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2018 Palomino Columbus 383FB 5th Wheel reviews

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3.3
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2.3
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5.0
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4.3
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2.3

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Brendon Smith

Texas

Reviewed on 2019-02-10

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2.6
Day one after hauling from dealer in sweetwater TX~ Big spring Texas. Cracked windows “spider webbed”. Get set up and water turned on,instant water leak from front sink drains into understorage. The front entrance door will not close without being slammed very hard. The kitchen sink has pre-cut pieces to cover the sink. They are not cut properly and you have to yank on them with all your power to get them out. Slides sound like death when being retracted or extended. Noticed soft spots in the floors due to the A/C and heat ducts. In the bedroom beside the bed wires are exposed with 1/4” holes exposed. Latches don’t close and lock properly on the outside compartments. All in all it’s liveable for now but needs serious attention from the factory. Hopefully Monday we will make headway. But by all means family RV in sweetwater is top notch. There is no way to catch these things in the little time we had when picking up the trailer.
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5.0
Driving/towing
5.0
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1.0
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Stephanie Stark

Ohio

Reviewed on 2022-04-04

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2.8
Columbus 383FB offered a terrific interior design but TERRIBLE QUALITY IN DESIGN. WATER SEEPAGE has become a disaster for us due to POOR EXTERIOR DESIGN on the bedroom and bathroom slides which has created MAJOR DAMAGE to the floors of both. The lower trim plate allowed RAIN traveling down the exterior walls to GO DIRECTLY into the bottom WOOD PANEL of each slide. This issue would not be evident for 2 years since the damage could not be seen on inspection. The cause of this situation was the fact that there was NO CAULKING at the seam between the wall and the trim plate FROM THE FACTORY. The evidence of this issue became apparent only after the second year of ownership when items stored under the bed were moved and finding BLACK MOLD on the plywood shelf and throughout the linens. The MOLD also TRAVELED under the carpet across to the WOODEN DRESSER on the opposite wall. We had a local RV mobile service inspect and fix any caulking. THEY even MISSED the seam on the slides and only CAULKED them when WE POINTED it out. We also went to the CLOSEST DEALER who only suggested an INTERIOR MOLD TREATMENT. The REAL DAMAGE was YET TO BE SEEN.. This problem RESULTED in COMPLETE DETERIORATION of the bedroom slide bottom panel due to DRY ROT. The same is true under the bathroom slide. FOREST RIVER DENIED any responsibility saying the issue was not reported during the warranty period. However POOR FACTORY PERFORMANCE in 2017 ALLOWED WATER TO INVADE our unit for 2 years before any problem was found. NOW we are returning to the original dealership to see : IF ANY REPAIR IS EVEN POSSIBLE. THIS FEELS LIKE A CAMPER'S WORST NIGHTMARE.
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5.0
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3.0
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fowlman

Delaware

Reviewed on 2019-09-14

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5.0
We have owned several RVs and this one has been great and by far the best one yet. It tows exceptionally well since it's a 5th wheel and has the special tongue you barely know it's back there. With 4 slides it's very roomy, comfortable, and easy living for extended vacations. We love the half bath in the main cabin as well as the double sinks in the master bath.The full size fridge is also a plus and very convenient to stock up for long trips. The panty in kitchen, walk in closet, central vac and finally the on board washer and dryer takes this coach to the next level. It's truly the complete vacation package.
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