7400 S. US Highway 441
Ocala, FL 34480
New 2019 Palomino Columbus Compass 297RKC
Palomino Columbus Compass fifth wheel 297RKC highlights:
- Free Standing Dinette
- Kitchen Island
- Outside Kitchen
Your own bedding and kitchen amenities can travel with you where ever you go, so why compromise on comfort and luxury. This Columbus Compass 297RKC fifth wheel provides a pillowtop mattress in the master bedroom with storage and a washer and dryer prepped closet if you want to add those optional appliances. Just imagine having clean clothes for a month of traveling. When it is time for breakfast, the rear kitchen layout offers enough space to make meals thanks to the dual slide outs. You can use the counter space and kitchen island when preparing and serving meals all while watching the 50" LED TV. As you drink your morning coffee or nighttime glass of wine while relaxing on the sofa, take a look out the windows to enjoy your surroundings. This luxury fifth wheel is what you have been looking for, come find other features you will love each time you travel.
With any Columbus Compass fifth wheel by Palomino you can enjoy the finer things while exploring the countryside. Comfortable towing is provided by the E-Z Flex Dexter axles and E-Z Lube axles with Nev-R-Adjust brakes. You will appreciate the large double bowl undermount sink in the kitchen for easy clean up, the residential microwave for reheating leftovers, and the many upgraded features you will find in each model. Come see why owning a Columbus Compass fifth wheel is the correct choice for you!
We Consider the Staff at Optimum Our FriendsMy wife and myself had been wanting a RV. We had looked and talked to other dealers. When we talked to Kent he explained to us the benefits of owning a RV. He demonstrated the RV and was able to answer any questions we had. After our purchase we had a few questions, he promptly returned our phone calls. Both of us are very happy with our purchase from Optimum RV and consider Kent a friend. - Arthur
Interior Color: CHESTNUT CHERRY WOODGRAIN
|Ext Width||8 ft 5 in|
|Ext Height||12 ft 4 in|
|Int Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Interior Color||CHESTNUT CHERRY WOODGRAIN|
|Hitch Weight||2134 lbs|
|Gross Weight||14098 lbs|
|Dry Weight||11098 lbs|
|Cargo Weight||3000 lbs|
|Fresh Water Capacity||75 gals|
|Grey Water Capacity||78 gals|
|Black Water Capacity||39 gals|
|Furnace BTU||35000 btu|
|Refrigerator Type||Two Door|
|Refrigerator Size||8 cu ft|
|Shower Size||60" x 30"|
|Number of Awnings||1|
|Axle Weight||7000 lbs|
|LP Tank Capacity||30|
|Water Heater Capacity||10 gal|
|Water Heater Type||Quick Recovery|
|AC BTU||15000 btu|
|TV Info||LR 50" LED TV|
|Awning Info||16' Power with LED Lighting|
|Number of LP Tanks||2|
|Shower Type||Shower w/Seat|
As demand for the Palomino grew, Mr. Landey felt it would benefit his company, Vanguard Ind., to relocate. With most manufacturers and industry suppliers located in the Elkhart, In. area the move eastward seemed logical. Vanguard Industries settled in the community of Colon in 1972. Once in Colon he began to put his plans in motion. By 1973 he had built the main production facility and within days Palomino tent trailers were rolling out the doors.
In 1976, Vanguard added its own Needle Division, in 1978 its own Metal Fabrication Plant, and has several cold storage facilities. On May 27, 1992, the primary production building and offices were destroyed by fire. By late August, 1992, the first 1993 model Palomino rolled of the line in the new 52,300 sq. ft. facility, which was built on the same site as the previous building had been.
The year 1998 continued to see expansion with the addition of a new 75,000 sq. ft. production facility, and another storage facility. In 2002 Vanguard was purchased by Forest River, Inc. This allowed for rapid growth and the introduction of two new towable lines of travel trailers and fifth wheels, Puma and Sabre by Palomino.