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Old 01-13-2011
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Default Interesting post on the Barthmobile Site

I am a member of several sites and noticed an interesting post from Corey and Cheri, Bluebird owners but former Barth owners. In talking about the Tampa RV show, the following statement was made.

"Met the great bunch from Parliment Coach Works in Clearwater Fl, they now own all the right to Wanderlodge and upon pressing suggested it will go into production once again."


Anyone else know anything about this? Not that I'd be in the market.
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They do own the rights and the name.
And,Steve says they will build wanderlodges again.
But,Steve is not crazy,so we all know it will be when the economy comes back.
Unless he wins the lotto!
Of course,I could be wrong...
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Default Return of Wanderlodge

I would like nothing more than for Wanderlodge to return. Being a school bus nut and appreciating the older days of Wanderlodge, I wish that they would return to using the Blue Bird All-American chassis and body. Of course, the latest design of the Blue Bird All-American has lost the traditional Blue Bird roof and styling
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I would like nothing more than for Wanderlodge to return. Being a school bus nut and appreciating the older days of Wanderlodge, I wish that they would return to using the Blue Bird All-American chassis and body. Of course, the latest design of the Blue Bird All-American has lost the traditional Blue Bird roof and styling
Yes you are correct... I like the styling as well... I always thought it would be nice if they made a "permanent" (collectors) model..

Titanium/Aluminum/Stainless/Chromed WB 45 footer.... The "ULTRA Lite Silver Edition" Classic $2 million-3? For the man who has everything...
Think LARGE.
Re-Creations of the best 2-4 from each decade!

All EYES would be on the Wanderlodge.....

Hold a Bi-annual prize raffle drawing every other year to win a classic..for anyone who owns a Licensed Wanderlodge...new or old... If you own one you get a chance... own 2 then 2 chances... It will make owning a wanderlodge an adventure...

As if it weren't Already!!
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I don't know if the economic climate for the foreseeable future (10 yrs ?) will be able to sustain a market for 40+ foot, $ 1.5 million , low fuel mileage coaches.

I would think that something in the 36 to 38 foot range built on the new All American FE or RE chassis might be able to make a go of it if the fuel mileage was up near 9-10 mpg. It may require at least one slide since the AA is still only 96" wide, and the use of some high tech, lightweight materials on the inside ( no particle board !) Innovations in the use of both interior and exterior space could make a 36 seem like a 42. One downside is the 78" interior height. Put an aluminum goat rail on them and market them as re-makes of the 80's FC's and PT's showing how many of those are still on the road. It would be like the rollout of the new Camaro. If they could be sold for $5-600k or less I think you might have a market.

They could drop about 3000 lbs, of weight if they eliminate the STAPLES !
( you can tell I've been removing the last of the original carpet )
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Probably a Prevost shell, don't you think?
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Probably a Prevost shell, don't you think?
Prevo shell could cost 500K
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Three slide Prevost are pretty popular were I'm staying
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Interesting topic.
My thoughts are for a 36-38 single axle pusher that gets 10MPG.
96'' wide is fine.
We are going to figure out we don't need 102'' wide,if we are going to travel with fuel at $5 per gal.
I have no idea how to figure it out but a coach thats 8' tall and 102'' wide will push alot more air than a 8' tall coach thats 96'' wide.
Lets see,thats 4 square feet less drag.
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Ford is brainstorming something with Airstream. Last week or so I heard a Ford concept engineer discuss this on NPR. New concept vehicle...went something like..."A vehicle that will function as a second home." How is this a new concept? This concept came around when we started building roads... the covered wagon!

What may be new is how to do it...I want one of those hydrogen power plants for our FC!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezt452INjPg

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