We're planning on ordering a 2018 Bay Star 3113 (like you didn't know that since I have several threads about it
). We're excited to see what's going to be changed or added for 2018. I know a little but I thought those of us interested in the new Bay Stars, or even Bay Star Sports, could share what we know and what we discover over the coming days and weeks.
If you weren't aware, Newmar is holding their dealer meetings this week. Some preliminary information is out there but not much. Just bread crumbs really. So, I'll start off with what I've discovered about the Bay Stars:
The front cap got some changes. Looks like they added some LEDs and changed the grill. Exterior colors at the dealer show are different but those might be custom.
Here's some links:
The Intrigue color scheme (black/gray) is staying but Angora (brown/tan) is gone in favor of something called Whitecap. Calypso Maple replaced Empire maple. I'd guess it's a darker stain. Astoria and Sienna remain.
Got that from the order forms on Newmar's site along with some of the other info below. This link has been posted somewhere on here already so I don't think it's secret:
There are several new Bay Star floor plans and some 2017 plans went away:
3208, 3306, and 3516 went away. The 3009, 3113, 3124, 3333, 3401, 3403 and 3518 carried over to 2018. New floor plans include the 3406, 3414, and 3532.
Prices did go up but only enough to cover inflation, give or take.
Several new options are available according to the build sheets for the 3113 (Note: I didn't check all the build sheets so there could be more):
Bose Solo 5 Sound Bar Sound System - $497
Wifi Ranger Skypro Pack Router - $1088
Xite Dash Radio, 6" Monitor With Rand Mcnally Navigation - $2099
Flag Pole Bracket - $132
Water Filter, For Entire Unit - $179
Notably, the Sony Surround Sound option went away. There is no listing of standard features so some items maybe have been added or been removed.
Finally, looking at the floor plans on the build sheets it appears there might be more room between the driver's seat and driver's slide. The driver's seat being limited by the slide is problem in many coaches, just jsut Bay Stars or Newmars. Comparing the new drawing to those in the 2017 brochure, it looks like the small section of wall between the slide and the driver's window is a bit longer.
Could be the difference between the more technical drawing in the build sheets and the floor plans in the bochure. It also does appear to be any changes behind that section to account for the difference. Maybe the plan was lengthened a little bit and the cockpit got a bit larger. Who knows? When more pictures are available, comparisons can be made.
That's what I found out so far. Post up when you find something or add a link to any new info you find.