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Old 09-17-2016
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Default 77, 78, or 79 31' FC SB

I have been searching the various RV sites and Craigslist but figured it wouldn't hurt to post here. I am in the market for a 77, 78, or 79 FC. Would prefer a 31' but may consider a 33'. Also prefer to have a side bath unit. I'm not looking for a restoration project so must be well cared for and in good condition and ready to roll.
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I have been searching the various RV sites and Craigslist but figured it wouldn't hurt to post here. I am in the market for a 77, 78, or 79 FC. Would prefer a 31' but may consider a 33'. Also prefer to have a side bath unit. I'm not looking for a restoration project so must be well cared for and in good condition and ready to roll.
I haven't looked, but if you haven't checked here you might try it. Post a message there, like you did here, if they don't have what you are looking for.
http://www.vintagebirds.com/
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We (my wife & I) are in the market for a vintage 31ft Wanderlodge, late 70's or early 80's, preferably not a project and something with full service records. We live in the Portland area but can easily travel for the right bus. Thanks, Rich & Christie
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Old 09-27-2016
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I will make a suggestion. Buy one of the longer coaches. From my experience having owned a 31 FT FC and a 36 PT. You don't know it yet but that extra length will result in a lot more storage and and little or no disadvantage. Or certainly if you find a nice 33 or 35 footer look it over.

Anyone else agree??
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Anyone else agree??
I think the 33's and 35's are more abundant. If I was going to move away from my 31 I'm not sure a 33 would be enough, but I could live with a 35
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I think the 33's and 35's are more abundant. If I was going to move away from my 31 I'm not sure a 33 would be enough, but I could live with a 35

Nick has about the nicest 31 footer out there and I would take his opinion to heart. My thinking the 31 is ideal for two people traveling short distances and short stays. If you get to wondering all over the country (which we tend to do) that extra space is hard to do without. You agree Nick. Also the later model buses have more power. For me the FC to own is the 87 to 89 35 footer.

It's like buying hammers. Depends on what nail you intend to drive but bigger isn't going to cost you more and it might be a real advantage down the road.

Driving one over the other is pretty much a wash.
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Old 09-27-2016
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I think it's safe to say more storage is a good thing but, there are some advantages to a 31. It's easy to drive, fits in 2 spaces in a parking light, quite a bit lighter with all the advantages that implies. I think Mike Putz posted a very nice list of the advantages of a small bird on this forum. A search my find it. I took it to heart when I was looking. I am a little biased of course, every body likes their bird best, that's why they have it. My 31 works for me, what's important is what you want.
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Old 09-27-2016
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I would consider a trade from my 35 to a 31 of equal value.
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I would consider a trade from my 35 to a 31 of equal value.
I may have to stand corrected on this one. I compare my 36 to Shane's 40 and the difference is huge. An entire bay in the basement. Room for an extra chair in the living area. More room in the bedroom. NOW don't get me wrong I can get along just fine with the 36 footer and it probably is a little easier to drive. I don't have a pass thru bay less room on the roof for storage pods.

When I bought the 31 FC I was planning to use the bus for short trip mostly by myself. The wife got involved in this and we started traveling more together and I made the jump to the 36. Not sorry I did that but the more time I spend in a smaller coach the more appealing that extra space as become for me.

I would think Randy would tell you that most people moving are moving from older smaller coaches to newer larger. My assumption perhaps that's not entirely accurate either.
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most people trade to a bigger coach,until they get older,then they trade down in size.
Older is 80's!
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