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Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Update - Where do I begin?

Well been a few weeks since I updated the progress on the new bus.

1) First I had to put new shoes on her. Of course she was out of town so had to take all the wheels off the 78, have new tires...
Forum: Under The Awning 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By MRPutz
You know.. this guy sure gets around! :D

You know.. this guy sure gets around! :D
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By MRPutz
yup, it was lack of a dad in my case too. ...

yup, it was lack of a dad in my case too.

Grandparents did all they could do but you know how kids are... I controlled them more then they me. :D Mom was a single raising two very rowdy kids so...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By MRPutz
Gotta tell ya, I was headed in the wrong...

Gotta tell ya,

I was headed in the wrong direction when I was a kid. At 12 they sent me off to a military boarding school for 6th grade. :eek: That did the trick! I came back polite, mannered,...
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By MRPutz
2020 - Feb 28 - Mar 1 - Picacho Peak, AZ

Welcome to our 1st Picacho Peak State Park rally.

As usual this is a very popular park, weather perfect, and slots fill up many months in advance so don't delay!

We will talk more about...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
You may be right! :D

You may be right! :D
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
I think I did break a record. In only 8' of bus...

I think I did break a record. In only 8' of bus I've now found 6 frozen pipe leaks, in fact the kitchen facet was damaged too and had to be replaced. I gave up as I could not reach some of the pipe...
Forum: Electrical 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By MRPutz
Also check with the manual, most times the...

Also check with the manual, most times the orientation of the device also affects its cooling. ;) But yea, ventilation is a necessity.
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By MRPutz
I was unable to edit my original entry so here's...

I was unable to edit my original entry so here's the updates;

UPDATE - Found 2 slots open for Fri/Sat night - #5 & #6 for anyone that wants to squeeze in!
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Well I finally found the screws holding the ice...

Well I finally found the screws holding the ice maker. Good timing too cuz I had just gotten a hammer and pry bar out to do the job. :eek:

The right side had screws as people mentioned. You...
Forum: Electrical 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By MRPutz
Technical Support Please contact us for all...

Technical Support
Please contact us for all technical support on any of the Samlex America power conversion products:

E-mail: tech@samlexamerica.com
Toll Free: 1-800-561-5885...
Forum: Electrical 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By MRPutz
As Kevin stated the best thing you can do is...

As Kevin stated the best thing you can do is replace them with LED strips. Several advantages; lower power, less heat, and strips reduce shadowing caused by a single light source. ;)
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
I think you are correct John. The "funny" thing...

I think you are correct John. The "funny" thing is it's behind a permanently mounted ice maker so inaccessible. 2 feet to the rear under the kitchen sink was another plumbing nightmare that did...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Thanx Lucas, I'll look again. Fred,...

Thanx Lucas, I'll look again.



Fred, you are right about that! Years ago doing my 1st Bluebird conversion I attended a Bus Conversion Convention (now called BCM) in Vegas. I saw million...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Ok, I was able to work on my back laying down...

Ok, I was able to work on my back laying down bent like a pretzel with my upper torso twisted at 35 degree angle and both hands reached all twisted up behind the ice maker and got the flair nut...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Anyone know how to remove the ice maker in a...

Anyone know how to remove the ice maker in a 83FC35 side bath? I found a 4th frozen pipe behind it and can't get to it. Screws on the front don't seem to really do much? the bottom seems loose but...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Thanx John, I'll be using that later today. ...

Thanx John, I'll be using that later today. Looking like the circuit breaker must of gotten fried and didn't reset so will dive into the drivers front panel today. ;)
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Yea, you know the 2 Bird club as well. At one...

Yea, you know the 2 Bird club as well. At one point though i owned 4 buses;

69 Bluebird conversion
78 Wanderlodge
82 School bus
82 GMC 40 city bus

Ah.. the Good Ole Days. :rolleyes:
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
PERFECT! Thanx Gardner! If you have any other...

PERFECT! Thanx Gardner!
If you have any other '83 electronic docs I'll take those too. :D
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,724
Posted By MRPutz
Looks like I'm at the max limit. :eek: ...

Looks like I'm at the max limit. :eek:

Maximum rider weight: 275 lbs
Maximum load on rear rack: 55 lbs

Will need to check total weight x2 then do a weight & balance for the old Archer...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Bus Research

Does anyone have any history/information on this bus?

From research I found it belonged to Gordon & Jo Kurlonko from Michigan before it was sold to Frank & Jan Rooney from Prescott, AZ about 4-5...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Thanx Gardner! ;) I'll be digging into her...

Thanx Gardner! ;)

I'll be digging into her this weekend. First I've got to find that fuse/circuit breaker in the fuel solenoid path so I can start the bus with the key and get her to emissions....
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
HA HA.. my little Burro! :D You know...

HA HA.. my little Burro! :D


You know that little trailer has never left me stranded! :rolleyes:


- yea, now gotta deal with Sporlan valves :(
- It was from Prescott so need to...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
And so it begins..

Well the newness has already worn off.

On the way to the emissions the bus died in the middle of traffic. :eek: A quick call to a friend and we towed her out of the way to a side street. Went...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By MRPutz
Thanx Harold! You know Shawn, I do...

Thanx Harold!



You know Shawn, I do need to downsize big time! I'm only 2 years out from retirement and I'm still buying toys when I should be downsizing!

This is what I currently have on...
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