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Camper Ken

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Posted: 07/27/12 12:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We currently have a 2007 Winnebago Access 31' class C, and are thinking of moving up to a class A gas coach. We're considering a 2013 Newmar Bay Star model 3209. Any opinions on this brand?

One thing we do ~not~ want is a slide on the passenger side, which limits our choice of brands, models and length. 32 to 33' is as long as we want to go.

All advice and opinions are welcome. Thanks!

Ken


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Posted: 07/27/12 12:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Newmar makes a great coach. Nice fit and finish. I even think the cabinets are Amish made.


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Camped in newmar units past 12 years. "You'll be happy with newmar."

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Effy wrote:

Newmar makes a great coach. Nice fit and finish. I even think the cabinets are Amish made.


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We went from a Tioga 29H Class C to a Fleetwood Southwind 32V Class A, with one slide on the driver side, and a Ford V10 F53 Chassis.
We are quite happy with it. It isn't "perfect", but then what is??


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Baystar (bunk model 3304 or something) was on our list of choices when we were buying. We liked the quality of construction and general fit and finish. Itasca won because it felt brighter inside and was slightly bigger. But we'd put Newmar back on this when shopping for a new coach.


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Newmars are great, and like K-Z several components are made with quality from the Amish. I don't think you'll regret it.


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In the range you are looking at I don't think you can beat Newmar.


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Posted: 07/30/12 02:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the opinions. We pick up our new Newmar Bay Star model 3209 tomorrow!

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We just bought a Rexhall- We are very thrilled with the space from the layout on a 31'.


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