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1986 PT40 aired up.
Thanks a heap for posting this. Now saved in my pics! Is it flush underneath between front and rear axles? I have a driveway breakover and after seeing your pics I'm pretty sure it'll make it over. I've seen tons of RVs that have the sewer connection permanently protruding below body/frame level! Also seen several broken off and caused nasty mess! No idea why they couldn't make the little extra effort that would not only protect a fragile component but also increase ground clearance significantly.
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turbo CAT, FCs can tow anything.
Nice to hear about the dropped shower floor in later models. I found an FC35 that has a 3408! I want it bad, however seller posted pics with all blinds closed and full of clutter. Missus said if they won't take anymore effort to sell it, what do you think they've done for everything else!? You've got enough on your plate without a neglected maintenance nightmare Poop! Capt Reality strikes again. We've been together long enough for her to go through completely re-doing 3 inboard boats (20' 302 powered to 34' Perkins Diesel trawler), 2 houses, 2 motorcycles, and current project is a scratch groundup 4BT Jeep. Strange woman, she wants something we can use right away and improve/repair as we do this go 'round. She's also befuddled by my tendency to sell and move on almost as soon as I finish something! Doesn't everyone do this? She's nuts and wants to actually use it! I tell her then it won't be ready to sell and I'll have to do it up again when we find something new!
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I promise you thats a typo on the 3408 engine.
Its a 3208.
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Thanks a heap for posting this. Now saved in my pics! Is it flush underneath between front and rear axles? I have a driveway breakover and after seeing your pics I'm pretty sure it'll make it over. I've seen tons of RVs that have the sewer connection permanently protruding below body/frame level! Also seen several broken off and caused nasty mess! No idea why they couldn't make the little extra effort that would not only protect a fragile component but also increase ground clearance significantly.
You have generator exhaust and tank drains in front of the left drive wheels to consider.
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Hmmm. wonder if they could be easily moved to slick up the under carriage. I gotta get first hand looks at a few different models.
Thanks for the pictures, I appreciate them.
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I promise you thats a typo on the 3408 engine.
Its a 3208.
. Thats too bad, it'd be real hotrod!
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Which has more headroom, PT40 or BMC37?
Are all Bluebirds equipped with basement heat or tank heaters to avoid freezing? I've read about putting rocksalt in holding tanks to keep valves from freezing.
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Our 1994 BMC37 is 6' 6" floor to ceiling. Lose about an inch under roof a/c. 6' 3" from shower floor to light right in center of shower ceiling.

You want an aqua hot? 95-97 BMCs have them. 1994 has forced air Suburban furnace and 3-way(motor-aid, propane or 120v) water heater.
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Our 1994 BMC37 is 6' 6" floor to ceiling. Lose about an inch under roof a/c. 6' 3" from shower floor to light right in center of shower ceiling.

You want an aqua hot? 95-97 BMCs have them. 1994 has forced air Suburban furnace and 3-way(motor-aid, propane or 120v) water heater.
Thanks for those measurements. I see in your sig that you used to have an SP36, how would you say it compares to the BMC?
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For us, the BMC is the right rig. The 8.3 with the 3060 Allison is a great combination. The BMC is 6 in. wider. The side radiator of The BMC gives easier access to the engine.

The SP had stronger brakes.

Feel free to call me on the phone sometime if you want more info.
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