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Old 02-26-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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Picking Up Columbus 365 in a couple hours

I thought someone posted a PDF with a PDI checklist, but I can't find it. Need it in a couple hours. Can someone post a link? Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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Remember when pulling out of dealer's lot, to drive 20 miles or so then pull over someplace safe and check tires, hubs, 5th wheel, 7pin plug, etc.

Do this at regular rest stops afterwards. Just visual checks for something gone wrong, loose, etc.

Then camp close to dealer and try everything out. It will be a short trip back to dealer if you need serious repairs. Little repairs can be done at a different dealer if you chose.

Enjoy and drive safe. You will be nervous as it's a new RV.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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Congrats on picking up your Colombus 365 today. I can just imagine the excitement . Hope all goes well during the PDI.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
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I think one thing not on the PDI list is to check the running lights. We picked ours up last Friday and there was one marker light that wasn't even hooked up and a brake/turn signal that had a short in it at the junction box.

Good luck and have a blast!
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #5
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Thanks every body. Have it on the iPad.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:36 PM   #6
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Do ask the RV dealership to take you on a test drive with one of their techs giving tips as you go. This was the most awesomeest thing my dealer did for me!
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:43 PM   #7
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Do ask the RV dealership to take you on a test drive with one of their techs giving tips as you go. This was the most awesomeest thing my dealer did for me!
This was #1 on my list. Have been pulling bumper pulls all my life. My last rig was a 31 Ft Bumper pull which will give me just about the same length behind, but it handles differently around corners and backing up. Need to learn a few tricks before heading for home.
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Don't forget to get up on the roof....there's 'stuff' to check up there too!!

Good luck....and I'll second the idea to stop and check 'stuff' periodically.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:38 PM   #9
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Congrats!!!! I am sure that you are going to love it!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:29 PM   #10
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Ok, I've now been at the dealer for 27 hours, no joke. We were scheduled to do everything at 9:00 yesterday morning. I slept in the Columbus last night. The paperwork was not ready after my wife took off for the morning. Then, they had not installed the change orders completely. If I hadn't gotten such a screaming deal, I would have walked. The good news is, I did my own PDI all last night. The list and everyone's input was great. This is a used coach, so I have to get everything on it the first time around because it is "as is". They sold 118 units at the Houston show two weeks ago and this place is a zoo and nobody seems happy. Thank goodness I brought the computer and have been able to work in their lounge.
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A used Columbus. Hmmmm.
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It was manufactured in October 2012 and delivered to someone in WI. He traded it in on a motorcoach first week in Feb. I came in the day after he traded it in and it wasn't even in the system so they didn't know what to ask. It was a steal and it is like it was never used. I finally got home at 6:00 tonight so it took 35 hours to drive 100 miles to pick it up. I'll post a link to photobucket later. I'm tickled pink.
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Here are some pictures of the new 365 RL. We are thrilled. Can't wait to go camping!

Columbus by cobrafan | Photobucket
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Here are some pictures of the new 365 RL. We are thrilled. Can't wait to go camping!

Columbus by cobrafan | Photobucket
Very nice! Enjoy the new Columbus!
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Congrats....very nice looking
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Thanks guys.
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Nice unit for used!!!! Congrats!!!!
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Here are some pictures of the new 365 RL. We are thrilled. Can't wait to go camping!

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Congrats, Thanks for the tour, You look like you have a great unit. Looks very comfortable and roomy inside....
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When I said used? Hmmmm

I have a plan on a few years down the road buying a 2nd Columbus and having it setup in a permanant spot down south someplace. Having a used one on the market already really suprised me. Why buy new when slightly used will do works for me.
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