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Old 01-21-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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Questions about the 338RETS

We bought a 2014 338RETS when they first came out and sadly had an accident shortly after getting it which totaled it. We went for a few months w/o a trailer and decided to get another and found a great deal on another brand so we bought it. Now a year later we are again considering getting a 338 because it was such a better trailer. We are going to wait for the 16ís to come out and see if they change the kitchen counter hopefully since they are really lacking, hopefully they will change to a larger counter with a turn in it like is in the 5th wheels.

I have looked on Jaycoís website and here and havenít found an answer to a couple of questions.

1. Can someone tell me what the axle ratings are in the 338?

2. Also what is the length from the front axle to the coupler on the hitch?
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:49 PM   #2
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If they change that then they would have to go to 4 slides so they could split the back side and leave a space for the counter. That means lots more weight...which means...fiver
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:26 PM   #3
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We use a folding table in the dining kitchen area. This solution is perfect for us because we can slide it over the the table once everything is prepared.
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:41 PM   #4
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My wife picked one of these up.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stakmore-Str...89721582&rt=nc
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:45 PM   #5
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We picked up ours at wallyworld but looks about the same. Its table height so once we sit down to eat everything is within arms reach.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:11 PM   #6
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We bought a 2014 338RETS when they first came out and sadly had an accident shortly after getting it which totaled it. We went for a few months w/o a trailer and decided to get another and found a great deal on another brand so we bought it. Now a year later we are again considering getting a 338 because it was such a better trailer. We are going to wait for the 16ís to come out and see if they change the kitchen counter hopefully since they are really lacking, hopefully they will change to a larger counter with a turn in it like is in the 5th wheels.

I have looked on Jaycoís website and here and havenít found an answer to a couple of questions.

1. Can someone tell me what the axle ratings are in the 338?

2. Also what is the length from the front axle to the coupler on the hitch?
The 338 uses 5200 lb Dexter axles which are the same as their 6000lb axles except for the springs. My 338 (which is fully loaded plus I added a leveling system) came with D rated tires which I switched to E rated Maxxis tires. My 338 fully loaded as it sits right now with 2/3 tank of fresh water weights in at 11,700 lbs with 2200 lbs of tongue weight including extra battery, propane and washing machine plus all the other stuff in the nose. The tongue weight really surprised me!
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The tongue weight really surprised me!
And that's a good surprise. When I got my 351RLTS home I was pleasantly surprised to find it's tongue weight is consistently at around 2800lbs loaded. I was expecting more.
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But Norty1 you are pulling a 5er right? We are talking about a TT (i.e. bumper pull).
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But Norty1 you are pulling a 5er right? We are talking about a TT (i.e. bumper pull).
You are correct, My bad I was not reading it correctly. 2200 is a pretty high tongue weight for a tag-a-long. Dry wt is 1140 or so.
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2200 lbs of tongue weight
Wow!, and I thought my 1400lbs on the tongue was heavy! That's nice that the 338 has the washer/dryer option.
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