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Old 04-05-2016, 06:23 PM
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1988 Bluebird Wanderlodge

Figured now that all the waffling is over and the purchase made that I would start a thread here.

I picked up this RV last August from Northern British Columbia near the coast.

That person was the third owner, my understanding is the first owner was involved with the Family Motor Coach Association and put the bulk of the miles on. The second owner had it for perhaps 10 years and didn't put many miles on it and the fellow that I bought it from had it for 5 years and put maybe 15k miles on it.

The odometer hangs up intermittently, so by going off the hour meter at an average of 40 mph, there is roughly 275k miles on the RV.

Bluebird built these machines in Fort Valley Georgia on the "All American Chassis"...it is rollover rated. I've seen a few pics of these 'Birds on their sides and damage is minimal, from what I can gather, there has only been one fatallity since they were introduced in 1963.

It is a heavy SOB, with nearly full fuel and just me and a buddy in it, it was just under 41,000 lbs...easily have over 6000lbs of carrying capacity.

There is some other info/repairs in the original thread where I was looking at buying an RV...http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com/for...ad.php?t=34476


Some specs on it:

Length....40'
Width...8' 6''
Fuel...300 gallons
Fresh Water...116 gallons
Grey tank...100 gallons
Black tank...100 gallons
Propane...148 pounds.
736CID Detroit 8V92TA...475HP/1425TQ
Allison HT748 Automatic
GVWR...47400 lbs
Generator...12.5kw diesel
4 roof A/C (13.5kbtu) and 1 chassis A/C (18kbtu)
2 furnaces, 30kbtu and 16 kbtu
3 hot water coolant heaters in living area (50kbtu each)
1 hot water coolant heater in bathroom (15kbtu)
Drivers area heater (90kbtu)
10 gallon HWT electric that also is heated by coolant from engine
6-6volt deep cycle batteries for house and starting
Generator has it's own battery with a low voltage cutoff so that battery can start it.
Auto/manual levellers...rated 48,000 lb each for rear (2) and 32,000lb for front (2)
315/80 rubber
22.5/9 polished rims, stud pilot
Air brakes
Air ride, 10 air bags
10,000lb hitch
2000 watt true sine wave inverter
Electric drapes
New in 1988, it was around $375,000.

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