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Old 03-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #11
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The world aint going to stop because of bad weather and the chance of hail, if it did the whole of the mid west would close down for three months every year

How much is major discount? 50%? I would have gone with that thank you very much, new airco cowls, rubber roof, end cap replaced, they probably did not offer that, but I would have suggested it!

We collected from RVW in April last year, survived a tornado and flooding in the first week of hauling back to BC, no hail though.

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Old 03-07-2012, 06:39 AM   #12
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Our unit was able to sneak through between the snow and hail in the midwest, thankfully and arrive in North Texas unscathed. We were very concerned when we heard about the storms up there. But believe me...we've been over every inch of our Columbus and it's just fine...beautiful!!!

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:14 AM   #13
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It would have been very difficult to predict a hail storm. Thunderstorms yes, but hail can come out of nowhere when you least expect it. I'm sorry your unit was damaged, and I'm sorry you have to wait a bit longer. But this is just a little speed bump in the road. There will be many of those speed bumps along the way. How you choose to deal with them will be the difference between being a happy camper, or a disgruntled camper. I choose "happy."
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:17 AM   #14
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I am glad your Columbus made to you intack. We are looking forward to ours getting here. It goes on Line on the 13th and hopefully we get it shortly there after. The dealer had to return the unit because they were unable to repair the damage that was done. I guess it was worse off than they expected. Well, I am glad you got your unit. It was a bad storm and some made it out before it really hit hard. Enjoy your unit and maybe someday we will cross paths out on the road somewhere.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:33 AM   #15
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Id have taken the discounted fixed up unit. We ordered 18,000 dollars worth of kitchen cabinets for our house and waited 8 weeks for them to be made. When they showed up there was three damaged and they were the wrong color my dwarf was furious.
Another 8 weeks for new ones or they come and fix what we had and except the color difference and pay 9,000 . Hmmm no brainer. Cabinets still look great and function as they should no issues 5 years later.

Sorry it happened to you I guess they didn't discount it enough for you to take the damaged but fixed back up unit. Did you even go look at it? How bad was the damage?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:04 AM   #16
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Sorry about the news, man you must be bummed.
My 320RS is suppose to come off line tomorrow, I hope the weather isn't a factor during delivery.
After waiting 6 weeks, I know you and the wife must be really frustrated. Hang in there because when you drive out of the dealer with a new Columbus in tow, heading to your favorite campground, you'll look back on this and laugh. Well, maybe not laugh, but it's a good story to tell around the campfire, eh?
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