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Old 02-20-2015
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Hi, I think I am having a little buyers remorse. I talk to one of my friends that sells and repairs used R,V's his thoughts on a bluebird was I would be better off with the plague. I love the bus and fill safe driving it she is slow but so is a m1 abram tank! I just don't like fiberglass. iam a airstream guy upgrading to a bluebird!!
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James
Really?? How much actual knowledge does this seller and repairer of RV's,does this guy have with Blue Birds??
Lots of knowledge here . Me nothing would do but a Wanderlodge next one will also be a Wanderlodge.
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Most of the coaches he has is in the mid 90s to 2000 fiberglass!
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I'm sure the person that saying not to buy a Wanderlodge knows absolutely nothing about them. Unless they've been selling RVs for 20 years or better and have dealt hi in hi end RVs they've probably never been in one before.
You will have issues but that's what the WOG is for. Welcome and look forward to seeing you on the road.
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Welcome James,
Many people do not appreciate the Wanderlodge, but you are in luck, we do.
We help each other maintain these wonderful machines. Well worth the efforts, and fun with friends just adds to the reasons to own one.

I think Birds at the Beach is coming up near you, would be a good event for you to attend if you can.
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We had a Winnebago and a Holiday Rambler before upgrading to the Blue Bird. Niether one came close to the quality of the Bird. We were truly blessed to find a Bird that had the layout we were looking for in our price range. We hope to never need to buy another coach. Good Lord willing , this is our "Forever Coach" .

WOG is an awesome support group for the Wanderlodge. Just name it and someone knows something about it. Welcome Aboard
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FYI: In my prior life, I spent 10 years on Abrams M1 tanks. They're governed to 40-45mph for safety. There is a combat override that allows the tank to easily hit 65-70mph in certain situations. They're stupid fast and capable of stopping on a dime, if it didn't throw the tracks first!

I love tanks and I'm sure I'll love my Blue Bird, just enjoy the ride.
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ask this rv repair guy what he would suggest as an alternative. Then ask him how many of them are still on the road and in drivable/ liveable condition at 20 plus years old. My coach is a 91 and there are some parks that will not let anything in that is 10 years or older. They let my coach in with no problems after they see a picture. See if he can say the same
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James,
Welcome. Don't know about the other members, however I will readily admit I have had buyer's remorse on a couple of occasions! We purchased our coach in October 2013. On my first trip (May 2014 NH to NC - a solo run, husband on business in FRANCE!) I couldn't figure out how to open the valves to empty the tanks along with some other small items. Just south of DC ran into a major rain storm and an alarm went off! Ended up spending the night in a rest stop. Loose connection in the front panel. Our 2nd trip in August we stopped on the Jersey Turnpike for a rest, back on the road at 2 AM she would NOT shift gears - fortunately the ZF Transmission shop was a 'short' 60 miles in Colmar, PA. She finally shifted and my husband was able to get us to Colmar. We had an alternator AND generator issue in December (again on the Jersey Turnpike!!! Think we will avoid that route from now on ) To make a long (5 days worth) story short WOG was there offering suggestions, solutions, finding shops, offering to come out to help in any way they could. My suggestion is to read as much as you possibly can. If we hadn't we may have missed the transmission shop around the corner and possibly sent unnecessary $$$$ having her towed. Learn to do as much as you can on your own and don't be afraid to send out an SOS here. These guys and gals are great. I personally spend time every morning over coffee reading "todays posts". I learn something new nearly every day.
Do I get frustrated - you bet. BUT I have no intention of getting rid of this fabulous coach. Besides I have spent way too much time working on it!!!

Frances
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Hi, I think I am having a little buyers remorse. I talk to one of my friends that sells and repairs used R,V's his thoughts on a bluebird was I would be better off with the plague. I love the bus and fill safe driving it she is slow but so is a m1 abram tank! I just don't like fiberglass. iam a airstream guy upgrading to a bluebird!!
We have a 1980 fc35rb. Yes they are slow. Hills I think they stop.I got out once an walked beside her to see if she was still moving.lol.they are the best.go to a campground.and alot of people want to see and talk to you about them.we have even been a storm shelter before. They are easy to work on.with the help of wog even easier.go to a rally.there are a few close to us.I will be at a few.will help you with what I can. If you need it.
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