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Old 08-01-2018, 09:50 PM   #15
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Go to a Wanderlodge group and ask about availability of parts, especially front end parts. Parts obsolescence could be a serious concern.
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With that whole true also for the later LX, LX1 bluebirds?
I'd imagine many of the 'front end parts' (body or suspension?) would be available from Blue Bird since they still manufacture buses.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:27 PM   #16
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I think it depends on the size coach you are looking for. We didn't want a big coach again, so Prevost was out of the question. We bought a 36' Wanderlodge. It is perfect for us. The quality is superb. I know people who own Prevost, some like it, some do not. It depends on how well they were maintained by previous owners. I do most of my own repairs and maintenance, but in most cities there are diesel shops that repair Bluebird school buses, so engine and chassis parts are readily available. Any other part I have needed, I was able to find. As far as ride, ours is fantastic. If Prevost made a 35' coach, and if I were looking, I would consider it. I don't think you can go wrong with either, just buy a coach with good maintenance records and documentation. The documentation on the Bluebirds are much better, IMO. They all came with the "blue box", which is complete build sheets and documentation on the coach. I know of no other manufacturer that did that.
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It is a Class 8 truck chassis- parts are available everywhere.

My Bluebirds had the "blue Boxes" so does my Prevost- and a huge
volume from Prevost Car, plus Liberty
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I'd imagine many of the 'front end parts' (body or suspension?) would be available from Blue Bird since they still manufacture buses.
I don't know for sure, but I would not be surprised if the independent front end parts weren't unique to Wanderlodge. Bluebird, like Prevost, probably uses straight axles in their passenger buses.
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The newer- 2000 and newer Prevosts have IFS
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Thanks Ernie. Good info on the Prevost. The Prevost owners I know didn't have the build sheets. Probably lost like so many of the Wanderlodge blue boxes.
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I have driven a Newmar with comfort drive and a Prevost, I can tell you that the quality of the Prevost is far superior to the Newmar not only in driving but construction as well. I bought a 1996 Prevost Liberty 45' XL and love it. it is the safest coach out on the road.
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