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RV Name Bay Star
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Model Bay Star 3401
Length 34' 11"
2021 Newmar Bay Star 3401
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Old 03-26-2021, 05:29 PM   #2
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Steve, Congratulations on your new coach! We're interested in the same model. I'm curious what the occupant and cargo carrying capacity (OCCC) is on the yellow weight sticker (probably on the door). Newmar only gives us the net carrying capacity (NCC) that is always higher than the OCCC, which is different for every coach. I'm just trying to get a range of values to get an idea of what a typical OCCC is.
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Bob,
CCC is 3,365 (pic attached) We did a custom build so needless to say weights will vary based on what options you install. The coach is great. No major problems in the 7,000 miles and 80 nights we spent in it last season. i'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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CCC is 3,365 (pic attached) We did a custom build so needless to say weights will vary based on what options you install. The coach is great. No major problems in the 7,000 miles and 80 nights we spent in it last season. i'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Glad to hear that you still like it after all that use! That CCC is pretty darn good compared with other gas Class A rigs I've seen in this size range. I know the CCC is unique to each coach. I just found out that a 2021 Bay Star 3014 at a nearby dealer has an OCCC of 2,939. We plan to take a look at it in the next few days.
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Newmar does tend to build on the higher weight rating chassis than some of the other builders. In many. Cases of the correct wheel base is available you can request as a special the next higher weight rating chassis be used for a build.
I did not feel that was needed in my case. I was unhappy with the build quality, customer service, etc of Forest River who built my previous class C. I toured both Newmar and Tiffin prior to shopping for this coach, both were top notch.
We travel quite a bit, our shakedown trip on the Bay Star started 3 days after pickup (that was busy 3 days) and lasted 2 months.
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The only reason we're not considering Tiffin is that the only MH they have in the 28'-32' range is an Allegro Breeze, which is Diesel. While I would love to have a diesel (I like the Cummins diesel in my Ram truck) the ground clearance is too low for the approach from the crossstreet to our road--there is a short hill where long-tailed vehicles regularly drag.



Newmar has the best class A gas rigs I've seen so far. The 30' Winnebago Adventurer 29B is the closest match I've found, but its GVWR is 18,000 lb compared to the 22,000 lb GVWR of the 31' Bay Star 3401. Consequently, the OCCC of the Adventurer runs around 1,450 lbs--about half that of the Bay Star.
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