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Old 12-19-2016, 08:53 PM   #15
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Are you telling me my lower storage area where the water valve and tank flush is there is a heater? I never saw anything about that. I don't believe it. (Confused) Remember I have a Bay Star.

Most have an outlet from your furnace down there. Not all
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:42 PM   #16
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The coiled or folded plastic heater hose in the wet bay keeps the valve area warm and brings heat to the bedroom. A remote temp gage in the compartment reports temps like inside when the furnace is cycling.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:28 AM   #17
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Are you telling me my lower storage area where the water valve and tank flush is there is a heater? I never saw anything about that. I don't believe it. (Confused) Remember I have a Bay Star.

Sorry for confusion, I was using my coach as a reference. On the Bay Star I believe all the current models have a vent/hose from the propane furnace to the wet bay. Each are a little different but this is a feature on Newmars. You can check with Newmar customer service to see how yours works.

My point for the oasis equipped units (not your coach) was that even with the bay radiator not functional the waste heat in the bay is enough to keep the wet bay working - in my experience. Sorry for mixing two subjects.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:32 AM   #18
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When your furnace is running, open the door and feel the warm air. You can put a remote thermometer in there and see the temp is warmer than freezing in cold weather when the furnace is running.
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Sorry if this does not apply to your Bay Star.
My Kountry Star has an electrical on/off switch in the water service bay which should be "on" during freezing conditions. This allows a blower to force heated furnace air into the service bay whenever the furnace is running. Stays quite warm when doing so. If you do not have the furnace on while storing perhaps the shrouded trouble light would be a good suggestion.
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:38 PM   #20
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I would recommend getting a remote temp monitor and putting it your basement compartment and the display in you house. You can monitor the temps and if it gets too cold turn on the heat. If we plan on using ours I won't winterize and use this method to monitor the temps. I will put a cube heater in the basement set at a low temp if it get really cold out.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:56 PM   #21
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Wish somebody with a Bay Star would chime in. It's 45 outside now. I went in coach and put furnace on to 60. Went out opened the bay with my water stuff. Didn't feel any heat, no vent. Are you guys pulling my leg on this?
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:23 PM   #22
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I have a 2012 Bay Star 2901, as shown in my signature. Read my notes.
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Maddawg... call Newmar support. They should be able to confirm if there is a heat duct for the basement of your model. Every mh I've owned had one.
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Thumbs up Apology

Called Newmar a short while ago. You are all correct! There is furnace ducting to the wet bay. Shame on me for doubting you guys.
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Glad you found the answer to your question.
Plenty of smart and experienced folks on this site so never be afraid to ask.
Good luck with your Bay Star!

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Called Newmar a short while ago. You are all correct! There is furnace ducting to the wet bay. Shame on me for doubting you guys.
Maddawg ....It's cool in Palm Desert this week so I contacted Newmar regarding the heat ducting for my Baystar Sport 2901. They send me the schematics for the layout. Basically there is a duct 14 1/2 by 2 1/2 from the furnace over to the middle of the floor that then runs rearward. There is an opening in this duct visible above the fresh water tank that allows heat into the wet bay. The main duct continues rearward to feed the bedroom register.
I can send you the schematics they provided for my 2901 if you PM me, but probably better to ask Newmar for the ones specific to your 31.

FYI...The reason I asked Newmar for this information was I was not getting much heat at the bedroom and bathroom registers and I wanted to understand how the duct was run. When I pulled the Louvred access panel for the furnace (below the stove) I discovered that the heat duct for the bathroom had fallen off the furnace box allowing the bulk of the hot air to blow around in the stove cavity. I reconnected the bathroom duct and all the registers started getting good air pressure again.
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Mine Froze

So I tested and learned the limits of my Bay Star this past week. Had a planned journey from KS to PA with plans to leave Sun. Fri was nice (40's), Sat was forecast to have sub-zero temps. I expectantly/inadvertently drained my LP tank and froze. Started my road trip Sun but had no luck finding an open venue for filling LP (I know now there were places I could have gone...learning the hard way). Two nights of -15 F temps completely froze things...running the furnace after filling propane and putting a space heater in the wet bay did not thaw anything out. Now at destination and weather is warm enough for me to (finally) empty black & grey tanks but also found water pump is leaking and non-functional as well as a couple of water line breaks that occurred. Will definitely need some repairs...will use park facilities and eat off paper plates in the meantime. Glad this adventure is happening at the start of my life adventure (2 yrs in as a full-timer) rather than when I am older and less able to cope with challenges.
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