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beckeda 05-19-2022 09:18 AM

Picking up new rig on Monday 5/23 at Newmar
 
I'm taking delivery of a 2022 Baystar 3124 at the Newmar factory on Monday 5/23. One week at the factory and then headed to Liquid Springs for 4 corners suspension upgrade.

This is my first factory delivery.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Dave

Skip426 05-19-2022 09:25 AM

On the walk through PDI , video tape everything.

During your week at the factory , read through every manual and document related to the coach , its systems and appliances . If you spot something you don't have a document for , ask for it. :thumb:

tomato 05-19-2022 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beckeda (Post 6186563)
I'm taking delivery of a 2022 Baystar 3124 at the Newmar factory on Monday 5/23. One week at the factory and then headed to Liquid Springs for 4 corners suspension upgrade.

This is my first factory delivery.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Dave

One big thing I would do is run all the slides in and out several times. Make sure the "picture frame" is as perfect as they can get it and ensure they are sealed well when all the way out. Drive the coach over some rougher roads and check to see if the slides stay "good" from the picture frame standpoint, as they can and do shift when driving. Run them out and back in if they move to ensure thay are good.

Also, I would have them check and retorque the slide motor bolts...

Beyond that, be sure to check each and every system from the washer and dryer (if equipped) to the AC's, heat pumps, generator, inverter, etc.

kathyjewell 05-19-2022 11:56 AM

We picked our Canyon Star up in November.

Like everyone else said, test everything. You're going to be starting early and giving a lot of information. A LOT of INFORMATION. It's very overwhelming. Be prepared to be mentally exhausted by the end of each day. If you finish early, still plan on staying there. I wish we had stayed one extra night instead of leaving when we were done. We started our next leg of the trip so very very tired. Most of all soak it all in, enjoy this part of the journey!

rondi 05-19-2022 12:39 PM

Make sure you get the pads that go under the slideout rollers when in. They will help in REDUCING the damage of the floor from the rollers bouncing when driving.


Check that the spacing (reveal) is even on the sides and bottom slideout openings when closed--AFTER driving on some rough roads. Also the front and rear reveal of the slideout is the same front and rear edges. Our 2020 3226BS had a 1/2" space on the front and less than 1/8" on the rear of the curbside front slideout. And on the street side, the bottom rear of the slideout was rubbing on the frame, but the front had about 3/8" space.



Checking the torque on the slideout motor bolts may be a good thing--but the really important thing is the application of a thread locker. Moving the bolt will destroy the lock. It is VERY important to somehow confirm that a thread locker was used, and about the only way is to remove a bolt and inspect it. Then reapply the thread locker with correct torque. I doubt Newmar will do that!

NewmarKate 05-19-2022 03:24 PM

Slide Motor Bolts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beckeda (Post 6186563)
I'm taking delivery of a 2022 Baystar 3124 at the Newmar factory on Monday 5/23. One week at the factory and then headed to Liquid Springs for 4 corners suspension upgrade.

This is my first factory delivery.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Dave

Absolutely DEMAND, they check the torque on the slide motor bolts!!!!! Newmar has a problem and they REFUSE to acknowledge it!

UMXHAULER 05-19-2022 03:55 PM

These are all great points everyone has posted. I would also highly recommend watching y-tube videos by Angie from NIRVC. She does the best at going over almost every system and feature on every model of coach they sell. I learned more from her than you will ever learn from your delivery rep.

macnut 05-21-2022 10:22 PM

Wow, my wife and I are talking about doing the exact same thing. Iíll be following this thread with interest!!

Country Road 05-22-2022 07:57 AM

Itís the little things that seem to drive the new coach owners crazy. Get them to acknowledge the very small imperfections and fix them before you leave. Enjoy.

DaveMan 05-22-2022 08:59 AM

Excellent choice! We picked up our 2021 Bay Star 3124 at the factory last July, then had the LS four corner upgrade done - I think you will be very happy.

As everyone has stated, the days will be overwhelming - but I can't say enough about the Newmar Tech's - they will do whatever it takes to make things right. Spend the evenings hooking, unhooking, testing, checking every device, cabinet, slide, etc and then review with the tech in the morning. Also, they will drive the rig to and from the camp spot, but do all of the hookups and prep yourself, with them there, just to familiarize and test. Also in the evening, unhook and take the rig on a test drive - we took ours to the local high school and practiced and did walk-arounds.

The big checklist item for us was paint - although the Newmar pre-delivery checks were good, we still found several issues, which they immediately stepped up to.

One frustrating thing to have them look at is the hood release - ours takes two people (one inside / one outside) to get the release to work; also I found (a couple months later) that the hood bracket that stops the hood on closure (made of fiberglass) was broken, probably from having to slam the hood to get it to close properly. Also check your entry door and screen door on your test drive - ours rattled badly.

I also support the purchase (or make your own) of the mats to go under the slide rollers when closing - stops the marring and gouging of the floor. There is a parts store connected to the Newmar service area where you can buy "stuff" - a bit over priced but convenient. I would also "request" a small sample of your wallpaper, wood-filler stick, and carpet to have around in case you need to make repairs

I was very pleased with the factory pickup process - having Newmar take two weeks to do a pre-delivery inspection and fix/repair was a much better experience than just having the rig "pass trough" a dealer -and the four day face-to-face with the Newmar techs was excellent, especially for first time owners like myself.

Best of luck! Enjoy your rig and your week!

Av8r 05-22-2022 10:26 AM

Prepare yourself for a serious case of "garage envy!" The facility itself at Newmar is extremely impressive, and spotlessly clean. Use this to your advantage. When they pull your coach out of the service bay to put it in the campground overnight, do a quick inspection of the floor under the coach.Any leaks will show up as though they have a spotlight on them. Now's the time to get 'em fixed!

Congratulations on the new coach. Have a great time learning it and driving it home!

beckeda 05-23-2022 06:17 PM

Day 1 complete. This is our third motorhome in three years. My second Newmar and so I am very familiar with the systems on the Baystar. We owned a 2020 Baystar Sport previously. I gotta tell you, I had to look very hard to find any issues. Very small scraping of the wood on one of the drawer faces in the kitchen. I pointed it out to our tech and within about 5 minutes another gentlemen came in, removed the drawer, and within an hour came back with it repaired. Honestly, I was just going to dab it with a black marker and you never know the difference. The Newmar facilities are first class! Super clean! Tommorow we will do our test drive but when the tech drove the rig out of the service garage, it sure did seem that this new Ford chassis was much much better than the V10 chassis. I noticed it instantly. I hope I feel the same way tommorow after driving it. Regardless, we are scheduled for Liquid Springs four corner next week.

Its only one day...but I am impressed.

And the wife and I really like this town of Nappanee.

arein 05-24-2022 05:31 AM

While you are in town, check out Main Street Roasters at the corner of the main intersection. They are the best!

Jabber Jaw 05-24-2022 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by beckeda (Post 6191382)
Day 1 complete. This is our third motorhome in three years. My second Newmar and so I am very familiar with the systems on the Baystar. We owned a 2020 Baystar Sport previously. I gotta tell you, I had to look very hard to find any issues. Very small scraping of the wood on one of the drawer faces in the kitchen. I pointed it out to our tech and within about 5 minutes another gentlemen came in, removed the drawer, and within an hour came back with it repaired. Honestly, I was just going to dab it with a black marker and you never know the difference. The Newmar facilities are first class! Super clean! Tommorow we will do our test drive but when the tech drove the rig out of the service garage, it sure did seem that this new Ford chassis was much much better than the V10 chassis. I noticed it instantly. I hope I feel the same way tommorow after driving it. Regardless, we are scheduled for Liquid Springs four corner next week.

Its only one day...but I am impressed.

And the wife and I really like this town of Nappanee.

Enjoy the Factory Pickup Delivery process! We did on out 2020 Canyon Star, & to my way of thinking, worth every penny! So few issues, & not having to run to a Dealer, drop off, etc, to get adjustments/repairs done. We've had three small issues in 2 1/2 years! But do go over your new coach with a fine tooth comb.

RE: Liquid Spring; Had it installed in December, have put over 2,000 miles on it since! Liquid Spring suspension is absolutely the BEST available for a Gas chassis coach! "Comfort" mode rides like an SUV, "Sport" mode handles like a big sports car!
I suggest you have them work with you after installation, on the best "setting" on which to put down levelers! Mine sometime "creep" down and put the steps in a bind. This is caused by the molecular content of the fluid, creating, "expansion/contraction", based on temperature.

Good Luck, Enjoy Factory Pickup, & Enjoy the "Liquid Spring" suspension!
Make many "RV Memories"!:thumb:

beckeda 05-24-2022 06:32 PM

Day 2 completed. After 1 night in the rig, we found a few minor very minor issues that were resolved during the day today. First thing this morning we took our test drive. About 20 minutes on various types of road and quality. From the moment I selected drive, I could tell a difference compared to my old 2020 Baystar Sport. Much more solid feel to this new chassis. On smooth roads this new unit drives really well. On bumpy roads its better than the previous chassis for sure. The V8 is a decent improvement over the V10. It is significantly quieter than the V10. I have to give some credit to Ford here. They made some nice changes.

A good day!

beckeda 05-27-2022 06:41 AM

Day 3 and 4 in the books. We basically done with the delivery process. Overall, there were very few issues. Nothing that would have prevented using the coach and alot of it I could have done myself.

Just enjoying the cooler weather here in Nappanee and hanging out here at the Newmar Camp.

Our tech was really good about helping me understand the electronics and now I feel like I have that under control.

I noticed that the radio/speakers and soundbard quality are much better than previous rigs.

The NAV system.....uggh. Just give us Apple CarPlay.

beckeda 06-06-2022 04:41 PM

Completed the factory delivery. Had the 4 corner Liquid Spring install completed. Drove home - about 900 miles. Overall, I am very happy with the Newmar Baystar 3124. I really have had no issues with Newmar. I did get the Service Advance Trac warning light - that's a Ford F53 issue. Still need to figure that out.

As I mentioned before, the stock F53 chassis ride quality was not bad. Much better than the V10. Granted, I only drove the stock version for about 150 miles maybe. Did not hit any rough roads. The Liquid Spring suspension is a noticeable improvement. I could tell immediatly that the control of the coach was much better. My biggest hope for this suspension was that it would smooth out the front end harshness. And I have to say that it does a pretty good job of that. Not perfect. But, compared to the 2020 Entegra Aspire on the Spartan K2/450 chassis, I would say with respect to front end harshness, Liquid Spring is better. When it comes to big trucks passing by, I would give the nod to the K2/450 chassis - as it should be. I hit some really strong winds in the Oklahoma City to Dallas area on I35. For me this was all about front end harshness....if LS could make the drive reasonable, I would keep the coach....if not, I would sell it and get out of the lifestyle for good. I plan to keep it and hope to be able to enjoy the ride for a change. I refuse to use the "game changer"..."night and day" hyperbolic descriptions. The LS system is good and to me it was worth the money spent. You can spend alot more money on a DP and not be as happy as I am with ride quality.

macnut 06-09-2022 03:47 PM

Thanks for the review of LS. Not perfect but enough to make you want to keep on RVing. Thatís great and what I want too. I just ordered a 2023 Baystar 3014 and hope to receive it in October-ish. As soon as I know the expected deliver date I am scheduling LP on rear and front. CA roads can be bad and I hope this smooths things out noticeably and makes driving more fun. I decided to pick up from my dealer and have the LS put on locally, as Wayne from LS gave me a good referral. It will be good to have someone nearby that can work on my coach.

Thanks again for the posts on your delivery! It sounds like you have a great coach and I wish you many many happy traveling miles in it!


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