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Old 11-17-2016
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Default Gooooooooooooood Mornnig Wanderlodge!!!!!!

First of all a big THANK YOU to Bill of Bill n Shelly for helping me when I looked at the bird. He drove it and really helped with the inspection. THANKS!

Hello everybody!!! I just BOUGHT a 1988 WB40 XXV. woooohoooo! I am the 3rd caretaker. Originally owned by Dode Egbers of MT, then Steve Crown, of Omaha NE. Steve's son drove it to Houston. I am from Corpus Christi. Bus is in very good condition. I got some work to do on it when I finally quit working in the next month.

This forum is great. I read through some HELP! posts and if you break down, someone just might show up and start fixin it. Phone calls, help, suggestions, WHAT EVER IT TAKES!,

I had to have it inspected in TEXAS to get the title transferred. Passed first shot---whew!!! Still have some air leaks to find.

So far - PPV valve at bulk oil tank was leaking so removed it and added a gauge and a valve. KISS! Not gonna replace the PPV.

Read the posts here and ordered 2 gas springs for the rear door. I ordered 250# springs and very glad I did. DO NOT ORDER LESS THAN 250#! (Yep in CAPS!). Got them installed but it took 3 block and tackles, a come-a-long, a ladder, 2 hydraulic jacks, 1 can of WD40, and some duct tape.

Next project is to get the oil pressure gauge at the dash working. I am an instrumentation and control electrical engineer, so shouldn't be a problem (famous last words, right?) Electrons or not I WILL add a mechanical oil pressure gauge as a backup!


ADIOS!
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Welcome Pat,
My last day on the job is a couple months away also. Friends say I'm going to miss it but I doubt that.
Sounds like you found a great coach with known history.
Hope to meet you down the road.
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Old 11-17-2016
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Welcome Pat,
My hoped for last day on the job is June 2017.
My friends tell me I will miss the routine. I think the people I've worked with these past 20 years will be missed, not the job.

I am pleased you found a coach with known history.
Start planning for WOG 2017 in Pine Mountain, GA...you will meet a great bunch of folks and the collective Bluebird knowledge is unbelievable.

Looking forward to seeing you on the road!
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Old 11-17-2016
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Welcome.
Bill and Shelley are great folks . You'll meet some really good people on here with a wealth of information .
Happy Motoring .
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Welcome Pat and congrats on the Bird and the pending Retirement.
You say people tell you you will miss the routine when you retire. I have spent most of my life in an area where a lot of retirees spend the winters.
50 years or so ago, when I was working and going to school, I made a couple of observations. During rush hour, morning and evenings the roads were all full of retirees, NOT because they had to be someplace, but because they were used to going someplace (to work) at that time of day, at noon when all the working people were trying to go to lunch, with a limited time allowed for it, the resturants were packed with retirees, who could eat anytime but were so used to eating at that time that they had to do it.
I promised myself right then that IF I was lucky enough to live long enough to retire (my Dad didn't) I would NOT drive anywhere during rush hour and I would stay away from resturants at lunch time.
I am now retired and I try hard to stick to those two things.
I am heading out to a Rally today, the AZ HOT BIRDS White Tanks Rally. I could be on the road in the next hour, it is 6:00 AM here now, but I will not leave my house before 10:00.
Off the soap box.
Enjoy your Bird and maybe we will meet one day on the road.
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Welcome Pat,
It appears you are having a happy bird day.
A healthy dose of KC meds will fix ya right up. You will have that Bird squared away in no time
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Welcome, Pat. You've joined a great bunch of folks. Between buying a Bird and retirement, you life will never be the same. Enjoy!
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Welcome Pat!

Fellow 88 WB owner just up in Austin.

This is the most amazing place for information and incredible people.

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Welcome Pat, You are right, if there is something you need to figure out, you will find people out here with knowledge and willingness to help you out.
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