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Old 12-09-2015, 04:52 PM   #1
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Columbus 377MB vs Jayco North Point 377RLBH

I'm looking for any and all opinions between these two 5vers. The MSRP should be almost identical with the options we want so it comes down to which unit is going to be better quality and hold up better over the long run.

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Perhaps responses here are slow because I am not sure your question has an answer. As a general rule, in comparable price ranges, the similarities between units are much greater than their differences and what difference there is likely depends more on variance in quality control that day, than other factors.

Every manufacturers sends out some very good and some very bad units and it is virtually the luck of the draw as to which one you get. Owners who get a bad one blast it, while owners who get a good one praise it. I think if you run a search on the Internet, you will find complaints about every RV made. Of course, folks who are unhappy often have more to say than those who are happy and say nothing at all.

I would encourage you to either learn enough to be confident in your ability to go through any unit you intend to purchase, take along an experienced RV friend with you, or hire an RV technician to spend a couple of hours going over it with you.

I think buying based on brand name alone is a mistake.

My two cents,

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Thanks Steve. I wasn't intending to buy on name. I guess I should make it a little more clear. I've been in a Columbus but no one around me has this model. Ive seen how the build there cabinets and drawers.

I've never seen a north point yet and was wondering how it compares to the Columbus. Are they build the same? Is one build better?
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IMHO Columbus is a couple of steps below Cedar Creek. Which has an outstanding customer support reputation.
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I would continue to suggest there is no company that is consistent in customer support, technical advice, or anything else, other than perhaps a couple of the really really high-end manufacturers producing relatively low volume. The variability has to experienced on a first hand day-to-day basis to be believed. Simply run a search and google the name of the manufacturer/model and "reviews" and you will see what I mean.

If you work on these things on a regular basis you will understand why!

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