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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-02-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By hillboy
Newmar bulbs

To add:
This info should interest any Newmar owner with these original bulbs. A real safety issue as shown by your pics.
Haven’t checked with Newmar but they should provide upgrade...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-02-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By hillboy
BayStar headlight bulbs

Thank you sir.
Good info.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-01-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By hillboy
BayStar sport 2702 headlight led bulb kit

2016 bay star sport 2702
I see a number of old posts on this topic but LED numbers have changed and links are in most cases dead.
Any information on a recent kit to up grade the headlights on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-17-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By hillboy
Tried to post a picture but no luck. PM me an...

Tried to post a picture but no luck. PM me an email and I can send you a few pictures of the mess I have.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-17-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By hillboy
Have appointment for evaluation of the problem on...

Have appointment for evaluation of the problem on Oct 4.

There are tons of posts on this issue for slide motor and brackets cracking.

Time will tell
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-25-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By hillboy
2016 Newmar 2702 slide drive problem

2016 Newmar 2702 slide drive problem.

Brought in driver side slide and as it seated there was a loud bang from below.
Slide was in all the way, nothing was blocking it.
Looked at the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-24-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,026
Posted By hillboy
If you haven’t checked all connections including...

If you haven’t checked all connections including the hot cable to the starter solenoid you should do that.
My 2016 would not start after fueling last month. After checking the usual suspects I...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-06-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By hillboy
It would be interesting to know at what point in...

It would be interesting to know at what point in the building process was that connection made.
Does the chassis come with the battery connected to the starter solenoid or is it connected at...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-04-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By hillboy
Loose nut on starter post 2016

Winterizing my 2016 BayStar Sport ford chassis /engine.
Check the nut on your starter solenoid power post.
Cleaned out compartments, drained tanks etc. and headed to local fuel stop...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-24-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,146
Posted By hillboy
Newmar has no position on this? Seems like they...

Newmar has no position on this? Seems like they should go to bad with Lippert and help solve these failures.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-24-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By hillboy
TST has great customer service, your Email should...

TST has great customer service, your Email should work for answers. They have walked me through/ educated me a few times.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-18-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By hillboy
One more observation. Took MH to be...

One more observation.
Took MH to be inspected. I live in pretty hilly, curvy road country. On the way to and from the inspection place I was suprised at the rock and roll ride,
Only...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-11-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By hillboy
Temporary harsh ride

Tons of variables at work in the handeling of Ford chassis on MH. Here is one that may apply to your MH.
Bay Star Sport 2016, 27 ft Ford F53
I always leave home with a full gas tank. Last...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-29-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By hillboy
Now i have to slide under and see what I have for...

Now i have to slide under and see what I have for park brake.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-12-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By hillboy
I changed the gauge on my 2000 Mountainaire,...

I changed the gauge on my 2000 Mountainaire, Dutch star similar There is an opening in the compartment alongside the tank on the passenger side that allows you to access the float.
One problem is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-09-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,106
Posted By hillboy
One of the problems is that there is no ( that I...

One of the problems is that there is no ( that I know of ) independent rateing organization fo RV brands or companies. Various magazines exist but all are some what dependent on ad revenues and are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-01-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By hillboy
Interstate Commerce Commission..... long gone......

Interstate Commerce Commission..... long gone... I hope it has not come back to life.:)
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-18-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By hillboy
Even better with the clear elbow. Original...

Even better with the clear elbow.
Original design is a bad one and Newmar should have recognized it as such, and provided a fix.
“Seek aftermarket soloutions”, was the reply to my question...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-18-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By hillboy
2016 BayStar Sport sewer valves

The waste drain valves on my 2016 BayStar Sport are operated by cables. The valves are located near the tanks (I guess) which are in the storage compartments.
I have owned various MH’s...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-10-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By hillboy
You might try a wireless camera. The newer ones...

You might try a wireless camera. The newer ones work pretty well . You would need a new monitor or an a recievwe for the camera. Probably expensive since you have a working monitor, but a suggestion....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,870
Posted By hillboy
A guestion on Garmin updates. We use a Garmin rv...

A guestion on Garmin updates. We use a Garmin rv 760 LMT and it is fine. On a recent trip to Florida we were on jaxsonville east bypass south bound and before we cam to the junction with I 95 the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-07-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By hillboy
Thanks, glad I am not the only one. Newmar had...

Thanks, glad I am not the only one. Newmar had not discovered the USB plug in 2016, so need to get power under dash. Originally there was only one 12 volt plug in dash of my 2016 had to add a few...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-07-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By hillboy
2016 BayStar sport dash illumination

In a number of day time driving situations I find the instrument panel on my 2016 BayStar sport in the “dark” and difficult to impossible to read.
Could be only me, or maybe I am missing...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-24-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,501
Posted By hillboy
I got mine from ‘Battery Junction” good price and...

I got mine from ‘Battery Junction” good price and quick service. I believe they are located in Conn. but obviously they ship anywhere.
When I ordered they had no concerns over small order
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-22-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By hillboy
Thanks folks

Thanks folks
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-22-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By hillboy
Ok. Not clear on what a roof rail is. Awning...

Ok. Not clear on what a roof rail is. Awning mount?
Four MH’s over 30 years must have missed that one, don’t want to see it blow off to find out. Seems pretty serious.
Thanks any info
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-07-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By hillboy
Thats on a 17,000 lb chassis ?

Thats on a 17,000 lb chassis ?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-24-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By hillboy
Also loose connection on transfer switch for mine...

Also loose connection on transfer switch for mine a 2016 BayStar Sport. Not sure what others.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-06-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,935
Posted By hillboy
Bay Star Sport 2016. Hope mine never need to be...

Bay Star Sport 2016. Hope mine never need to be replaced. They use cable to open and close. Valves are in under the floor somewhere. Certainly not a great idea in my eyes.
The word "sawzall"...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-12-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By hillboy
All anyone here is looking for is clear, accurate...

All anyone here is looking for is clear, accurate information on the vehicle they have purchased at the time of delivery. If a web site is the answer than fine. It's not uncommon for a manufacturer...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-11-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By hillboy
A good manual could answer these questions...

A good manual could answer these questions easily. A few photos also would work. They spent money on the manual why not make it useable.
" Once you figure it out, it makes sense' would be a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-11-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By hillboy
Newmar Customer service works but....

Just posting as info to other 2702 BayStarSport owners.
I have had a number of "head scratchers" pop up in my 2016 bay star Sport 2702, but for the most part Customer service has been great. I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-30-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,115
Posted By hillboy
Some models of BayStar 2016 with 6 spd...

Some models of BayStar 2016 with 6 spd transmission needed software update to get the tow haul function to function properly. Mine went from nothing to perfect with the update. No cost Ford paid.
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-26-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By hillboy
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-24-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By hillboy
Cummins website for Engine info and diagrams

Until last year I was running a Newmar 2001 with an 8.3 Cummins 350.

I used a sign in service with Cummins that gave part numbers and drawings
For my particular engine. They required...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-26-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By hillboy
Another reminder to use high volume fuel location.

Another reminder to use high volume fuel location.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-16-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,251
Posted By hillboy
I have found TST pretty responsive. I contacted...

I have found TST pretty responsive. I contacted them because i could not get the cover off the batteries to replace them. They pointed out that you really need the proper Phillips head screw driver....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-11-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By hillboy
I had the tank replaced on a 2001 Mountain aire....

I had the tank replaced on a 2001 Mountain aire. The brackets were cut and later welded back on. leak was caused by metal in the road.
My recollection is that the tank from Spartan was around...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By hillboy
I'll have to study up. Fact of the matter...

I'll have to study up.

Fact of the matter Newmar could have done better.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-27-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By hillboy
Thanks for the replies. Rewire at some point...

Thanks for the replies. Rewire at some point doesn't look too tough. Depends what is under the wall that holds the switches.
I will get with Newmar on wire locations info.
Lots of places...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-25-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By hillboy
2016 Bay Star Sport Slide switch etc location

2016 Bay Star Sport, The switches for slide,waterheater, water pump, water heater are located above the entry door, along with battery and tank monitor. My wife is 5ft 4" and she cannot reach any of...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-20-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By hillboy
Re soloution. Contacted Newmar...

Re soloution.

Contacted Newmar Warranty/Customer service department. Put me on a call with manufacturer. All agreed that unit did not function.
Sent me a replacement, great service by Bruce....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-18-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By hillboy
And the fuel level needs to be below the level of...

And the fuel level needs to be below the level of the sender unit, and use the new gasket if provided if not get a new one.
Had a new tank installed 2001 Mountain Aire and they swapped sending...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-12-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By hillboy
Mystery solved. The fan was stuck or hung up on...

Mystery solved. The fan was stuck or hung up on something also loose screw or somthing rattling around inside. Fan still stuck so no doubt it kept shutting down on over heat, than quit.

Not...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-11-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By hillboy
Intelli-power charger/converter fail

The intelli-power converter charger in my 2016 BayStar sport has stopped functioning. I did the check recommended by the manufacturer and there. Is no output by the charger.
I realize it is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-06-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By hillboy
The connection to the camera is probably not...

The connection to the camera is probably not serviceable and connects inside the camera, at least it was that way on my 2001 mountainaire. Not much slack there to work with on mine.
Are you sure...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-05-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,667
Posted By hillboy
Imagine if ,on the showroom floor, a MH had a...

Imagine if ,on the showroom floor, a MH had a sticker that said" This vehicle may not handle well under normal highway situations unless the following modifications are made!. Chill out, drive slower...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-03-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,087
Posted By hillboy
There is a large variety of wiper blades and...

There is a large variety of wiper blades and mounting styles. On my
Mountainaire i went to 28" by simply drilling out the pivot hole in the blades.
With the new Bay Star Sport the J-hooks on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-02-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,087
Posted By hillboy
Newmar parts department.

Was looking for wiperblades for BayStarSport 2016 (turned the wipers on while there was ice on windshield). tried local sources, no luck.
Contacted Newmar Parts and in ten minutes they were on...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-02-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6,393
Views: 1,716,486
Posted By hillboy
Specific chassis and year is a great piece of...

Specific chassis and year is a great piece of info to include here. Differences in these specs can make a world of difference.
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