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Old 09-10-2014, 09:07 PM   #11
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I have a 2014 Eagle 338 rlts. What is the difference between the 338 rlts and the 338 rets?
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:22 AM   #12
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I have a 2014 Eagle 338 rlts. What is the difference between the 338 rlts and the 338 rets?
I believe "rl" in Jaycospeak is rear living (room), and "re" is rear entertainment. Check Jayco site for floor plan. If I'm wrong, their owners will let us know.
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I have a 2013 tundra crew max. I tow an Eagle 284bhs which is 6600 lbs dry. It pulls that camper with no problems. I've done hills no problem I've even pull the camper on the beach. The campers you are looking at will be much lighter and you will have no problems towing. As far as the slide it is worth it to get the extra room!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:47 PM   #14
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I installed the Roadmaster suspension on my 5.7 Tundra. Now it roughly has the same payload as a 3/4 ton. It made a huge difference! Well worth the money and once installed you never have to touch it again. It actually rides better than before when towing or not. I think I spent about $350 on it from Amazon.
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:06 PM   #15
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We have started hunting for a new TV. We love Toyotas but I am concerned with the Tundras 1500# payload. With people, fluids, hitch and tongue weight, you don't have much left for other stuff.
How much stuff and people are you putting in the truck? 1500# is on the high side for payload 1/2 tons. Most are in the 1100/1200 range. Mine is a little over 1600# (which I was tickled pick to see when looking at this truck). Even with bikes, myself, wife, tongue and a few other things I'm not much over 1200#.

What fluids are you talking about?
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:27 PM   #16
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In the 338 rlts and the 338 rets both the rl and the re appear to be the same regarding the the rear area hence the question. They seem to be the same otherwise also. The difference appears to be what is standard equipment and what is optional. With all options they appear to be both exactly the same. Again, hence the question. What is the difference? Is it just the standard equipment? If so, why two models that are the same?
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I pulled up floor plans on both the RLTS and the RETS, and I can't see any difference. I wonder if RLTS is the model designation in 2014, and they changed the floor plan designation to RETS for the 2015 model year? That's all I got...?

+1 on Roadmaster Active Suspension, it's the best mod I've made and the ride is MUCH better towing or not. But that being said, I'm currently towing at my maximums, and I wouldn't recommend it. It just takes a bit more vigilance and energy, and I look forward to towing with a 3/4 ton and not worrying about it even a little bit.

Even still, there are some people out there pulling 5ers with Tundras, in addition to wwsmith111, and doing just fine with them.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:35 PM   #18
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The rlts and rets were both models in 2014. I looked at both on the Jayco website and all I can see different is that the rlts comes with more standard equipment. The Jayco website also says that the rlts is available only from dealer stock whatever that means. I bought mine from the dealer who had just gotten his first one in - a 338 rlts. It had every option except one.

ditto on the pulling 5ers with a Tundra. And you don't see them broke down or upside down either. I was afraid of pulling the 338 rlts which is a 39' tag-a-long and weights 11,000 lbs, but no worries. I've been up in the mountains with it several times and I was surprised at how well it did. I'm not saying it is as good as an F250 diesel etc., but it got the job done. The Tundra has 3/4 ton running gear, a great tranny and motor, it was just lacking the 3/4 suspension.

My biggest worry is the Towmax tires that came on the TT. I have ordered all new Maxxis E rated tires and soon that worry will be over to. :-)
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I thought "Dealer Stock Only" meant it was no longer in production, ie. last year's model?
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:50 PM   #20
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In this case I think it is a "special" version of the 338 rets that can only be ordered by dealers. I think it was a marketing thing. I also seem to remember now that I think about it, that the big difference was that the 338 rlts had the ledgestone fireplace and the 338 rets did not. That was the big difference. It looks to me that they later they got rid of the rlts vs rets and offered the 338 rets with or without the ledgestone fireplace hence eliminating the reason for two models which were for all practical purposes the same. Now there is just a 338 rets and no 338 rlts. In other words, they were making a big deal about the ledgestone fireplace marketing wise. Humm, I think I answered my own question. I'm getting old...
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