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Forum: Full-Timers 11-29-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By dnhxx
Voting in Texas

We have our domicile set up in Texas. We are using Texas Home Base as our mailing service and recently received a letter from the Texas Election committee:
"If you are receiving this notice, the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-02-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By dnhxx
All three burners light right away with a bbq...

All three burners light right away with a bbq lighter.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-01-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By dnhxx
Atwood stove ignitor issues

We have an Atwood propane stove in our Bay star. The burners are not lighting consistently with the piezo ignitor. I have checked all the connection and inspected the wires for cracks. When I turn...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-29-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By dnhxx
Route from Duluth to Fargo

We will be traveling from Wisconsin on highway 2 headed towards Bismark North Dakota. Wondering what is the best way to get from Duluth to Fargo where we will pick up I-94?


Google maps is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-15-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By dnhxx
Dura Shield Mold

We have a 2017 Bay Star. After a recent trip to Florida, I notice brown spots under the Dura Shield. I am guessing mold. Can that be fixed, or will I have to remove the film?

I've sent an...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-13-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By dnhxx
I usually end up calling Newmar parts, as they...

I usually end up calling Newmar parts, as they sometimes change suppliers. Also, they use two different lights depending if they are in the ceiling or bottom of a cabinet. The cabinet ones they...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By dnhxx
thank you, fagnaml, I didn't notice he difference...

thank you, fagnaml, I didn't notice he difference in the gray/black tanks.

I also didn't realize the tile weighed that much. UVW does not include fresh water or propane so that still leaves over...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By dnhxx
Kountry Star vs Ventana

Hello,

we are considering getting a new diesel coach. We want to stay less than 35', so that leaves us with a Ventana, Kountry Star, or New Aire. We like the New Aire, but a bit out of our price...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By dnhxx
i have a 2017. I have also replaced about 6. ...

i have a 2017. I have also replaced about 6. Most have been in the bathroom or kitchen where the humidity is higher. I think that the circuitry in the lights are not sealed. I have one now that...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-18-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By dnhxx
Asheville to Pittsburgh

We are staying east of Asheville near I40. Looking for the best route to go North. Coming in to Asheville from the south, I-26 about 10 miles out of town, was the worst road we have been on in our...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-19-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By dnhxx
Need Dometic awning part number for 2017 Bay Star

Our patio awning stopped working trying to put it out the other day. The motor ran, but the awning did not move. Now the motor doesn't run at all. Fuses and control system LEDs are working. It...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-16-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By dnhxx
Styrofoam coming out front dash

After three weeks of being parked, we headed out today. When on turned on the dash blower, little Styrofoam pieces came flying out. It looked liked it was snowing. From searching this site, we may...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-13-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By dnhxx
Pump shoots water out input port

Doesn't seem to be my month. Another issue with out 2017 Bay Star.
When we run the pump, water is coming out where the hose connects. It just started today, worked fine yesterday. Doesn't matter...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-04-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By dnhxx
i think that might be it. I pressed the battery...

i think that might be it. I pressed the battery disconnect switch on and off, and sure enough, the chassis battery started charging through the converter. Turned the generator off, waited for the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-04-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By dnhxx
2017 Bay Star. hard to get your head under the...

2017 Bay Star. hard to get your head under the hood to see all that. wish they labeled what the fuses and breakers better
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-04-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By dnhxx
ok - update that. yesterday the chassis battery...

ok - update that. yesterday the chassis battery was charging with the generator, today it is not. house battery is at 13.5v and the chassis battery is only 12.9.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-04-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By dnhxx
Bay Star not charging while driving

After a long 6 month stop, we are back on the road. The alternator is not charging the house batteries like it should. Wondering if it could be a fuse or loose wire, but I have no idea where that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-24-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By dnhxx
thanks all. I went on the roof to really look...

thanks all. I went on the roof to really look things over,the seal around the skylight, definitely needs to be re done. Newmar told me to use skylight roof sealer part #23310P , which is SureBond...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-23-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By dnhxx
Roof re-sealing questions

We have a 2017 Bay Star with the BriteTek roof. The roof membrane looks fine, but I am seeing some cracks on the sealant around the sky light over the shower. I guess it also time to reseal...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By dnhxx
Hybrid Inverter Question

We have a 2017 Bay Star (gas) coach. We are going to have a solar system put on and a new 3000W Magnum hybrid inverter installed. The coach came with a power management system, Precision Circuits,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-20-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By dnhxx
to follow up what I have found. There was no...

to follow up what I have found.
There was no corrosion on the terminals, but a little bit of the white corrosion scattered on the edges of the battery. We have the OEM battery converter,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-17-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By dnhxx
Bay Star loose ladder

I am always having to re-tighten the screws that hold the horizontal rods for the ladder. I decided to try some blue lock tight, but found that at least one screw has a stripped out hole. The screw...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-08-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By dnhxx
I have talked to Newmar and Equalizer Systems. ...

I have talked to Newmar and Equalizer Systems. Equalizer says it will be a seal, a hydraulic line or fitting, or bad jack. I don't see any actual fluid dripping down, but the jack is dirty/oily all...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-08-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By dnhxx
Strange corrosion around battery tie down

I have some corrosion building up around my nylon battery tie downs on our Bay Star. We have 4 6V flooded golf cart batteries. We are fulltimers and have had those batteries for 2.5 years and have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-05-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By dnhxx
Leaking Equalizer jack

Baystar 2017 3401

We have been camped for a couple of months, and one of the rear Equalizer leveling jacks has come off the ground a few inches and is covered with fluid. Also some fluid on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-05-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By dnhxx
Questions on replacing jackknife sofa

We have a Newmar Bay Star gas coach that has the Flexsteel Extend a lounge jack knife sofa. We use it mainly for sitting, hardly ever for sleeping. It is very uncomfortable sitting on it. We would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By dnhxx
No not the same scale. Weighed first time two...

No not the same scale. Weighed first time two years ago with individual wheel scales. Moved things around and re weighed at CAT scale. Readings close.

Got new tires in Redlands two weeks ago. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By dnhxx
Motorhome weight gain

Hello,
we have a Newmar gas motorhome. I weighed it last year, a bit surprised at the rear weight. I weighed it again and it is 400 lbs heavier in the rear. I can account for about 100lbs of...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-23-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By dnhxx
Bay Star full slide topper rattle

We have a 2017 Bay Star 3401. The full wall slide topper (cover) has developed a rattle when the wind blows. I cannot find anything loose, when I shake the topper cover (the metal shroud where the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-29-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By dnhxx
Winterization Valve Broken?

We have a 2017 Bay Star. I was trying to use the winterization valves to suck up some water from a bucket. I turned both valves the correct way, but the clear hose did not fill with water. I had...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-14-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,914
Posted By dnhxx
For those that predicted king bed and bigger...

For those that predicted king bed and bigger engine for the 2020 New Aire, you are correct

https://www.steinbring.com/2020-newmar-new-aire

There is also a video if you do a search.

I am...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-18-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By dnhxx
Thousand Trail Campground Availability?

We are planning our trip for next year and will be staying in the Palm Springs area in late January and other parts of central and western California in March and April. We see several Thousand...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-17-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By dnhxx
We have a 2017 with the Frigidaire 10 cu ft. I...

We have a 2017 with the Frigidaire 10 cu ft. I have a killowatt meter on the fridge. Four day average is 625 w a day. We are in Florida right now connected to power and we are running the a/c so...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-07-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By dnhxx
I would also like to add that if you are only...

I would also like to add that if you are only going a few days without shore power you only need to run the generator two or three hours a day. Its the longer stays that require the four hours run...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-05-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By dnhxx
A little late, but may be useful for others. We...

A little late, but may be useful for others.
We have a 2017 Bay Star 3401 with the Frigidaire 10cu ft. energy tag says 329KWh per year. We camp at national parks and other areas without hookups....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-30-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,189
Posted By dnhxx
last update. I used a hair dryer to pop the...

last update.

I used a hair dryer to pop the sensor off the tank (this way I can stick it back on). It read empty, so that tells me for sure that the tank is dirty.

I bought some Happy Camper...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-21-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,189
Posted By dnhxx
It is the middle sensor that is tripping. When I...

It is the middle sensor that is tripping. When I emptied the tank, it was the one causing the 1/3 reading. I will see what is does next time the tank is emptied. We are going 400 miles next week. I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-18-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,189
Posted By dnhxx
Our model of the digi-level display does not have...

Our model of the digi-level display does not have a calibration
https://precisioncircuitsinc.com/product/fresh-gray-black-and-lp-monitor/

But I did calibrate the tank using a 2 gallon bucket and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-17-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,189
Posted By dnhxx
Gray tank sensors reading incorrectly

We have a 2017 Bay Star, when I emptied the tanks last week, the gray tank is still reading 2/3. I let it drain for 10 minutes so I know it was empty. We had this problem before when it was in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-20-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By dnhxx
Inverter wiring problem in Bay Star

We have a 2017 Bay Star with the residential fridge and the optional inverter for the TVs. One of the inverters actually went up in smoke.

Since the inverters have a two year warranty, Newmar is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-05-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By dnhxx
Best Route from Grand Tetons NP to North Rim Grand Canyon

We are in Grand Tenons NP and will be going to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon campground. What is the best way to get over to highway 89? We are thinking about taking I!5 down from SLC to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,261
Posted By dnhxx
Thanks everyone for the ideas. I have looked...

Thanks everyone for the ideas.

I have looked at the manuals for the Magnum AGS and the Xantrex. The Magnum doesn't look like it will work. The quiet times are preset. The xantrex is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-15-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,261
Posted By dnhxx
Is there a Simple Auto Generator Start?

We have a 2017 Newmar Bay Star with Onan gas generator. We like to camp in national parks and a lot of the time that means no electric. We have the small residential fridge, so we do need to run...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-31-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By dnhxx
Replacement Front Hub Cap for 2017 Bay Star

We lost a front hub cap on the rough roads in California. Does anyone know where we could find a replacement? Newmar lists one as part #135481B and possibly made by Dicor. Newmar's price is $60...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 07-16-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By dnhxx
I thought I would update my trip so far. We are...

I thought I would update my trip so far. We are near Kamloops now.

vancouver to Hope via HW 1
This was busy until we got out past Chilliwack. Easy smooth road.

Hope to princeton via HW 3...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-05-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By dnhxx
Three weeks in Smoky mountains trip suggestions

Hello
We are planning our route for next year and plan on going from Florida to Pennsylvania in March and April 2019. We have three to four weeks to make the drive. We are not familiar with the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-05-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By dnhxx
We did it last year going the opposite direction...

We did it last year going the opposite direction from zion to bryce in our 35' Bay Star. You have to disconnect toad. Tunnel was a little scary at first but really was no problem. I used the rear...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-05-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By dnhxx
We were in Yosemite in April and stayed in the...

We were in Yosemite in April and stayed in the park most of the time. We had to leave one night because of flooding and stayed outside at the Indian Flat campground - do not recommend except for one...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 05-16-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By dnhxx
Help with Route through BC Canada

Hello,
We are planning an 8 week trip through BC this summer starting at Vancouver.

I have used the Mountain Directory to check out the roads out west to avoid anything too steep, and can't seem...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-09-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,832
Posted By dnhxx
The bikes (2) and rack weigh 90 pounds. I have...

The bikes (2) and rack weigh 90 pounds. I have already taken in account the fact they are so far behind the axle. The formula is a ratio between the distance from the rear wheels and wheel base. ...
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