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Old 01-22-2013, 11:05 AM   #41
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The 340rk can be ordered with the counter extension that divides kitchen and living room --Deleted. Not an issue. The 320 island won't work as there is no place to anchor securely for travel .
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #42
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We're real newbies at this. Have only ever owned a t.t., but after researching & reviewing so many 5th wheels, we've decided on the F340RK. Going to sit down with the dealer this weekend. Anyone have any advice or issues with their own that they want to give us a heads up on? I think we will be ordering. How long is the average time until delivery? Are the slide awnings done at the factory or does the dealer put them on? Having never done this, we have so many questions. How do we know we've found a good dealer? What should we look for in their presentation?
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #43
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We're real newbies at this. Have only ever owned a t.t., but after researching & reviewing so many 5th wheels, we've decided on the F340RK. Going to sit down with the dealer this weekend. Anyone have any advice or issues with their own that they want to give us a heads up on? I think we will be ordering. How long is the average time until delivery? Are the slide awnings done at the factory or does the dealer put them on? Having never done this, we have so many questions. How do we know we've found a good dealer? What should we look for in their presentation?
it would help if you posted where you live.
RVW sells Columbus and you can build your own 340RK and add what you want and they'll send you a quote.
use that to shop other dealers.
warning: dealers HATE seeing quotes from RVW!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #44
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We ordered ours from RVW we ordered it thanksgiving and it was done Monday. We are picking it up next week! We ordered it without the slide in island! And we are so excited!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:01 AM   #45
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Thanks. Will definitely get a quote from RVW today. We saw the F340RK at the RV show this past weekend, and I came home to compare pricing online. The dealer is offering a very attractive price on the unit. My concern is that between the cost of add ons and the trade in we get on our old trailer, that somehow the true cost of the new unit will get lost in the numbers.

Other than price, how does it work when ordering from RVW? I am sure there is some kind of a destination/delivery charge, correct? Would we also expect to be paying that to the dealer if we buy locally? Who covers the warranty if we purchase from RVW? We are seasonal campers and would want the unit delivered right to our site in NH, as we have no current plans to go on the road with it just yet. Will they deliver it anywhere and can we set the delivery date as we would not need it until late Spring?

Any info. you can give is much appreciated. Thanks all!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:03 PM   #46
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Thanks. Will definitely get a quote from RVW today. We saw the F340RK at the RV show this past weekend, and I came home to compare pricing online. The dealer is offering a very attractive price on the unit. My concern is that between the cost of add ons and the trade in we get on our old trailer, that somehow the true cost of the new unit will get lost in the numbers.

Other than price, how does it work when ordering from RVW? I am sure there is some kind of a destination/delivery charge, correct? Would we also expect to be paying that to the dealer if we buy locally? Who covers the warranty if we purchase from RVW? We are seasonal campers and would want the unit delivered right to our site in NH, as we have no current plans to go on the road with it just yet. Will they deliver it anywhere and can we set the delivery date as we would not need it until late Spring?

Any info. you can give is much appreciated. Thanks all!
Just like any other deal, like a car deal, your actual price, trade in, etc will get lost in the bottom line. It doesn't matter, the only thing that does is the bottom line, the difference between your trade in and what you are paying. You have to figure out what you want for your trade, what you are willing to pay for the new one, and there is the difference. Everything else is just semantics.

As for RVW, I decided to buy from a local dealer because they were willing to give the same price on the unit, but mainly because of my trade. RVW does not take trades, or at least does not want to. The real advantage of using them is the base price of the new unit, they really do give a great discount. As far as the service, I can only see what I have read on here, and they give you a list of servicing dealers that will take care of you. There was a recent thread where the local dealer refused to service it under warranty, and RVW stepped up and found another dealer to handle it. From what I have seen, they stand behind their talk.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:34 AM   #47
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Thank you Sporoo. We prefer to buy it locally too, but just want to have our options laid out in case we don't get a good offer from the dealer, whom we will be sitting down with today to see if we can hammer it out.

Hope to come home today being owners of a new Columbus!
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:43 AM   #48
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Columbus owners seem such a happy group of people!!! I LOVE LOVE mine!!! Pink Juice is running though it right now.... but spring is closer than fall was!!!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:43 AM   #49
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Around here in the Northeast, May 1st is the magical date when the c.g.'s open. Ninety six days, but who's counting? LOL! I seem to get the "itch" earlier and earlier every year.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:35 AM   #50
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Around here in the Northeast, May 1st is the magical date when the c.g.'s open. Ninety six days, but who's counting? LOL! I seem to get the "itch" earlier and earlier every year.
May 1st? If we ever get our new one,(they are now saying Feb 1st), we will be camping in March. Our local state park is open year round, including water and electric. As a matter of fact, a lot of our friends have an annual get together on New Year. (I haven't done that one yet) But we have reservations in March and April in DE.
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