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Old 02-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Looking at '08 3410

Well after 1.5 years with out a RV we have decided to get another one. I've been looking at an '08 3410. We have two small boys and thought the bunks would be perfect for them. Our old Itasca didn't have them and we always thought bunks would be perfect.

The unit we are looking at seems to be in fantastic shape, it only has 17k miles and has always been stored inside. No dry rot on the tires and the tread looks great. I think its on a Ford chassis but need to confirm.

Looking for some insight on both Newmar and the 3410. Anything I should look for or ask the current owner about. I pull a 12' trailer loaded with motorcycles all the time, is this a good tower?

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Welcome too the forum Noel..
There is a Grand Star 3510 by Newmar for that year plus the 3410 Canyon Star..
If its the Canyon here is a Owners Guide for it.
Both coach's could have the Workhorse chassis option which will be an upgrade from the P-32 you have and brake recall would be in question or the Canyon may have the 22,000 Ford chassis.
I have had the older Ford chassis but now have a Workhorse and its big difference from older Fords.
Which ever one it is they are built the same way.
You should have no problem pulling the trailer with either.
We have CS owners on forum that will have answers also.
Good luck maybe new addition to Newmar family.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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We own one and love it! Our kids like the bunks, among other things we like the fact you don't have to put out the slide to have a wide aisle past the bath and bunks. We've done lots of mods to our coach, from solar panels and inverter to adding a dishwasher and replacing all the coach lights except the fluorescents with LED's.

On the chassis (which is an F53) we've added the 5-Star tuner (highly recommended), Cheap Handling Fix and Rear Trackbar. We'd highly recommend the last two as well, my wife now feels comfortable enough driving with these mods she was willing to drive it for 6 hrs when necessary.

Before adding them I had issues with "trail wagging the dog" and excessive lean and rolling. I believe that the relatively short wheelbase and long overhang compared to other Canyon Star models exacerbated the "tail wagging the dog" problem on this particular model.

We've also insulated the wet compartments and added heaters and more ducts from the furnace so we can winter camp. The double pane windows and great house insulation help make the coach cozy after a day's skiing or other wintertime activity. We don't get any condensation on windows except for the windshield, we keep a couple of towels on the dash to soak that moisture up.

I find the driver's seat and positioning of controls very comfortable and have no trouble driving for 6 - 8 hours per day when necessary.

We pull a 2900lb toad behind it, it tows that weight fine. We're considering going to a toad that weighs around 3500lb and believe we wouldn't have a problem with that either.

In 2008 this coach was available with either the F53 Ford or the W22 Workhorse chassis. The Ford had no recalls, but as 007 mentioned the Workhorse has the brake recall that should be performed before you take delivery.

Newmar builds one of the best Class A motorhomes in the industry, IMHO. We've had no trouble dealing with Newmar service, had all our warranty issues taken care of relatively quickly. The interior has stood up well to our two young kids and is roomy enough with the slides out that we have actually lived in it twice for a month or two as a result of a job relocation.

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply Luv2Go, it was very helpful. I'm really looking forward to our test drive on Monday. Hope to be a new member to the Newmar family soon.
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Hi ktmnoel,
If the floor plan fits, the coach will carry all your stuff (weight consideration) and will tow what you need to tow (weight consideration) then you have a great coach, with many happy adventures waiting for you.
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Thanks for the reply Luv2Go, it was very helpful. I'm really looking forward to our test drive on Monday. Hope to be a new member to the Newmar family soon.
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Hi ktmnoel,
If the floor plan fits, the coach will carry all your stuff (weight consideration) and will tow what you need to tow (weight consideration) then you have a great coach, with many happy adventures waiting for you.
As far as weight carrying capacity is concerned, one of the reasons we picked this coach was for that. At one time I had 1000lb of batteries in it plus all our stuff and was just at the rear axle limit. I think one of the reasons it has so much CCC (for a gasser) is it only has two slides on the 22000lb chassis.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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thanks for all the feedback. After looking at the RV today and taking a test drive my wife and I have decided to make an offer. Hopefully this time tomorrow we will be the proud new owner of a Newmar Canyon Star 4310.
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