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Old 06-06-2016, 06:05 PM   #1
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FL people looking?

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Old 06-06-2016, 08:27 PM   #2
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Damn, thats a good deal.
Seems to be the going rate for them these days or is this just the same one that keeps popping up?
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:42 PM   #3
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Naw, I see a handful of news ones everyday it seems.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:00 AM   #4
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Wonder what the issue is with it? Engine, trans....?
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:52 AM   #5
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Well, they're probably getting to that age when everything starts needing attention. Most folks wouldn't want to put in the amount of effort and money.
That's my guess.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:16 PM   #6
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This is the reply from the seller of the BlueBird after asking him about the condition of the engine, tires, generator, etc>

"Engine turns over but doesn't seem to get fuel. Tires have a hundred miles on them. The rest worked before being put in storage."
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:37 PM   #7
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I'd be on it!
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:13 PM   #8
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I'd be on it!
If I lived and FL and had the money then yes, I would too. Probably going to need to be towed, but may not if the fuel issue is something simple like a clogged filter or something that could be fixed on site. If it has been stored indoors the tires should still be in good shape. Even if some of the interior amenities are broke the systems are all there so you'd be starting with a fully built rv "skoolie" that could be upgraded/repaired. Might not need anything, only a on-site inspection will tell.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:43 AM   #9
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Anyone know how capable these are for winter living? Would it need to be gutted and reinsulated?
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:51 AM   #10
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Anyone know how capable these are for winter living? Would it need to be gutted and reinsulated?

I assume they are somewhat insulated since they were built as rv's from the factory. Go on the Bluebird Wanderlodge forum, yo should be bale to find out there.

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Old 06-09-2016, 11:26 AM   #11
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I assume they are somewhat insulated since they were built as rv's from the factory. Go on the Bluebird Wanderlodge forum, yo should be bale to find out there.

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I'd bet its fiberglass funk, can't see why they'd have used anything other. Especially back in the day.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:41 PM   #12
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All of the ones I've seen in person here in Florida so far have that fiberglass stuff.
Went and checked this one just to look: https://sarasota.craigslist.org/rvs/5618077956.html

At 10k seems pricey, but he did have full service records mechanically. Older guy, just wants to sell type. Probably could haggle a couple thousand hopefully. Still pricier but this one definitely runs nice
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:20 PM   #13
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All of the ones I've seen in person here in Florida so far have that fiberglass stuff.
Went and checked this one just to look: https://sarasota.craigslist.org/rvs/5618077956.html

At 10k seems pricey, but he did have full service records mechanically. Older guy, just wants to sell type. Probably could haggle a couple thousand hopefully. Still pricier but this one definitely runs nice
Says "Sale Pending". That one sold quick!
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:55 PM   #14
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The Wanderlodge scene is full of flippers that buy older units like this, do a few things on it and try to sell for several grand more than it's worth

If you can manage to buy one from the original seller, great. Just don't go giving thousands of dollars away if you don't have to.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:19 PM   #15
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I've always LOVE the old Wanderlodges. But after all the work that would be required, I'd just as soon build from a blank slate.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:45 PM   #16
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Anyone know what the headspace is in these old WLs? The reason I'm looking is because I don't want to do a roof raise on a skoolie to accommodate the insulation.

Edit: what's this fiberglass funk everyone speaks of?
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Anyone know what the headspace is in these old WLs? The reason I'm looking is because I don't want to do a roof raise on a skoolie to accommodate the insulation.

Edit: what's this fiberglass funk everyone speaks of?
School buses come with "insulation". Its nasty fiberglass, which is seriously just about worthless at the job.

Here is some doing its thing- gettin moldy.
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