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RE: Toto tires

I've had Toyo tires on our Bay Star for a couple of years and they have been great! I think they are an excellent tire at a reasonable price.
scbwr 07/03/21 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ney York road trip questions

Route 18 can be a very pleasant drive. Hamlin Beach State Park is a great park on Lake Ontario just west of Rochester. I would also suggest a stop at Letchworth State Park which is inland. And, in the western end of the state, one of the most scenic areas with plenty of attractions is the Finger Lakes region. I would really recommend Watkins Glen and hiking the scenic gorge at Watkins Glen. Then, a stop at the Corning Glass Works. We spent our working careers in western NY, so these suggestions are based on our travels...most of them camping with our two sons. Have a great trip!
scbwr 07/02/21 05:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Inside tire valve extensions

Two very common issues Tire valve extensions especially the flexible kind (more on that in a bit) And screw on TPMS sensors. I went with Dully Valves on my Rig when I put on new shoes (Tires) they are metal and are really very long or very bent valve stems. Loved those things. I think John meant to say "DUALLY VALVES" Dually Valves I ordered the dually kit from yourtireshopsupply.com (link above) and it was one of the best things I've done for my rig. I was having trouble with extensions....the one piece valve stems are the way to go and work well with TPMS sensors.
scbwr 07/02/21 05:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Star Tune

I found the 5 Star Tune was worth getting just for the improvement in the transmission shift patterns. I don't think there was any change in gas mileage. I do think it improves acceleration in such situations as merging onto a highway. And, I have the 5 speed transmission.
scbwr 06/27/21 05:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Upper New York Fall Trip

I'd also suggest Letchworth State Park or Watkins Glen State Park. There are lot's of things to do in the Finger Lake Region. Consider a visit to the Corning Glass Works. Hike the gorge at Watkins's Glen. Take the tour boat cruise on Seneca Lake (at Watkin's Glen). If you are so inclined, visit some wineries.
scbwr 06/26/21 06:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maintaining air pressure in your tires

X2 re TPMS system. I have the EEZ RV system: https://eezrvproducts.com/shop/ols/categories/tire-pressure-monitoring-system-tpms Yesterday, I programmed 4 sensors for tires on the Malibu we tow behind the motorhome. It's great to be able to continuously monitor tire pressure and temperature. But, without a TPMS system, it's a good practice to check tire pressures the morning before you hit the road and adjust pressure as needed. Over many years of rving, I've trained myself to inspect the tires and hitch whenever we stop while in route. It's the first thing I do after getting out of the MH...I do a walk around and check everything.
scbwr 06/26/21 06:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: steering stabilizer

I don't have any experience with class C rigs, but I installed a Roadmaster stabilizer on my Bay Star and it performs well. The Roadmaster stabilizers are one of the more affordable stabilizers.
scbwr 03/16/21 04:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Still shopping

Edit: I looked at the photos of one of the rigs at RVtrader and it looked like it had a full wall slide. I'd find out what slide mechanism is used if you look at one with a full wall slide and research to see if there were problems with it. Some of the full wall slide outs have had problems. Based on our shopping experience, rigs can look a lot different when you see them in person. So be prepared for that. That's not to say that there are some great buys out there, but it can take some time to find them, and it can be a chore to keep traveling around to look at units that look promising. As to price, aside from NADA which can be on the high side according to many folks, all you can do is search online to see where the prices are. Right now, on rvtrade.com, there are three units listing with prices listed for two of them at $60-70K: https://www.rvtrader.com/2008-Winnebago-Voyage-32h/rvs-for-sale?make=Winnebago%7C2307464&model=VOYAGE%7C764852867&trim=32H%7C6879&year=2008%3A2008 But, it's all about condition and service records. If you know the general price range, the condition and service records will lead you to determine what the rig is worth to you. We started out in late 2017 looking for an older gas rig (2005-2008) with the idea of spending $35K or so. After seeing what was available, and then seeing our 2012 Bay Star, we looked again at our budget and decided to spend more. Our Bay Star was in such great shape, whereas the rigs we had looked at that were older not only looked dated, but were worn and/or needed a lot of renovation. I didn't want to get into doing that kind of work.
scbwr 12/04/20 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Long trips

Bought our first pop-up tent trailer in 1988 and have owned three pop-up trailers, a 28' Sunline travel trailer, 26' Winnebago Minnie trailer and now the 2012 Bay Star motorhome 9 (gas engine). Every rig we've owned has been perfectly fine for traveling 400 miles or more per day. But, you do adjust your traveling style based on what you are towing. Back in the days of the pop-up trailers and traveling with our two sons, you had to find places to eat and rest rooms. With travel trailers, you can stop and use the trailer, but with some possible restrictions such as having to deal with slide-outs blocking the walkway. A motorhome makes it much easier to pull off into a rest area, use the bathroom, have a meal, etc. Another factor is how often you have to stop for gas. When we pulled the Winnebago with a Tundra, which had a relatively small gas tank, gas stops were required at about 200 miles since I don't like to gamble with a tank getting too low. With the motorhome, we can easily do a day's worth of driving but at our age, we never go over 400 miles in one day, and prefer to stay around 300 miles per day. If $$ were no issue, the only change I'd make at this point would be to move up to a diesel pusher with a better ride than the F53 chassis ride quality found on gas motorhomes. And, if we really wanted to do 500 miles a day, I'd either move up to a diesel pusher and consider a fifth wheel trailer with a nice truck.
scbwr 11/26/20 06:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar Gas and Diesel Opinions

We purchased our 2012 Bay Star 3302 in 2018 and I've found it to be a very well built rig. As with any motorhome built on the F53 chassis, aftermarket improvements can help with handling. Our rig already had Sumo Springs. Handling improved after getting new tires, front end alignment and adjusting air pressure in tires based on axle weights. A Roadmaster steering stabilizer improved steering performance. The coach is well insulated and the double pane windows are a nice feature. We're very comfortable even in cold temps in the teens. Two AC units provide plenty of cooling even in very hot summer weather. Using the propane furnace keeps the water tank/bay from freezing but I monitor it with remote temperature sensors. Installing a 5 Star Tune really improved the transmission shifting points and I recommend using the tow haul mode which makes it easy to downshift the transmission and avoid excessive braking. There's no question that diesel pushers have some advantages, but the Newmar Bay Star is a high quality product that can be a viable alternative depending on what you need or want to spend for a motor home.
scbwr 11/08/20 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
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