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Old 12-09-2013
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We purchased our PT almost 6 years ago thinking we would do a few of trips with our daughter before she lost interest. We've now covered 38 states, much of Canada, over 50,000 miles and are completely hooked. It's become an addiction. It will take an intervention of some kind to cash out. It's all good!
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Anyone up for Pasadena?
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Anyone up for Pasadena?
That would be a cool trip. I have an aunt that lives just off of Orange Grove Bld. only a few blocks from the Rose Bowl. I think she has taken the time to see the parade once or maybe twice and has never been to a game. Then there are crazies like us that would go cross country to see it Go figure.
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I'm on my third Bluebird and loving my current M380, but I would go back to any of my previous birds in a hart beat as there is nothing out there in my opinion that comes close to a Bluebird. More importantly, are the friends I have made in the Bluebird community that makes owning a Bluebird special..lifetime friends and support that I would not trade for anything.
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I loved my 'bird. Finances (and the bad economy) forced me to sell out (at probably the worst possible time for the market). I do not regret having had my bird in any way. My regret is getting caught in an unexpected financial bind that had little to do with owning my 'bird (even though I had higher than average maintenance/repair costs). (My situation is described elsewhere on this forum - most recently in post #7 under the thread "Not a Wanderlodge,but.....").

After owning our bird for 3-1/2 years, we (spouse and myself) reached an understanding where less/shorter travel was desired -- with more backroad exploration. We bought a Class B (Roadtrek built on Sprinter Van) which serves our more limited purposes quite adequately.

I still think the Wanderlodge is great ... and if we'd wanted to travel as we did previously, we would have bought another one when our financial circumstances recovered...
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Robert, You said it better than I could Have.
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... would you do it again???...
In my case, the question is "WILL you do it again???", and the answer is probably "yes."

Owning my FC35 was a hoot for the couple of years I did, even though I rarely used it. Lot of pride of ownership in them 'Birds.

When/if I do it again, I will look for that super duper clean 89 FC31 that Randy sold last year, or it's twin.
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I have only owned mine for 6 months, bought it for $40K, put another $20K in it and would do it again!
My wife loves it, so the question of would we do it again is a solid YES!
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An hour ago I toured about 10 new SOBs at a small RV show. I look at SBOs whenever I have the time and am an area where they are on display. I like to see what's new, compare them to what I have and get ideas for projects. I have yet to see an SOB I would trade my Bird for. It is ashame that the leaders at BB did not have the foresight to adjust to the times and let the Brand survive. There is always a market for quality.
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I have always had steel motorhomes, a Superior and 2 Bluebirds and I would go with another Wide Body if something happened to this one.

If I didn't get another BB, it would probably be a DeHavilland Beaver (DHC-2) on floats and go to Alaska to fly.....Sssssh....don't mention that in front of Judy!


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