Blue Thunder is
After 6 years we are ready to move to the next bus in our lives. Our plan is to buy a 2004 Blue Bird Wanderlodge M380, but not until after our 1990 bus is sold.
For a large number of pictures, click here. The bus is located in Eureka, California. Information about our 6 years of travel in this Wanderlodge can be found here.
Odometer mileage is 159928. Engine hours are 3322 and generator hours are 2307.
Service records are available from 2001 on. Some specific service items or things normally asked about:
Steers are Michelin XZA-2 Energy 315/80R22.5, datecode 4008 (Mounted March, 2009)
Drivers are Michelin XZE* 12R22.5, datecode 1510 (Mounted May, 2010)
Tags are Michelin XZE* 12R22.5, datecode 1406 (Mounted February, 2007)
Batteries are 6-volt Lifeline AGM.
Transmission was converted to Transynd in 2004, and a complete change including internal and external filters was done in January, 2009 at mileage 130552.
Most recent service of engine/chassis was November, 2011 at mileage 151836. Differential oil was changed during this service.
Most recent generator service, including oil/fuel/air filters, was March 2012, at 2248 hours.
Chassis air conditioner blows cold. A complete recharge with R134A was done in May, 2008 after I accidentally broke a fitting on the compressor. Servicer said that the fitting type meant that it had previously been converted, although I don't have a record of that conversion. The compressor is different (larger) than stock.
Non-smoking coach, but always traveled with dog and cat.
Detroit Diesel 8V92TAC DDEC II engine 475HP
Allison HT755 5-speed automatic with retarder
15KW generator on power slide-out
Magnum Auto Gen-Start (temp or voltage)
Three roof A/Cís
Four electric heaters
Two propane furnaces
Several chassis heaters
300 Gallon Diesel Tank
116 Gallon Freshwater
105 Gallon Wastewater
105 Gallon Greywater
10 Air bag suspension
New Koni shocks all around, FSD on tag and drivers (2007)
Super-Steer Motion Control Units(2007)
All steel construction including sides and roof
Roof completely covered with aluminum diamond plate for storage/walking
Fully automatic hydraulic levelers
Left and right half-depth sliding trays in main passthrough bay. (2007)
Coolant hoses to air compressor were changed (by Randy) in December, 2008.
Both alternators replaced in March, 2007.
Pantograph Bay doors
Auxiliary Air Pump
Bulk Oil Fill
LED conversion of marker, tail, stop, and backup lights. (2010)
ProSine 2.0 2000-watt pure sine-wave inverter with 3-stage 105-amp charger (2008)
Remote door lock
Lanyards on two rear air tank drain valves (2010)
Doorbell with 50 selectable tunes
Musical horns with 100 selectable tunes
Front TV is 27-inch HD LCD (analog, requires cable, satellite, or digital converter)
Back TV is 15-inch LCD
Driver and co-pilot seats replaced with Flexsteel, memory foam with cloth (2007)
Color backup camera and monitor (2008)
New refrigerator (2009)
Splendide vented washer-dryer (2007)
Garden tub makes an extra large shower
J-Dinette with powered table
Bed is dual-control air (mid-range quality, not sleep number)
Safe for valuables. We have the combination :)
Extras I will leave for the buyer:
Pressure Pro tire monitor with external antenna and a dozen sensors, plus additional sensors that are dead (can be exchanged for new at 1/2 price).
VMSpc (serial, with serial-to-USB converter)
15-inch Toshiba laptop, XP Pro running VMSpc and Street Atlas 2010. GPS is attached to inside top of front cap. Laptop has a couple of horizontal dead pixel lines, and is missing letter C from keyboard, but is excellent for this dedicated use.
Sirius radio with antenna mounted on top of front cap.
Motosat SL-5 DirecTV HD dish and controller (2008)
Coach portion of Air Force One braking system. (2012)
Brake Buddy with remote indicator (10 years old)
Dirt Devil Central Vacuum with all accessories (not installed)
I will leave or remove the existing "office" items, chair, desk and bookcase, buyer's choice.
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