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Subject: Ride in 80's Wanderlodge


Author:
Bob Allwein
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Date Posted: 11/ 1/ 05, 7:59pm

My wife and I are thinking about getting a good used RV and are interested in an 80's vintage Wanderlodge. My wife has cronic pain and we wanted to know what the ride was like on this type of unit. We have not ridden in one.

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[> Subject: Re: Ride in 80's Wanderlodge


Author:
ernie ekberg
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Date Posted: 11/ 2/ 05, 4:30pm

Bob-- for the best and safest ride, you can't go wrong with a Wanderlodge. I'm on my 2nd coach, and when it comes time to trade-- it will be another bluebird. Ernie Ekberg

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[> Subject: Re: Ride in 80's Wanderlodge


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Janice Condon
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Date Posted: 11/ 9/ 05, 5:51am

We have an '82 which we love. The ride is great, but the best thing is that you can move around in a motorhome. We are thinking about getting another coach, but it will be a bird.

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[> Subject: Re: Ride in 80's Wanderlodge


Author:
Don
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Date Posted: 11/ 11/ 05, 12:54pm

Hello,

Later 1980 busses and newer have air ride that should provide a smoother ride than springs. You may choose to update the shocks if they have begun to fail. Be sure that all zerk fitting are lubbed, there are quite a few of them and many lube shops will flake out and only lube the overtly obvious ones. The longer the wheel base should reduce bumps as well. People have reported good results with over sized tires and wheels up front to tame a spring suspension.

Mine road like crap until I finaly lubed the suspension myself. Mine has springs and needs new shock so it is not all that smooth but it does handle well in the mountanes, where an air suspension might handle a bit more spungy. It is a short 31 foot model as well.

Regards, Don
1980sb31

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[> Subject: Re: Ride in 80's Wanderlodge


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Phil Corpus
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Date Posted: 11/ 28/ 05, 2:35pm

My wife and I just returned home from Texas where we picked up our 'new' 85PT40. She suffers from lower back pain and becomes uncomfortable within a couple of hours riding in a car.

She manned the copilot seat all the way from Texas to California--one day, I covered almost 700 miles--and was amazed she had no problems. Too bad it's impractical to use our BB to go shopping.

I limited our search to the model years that came standard with air suspension, specifically because of her back problem.

Phil

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