We are also VERY impressed with the Columbus brand and plan to order/buy early 2015. I have done extensive research of these and other models and I think you get a lot for your money in the Columbus. There are minimal differences in the 14 and 15 models and I would go with the best price. If you are purchasing new, which you are, you will get the same warranty. My only recommendation would be to shop around as much as you can....I think the best prices are online and wholesale dealers like RV Wholesalers. WANNARV and RV Direct. If you have not looked at them go up and build one (which is fun) and you should get a price within 24 hours. I will save over 8K by ordering and taking a weekend later to pick it up. Just a thought. I know that is more than you wanted to hear but that is OK. I am in the same boat you are in. Good luck with the Columbus. One more point of advice....go with what YOU think is best for you. There are pros and cons to each model and there is always somebody out there willing to give you their opinion (pro or con) about a certain brand or model.