2017 Palomino Columbus 5th Wheel Reviews on RV Insider (7)
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Walter Schofield from Pennsylvania says:

This is the worst 5th wheel that was made. I believe that a blind idiot drew laid out and got blind workers to build it. The wiring is in bad shape. W

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Voted Most Helpful Review 2017 Palomino Columbus 381FL View Listings

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This is the worst 5th wheel that was made. I believe that a blind idiot drew laid out and got blind workers to build it. The wiring is in bad shape. We have begged for the company to help but they don't care and refuse to answer. There is so much wrong the sewer system is so thrown together. We just ish they would stand behind their guarantees. We need to have this one fixed or they should give us a new one that was done right. We have to live in this 5th wheel as my work takes me all over so this is our home and it is unsafe to live in. We are telling everyone we can not to buy this unsafe and deadly 5th wheel.
- Walter Schofield, Pennsylvania

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2019-09-24 2017 Palomino Columbus 383FB View Listings

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Towing the 5th Wheel with a Dodge Ram 3500 with dualies, we used the 5th Wheel one time to travel from Jacksonville, FL to San Diego, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Utah; Denver, CO; Colorado Springs, CO; and back to Jacksonville. We had a blow out in New Mexico and the emergency assistance plan provided by Forest River was very responsive. This unit is like being at home. Very comfortable.
- Hazel Johnson, Florida

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2019-03-23 2017 Palomino Columbus 320RS View Listings

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We have lived in our 320rs for 2 1/2 years now full time. These rigs are not made to handle everyday living they are for recreational use that being said...Yes we have had some minor problems some trim fell off while traveling over NY roads and the long window box sagged after a year, our residential refrigerator fell over during travel, I didn’t like the couch (I don’t like RV furniture period) and our outside door didn’t close properly, and a few minor things. After the run around from some dealers for warranty service I called Columbus. They found a dealer near us and upon arrival the dealer had a list of what needed fixing, we reviewed it together and Columbus covered everything, even though the dealer stated they probably wouldnt replace the door because it was a year old. There were a few delays in delivery of items but it was because the dealer ordered the wrong parts and the refrigerator was late due to weather conditions (flooding). There is an excellent Facebook group of owners who are ready and willing to assist whenever there’s a problem. We love the floor plan however they no longer offer it. The Columbus team is a small division of Forest River and has been very good to us.
- Terri, New York

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2018-09-16 2017 Palomino Columbus 377MB View Listings

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Trim falls everywhere, had to have control board replaced and water panel replaced, can’t keep battery’s up even with plug out. Now jacks won’t work, been in shop more than used. Have only used three times. I am going to ask for exchange or refund. This is junk
- Joe Broadwell, Kentucky

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2018-01-18 2017 Palomino Columbus 386FK View Listings

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we loved the floor plan but the quality of workmanship is as poor as it gets. it has been in the shop more days than we have gotten to use it. main door has to be replace the toilet didn't work the recliner didn't work no heat in 2 of the vents, have to have all new duct work installed, most of the interior trim is falling off. Batteries go dead even with main key pulled leveling jacks don't want to work right half the time, All this from just spending 3days and 2 nights in it. would not suggest this camper to anyone..
- kc, Missouri

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2018-01-17 2017 Palomino Columbus 381FL View Listings

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The Columbus has quality and engineering issues would advise to pass on this Rv. Auto level did not work,leaking slides,over hangs axels to far, long tail swing,cable ports did not work,rows back heavy
- Kevin Lee, Oregon

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2017-10-20 2017 Palomino Columbus 381FL View Listings

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Went to plug tv cable into unit with no signal inside. Investigated and found no real inside connections. Did the rewire myself For the fear if somebody could do this in a factory I most certainly did not want somebody attempting to repair at a dealership. AC did not work in the back took it in had dealership look at it they claim that it was not plugged in square light does not work dead short automatic leveling system is backwards will not level correctly because it does not know word is left side is right side right side is left side quality of inside is marginal I do not recommend forest river .
- Kevin Lee, Oregon

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