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Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Days Ago
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Posted By MRPutz
You may be right! :D

You may be right! :D
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
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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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 224
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 421
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 127
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 300
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
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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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 6 Days Ago
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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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
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...
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By MRPutz
Ok Guys & Gals. Tami and I just bought...

Ok Guys & Gals.


Tami and I just bought another bus so we could make the Wanderlodge rally in.. well.. wait for it.. a Wanderlodge! :eek Looking forward to seeing everyone again. You know this...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
Posted By MRPutz
Oops I did it again! :-)

Oops I did it again!


Well my engine swap is taking forever on my 78FC35 so I bought another bus! :eek: I bought an 83FC35 owned by Frank Rooney up in Prescott. I'll use this this bus until I...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By MRPutz
I'll have to research your drawings later tonight...

I'll have to research your drawings later tonight after work but with a quick glance i can say throw out "inverter circuit theory.png" that is not correct.

1 - the inverter is powered by the main...
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By MRPutz
K.I.S.S. I'd simply bypass the BB contactor...

K.I.S.S.

I'd simply bypass the BB contactor and simplify the circuit. The inverter (all now) have their own contactors and the programming internal is designed to function with it and sense...
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By MRPutz
Bruce, just want to clarify a few comments you...

Bruce, just want to clarify a few comments you made.

1) Doesn't the inverter have its own sub-panel? If so the contractors in the closet would have nothing to do with the inverter.

2) Some of...
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