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Reasons I Bought My Bluebird This is the place to list the reasons you decided to buy a Bluebird and direct others to who are considering a Bluebird.

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Old 02-25-2014
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Default No mushy wall

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/mushy-wall-194257.html

poor guy......
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Just a snip from some of the responses: ...You have aluminum wall studs. The inner wall sheet is luan plywood, glued onto the aluminum wall studs. Between the aluminum wall studs in insulation, probably foam, either sprayed in, or sheet foam cut to fit. The outer wall is luan plywood, glued onto the aluminum studs. The outside filon sheeting is glued onto the exterior luan plywood.
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Ugh
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2005 Year model
Not good it's a shame the build quality has gone South.
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this just reinforces what Bird owners already know
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one day i'm going to cut a section of a BB wall out and take pics.

Outside skin-steel
riveted to steel one piece roof bows that go from side to side.
spray foam insulation
1/2 plywood screwed (not glued) to the bows

In some older birds the steel floor turns up the side wall about 12''.

Ed Wimberly has a Beaver coach in his back yard,mostly gutted.
Take a look at how its built.
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OMG! I'm so glad I don't have a fiberglass coach anymore... Even with the build quality we had I hated the thought of delamination, never occurred to me about the mold issues... This all makes me love my Bird that much more... If I can ever get the leaks in the front (puppy pads catch the drips before they hit anything!) ...
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mold can appear in any coach. I have first hand knowledge of this.
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While doing the bedroom replacement we got to see the structure of the bird. I can tell you it took my wife and I three days daylight to dark to remove the complete bedroom on a wrecked coach. I can tell you there is nothing cheap or wimpy about how they construct these coaches. The cabinets were solid walnut and were held on the walls with glue and screws through 1/16 inch metal brackets. I have included a couple of pictures that shows a little of the walls, but you will notice angle iron on the walls behind the half inch plywood, foam and some very hard outer steel walls. We looked like we had been in a cat fight after getting all this stripped out.
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Here is another picture that shows a section of wall with the steel bracing. Thanks to my buddy Paul Brown the bedroom is almost complete. Thank you Randy for helping me find this bedroom.
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