UPDATE: THIS BEAUTY IS SOLD!! Wave “hello” to her if you see her down the road.
I’m still slowly (but surely) getting back into the swing of things here. Good days and less good days, as I’m sure many of you folks that have been through this life change know all too well. While I continue to wrap my head around all this I thought I’d help out some buddies by announcing the sale of their drool-worthy rig.
Those of you that have followed the blog for a while already know about the Wanderlodge boys. We first met them last winter in Borrego Springs and ended up loosely caravaning together with them for ~5-6 months thereafter all the way from San Diego, up Hwy 395 and into Portland, OR. Not only are they great guys, but their vintage 1986 PT40 Bluebird Wanderlodge is an absolutely drool-worthy rig and we’ve always felt rather stylin’ parking next to them.
Well, the big news is that they’re selling it! The main reason is that they’re moving back to Atlanta for a while and (eventually) want to downsize.
When Paul and I found out about this we were very (very, very, very) tempted to buy the rig and swap out “the beast” for something much more stylin’. This rig is so very sweet it’s hard to resist, but our long-term plans are likely going to take us in a very different direction.
All I can say is that if you’ve ever wanted to own a vintage icon this is quite the prize. She’s built like a brick, works beautifully, looks gorgeous and has fabulous boondocking tanks (can you say 100 Gallon Fresh Water, Gray Water & Black Water?). Plus the interior is simply stunning and the boys (being men of style) have kept her in beautiful shape. This is a vintage bus, so it has it’s quirks like any older vehicle, but the Wanderlodge forums are very active (super support group) and the coolness factor is off the rocks.
We’ve spent many, many evenings inside this rig and I can personally vouch for how exquisite it is, both inside and out (to see a complete set of interior & exterior pictures click HERE).
I’m sure Todd & Russ will have no problem finding a buyer, but I do think it would be fun if one of my blog readers picked it up. If you’re interested contact Todd at email@example.com. Asking price is $32,500 (a total steal IMHO) and the rig is currently in WA, but they are (for the moment) planning to drive it East to Atlanta starting this month.
Some Specs For the Rig:
1986 Wanderlodge PT 40 (40 feet long)
8V92 Detroit Deisel Engine with Rebuilt Allison Transmission
Large Zip Dee Awning and Individual Awnings over all Windows
Original Propane/Electric Dometic Refrigerator
12.5 KW Koehler Generator (2,485 Hours)
Basement Dometic Freezer/Refrigerator 120 and 12 Volt (Newer?)
2 Burner Gas Cooktop
300 Gallon Deisel Fuel Tank
100 Gallon Fresh Water
100 Gallon Gray Water
100 Gallon Black Water
New (3) 8D Batteries Installed February 2015
Backup camera system
10,000 LBS Hitch with Motorcycle Hitch Mounts
All Service up to Date
In a separate, passing announcement those of you that are Escapee (SKP) members might have noticed I got my first article published in Escapees Magazine last month. Wheeee! It’s a re-print of a blog post I wrote in Dec, 2014 on Caravaning with Friends, and I feel pretty darn honored to be in there. Plus it’s kinda cool to see something you’ve written in print (somehow it feels very different than on the blog). We’re long-term SKP members and will be staying with their Boomers group at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival in Oct. If you have the magazine, check it out.
That’s it for today. If any of you DO end up buying the Wanderlodge, please do let us know. It’d be a total blast to see it passed on.
P.S. I have no affiliation at all with this sale other than passing the info on, although I may force Todd to make me a VERY nice cocktail next time I see him 🙂