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Old 11-13-2013, 05:15 PM   #11
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Eldermike, Our unit came in with the solid surface countertop, I love the look and the extra space it give us. I like your kitchen lay out very much. Enjoy the new TT.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:01 PM   #12
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I bought a 2013 334RBTS and love the floor plan. Not sure why Jayco dumped it after one year. When we were looking at Travel Trailers, we were sold on the quality of the Jayco and bought the only 334 within 300 miles of us. With the wife and I getting older and the kid bringing friends this floor plan works perfectly. Maybe Jayco can shed light on why the 334RBTS was only made in 2013.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:02 PM   #13
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Eldermike, Our unit came in with the solid surface countertop, I love the look and the extra space it give us. I like your kitchen lay out very much. Enjoy the new TT.
Thanks, we have spent 12 nights in it so far and love it already.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:13 AM   #14
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I noticed that they brought back a full 3 slide travel trailer in the Eagle 338RETS. I know Jayco lost a few customers on this Forum because they dropped their 3 slide campers. Good to have one back as we were looking at a Flagstaff that has 3 slides.
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Well, we were one of those that Jayco lost. We tried for months to find a 2012 three slide model- no luck. Even went to the factory & talked with the folks down there. So we finally gave up and traded our 2007 Eagle in and bought a 2014 Keystone Cougar High Country 321RES. Build quality is great and styling is really sharp. Every campground we've been to this year we've had folks come over and talk to us about it.
The 338RETS would have been something to consider. Though I don't like that 1140# hitch weight. That's a lot of weight up there. Our Cougar has 865# hitch weight. Sure wish Jayco would have told us about the 338RETS- I would have waited.
Oh well..........
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #15
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Well, we were one of those that Jayco lost. We tried for months to find a 2012 three slide model- no luck. Even went to the factory & talked with the folks down there. So we finally gave up and traded our 2007 Eagle in and bought a 2014 Keystone Cougar High Country 321RES. Build quality is great and styling is really sharp. Every campground we've been to this year we've had folks come over and talk to us about it.
The 338RETS would have been something to consider. Though I don't like that 1140# hitch weight. That's a lot of weight up there. Our Cougar has 865# hitch weight. Sure wish Jayco would have told us about the 338RETS- I would have waited.
Oh well..........
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It's a lot of weight up front but that adds to the stability in towing. It's made for 3/4 ton and larger TV.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #16
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It's a lot of weight up front but that adds to the stability in towing. It's made for 3/4 ton and larger TV.
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When you get through adding up the weight of the battery(s) full propane tanks and all the stuff you load in the front pass through storage area you're getting way up there in weight. 3/4 ton pick up for sure...
Even though the kitchen has very little counter space this floor plan will probably be a hit.....
GO JAYCO!!!
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Bill B & Eldermike-- Bill B, in 2012, we looked at the Cougar High Country 321 at the Indy RV show and would have bought it but they wouldn't budge on the price. Got our 2 slided Eagle 320 for 6k less, which was still an upgrade from our 1 slided Flagstaff. I can't believe we're actually looking to upgrade so early again, but you can't have too many slides, right?. Glad to see you're still part of the Forum. Eldermike, if you know your approximate loaded tongue weight on your 338, would you share it with me? My Eagle 320 has 1400lbs on the tongue and I'm pulling with the same truck as you. Mines a 2012 F-250 crew with the 6.7l. Thanks, Terry
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Bill B & Eldermike-- Bill B, in 2012, we looked at the Cougar High Country 321 at the Indy RV show and would have bought it but they wouldn't budge on the price. Got our 2 slided Eagle 320 for 6k less, which was still an upgrade from our 1 slided Flagstaff. I can't believe we're actually looking to upgrade so early again, but you can't have too many slides, right?. Glad to see you're still part of the Forum.Thanks, Terry
Terry,
I worked with three Michigan Cougar dealers on pricing before I bought our 321RES. We ended up at General RV Wixom, Michigan and paid $32,000 out the door (all taxes -plates etc.. included). Our trailer had every option. Had Jayco offered this unit I probably would have bought it because I liked Jayco Eagle's. Just showed the wife the videos & spec's on the 338RETS and she said she would not want that trailer due to the small kitchen counter area. The Cougar High Country has the large L-Shaped Corian counters with dual stainless steel sunken sinks.
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Bill B & Eldermike-- Bill B, in 2012, we looked at the Cougar High Country 321 at the Indy RV show and would have bought it but they wouldn't budge on the price. Got our 2 slided Eagle 320 for 6k less, which was still an upgrade from our 1 slided Flagstaff. I can't believe we're actually looking to upgrade so early again, but you can't have too many slides, right?. Glad to see you're still part of the Forum. Eldermike, if you know your approximate loaded tongue weight on your 338, would you share it with me? My Eagle 320 has 1400lbs on the tongue and I'm pulling with the same truck as you. Mines a 2012 F-250 crew with the 6.7l. Thanks, Terry
I understand where you are, we traded a 2012 camper on this one. I have not put the camper on any scales, but with the front storage packed I am guessing we are close to 1500lbs. I am ordering the firestone air bags for my truck this week and will install them myself. As it stands now I can get my rig level with the equalizer 12K hitch but it takes a setting on the bars that makes it very difficult to unhook from. The air bags will allow me to go down one setting on the bars and still pull level. But even with the current setup it's the best pulling TT of the 4 I have owned. You have plenty of truck for the camper.
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I understand where you are, we traded a 2012 camper on this one. I have not put the camper on any scales, but with the front storage packed I am guessing we are close to 1500lbs. I am ordering the firestone air bags for my truck this week and will install them myself. As it stands now I can get my rig level with the equalizer 12K hitch but it takes a setting on the bars that makes it very difficult to unhook from. The air bags will allow me to go down one setting on the bars and still pull level. But even with the current setup it's the best pulling TT of the 4 I have owned. You have plenty of truck for the camper.
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You can always step up to Equalizers 1400# bars. That's what I have on our Ram. Originally had them for the 2007 Jayco 322FKS and now use them on the 2014 Cougar. just a thought.
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