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Old 02-07-2014, 10:29 PM   #31
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Haven't priced it out at home yet. Going to see the Columbus dealer next weekend at an RV show in Brandon and will get him to price one for me. If memory serves (and it often doesn't) we saw a Columbus 320 at the RV show in Winnipeg 2 years ago and I think the show price was $60k. After factoring the exchange rate (darn that Sinking Loonie) thats still about $10k less.
The interesting thing is that the salesman at home said he couldn't recommend the Columbus as their service dept had seen a number of the units that they sold come back in for work. Will find out next weekend exactly what kind of problems as for the most part my research says that their reliability has been pretty good, especially after the first model year bugs were worked out. His motivation may simply be that they are no longer carrying the Columbus and he is recommending the Cougar and Crusader as those are their main lines.
Hey! For those that follow the Wildcat threads I met Wildcat Chris. Had a nice chat and saw the Snow-leopard (I think that's what they call it). The concept 327. Built in solar panels were nice and the Induction range would be nice to have. Not sure what the Amp draw would be for that though. Dry wt was about 11,500#
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:18 PM   #32
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Be careful, we said the same thing and now have an new rv on order
Yep! It's dangerous!
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:29 AM   #33
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looking to buy Schultz or just 'browse'?

Charli ( 2 posts up) says they are making the drive down from Winnipeg to hit the same show.
Was there all day (10-7). Just doing research. Planning to pull the trigger soon. Charli there was a RV World salesmen for Columbus line that was sooo pushy and following my extended family and myself. We couldn't get away from him fast enough!
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Got a price from RV Wholesalers for a similarly equipped unit for 42,500. Given the distances involved this deal makes more sense and perhaps we can get them to come down a bit.
I got a quote from RV Wholesalers on a Sabre. They were higher than the local (MPLS) dealers. I worked with Mitch at RV Wholesalers.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #35
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Kaschultz, we talked with Rod from RV World and he was fine. We had wanted to look at a 331 Mountaineer but there wasn't one at the show. Talked to Gregg from Quality RV and he mentioned they had one back at the dealership so we arranged to meet him there this morning. After looking at it and getting an idea on price, trade terms and timing my DW and I went for coffee and decided on the Mountaineer over the Columbus. Dropped frame for extra storage in pass through, huge pantry and linen closet accessable from both bedroom and bathroom plus the fact that Montana's have been around forever vs Columbus' 3 years were the deciding factors. Ended up phoning a dealer back home and told him we were at the RV show in Minneapolis ready to sign and we agreed on a pretty fair price, I think. Ended up about $4k higher after all taxes, trade value, etc. and we will end up with a local dealer for servicing and more flexibility on delivery date, etc.
Now I have to decide on hitch and pin box and get my drivers license upgraded. Then we are set to handle the retirement lifestyle we have been dreaming about.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:35 PM   #36
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Hey 5 Hole,
I wonder how many people out there know what the 5 hole is?!
I Do I DO I DO! Or the 7 hole?
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Another thing we've been doing the last few years when our dollar was strong was open up a US bank account at our local bank. Everytime we had money to spare it went in there. When we pulled the trigger on our 365 it didn't hurt as much when the $ went down 10 cents. I keep hearing it's gonna go down another .05 cents or so.
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