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Old 07-30-2016, 06:14 AM   #1
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Looking at a Bay Star Sport, 2015 2707(we are down sizing, presently own a Newmar). Would appreciate any thoughts on things to look for, or personal experiences with Bay Star Sport. Thanks In advance.

2016 Bay Star Sport downsize from 2001 MountainAire
Toad GMC Terrain, might leave it home on some trips.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:46 AM   #2
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We have a 2016 and so far the experience has been fair. Mainly new mh fixit issues that were not major, just taken too long to resolve. We are quite pleased with the Ford chassis, overall build of the BSS.

My one pet peeve is the location of, operation of, and slowness of the dump connection. It's ackward getting to the connection point especially if the slide is out, and it takes a long time to drain. The one you are looking at may be different.

Other than that, no real complaints.

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Old 07-30-2016, 10:01 AM   #3
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I have the 2702. Other than the usual minor fixes, and changing some ugly
interior color choices newmar used it's been great.The size is perfect for just
the two of us, and floor plan works nicely.
Barry & Martha
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:26 PM   #4
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There is a section for BS's in QT's # 3 that may help you with some info, generally BS owners are happy with the motor homes.
Dropping from DP to gas coach you will notice the difference but owners have done fix for the chassis and engine noise.
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Old 07-31-2016, 11:38 AM   #5
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Thanks to all
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:03 PM   #6
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I have a 2015, am a solo and find the arrangement quite comfortable. One thing to check is the shower floor on a coach you may buy. Mine flexed a bit and I felt this would create a problem down the road and was also uncomfortable while taking a shower, so I had them re-inforce. My friend had the same problem in his Canyon Star (2011) and it eventually broke a connection a leaked and by the time it was discovered major damage and a complete rebuilt of the shower. Today I just finished repairing mine. I noticed several problems with the install. There is a 5/8" plywood under the basin to support it. They should have used 3/4". The hole cut in the plywood for the drain was cut to tight to the anterior edge of the drain. When the tech tried to install the nut that holds the drain to the basin, if he used the washer that goes between it and the base it wouldn't fit because the plywood got in the way. Without the washer it would so he left it out and used lots of putty. Of course over time the putty oozed out and it started to leak. My fix. I cut out the small strip of plywood in front of the drain. It didn't do anything but get in the way of the repair. Once out of the way I was able to install the drain the proper way and access the rest of the waistline. It seems to be holding but I need to check it after several road trips and showers to be sure. In the meantime I have not put any insulation back in the floor yet. I also have a leak detector which I will install underneath and hold with Gorilla Tape as an early warning for a leak.

With other issues I found Newmar to be quick and helpful.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:49 AM   #7
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We've got a 2903 downsized from a 36 foot Monaco and it's been excellent for us, perfect size, and the livable space seems almost as large, we really just gave up some storage, but we're doing some work to make what's there work better for us. (I'll post some pictures up of that shortly)

One issue we have is the furnace doesn't seem to work in the bedroom at all really, I have noticed the shower floor flex, so I'll have to look under and see if we're going to have issues down the road.

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