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Old 07-18-2013
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Mine runs so good at times I forget my bailing wire test lght and plyers
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Old 07-19-2013
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There's a guy on another wanderlodge site that is selling a PT35 -- he says it's one of 4 that was built way back when.. not sure if that was one you were looking at or not
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Thanks for all the responses. FCs are like the old class A I had so a big doghouse doesn't matter - that 454 was very quiet. I would hope that a properly insulated FC would be the same. I'm partial toward the FC but just saw a reasonably priced PT35 for sale. To date I haven't seen any for sale with the swing out radiator -- must be rare except for WOG owners. I'd love a 31 ft simply because it will fit in almost any campground spot but most of the oldies for sale are 35s. Am I wrong to assume that more FC35s were sold than anything else ?

P.S. Never heard back from the Space Coast Craigslist guy.

Does anyone know of any BB rallies in the Northeast ? I think I missed the local Bus Nuts meet around the 4th.

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Your best bet to see a group of Blue Bird Wanderlodge's is at one of our WOG members organized or not so organized rallies here's one coming up in the Northeast Wanderlodge Owners Group > Takin' it Easy > Unorganized Mini-Rallies >2013 Taste of New Paltz, NY Rally
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Old 07-19-2013
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Gene - I carried a bigger repair kit for the old class A.

Rick - I'm looking at one in FL in a few weeks - been for sale a while so I dont think it's going anywhere - with yours I've seen two.

John - thanks for the heads up on the NY rally - will get over if we're not in FL

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts - still leaning towards an FC - now I just have to find one I can afford that can make it home without incident.

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the tag will take up storage space & weight more, DD will use more fuel, but have more HP
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I listed a 33' FC yesterday.
And i have a PT35 listed that may just be a deal,if you want to make an offer.

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FC 's are not noisy,even without insulation.
The 3208 is a quiet engine.
I would say the 3208 is the quietest diesel I have ever owned. I have owned a variety of different diesel engines including the GM 6.5L, GM 6.2L, MB 320 CDI, MB 300TD, VW 1.9L TDI and a Rover 2.5L N/A. When you consider the size of the 3208 it is surprising how quiet it is. A few months back I had started it up and had it idling. I went around the side of the house to take care of some things and I noticed I didn't hear the Bird idling anymore. I thought for sure the engine had died. I came walking around the corner and there it was just quietly lumping along.

At running speed there is a fair amont of deep rumble that comes from the engine. It is by no means whisper quiet at road speed but I experience more road noise then engine noise. I can't tell you what noise difference is between a FC and PT. I have only owned an FC.

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FWIW I would love to own a nice FC, if it was a rear bath. I like the big bath and twin bed layout. (I don't think that I would be allowed to own 3 Birds though)
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Also, the mid-entry offered by the FC is the most versitle layout in my opinion, especially when you have guests staying with you.
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My .02..... the early PT's had even less room to work with in the engine compartment. When I compared mine to an 86.
If it was me and the only thing available was an FC....... I'd own an FC right now. Sometimes I think I personally made a mistake in choosing the coach I did because of usability (and other things). But, I bought it and I have to make due with what I got. The idea of an FC with two couches a dinette that makes in to a bed, twin beds and rear bath would be soooo much more practical than what I got. I think FC's are cool.
Has anyone ever moved from a PT to and FC....HA!
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