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Various health reasons have had us considering hanging up our keys for some time. I told a few people at Q last year that I expected to sell after the Casper Eclipse rally, but at that time we decided to keep going another year. I consider it definite now that we will sell this year. The coach will be available for viewing at Q, and of course I am available to answer questions at any time. Our plan at this point is to do one last around the country trip in the fall, hopefully ending up at WOG. After that we will return home and get everything ready to sell. I expect to run the sale through Randy, and will look to him for price guidance. While pride would tell me this coach is worth a premium I'm well aware the world doesn't price things the way an owner might like, so I expect the price to be whatever the market dictates in the fall. In a second post I will detail items that are changed from stock in a positive way, and also note some negative items. The photo below was taken in August on the way to Casper.

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Positives, in no particular order, most of which are documented elsewhere in the forums:
Ball joint boots, top and bottom, replaced 2016. Zerk fittings in bottom ball joints 2013.
11-gallon electric water heater added, including engine heat lines.
SeeLevel II tank monitor for accurate fresh/grey/black/propane levels.
JoBox sliding tool tray added under water tank.
Fridge Fix refrigerator fan installed https://smartrvproducts.com
Original 37-inch Plasma TV replaced with 40-inch Samsung Smart TV.
Bedroom TV replaced with 24-inch LCD on swing arm behind a door.
Safe mounted in bedroom TV compartment
Bullet lights changed to 15-element LEDs
Inverter changed to Xantrex SW3012 3000-watt Pure Sine Wave with highly programmable auto-gen-start
Soap dispenser added to sink
Drinking water faucet added to sink, with Culligan filter under sink
TST tire monitor with extra sensors
Air Force One toad braking system, with car side as well (used, removed from '07 Jeep Liberty)
Custom 4-inch hitch riser
Silverleaf VMSpc
Winegard Travler DirecTV HD automatic satellite dish
Tires replaced 1/28/17 Michelin XZA2 Energy. Steers 315/80 dated 4816, Drive tires 295/80 with varying dates in the 3016 range.
4D AGM house batteries (3) new in November 2015
Start batteries 1 new in 2014, 1 new in 2015
Gauge added to dash to show both Aux Air and Slide Air pressures
Muffler changed to Stainless Steel Magnaflow
Headlights converted to LED, with both beams on when using High
Rear slide "computer" replaced with custom relay operation. Power switch added in bedroom, and uses 12V instead of original converter (still in place but not used).
Non-smoking during our ownership

Negatives:
Traveled with dog and cat
Carpeting due for replacement
Rear slide "computer" replaced with custom relay operation.
Compound impact crack in driver's windshield. Not in line of vision, and professionally filled as best as possible to avoid any crack expansion.
Normal amount of dings in front, and surface fiberglass cracking front and rear.

Currently we have the Euro lounger out, as well as the kitchen table. We have two desks instead Both will be returned to original. As I recall there is a crack in the table, but not serious.
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Note that I have the rear slide computer as positive and negative. It is a positive as it removes a common failure point. A negative, because if it failed it would require someone versed in electronics, or spending the bucks to replace with original equipment.
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This is a sad day for sure,its always sad when one of our own has to hang up the keys.
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This is a sad day for sure,its always sad when one of our own has to hang up the keys.

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Sorry to hear Don, but enjoy this year of travels. Let me know if your travels bring you to the Northeast.
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Oh no! You were the first BlueBird owner I ever met. I’ll be sad to see you go. You’ve been a good friend.
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Oh no! You were the first BlueBird owner I ever met. I’ll be sad to see you go. You’ve been a good friend.
Don

I understand your your situation. We all enter that time of decision. Wish you were on board for a few more years, but have enjoyed many years of your friendship.
Enjoy the third sector of your life.
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This day has come to soon. Enjoy the year. As someone that purchased Don's previous coach "Blue Thunder" I can assure anyone that this M380 is as he says it is but most probably better. Detailed and documented.
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Very sorry to read this but my time will come some day also. Don, I hope you stick around and continue to offer your sage advice.
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