Bos, where are you located? I am watching my dealer in Frederick and I don't think they ever received an "e". I am going to be looking for either an "e" or more likely a "t" in the next three weeks or so.
Good search some of them dealers are off in a corner somewhere. Bill Page has been around for years but some of the others I have never heard of. I am not down the Annapolis area so don't know some of them dealerships but many others MD/VA advertise on TV here every 10 mins or in newspaper. I know some Baltimore area dealers because I use to be over that area every week when my aunt and grandparents were living.There are 9 RTL-E within 150 miles of Annapolis, MD on Cars.com right now.
There are 178 RTL-E nationwide right now including 19 white/black, which seems to be a popular choice.
Your dealer can utilize the Honda APEX system to see if their are any currently scheduled for production in the coming days/weeks. They can also swap allocated units with other dealers, so if a specific Ridgeline destined for a California dealer hasn't been built yet, your local dealer can swap orders with them before the vehicle leaves the factory. That's how I got mine in less than two weeks. A Florida dealer was allocated an RTL-E. My dealer was allocated a BE. The two dealers swapped and I got the RTL-E and the Florida dealer got the BE.
I think the the NA refers to the "AWD" or "All Wheel Drive" which is written right before it in the same typeface. That is NA ("not applicable", not "not available") because AWD is standard on the RTL-E and BE so does not need to be added. It was just kinda misleading for Honda to say NA - they should have said "Included" or "Standard". There is inventory but it is being bought up as fast as it is being produced, usually before they hit the lot. If you look at the old thread about what model folks bought, you can see why!on the Honda website it says "NA". I'm taking that as not available. Is there a HU shortage since this unit is also in the Pilot?
More website errors. "N/A" is incorrectly located in a spot that refers to AWD availability. It should read "STD" for standard. It did until the recent website update that added 360º views. Notice that trims below the RTL-E say "AVAIL" indicating that AWD is available, but not standard. It's not possible for AWD to be "N/A" (not available) in the RTL-E and BE, since those are only AWD.on the Honda website it says "NA". I'm taking that as not available. Is there a HU shortage since this unit is also in the Pilot?
Cambridge dictionary says about N/A: "written abbreviation for not applicable"More website errors. "N/A" is incorrectly located in a spot that refers to AWD availability. It should read "STD" for standard.
Congrats! I think you will love it. I especially like the driver's assist and Android Auto. Tried the latter for search and nav to the local (1 hour away) dealer and was amazed that I did not have to touch anything but the steering wheel buttons, everything else was voice. Much safer. The assists take some learning and getting used to (I am still getting used to the BSW) but are very cool on trips.I ordered MY RTL-E Pearl white on June 23. My saleswoman called yesterday and said after four trades I will be getting my truck the second week of September.
I would also doubt that timing. Most have found that it is more like 2-3 weeks.I've also got an E coming in MSM, supposed to go into production next week according to dealer and then arrival 10 days later. We'll see like the poster above I'm somewhat skeptical on timing....