First learned about the Bluebird Wanderlodge in September 2015
Spent a month researching, shopping and negotiating.
Acquired bus in October 2015
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)
Oil hoses (leaking)
Oil Change, Coolant Change
Allison 741 Transmission
Fluid leak from steel braided hoses
Yanmar powered Kohler Generator
Fuel Hose leaking
Fuel Level sender (egauges.com R8926 0-90 Ohms - $35.50)
Generator Water Pump
Tag axle wheel studs and nuts (April 2021)
Stud Dorman 610-0174.10 from Amazon
Nuts E-5995-R equivalent WA07-6014 from finditparts.com
Stud Dorman 610-0175.10 from Amazon
Nuts E-5995-L equivalent WA07-6015 from finditparts.com
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
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.
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. Repaired this at a later date, found similar under the kitchen sink, and repaired there as well.
The great flood of camping trip Fall 2016. Possibly the toilet didn't stop filling.
Fresh water tank filling (over a year before finding out how to fill...) The darned sporlan valve is an issue. Bypassed with manual ball valves, but hose connections are not great.
Cracked Elbow fitting by Water Heater. What a PITA to get to. It took the wife's skinny arms to pull the tank out to give access.
Cracked Tee fitting on Hot Water line under bathroom sink. Had to remove cold water manifold to access Hot Water side. This was resolved at Pine Mountain.
Cracked Elbow fitting on Hot Water line under the kitchen sink (Sept 2023). Surprisingly easy to replace this one.
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.
Air bags on Drives and Steers
Rubber Brake Line replacements