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Old 10-18-2016, 01:19 PM   #1
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jayco eagle HT 28.5 RSTS

Hello everyone. New to the board. My DW and I went to the Hershey show and fell in love with the eagle HT 28.5 RSTS. We are looking to pull the trigger right after the new year. Just wanted to get feedback from people that already have one. Thanks.
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:35 PM   #2
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Hello to you and welcome to the forum.

Eagle trailers are very popular. I'm sure someone that owns one will be along.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:33 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to the forum. My wife and I just purchased an Eagle 28.5 RSTS HT. So far we are really liking it. You don't mention what your tow vehicle is, so be aware that if you have a 2500 or 3500 you will have some issues getting the FW towing level. These trailers are designed to be towed with a half ton truck, but frankly, I would not like towing the 28.5 with anything less than my 2500.

I had my dealer raise our HT up via the spring hangers and that helped some. I just installed 16" wheels and Maxxis tires today and that almost got us level. So.....I would suggest you opt for the 16" wheels and Maxxis tires from the start if you don't have a half ton tow vehicle.

We took our maiden voyage last weekend and had a great trip. No major issues and loved the comfort and room over our previous 25' TT. Time will tell, but so far we are loving it.


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Hello everyone. New to the board. My DW and I went to the Hershey show and fell in love with the eagle HT 28.5 RSTS. We are looking to pull the trigger right after the new year. Just wanted to get feedback from people that already have one. Thanks.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:25 PM   #4
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We have a 2015 28.5 RSTS HT and just love it. We just went to a show and looked at the 2017 and they fixed all the things i thought were wrong with the 2015 except they cut the closet space way down in the 2017. Other than that i think the unit is a great unit. We tow ours with a 2500 silverado and dont have a issue with hight. What questions do you have I will answer any that i can
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:41 PM   #5
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I will be towing with a 2006 Silverado 1500 hd. the numbers look good. Maybe in a year or so I might upgrade to a 2500 but not yet though. but I would definitely opt for the 16" maxxis given the choice
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:29 PM   #6
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We had one and had the issues with tow height , we now have a Jayco 291 RSTS with auto level and tinted flat glass I would absolutely tell you to take a look. We liked this unit so much better and the auto level makes setup and load up a snap . And not much price difference on a good day to buy .
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:07 AM   #7
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I did not buy an RSTS but really wanted one until I saw the CCC. I couldn't live with 1600#. You should be aware of this and figure out how much weight you will be carrying. Remember, that if you carry any water in the tanks, that reduces the CCC by something like 8# per gallon.
Also, I should add that you might want to look at the pin weight capacity on your 1500. It's no fun being overloaded...I've been there.
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:38 AM   #8
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We have the 2017 model and love it! Tow it with a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500. No problem towing it at all. Gas mileage not much diffetent while towing. Love the internal space. Plenty of cabinet space. They added another cabinet where the coat rack was. Minor warranty issues to be corrected. Love our fireplace. Warms place up very quickly and you save your propane. So far do good! Good luck and I would definitely recommend it.
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Half ton truck? Yikes, been there.

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