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Our New RV - March 2018

Newmar Bay Star 3518

Our previous RV February 2015 - March 2018


We have provisionally decided (August 2014) that the Forest River FR3 30DS is the RV for us, it is also in our price bracket and seems to have the main features we require. We have looked at other similar models such as the Thor ACE 30.1 but overall we prefer the FR3. 


Here are some of the Features:


30DS - FR3 - Ford Chassis

Wheel Base190" (4.8 m)

GVWR18,000 lbs. (8,165 kg)

GCWR23,000 lbs. (10,433 kg)

Fuel Capacity80 gal. (303 L)

Exterior Length31' 10" (9.7 m)

Exterior Height12' 2" (3.7 m)

Exterior Width99.5" (2.5 m)

Fresh Water Capacity57 gal. (216 L)

Gray Water Capacity41 gal. (155 L)

Black Water Capacity41 gal. (155 L)

Awning Size16 ft


Construction & Exterior

  • One-Piece Fiberglass Front Cap

  • Grey Gel-Coat Sidewalls with Graphics

  • Headlights with LED Rings

  • Hella Fog Lights with LED Rings

  • Colored Back-Up & Side Cameras

  • "Super Storage" Rear Pass-Through Cargo Compartment

  • Rotocast Storage Boxes with Drains

  • Radius Alpha SuperFlex Roof (Grey)

  • Roof Ladder

  • Power Patio Awning w/ LED Light Strip

  • Slide Room Topper Awnings

  • Rubber Tread Entry Steps

  • Outside Shower

  • Power Entry Step

  • Rubberized Entry Assist Handle

  • Vacuum Bonded Construction

  • Front Steel Cage

Chassis & Cockpit

  • Molded ABS Automotive Dash w/ Laptop Consoleand 110V Outlet

  • Power Front Sun Shade (Windshield)

  • Ultra Leather Driver/Passenger Seating w/ Double Stitching

  • Vinyl Wrapped Low Profile Cockpit Engine Cover

  • Dash - Bluetooth AM/FM/CD w/ LCD Back-Up Monitor,Aux & Speakers

  • 5,000 lb Tow Hitch with 7-Way Plug

  • Automotive Style Bonded One-Piece Windshield

  • Black Exterior Mirrors

  • 245/70R19.5 G670 Goodyear RV Tireswith Value Stem Extenders

  • Map Lights

  • Driver Diamond Plate Floor Mat


  • New Assist Handle Eases Entry Into Unit

  • Power Front Fold-Away Overhead Bunk

  • 32" Flip-Up LED TV

  • Radius Interior Ceiling

  • Wide Wood Plank Residential Linoleum Flooring

  • 12V AM/FM/DVD/Bluetooth Entertainment System

  • 15,000 BTU Ducted Roof A/C with Chill Construction

  • Vintage Cherry Cabinetry

  • Brushed Nickel Hardware & Plumbing Fixtures

  • Ultra Leather Hide-a-Bed Sofa w/ Dual Footrests

  • Ultra Leather Wrap Around Dinette Boothw/ Comfort Cushions

  • Heavy Duty Full Extension Drawer Guides& Hardware Throughout

  • Night Shade Window Treatments

  • LED Lighting Throughout Unit


  • Double Door Dometic® Gas/Electric Refrigerator

  • 3-Burner Cooktop w/Oven

  • Microwave Oven

  • Large Double Bowl Stainless Steel Sink & Fixture

  • Laminate Countertops

  • Large Coat/Broom/Storage Closet

  • Kitchen Drawers with Full Extension Drawer Guides

  • Trash Can Storage Area Below Sink

Bedroom & Bathroom

  • 72" X 80" King Bed w/ Headboard

  • Bedroom Wardrobe

  • Toilet with Foot Flush

  • Stainless Steel Lavatory Sink & Fixture

  • Brushed Nickel Framed Shower with Glass Shower Doors


Safety & Convenience

  • Entry Door with Deadbolt Lock

  • Forest River Command Center

  • Smoke, LPG & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • Fire Extinguisher

Electrical & Plumbing

  • 4.0 kW Onan® Gas Generator

  • 2 Deep Cycle House Batteries

  • Battery Disconnect Switch

  • Emergency Start Switch

  • 30 amp Power Cord w/ Storage Compartment

  • 6 Gallon Gas/Electric Water Heater

  • Arctic Pack System (Heated Holding Tanks)

  • 35,000 BTU Furnace

Options - Included

  • Outside Entertainment Center (Bluetooth Capable)

  • Automatic Hydraulic Leveling Jacks

  • LED Bedroom TV

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