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Old 04-21-2016, 10:45 AM   #7401
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We looked at GD and a couple others. GD was at the top of our list until at a show we found the Columbus. After that EVERYTHING we looked at we compared to the Columbus. All the "extras" that were included really helped.

Then we found out ordering over the winter we could get "FREE" Fireplace, Mattress upgrade, 32" bedroom TV with sound bar, Metal Wrapped Awning, backup camera and keyless entry it just seemed silly not to order one. Even had them upgrade the axles to 7k so now our GVWR is at 16,298 with 4705 CCC.

We got 23 nights and about 6000 miles scheduled by the end of June already and can't wait to get started.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:51 PM   #7402
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Today I replace the analog thermostat with a digital thermostat and installed a swich for the high/low fan speeds. Also installed a Blue Streak system. Next on list is to replace the factory battery disconnect switch with a more robust unit and replace battery leads with larger gauge wires if the correct
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:46 PM   #7403
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For example my Columbus.



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I would go with the Columbus myself very nice and clean lines also wood color is nicer


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Old 04-21-2016, 01:57 PM   #7404
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Dammit I now want a bigger 5er ... and truck (I'm pretending that wasn't already a thing)
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:20 PM   #7405
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Dammit I now want a bigger 5er ... and truck (I'm pretending that wasn't already a thing)
Did you get bigger or family get larger or do you just want to 'Keep up with the Jones'?
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:27 PM   #7406
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We looked at GD and a couple others. GD was at the top of our list until at a show we found the Columbus. After that EVERYTHING we looked at we compared to the Columbus. All the "extras" that were included really helped.

Then we found out ordering over the winter we could get "FREE" Fireplace, Mattress upgrade, 32" bedroom TV with sound bar, Metal Wrapped Awning, backup camera and keyless entry it just seemed silly not to order one. Even had them upgrade the axles to 7k so now our GVWR is at 16,298 with 4705 CCC.

We got 23 nights and about 6000 miles scheduled by the end of June already and can't wait to get started.

Which model did you get and when did you order it, I want all that free stuff too...lol


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Old 04-21-2016, 02:40 PM   #7407
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Which model did you get and when did you order it, I want all that free stuff too...lol


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We ordered the 320RS on Jan. 29th. Started the production on March 11 and finished on March 16. Had a couple issues from the factory so we didn't take delivery until April 14th.

I think the "free" stuff was for orders placed by Feb. 29th.
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:45 PM   #7408
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So Jealous of all the in door parking..mine sits in my Driveway , were I can keep an eye on the pink antifreeze thawing


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There's does the same thing being inside, but being in the shadows, they just don't see it!
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:00 PM   #7410
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We just went over to the Rockwood and met a neighbour parking a Titanium just got back from Texas. Mentioned the GMC was going, not happy with repairs to AC he had to pay for and a rear differential that was noisy.

We turned our fridge on, loaded up a bunch of stuff. Ready to go Camping at St Mary's Ontario Wildwood Conservation Area.

Had the F250 in for its second maintenance schedule today. Free DEF on the plan. At 7.5 gallons a fill at Ford prices that's $75 saved.

We also looked at the GD and said it was not with the money. If we play our cards right next year a Columbus in our future as well.
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:02 PM   #7411
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The free Columbus package is standard here. Our dealer to be includes that package with most Columbus fivers.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:13 PM   #7412
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Did you get bigger or family get larger or do you just want to 'Keep up with the Jones'?
Actually want something bigger for when both kids are finally out of the house,. Bigger rv for smaller family
Just more space for us, and more setup for just the two of us
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:34 AM   #7413
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Finally parked it indoors! Still waiting on the power company, but the pool is close enough to plug the RV into an outlet there.

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Old 04-22-2016, 06:48 AM   #7414
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Last night I added a bottle of Jameson Caskmates to the 2703WS. This will be a permanent feature and was very simple to install. I expect I may have to re-do this install later in the season.

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Old 04-22-2016, 06:50 AM   #7415
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Setup the Roo on the new TV, F350 barely realizes that Roo is attached to it, so much better then my F150 EB

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Old 04-22-2016, 06:58 AM   #7416
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Last night I added a bottle of Jameson Caskmates to the 2703WS. This will be a permanent feature and was very simple to install. I expect I may have to re-do this install later in the season.

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Very nice mod!

and you are right about this type of mod, it will need frequent checking for proper performance and the occasional "reboot" to keep it operating smoooothly!!
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:52 AM   #7417
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Last night I added a bottle of Jameson Caskmates to the 2703WS. This will be a permanent feature and was very simple to install. I expect I may have to re-do this install later in the season.

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Mmmmm Jameson select!
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:09 AM   #7418
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Setup the Roo on the new TV, F350 barely realizes that Roo is attached to it, so much better then my F150 EB

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Very nice new TV! It's total overkill for the Roo but I think you said you are going to be upgrading to a 5er before too long?

Is that the Andersen WDH you have on it? Are the chains on the Anderson tight in the pics? They look like there is slack in them.
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I will be upgrading and I have to reset the entire hitch Sunday, just needed to get the ball set right so I can drop it off for the steps to be replaced under warranty then off to a parking lot and I am resetting the entire hitch assembly. The F350 barely knows it is there...lol


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Old 04-22-2016, 01:14 PM   #7420
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