2019 Newmar Bay Star 3408 Review
The 2019 Newmar Bay Star is the company’s best-selling model in its Class A gas-powered motorhome line-up. There are 10 floorplans available, ranging from 30’ up to 36.’ The Newmar Bay Star 3408 is a new floorplan for 2019, and boasts a full-side slide out.
It measures 34’11” long, 12’ 8” high, and 101.5” wide. It has a fresh water capacity of 75 gallons, 60 gallons of gray water, and 45 gallons of black water. The fuel tank has an 80-gallon capacity.
Built on a Ford F-53 chassis, it has a 24,000 lb. gross vehicle weight rating, a gross combined weight rating of 30,000 lbs, and a flat tow rear hitch rating of 5000 lbs. Its construction is aluminum-framed sidewalls and roof with 5/8” foam insulation, vapor barrier, batten insulation, and composite one-piece gel-coated fiberglass exterior walls, front and rear caps. The roof has R19 batten insulation.
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Hydraulic leveling jacks make life easier when you get where you’re going, and satellite dish prep on the roof opens up your entertainment possibilities.
Inside the Newmar Bay Star 3408, the full-length slide on the driver’s side and two more slides – one for the queen bed, and the other for the dinette booth – opens up the entire living, kitchen area and bedroom to make the motorhome open and spacious.
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In the cab area, the driver gets a six-way adjustable power seat, convex exterior mirrors with defrost and remote control, rear and side-view cameras, rearview color monitor with audio, tilt steering wheel, anti-lock braking system, and cruise control. On the passenger side, there’s a workstation and manual footrest. Both seats swivel around towards the back of the motorhome as extra seating for the living area.
Inside, there’s a real residential feel thanks to details like the solid surface countertops, handmade cabinetry with concealed hinges, and Ultralux leather upholstery with nail head trim. A luxurious looking hide-a-bed sofa has a matching pair of storage ottomans. The retractable LED TV bit BluRay player and a Bose sound bar slides up from beside the dinette booth and then down and out of the way when not in use. The living area also features a full-height dry bar china cabinet. There is additional storage underneath the dinette benches.
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Home-like details continue in the kitchen with a mosaic backsplash. There’s a recessed three-burner range an oven and flush-mount solid surface cover, a stainless steel Whirlpool convection microwave, a double-bowl stainless steel sink, and a pantry with full-length pull-out shelves. The refrigerator has a raised panel door insert so that it blend in with the rest of the kitchen.
The bathroom has a good counter space, a roomy shower with a sliding door, double medicine cabinet with mirrors, and a linen cabinet.
In the bedroom the queen bed has a plush pillow-top mattress that lifts up to reveal storage underneath. Each side of the bed has a nightstand with mesh phone holder. You’ll also find the home’s second LED television and BluRay in here. In addition to the dresser, a full wardrobe with sliding mirrored door gives you plenty of space for your clothes and an optional washer/dryer means that you don’t have to make a laundromat part of your pit stops.
The 2019 Newmar Bay Star 3408 starts at $146,846. For more information, visit newmarcorp.com.