First learned about the Bluebird Wanderlodge in September 2015

Spent a month researching, shopping and negotiating.

Acquired bus in October 2015

Cosmetic (see also organization)

The great cleanout: Inside, under and over

Stairwell: removed carpet, shopping options

Flooring: Allegro Linen Luxury Vinyl Tile Planks from Floor & Decor.

Countertop: shopping options

The wall, The paint -- not-at-fault parking accident causing a 6' gouge through passenger lounge window and wall.

A water leak-- we thought it was at the accident, but it looks like it might be higher up.

Mechanical: Engines & Transmission and things like that

Detroit Diesel 8v92

Alternator 3/20/16 (Delco Remy 8600310 24si - 160A 12V J180 - From Freightliner Parts store for $130+Tax)

Air Compressor

Coolant hoses

Oil hoses (leaking)

Fuel leak

Oil Change, Coolant Change

Allison 741 Transmission

Fluid leak from steel braided hoses

Yanmar powered Kohler Generator

Fuel Hose leaking

Fuel Level sender ( R8926 0-90 Ohms - $35.50)

Generator Belt

Generator Water Pump

Tag axle wheel studs and nuts (April 2021)

Right side:

Stud Dorman 610-0174.10 from Amazon

Nuts E-5995-R equivalent WA07-6014 from

Left side:

Stud Dorman 610-0175.10 from Amazon

Nuts E-5995-L equivalent WA07-6015 from



Electric Heater


Batteries, Batteries, and more Batteries (Energizer GC2's from Sam's Club)

Battery Cables - Bolt down terminals, 2/0 wire

Inverter (Heart Interface Mod-sine)

Inverter Charger Failure - Sterling Power ProCombi S - Internal Melt Down.

Was wired with DC through a diode, could not charge.

Cleaned connections at both ends of starter wires, for great benefit. Need to run new positive wire, as it is grossly underweight for all of the visa current to flow through. Ground is both wired and ground strapped.


3x Solar World SunModule SW270 Mono 270 Watt Panels, Silver Frame

Midnite Classic 200

2x Sharp Solar ND-123UJF 123 Watt Panels

Xantrex C35


XBox 360 + Computer

Radio & CB (+12v and Ground were simply twisted onto live wires-- no splice connections, no electrical tape)


incandescent, flourescent, LED

Rear License Plate light: was inoperative. Bulb was good. Found rubbery mount was corroded, no conductivity from negative terminal to chassis ground. Removed and replaced with "Optronics LP41CS" Chrome Stud-Mount License Light. Units were identical, so I kept the painted top cover of the light housing, replaced the plastic-glass, base, and bulb holder. Part was from O'Reilly's auto, carries 3 year warranty, and was less than $5.




Life Support

Nova Kool 9000 fridge: Cooling fan inoperative, replaced with identical 120mm (40CFM) computer fan.

This fridge runs on 110VAC or 12v or 24v DC. My 110 outlet puts out 67VAC, so the breaker is off and that will be checked soon.

The propane was capped off by previous owner.


Small fresh water leak when system pressurized... this turned into a large leak at Lake Livingston State Park. A plastic hose barb broke off of the fitting, screwed into copper pipe. Under the fridge. Plugged for now.

The great flood of camping trip Fall 2016

Fresh water tank filling (over a year before finding out how to fill...)


Tires (Hankook AH12 12R22.5 on Drives and Tags)


Cabinet pneumatic lifts & latches

Moved bench seating/bed to accomodate dog crate

Propane Automatic Shut-Off switch had no +12V from after-market wiring. Added manual switch to 12V.

Removed large mirror from door to bedroom. Had cut to fit broken mirror spot on back wall of bedroom.

Coming Soon

Air bags on Drives and Steers

Rubber Brake Line replacements