location.
even with a swingarm, only one side will be able to see the tv. in fact, sitting in the recliner next to the door, you have part of your side view of the tv blocked by the the side of the slideout.
i know that a rear kitchen affects where the other things have to be but i think that the theater recliners are a waste being at 90 degrees to the tv.

i was very impressed with the quality and rest of the trailer. although i really prefer the 320RS, the DW hates floorplans that have the door open into the kitchen first.
we'll see when i take on Monday to look at both, as long as they are still there.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:24 PM   #24
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Good luck making a decision!!!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #25
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finally able to see a 340RK in person, along with a 320RS next to it for comparison.
i have to say i'm disappointed in the issue with the tv cabinet, in relation to the sofa and the theater seating recliners.
although the DW loves rear kitchen models, i don't think she'll like how neither the sofa or recliners face the tv location.
even with a swingarm, only one side will be able to see the tv. in fact, sitting in the recliner next to the door, you have part of your side view of the tv blocked by the the side of the slideout.
i know that a rear kitchen affects where the other things have to be but i think that the theater recliners are a waste being at 90 degrees to the tv.

i was very impressed with the quality and rest of the trailer. although i really prefer the 320RS, the DW hates floorplans that have the door open into the kitchen first.
we'll see when i take on Monday to look at both, as long as they are still there.
Yea Dan, I know what you mean. One of the main things we wanted in this camper was to look straight at the TV, and the 320 does that. The 340 has a lot of nice features, especially the rear kitchen, but the tv thing was a big issue. Funny part is, we dont really watch much tv right now, but when we retire we probably will.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #26
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Tammy and I were called by our dealer, Mid-America in Carthage, MO, when the 340 RK first hit his lot in December. He thought the rear kitchen would fit our needs, and he was right. The large work surfaces, the position of the stove, the storage, all fit our needs as we both like to cook. Tammy also likes that there are defined spaces, LR, Kitchen and upper Bed and Bath area. We will change our choice from buying a 320 to the new 340. The TV location is not critical to us, and we can live with it. The kitchen trumps that issue.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #27
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That's why they make more than one model. Keep everybody happy! Enjoy! ! !
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #28
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Mr. Z.....Your point is well taken. Many people project their own needs and desires onto others, so they assume that their choices fit everyone. My background is in marketing, and much of my time has been spent studying consumers and their needs. There is no such thing as the"average" consumer or the "mainstream" consumer. Their is only your product's or your company's target audience.

For us, we intend to go virtually full-time in our Columbus. We like to cook and intend on looking for local markets and interesting cooking ideas. This made the 340 RK our choice. TV watching is a lower priority, and our intention is to spend even less time in the future with the "boob tube."

However, from my limited exposure to RV parks, I am concerned about the quality of internet access. Wifi is not a very robust connection, when it is reaching its full potential. My reading, unfortunately, shows that Wifi rarely reaches its full potential in most RV parks.

I hope that this is not our experience. But, we are going in with our blinders off.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:49 PM   #29
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Well, it sounds like you have a great plan, and I hope to run into you somewhere in RV life so we can talk about, and enjoy both good food and wine. Good luck!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:25 PM   #30
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Our 340 is due to come off line on the 17th! Anyone have any idea how ling it usually takes to make it FTP the dealer? We are so excited!! Regarding the TV I went home n put my chairs in the exact spot and it works fine! Besides, I don't know anyone who watches a lot of TV when camping! Regarding the Internet: the places I've been it is slower than home. We got an iPad with 3G or 4G so if we need faster Internet we just turn it on!
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