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Old 04-06-2014, 09:27 AM   #11
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If we do not add a second a/c the Fantastic Fan will be used. Still not real sure about the second a/c because I really do not care for conditioned air that much. Prefer to drive with my window down over using a/c in truck, and really dislike sleeping with the a/c on.

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The second air is not for when moving down the road, it IS for when you are parked someplace with little or no shade or where you are at is having record breaking heat.

Turn it off at night, turn it on during the day when you are out and about a cool place to relax for a few is quite refreshing.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:34 AM   #12
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The second air is not for when moving down the road, it IS for when you are parked someplace with little or no shade or where you are at is having record breaking heat.

Turn it off at night, turn it on during the day when you are out and about a cool place to relax for a few is quite refreshing.

X2 on that. We use our second for a quick cool down and to cool down the bedroom before going to bed. Then we just run a small table fan at night. Then again we live in South Texas where it can get pretty hot. I'd rather have too much AC than not enough. Just my 02.
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LOL, I knew the second a/c was for being parked and not used during travel. I just related my dislike for a/c use in general. Both you and RKR make good points about using the a/c for a quick cool down of the unit and my wife thinks she'd prefer having two units.

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:01 AM   #14
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LOL, I knew the second a/c was for being parked and not used during travel. I just related my dislike for a/c use in general. Both you and RKR make good points about using the a/c for a quick cool down of the unit and my wife thinks she'd prefer having two units.

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I would rather keep it cool than try and cool it off later.
Lets say you are going for a horse ride early AM, turn one AC on before you leave for the day after you return turn the second one on to keep the cool going during the hotter part of the day.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:55 PM   #15
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We have a 320 and towed it with our 2001 Ford 250 swb crew cab for the first year. Did well but then we had a bad hail storm last year and it totaled ours so we had to get a new one.
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What transmission do you have in your F250? If it is an auto I highly suggest installing a trans cooler from a 6.0 SuperDuty. The 7.3l is a great engine, but the auto tranny is the weak link and the Columbus isn't a lightweight to tow.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:17 PM   #17
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If I decide to use my current truck that is the last thing that needs to be done.

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and would love current owners opinions of their trailer and suggestions on offered options.

We've decided we'd like to stay in the under 35' range and came across the 295RL. We like the 45 degree TV in the living area so everyone can view the TV without too much turning of their head. We also intend to put a washer/dryer combo in the bedroom for the small everyday loads. The full vinyl flooring in the living area instead of carpet is also a plus.

We want to start this adventure with our 2001 F250 diesel crew cab shortbed pickup and see how that handles the towing.

Any helpful comments from current owners and suggestions regarding option upgrades would be very much appreciated.
A new posting in this web site today, addresses a pending NHTSA complaint of leaking axle seals on the Columbus. I suggest you read this posting before you make the purchase.
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I can guarantee you will be over in pin weight. I am. RAM 2500. 3k PW but only 150 over in total tow capacity. Does very well, stops great, pulls fantastic, but I know the truck is taking it hard. I put SuperSprings on it, only 1" of sag when connected. Truck frame is the weak point right now and I'm looking for a 3500, SBCC SRW 4x2. So far hard to find.
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