1986 BlueBird All American FE
"The Convoy Heading West" Super Wal-Mart Parking Lot, I24 Exit 174, Tiftonia, TN
Bus in the paint job we bought it in. The moss growing in the windows was still green at this point.
We bought the bus in Spring 2009 to use as a moving van for our trip to NM (and an eye to "recycling" it once out here). It's a 40 ft one which is bigger than we wanted. But we can live with that!
We paid $1400 for the bus. Repaired the radiator in Longview TX ($800-$900) on the trip out west. No other repairs... so far. The engine is a DD 5.2 Turbo apparently also called a "fuelsaver". Lousy top end speed but fantastic fuel mileage (that no one here believes me on). Since we like to travel on the primary and secondary roads (often called "Scenic Byways") we aren't looking for a speed demon.
"Trivia" about our bus...
My kids were born in Oct 1986.... The BB is a 1986
David has a cousin who used to work in the Ft. Valley, GA BB Factory on the Wanderlodges... BB was built in Ft. Valley GA.
We went to look at the bus, it was parked in a pasture near Almond/Bryson City NC off Needmore Rd... We used to live near the opposite end of Needmore Road out by Lost Bridge in Franklin.
The bus was owned by a white water rafting company in Longview SC on Hwy 76... we know because we used to drive past it all the time to go to Franklin, NC (where my parents lived and we used to live) from our home in Westminster SC (and West Union & Seneca).