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Old 02-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Columbus 295RL

As a new iRV2 member, I have a question. Does anyone have experience with a Colubus by Palomino? I'm planning to purchase a new 295RL this month. I've not been able to find a single used vehicle on the internet since they've only been in manufacture 13 months.

I'd appreciate any feedback positive or negative you will share.


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Old 02-16-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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Bought ours in October of last year. Have had it out about 5 times on fairly short trips. Only once for a weeks length. So far we love it. We love the openness of the "main room". Pulls great...we have a Ram 3500 with the Cummins engine. Some nice features..central vac., access to radio/cd player in the "garage", great bathroom/shower size, closet space....don't have washer/dryer so use that space for storage of lighter items...I could go on...Very happy so far. Quality seems good. We are new to Rv'ing, so we missed the fact that it has no screen door until we went for PDI. Has not been an issue thus far. Insulation seems good...OK I'll stop.


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Old 02-17-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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We've had our Columbus 320RS since March 2012.
They have come a long way since we took delivery of ours. You can't beat the amenities and features, especially for the price. I've visited the factory and am impressed with the staff.
The newer models have the benefit of updated improvements in both equipment and manufacturing changes.
We are looking forward to getting out again next month in our 320RS, you'll love yours, too.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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We just ordered a 365RL. Know anything about it. It says that our 2012 F250 Superduty with a 6.7 diesel will pull it okay. I hope so anyway!
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:21 AM   #5
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The Columbus 365RL "brochure" GVWR is 15,910 lbs. Ford says your F250/6.7 can tow 16-16,700 lbs. depending upon your truck's specific configuration. Sounds like you'd be ok, however, I find that brochure information is not always accurate.

Best way to know is weigh your truck loaded with fuel and add 200 lbs. for each driver & passenger. Then subtract this amount from your truck's GCWR to determine what your truck will pull safely. Next be sure to learn what your 365's actual unloaded weight is (found on a yellow sticker on the coach's door frame) and subtract this amount from the truck's GCWR. The difference is the weight you can add to your coach safely.

A good source of reference is; RV Camping & RV Lifestyle - Changin' Gears

Hope this helps.

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:34 AM   #6
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we ordered a 320RS will be here in 6 to 7 weeks. the dealer all ready has our trade. Can;t wait till it shows up. also have a Ford F250 with 6.7

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #7
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Good advice from Pete Gilmore post. There is a lot of difference in what your tow vehicle can "pull" and what limitations are for weights...on the vehicle, the pin weight in the bed, the RV and the combined weight of vehicle and RV. For your safety and that of your family and others on the road, you would be wise to educate yourself on these issues.


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