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Old 03-09-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Just picked up our new toy. Only had it out for a day. Any advice as we will be dry and wet camping the next two weekends? Thanks
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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WELCOME to iRV2. Congratulations to the new BAY STAR.
We have the 2008 model and are very happy with it.
Try out all systems, when you are out over the next few weekends.
Our Bay Star worked just fine, drives great and here in the mountains in BC it has plenty of power. The 362 horses are from time to time a bit thirsty, but after the breakin period it gets better, Right now, we are at around 8 MPG.
Read the Manual and go by the book until you got the hang of it.

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Hi exracer,
Welcome to iRV2. Congrats on the new Bay Star. About the best thing you can do is enjoy the coach as you use it. Keep a note pad available for items your RVing style will require purchasing. Purchasing nothing until you actually need it. There are many, many neat after market items to spend money on. Buy those only after you determine you can not do without the item. Then you'll enjoy using the coach even more. Keep the manuals handy and learn as you go. Do not try to read all the manuals first and remember what you have read. When parked, keep the coach level so the refer will cool and last a long time.

Now the fun begins.
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Welcome exracer to the Newmar forum & irv2.
Congrats on your new Bay Star many happy trouble free miles for you.
Enjoy the forums and do post often and make sure you send all Warranty cards in some appliances have longer warrenties than Newmar's.
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Exracer: Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new coach. Post pictures when you can. Use it a lot the first year and keep a list of things you'll want to have adjusted or repaired. Expect a few things to go wrong the first year until all the bugs are worked out but that's what you have a warranty for. It's made to enjoy. Have fun.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:59 PM   #6
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I've had my Baystar since 2007. My only regret is that it was not a full body paint job and the decals did not last long in the Florida Sun. You should not have that problem. Generally I have had a few things that seemed to go wrong but on further inspection proved to be that dreded "Operator Error". Little things like leaving the keys in the ignition while trying to operate the slides. Not checking the position of the drivers chair before retracting the slides, that sort of thing. I'd suggest a check list until such time as you are fully comfortable with the intricacies of the systems. Not holding the pilot light switch in when trying to light the oven pilot light was another long night of cussing at no one in particular. The shower hose is supposed to have a pin hole leak at the faucet so leave it alone. Monitor the grey tanks closely. Get a pressure valve so high water pressure at camp grounds don't ruin your pipes. Always do a walk around inspection of the camp sight before backing in and do another walk around inspection before extending the slides. Just before pulling out of the camp site do another walk around inspection starting with the TV antena. Fortunately that caused no damage just some embarrassment. After you've gotten comfortable in it for a few days you will wonder what took you so long and why did you ever camp in a tent, pop up, trailer, etc. I'm heading out to Yellowstone for late spring and summer. Hope to see you on the road. Gary KD offered some really good advice. There are lots of things that really sound like you need them until you get out there and discover you don't. If you don't believe me, would you be interested in purchasing a new inflatable kayak or a 36 inch wide fire ring.
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