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Old 07-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Hello everyone in the camping world. We just retired and have our Columbus 365RL on order.

Any suggestions from you experts will be greatly appreciated.........
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Welcome.
The best suggestion I can give you is get out and enjoy your new Columbus!
What are you towing it with?
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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The best suggestion I can give you is get out and enjoy your new Columbus!
What are you towing it with?
We have a 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty diesel.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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ENJOY!!! ENJOY!!! - and then, ENJOY a bit more!!
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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I do suggest performing a thorough pre delivery service & walk around with a knowledgeable person from your dealer. We had the salesman AND a technician do ours.
Take notes, take pictures, ask questions, and operate EVERYTHING. That includes all faucets (including inside & outside), the TV & stereo (inside & outside), all the light switches, all kitchen appliances, BOTH A/Cs, operate the slides a few times each, and make sure your 3 LP tanks are full.
I ended up labeling the switches with a label maker as there are so many.
Columbus makes a beautiful rig, we really liked the 365RL, but it was a bit too much for my 2500.
Once you get finished with the PDS, go enjoy it!
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #7
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I do suggest performing a thorough pre delivery service & walk around with a knowledgeable person from your dealer. We had the salesman AND a technician do ours.
Take notes, take pictures, ask questions, and operate EVERYTHING. That includes all faucets (including inside & outside), the TV & stereo (inside & outside), all the light switches, all kitchen appliances, BOTH A/Cs, operate the slides a few times each, and make sure your 3 LP tanks are full.
I ended up labeling the switches with a label maker as there are so many.
Columbus makes a beautiful rig, we really liked the 365RL, but it was a bit too much for my 2500.
Once you get finished with the PDS, go enjoy it!
This is the reason we asked the experts....... All good advise.
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ENJOY!!! ENJOY!!! - and then, ENJOY a bit more!!
Thank you. That's the plan.......
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #9
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Thank you. That's the plan.......
Speaking of which do like the original Columbus did... Discover America, by the way America is a continent and includes Canada

Just saw a Columbus for the first time the other day.... wow, what a great unit. Congrats, must be very excited.
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That is why Columbus 5th wheels Say.
Rediscover North America.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #11
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Speaking of which do like the original Columbus did... Discover America, by the way America is a continent and includes Canada

Just saw a Columbus for the first time the other day.... wow, what a great unit. Congrats, must be very excited.
Done 44 states and 7 Canadian provinces on our M/C. Now is the time to start over on our camper....
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:01 PM   #12
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That is why Columbus 5th wheels Say.
Rediscover North America.
We shall give it our best shot......
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:42 PM   #13
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Well it' s just about time to head to Disney in Florida next week for 8 days with our new Columbus 320RS. Just about got it loaded with everything you can think of. Washing truck this weekend and loading up Jack Russell's. Look out Mickey here come the "Tennessee Griswold's".


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Hope y'all have a good time. Say "hey" to Mickey for me.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #15
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2Retired & Ready -Yes, ENJOY!! I have been out on weekends & spent the week of the 4th living in my Columbus 320RS. Love the space inside, enjoy the outdoor space under the awning.....we are also preparing to "retire" and live in this rig. Our biggest fear is learning it's height, for this is our first 5th wheel.....so far, all wires & underpasses have been high enough! I recommend the stuff zucchini recipe in the cookbook that comes with the microwave/conv. oven in the Columbus!
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:48 PM   #16
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2Retired & Ready -Yes, ENJOY!! I have been out on weekends & spent the week of the 4th living in my Columbus 320RS. Love the space inside, enjoy the outdoor space under the awning.....we are also preparing to "retire" and live in this rig. Our biggest fear is learning it's height, for this is our first 5th wheel.....so far, all wires & underpasses have been high enough! I recommend the stuff zucchini recipe in the cookbook that comes with the microwave/conv. oven in the Columbus!
Dear Barpat-

I also am concerned re: height of our soon-to-be delivered 320RS. In anticipation of that, I bought a sonar sensing device that measures height of my FW in comparison to whatever obstruction the RV is passing under. I've tried it on our storage trailor & it works just great. I will know exactly how much clearance I will have with the 320. The unit is called: GiraffeG4 Truck Protection System. I paid $180 for it & consider it good insurance. See GiraffeG4 : Overhead Protection System

We are excited to get our 320 next month so that we also can enjoy what it has to offer just as you folks seem to be doing with yours!

What repairs/etc have you had to have done so far?

Hope to meet you on the road sometime

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #17
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Awesome -enjoy Gary & Gay!
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Funny you should ask -FW is in the shop as we chat, Ours was built in Feb/March so hopefully our item list has been corrected at the factory for you. Right now we are getting the antenna cable thru out the FW including all connections. Multiple post on this issue. Our Black water flush was connected backwards & ended up with a staple hole in it. "molding" over ceiling seams came unstuck, look under the carpet at the inside corners of both large slides -plastic corner cover issue. Light over table loosen a nut, swinging as we drove home from camping & broke the glass shade/frayed the wires -(emailed for a replacement & we received it in 3 days ) & bottom rail of shower doors
feeds the water out to the floor instead of into the shower. Some items fixed by us, some by a local RV dealer...The Columbus rep -Bryan - is terrific. I will check out the GiraffeG4 Truck Protection System, Thanks, wonder if you can get an insurance discount for this giraffeG4? We are looking to camp near/in Ithaca NY in Aug, Holley NY for Labor Day & somewhere for Columbus weekend. More if diesel fuel prices stay the same... Happy Camping!
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