Sorry it took me so long to get back to everyone, but I finally was able to take delivery of my 295RL. I brought it home Saturday afternoon and spent the rest of the day tinkering around with it and getting used to where things are and how things work. My wife also decided that she wanted to move all the items from the old TT into the 295RL so I put the boxes in the trailer and told her have fun
It was 25-27 degrees out pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday and I noticed that once I got the trailer up to the temp I wanted, the electric heater/fireplace did a pretty nice job at keeping the temperature at a somewhat comfortable spot (I had it set for 62 degrees). After playing around with things some more I found some small things (cosmetics) that I will have the dealer take care of after I get some use under my belt with the 5'er. Also the surround sound was not setup correctly. So I will be buying the fiber optic cable to hook up the TV to the receiver to solve that problem.
Several of my neighbors decided to take and ask for a peak inside since a lot of them own RV's as well. The comments were all good and many of them couldn't believe how nice it was and the quality of materials for the price. Even my dad who is not easily impressed was impressed and made the comment "You are right, you would have been stupid not to buy this trailer."
Now that its finally home, I have the "Best Day Ever" type of feeling.
A couple of things I want to comment on are the Auto Level System and the location of the Control Center.
1) Auto Level System - OHHHHHH how I love it. I will never own another RV without it. It's easy to use, and saves me time running around the RV trying to level it out and never feeling like it is really level. For anyone who is on the fence or wondering about what add-ons to use. This is a must.
2) I have several friends that have RV's and their biggest complaint is that a light switch inside the entry door seems to be overlooked. When it is completely dark outside and you go to get into your RV and no lights are on, the light switches are never in a spot close to the door. Well on our columbus its nice to just open the door and there is the control center.....even if your feeling around for a switch your bound to hit one of the 8 light switches (including the ceiling fan light).
I know a lot of people will leave a light on and just use the battery disconnect switch and then all the lights will come on in the trailer, but I am one of those that likes to make sure everything is turned off and then kill the power. I like to avoid power surges through as many things as possible.
I am excited to take it out on our first trip this coming weekend.