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Re-Discover North America with a Palomino Columbus. These luxury fifth wheels feature residential details with distinctive style.
 
From the 8'5" wide body with painted fiberglass front cap on an all welded aluminum frame superstructure to residential crown molding throughout, dovetail constructed reinforced doors and drawers with upgraded hardware, and upgraded true solid surface countertops in the kitchen and bath, you will feel as if you haven't left any luxurious details at home.  

So, when you and your crew are ready to re-discover America, you won't need a sailing ship, just a brand new Palomino Columbus fifth wheel. Choose yours today and begin your greatest exploration ever!
  • Columbus F297RK

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 3
    Length 36 ft 3 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2169 lbs
    Gross Weight 14422 lbs
    Dry Weight 11422 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 78 gals
    Black Water Capacity 39 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Two Door
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    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
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F298RL

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 3
    Length 36 ft 3 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2309 lbs
    Gross Weight 14859 lbs
    Dry Weight 11859 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 71 gals
    Black Water Capacity 39 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    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
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F320RS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 3
    Length 37 ft 7 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2422 lbs
    Gross Weight 14636 lbs
    Dry Weight 11636 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 78 gals
    Black Water Capacity 39 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    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
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F340RK

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 3
    Length 37 ft 2 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2138 lbs
    Gross Weight 14566 lbs
    Dry Weight 11566 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 78 gals
    Black Water Capacity 39 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    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
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F366RL

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 3
    Length 39 ft 6 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 1913 lbs
    Gross Weight 15196 lbs
    Dry Weight 12196 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 71 gals
    Black Water Capacity 39 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 2
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Quick Recovery
    AC BTU 15000 btu
    TV Info LR 50" LED TV
    Awning Info 18' & 11' Power with LED Lighting
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F374BH

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 6
    Slides 4
    Length 42 ft 1 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2276 lbs
    Gross Weight 16276 lbs
    Dry Weight 13523 lbs
    Cargo Weight 2753 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 71 gals
    Black Water Capacity 78 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Number Of Bunks 3
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    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
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F377MB

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 8
    Slides 4
    Length 42 ft 1 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2378 lbs
    Gross Weight 16006 lbs
    Dry Weight 13006 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 71 gals
    Black Water Capacity 39 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Number Of Bunks 1
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Quick Recovery
    AC BTU 15000 btu
    TV Info LR 50" LED TV
    Awning Info 20' Power with LED Lighting
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F378MB

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 8
    Slides 4
    Length 42 ft 1 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2251 lbs
    Gross Weight 16251 lbs
    Dry Weight 13826 lbs
    Cargo Weight 2425 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 71 gals
    Black Water Capacity 39 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Number Of Bunks 1
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 2
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Quick Recovery
    AC BTU 15000 btu
    TV Info LR 50" LED TV
    Awning Info 10'6" & 20' Power with LED Lighting
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F383FB

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 4
    Length 42 ft 1 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2632 lbs
    Gross Weight 16164 lbs
    Dry Weight 13164 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 78 gals
    Black Water Capacity 78 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 2
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Quick Recovery
    AC BTU 15000 btu
    TV Info LR 50" LED TV
    Awning Info 11' & 12' Power with LED Lighting
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F384RD

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 6
    Slides 5
    Length 42 ft 1 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2490 lbs
    Gross Weight 15617 lbs
    Dry Weight 12617 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 78 gals
    Black Water Capacity 78 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 2
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Quick Recovery
    AC BTU 15000 btu
    TV Info LR 55" TV
    Awning Info 12' & 17' Power with LED Lighting
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F386FK

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 6
    Slides 5
    Length 42 ft 1 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2619 lbs
    Gross Weight 15846 lbs
    Dry Weight 12846 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 89 gals
    Black Water Capacity 39 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Quick Recovery
    AC BTU 15000 btu
    TV Info LR 50" LED TV
    Awning Info 19' Power with LED Lighting
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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  • Columbus F389FL

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 6
    Slides 6
    Length 42 ft 1 in
    Ext Width 8 ft 5 in
    Ext Height 12 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Newport, Savannah, Metropolitan
    Exterior Color Cream, White
    Hitch Weight 2751 lbs
    Gross Weight 16593 lbs
    Dry Weight 13593 lbs
    Cargo Weight 3000 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 75 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 75 gals
    Black Water Capacity 39 gals
    Tire Size 16"
    Furnace BTU 35000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Size 8 cu ft
    Convection Cooking Yes
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Shower Size 60" x 30"
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 7000 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 10 gal.
    Water Heater Type Quick Recovery
    AC BTU 15000 btu
    TV Info LR 50" LED TV
    Awning Info 20' Power with LED Lighting
    Axle Count 2
    Washer/Dryer Available Yes
    Number of LP Tanks 3
    Shower Type Shower w/Seat

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Columbus Features:

Standard Features

 

Construction

  • 101" wide body
  • All welded aluminum frame superstructure
  • Laminated sidewalls and slide boxes
  • 5/8" tongue and groove plywood floor
  • R-40 Residential 5" radius wood truss roof
  • 6'6" height slides (living area slides)
  • (5) heat ducts out of traffic areas
  • Snap-in ceiling molding - no staples or tape
  • 12V heat pads on all holding tanks
  • R-38 floor insulation
  • R-40 roof insulation
  • R-11 sidewall insulation
  • E-Z Flex® Dexter® Axles E-Z Lube® Axles with Nev-R-Adjust® brakes
  • 16" wheels with nitro fill tires

Interior

  • Large frameless tinted windows throughout
  • Hidden hinges
  • Dovetail constructed reinforced doors and drawers with upgraded hardware
  • Upgraded crack/mold/mildew-resistant flooring
  • Upgrade true solid surface countertops bath/kitchen
  • LED lights
  • Residential crown molding throughout unit
  • Cherry hardwood slide fascia
  • 24 ounce carpet
  • Roller night shades
  • Cherry hardwood steps
  • Central vacuum system
  • Large entry closet for jacket/shoe storage

Exterior

  • Metal slam latches on all storage doors
  • Magnetic compartment door holds
  • 2-tone aluminum wheels
  • 2-tone wheel well skirting
  • Painted fiberglass front cap
  • 2 exterior color choices with champagne metal skirting (cream, white)
  • Heated utility convenience center
  • Black tank flush
  • Outside AM/FM/Bluetooth receiver with USB port and exterior speakers
  • Electric rear stabilizer jacks
  • Outside shower
  • (3) 20-lb. LP tanks with auto switch (EZ replacement)
  • Full view entry door with window and screen door
  • Quick battery disconnect
  • Power awning with LED lighting
  • 7000 lb. axles (all models)
  • Crank down spare tire
  • Storage rack in front compartment

Furniture

  • La-Z-Boy residential theater seating with storage
  • La-Z-Boy 80" tri-fold sofa (per model)
  • Cherry hardwood entertainment and end table tops
  • Residential high end dining chairs with storage

Bedroom

  • Wall mounted/framed TV cabinet
  • Cherry hardwood dresser top
  • Pillow top mattress
  • (3) French mirrored sliding closet doors
  • High end bedspread/pillows

Appliances

  • Upgrade 8 cu. ft. refrigerator with adjustable temp settings and raised panel doors
  • 50" LED TV with sound bar and Blu-Ray player
  • 10 gal. water heater with quick recovery
  • Cell phone/iPad charging station
  • Washer/dryer prep
  • Full system water purifier
  • 30" residential convection oven microwave
  • 15,000 BTU high output Coleman Serenity A/C
  • 35,000 BTU furnace

Kitchen

  • Recessed solid surface sink covers
  • Residential under counter storage
  • Recessed solid surface range cover
  • Residential glass backsplash
  • Additional lighting above sink area
  • Large double bowl stainless steel sink
  • Single lever faucet with pull out sprayer
  • Movable island (320)
  • Trash can with dedicated storage (some models)

Bathroom

  • 60" x 30" one-piece fiberglass shower with seat and built-in shelves for toiletries
  • Solid-surface counter top
  • 3-speed power vent
  • Porcelain toilet
  • Towel rack built into door

Options

  • 13,500 BTU Coleman Serenity bedroom A/C (std. 386)
  • Trail Air Rota Flex pin box
  • Electric fireplace
  • 3 slide toppers (298, 320, 340, 366, 383, 386)
  • 4 slide toppers (374, 377, 378, 381, 384)
  • 5 slide toppers (389)
  • 6-point hydraulic level up
  • Stackable washer/dryer
  • Dual pane windows
  • Keyless entry door lock
  • MCD UV reflective day shades
  • Mor/Ryde step above entry steps
  • 32" bedroom LED TV with Sound Bar
  • 32" bunkroom LED TV (377, 378)
  • Bedroom Maxx Fan with Rain HOOD
  • Kitchen Maxx Fan with Rain HOOD (available most models, std. 386FK)
  • 20 cu. ft. residential refrigerator with inverter
  • 18 cu. ft gas electric refrigerator
  • King bed
  • Serta Destination Series mattress
  • Bike rack (N/A with rear cap)
  • Fiberglass rear cap (N/A with bike rack)
  • Generator prep
  • 5.5 Generator install (includes gen prep)
  • Wood-look floor
  • Tile-look floor
  • 2 La-Z-Boy brand recliners (N/A 298, 366)
  • Wireless back up camera
  • Metal wrapped awning
  • Goodyear H rated tires with upgraded rims
  • 200 Watt Solar Panel (installed) w/2-6V Batteries
  • Dyson Air Purification System
  • Pass Thru Slide Tray 

Voyager Package

  • Frameless windows
  • Full system water purifier
  • 50" LED TV
  • Sound Bar
  • Quick battery disconnect
  • Exterior AM/FM/ iPOD/CD w/2 Speakers
  • Cherry hardwood slide out fascia
  • 2 tone aluminum wheels
  • 1-piece fiberglass shower
  • 12 volt heat pads on tanks
  • LED awning lights
  • Mor/ryde Step above Entry Steps
  • Mor/ryde CRE/3000 Suspension
  • Syphon 360 vent covers
  • MCD Night Roller Shades
  • Friction Hinge Full Length Window Main Entry Door
  • Go Power Solar Prep
  • MyRV System

1492 Package

  • Columbus 366RL, 378MB, 383FB, 386FK, 389FL Floorplans ONLY
  • Zero carpet interior
  • Serta memory foam mattress
  • Upgrade stone backsplash
  • Bose premium soundbar
  • Shiplap island
  • Induction cooktop
  • Wine fridge
  • Tankless water heater
  • Power theater seats
  • MorRyde hitch
  • Bike hitch
  • MorRyde equalizers
  • Dishwasher
  • Waste Management
  • 1492 Slide Fascia
  • WiFi Booster
  • Power Cord Reel
  • Live Edge Dinette Table
  • Residential Dinette Chairs (2)
  • Outside TV/Bracket
  • Drop Frame Floorplan (N/A 386, 389)
  • Two Tone Painted Front Cap
  • Backlit Ceiling Pad
  • Fiberglass Rear Cap (N/A 389)
  • 1492 Graphics Package
  • 1492 Pillow

 

Please see us for a complete list of features and available options!

All standard features and specifications are subject to change.

Manu-Facts:

Palomino Camping Trailer construction began in 1968 with the dream of Mr. Vern Landey. Mr. Landey had been a tent trailer distributor for several years when he felt he could design and produce better quality units than were currently being offered to the public. He would design units which were lightweight and offered convenient floorplans at affordable prices. He began designing and producing Palomino pop-up tent trailers in a small building in Savage, Minnesota.

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.

In 2005, Forest River, Inc. and it's divisions were acquired by Berkshire Hathaway.  Palomino RV operates as a separate division of Forest River Inc., and has grown from humble beginnings in Minnesota to one of the top 5 RV manufacturing facilities in North America.