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Old 10-13-2012, 06:18 AM   #1
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Picking Up Our Columbus TODAY

Ok folks, 7 and half weeks and it's finally here! Going to review and pick up at noon. Hoping that everything is in order checks out smoothly.
We ordered a lot of extras and really excited to see how everthing works. We will keep you posted !
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:56 AM   #2
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Congrats...take your time during the PDI and enjoy



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Old 10-13-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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Congrats on your 2013 Columbus 320RS. Very nice unit!
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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Congratulations Drink I hope you are very happy with it. We are still waiting the arrival of ours. We did receive a call from the dealer last week wanting to know if we wanted leather recliners to match the sofa. I told them yes and they were going to call the factory back. I don't know if it means ours is in production or just starting production. We are getting anxious but hoping for a good unit with little to no issues like we have had with other forest river products.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #5
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Yes let us know how it looks and how the PDI went. The dealer says they should sart building ours on monday getting a 320RS
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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Enjoy it. Love mine but season is done for MN campers.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:06 AM   #7
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Congrats.... I'm 3-4 weeks out on my order of the 365RL. Waiting......
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:32 PM   #8
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Any word on your new unit?
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #9
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OK, we've received the unit. It's in great shape and we are actually staying in it for a few days to give it a "shake down." The dealer did a very nice job on delivery, the unit was very clean. The only issue we had upon delivery was that we ordered it with a low profile AC and it arrive with the standard AC. However, the dealer is doing an excellent job of getting us the correct one.
Just a few areas of concern at this point:
1) The rolling island is causing dimples in the floor. We've moved it around and the dimples seem to be going away.
2) The living room lights on a dimmer have a humming noice.
3) One light switch seems to interfer with the TV receiption.
Pros:
a) Six point leveling system is great!
b) Trump mattress is so comfortable.
c) The fireplace does a nice job of taking the chill off
d) The shower is huge, I will be adding a shut-off valve on the shower nozzle for camping when I do not have a water hook-up.
Here are some new features that they have added--looks like they are considering our feedback--we were suprised to see we had a screen door and we have a new type of radio in the outside compartment w/removable face
Let me know if anyone has questions.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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I do not want a screen door on mine.

What else is changing without telling anyone?

What options did you get? washer/dryer? generator?
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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Thats great news to hear, I'm going to the factory next week to see the start of my 365RL being built. I feel much better knowing that Palomino is listening.
I hope to take delivery around the middle of November, than have it sent down to Florida for the winter. Keep us informed to your progress.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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Congrats on picking up your trailer - have fun camping!
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:14 PM   #13
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There's a season in MN?

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Enjoy it. Love mine but season is done for MN campers.
We full time up in the Range. Season's just beginning now that all the "recreational" RV users have bugged out! So OK, I need some reassurance here. I just bought a 2013 385BH trading in a rock solid Itasca Sunova 35J we've lived in for years with our dog and 3 kids. We take delivery of this new 5th Wheel thingy on Tuesday (10/23), reading all these posts, I'm feeling like I'm making a HUGE mistake. Are the 385s all Ps-OS?
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:30 AM   #14
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Drink, I'm really happy to hear the good news of few issues with your unit. We are anxiously awaiting to hear from the dealer that ours has arrived. I hope you are enjoying the new baby. Please post if other issues arrise as this helps all of us to know what to look for when receiving our units. Thanks again for posting!! Happy Camping to you and yours!!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #15
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Drink that's good to hear no major problems, dealer called and said that ours would be in on Monday. We saw the new radio at the Hersey show and they told us about the screen door how does it look??
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #16
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This post can be very disturbing when you have invested what is a lot of money to most people. The truth is, you can get a lemon in anything you buy, you just have to hope you dont. I am going to go through with my order and hope for the best. If I do happen to get a lemon, they will take it back and I will deal with it then. There is protection for the consumer if you need it. Good luck to everyone, I hope no one gets that bad one!!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #17
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This unit is awesome! No one should hesitate on ordering a Columbus product. Please don't take anything we've posted as be negitive we're just making everyone aware of the changes and little issue.

At hd riders; the screen door is great. it's black and matches very well. the only issue is the door no longer has the day/night shade on the glass. We're going check with the factory and see if we can order one.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #18
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I wonder what's considered a lemon in the RV world? We will be taking our 7 mo old Sabre in for a fairly long list of warranty issues after our final trip of the season next weekend.

What we have is a pretty long list of little things, none of which prevented us from camping, but stull annoying and causing us to question if we bought the right brand. Here are some examples:
  • Split cabinet door
  • Kitchen counter damage
  • Damages air bed (large leak)
  • Hole in Awning
  • Damaged linoleum
  • loose heating ductwork
  • Missing LP gas bracket
  • Dented Exhaust hood.
  • Split chair leg
  • Loose trim below TV
  • Intermitent leak below shower (That will be a tough one to find & fix)
  • Damaged foot rest on one recliner and torn head rest on the other
  • ...& several more
Some of these were found during the PDI and some have already been fixed... but it seems like we find a few more item every time we take it out.

So far we've gotten great support from our dealer and from FR and we love the floor plan...but... we are a little disappointed with all of this small stuff. It makes it a little diffilcut to recommend the brand to others and my wife has started to use the L(emon) word. Are we being to particular??
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:49 PM   #19
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I don't believe you enjoy lemon law protections on a trailer. The only protection you have it to go over it very carefully and get all repairs before you sign.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #20
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Love our 320RS........ season for us will be done after the first weekend in November.......
will be a long winter!!!
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