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Old 03-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Why I have a Wanderlodge

Two Taken to Hospital in RV Rollover on I-81 SB - Your4State.com
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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Did you read the article? Or just look at the pictures? Two people taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Lucky, I would think so. Your unit going to keep you safe? Not a belief I would carry.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:14 PM   #3
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And your point is?
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
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What's different about a wanderlodge? Do they not move? Impervious to roll overs, cat like reflexes?
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:22 PM   #5
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School bus safety features in regards to how the 'house' is constructed.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bird_Wanderlodge

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Old 03-19-2014, 10:23 PM   #6
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I'd say that's why I have a roll bar would be a better answer!!! Cat like reflexes would be second
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Old 03-20-2014, 01:29 AM   #7
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Why I have a Wanderlodge

I do not undertand what the manufacturer of anyone else's RV has to do with the misfortune of those folks on I-81 near Harrisburg PA. I do wish those travelers comfort and peace as they recover from a traumatic incident.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:09 AM   #8
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What's different about a wanderlodge? Do they not move? Impervious to roll overs, cat like reflexes?
The Wanderlodge is an excellent, high end, and popular motorhome made by Blue Bird, maker of school buses for many many years. They were produced from 1963-2009 and were available in front engine gasoline, and diesel pusher models in varying lengths. They made a high quality product, stuck to the proven platform that they've spent years perfecting, and produced a very rugged, safe coach. They were also known for quality (and expensiveness).

The Wanderlodges mostly don't have slides (there were a few built that did in the last years) and are best suited for singles or couples that don't need much room. I full time and wouldn't want to try to live in such a small coach, but not everyone needs the room and if you don't they are a very nice, very well built coach.

They are, like school buses, made of metal top, bottom and sides, which is why they are arguably safer in an accident. You can see the resemblance to a school bus in most, but most are nicely painted and appointed with awnings and have a very sturdy look. They also have bumpers and aren't susceptible to $15K in damages from a minor fender-bender. In the 90's some were fitted with fiberglass end caps to make them look less like school buses. Blue bird ran into financial difficulties after 2000, was sold twice and as part of their recovery plan, sold the Wanderlodge product line to another company in 2007 that quickly went bankrupt during the financial meltdown in 2009, so now they are gone.
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Well, now some of you know more than you did before^^^
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still very confusing conversation
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I think most everyone missed one important fact "officials are unsure if slippery conditions played a factor". Lets face it RV's do a lot better on dry roads. Once you get that much mass moving the wrong way on a low friction surface something bad is probably going to happen. So you got to ask your self "do I really need to be there now? Or should I wait for a...... hour, day, week?" Be safe out there and have fun with what you are in.
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Well, now some of you know more than you did before^^^
No argument from me ... I want one. On my "someday" short list.
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Well, glad those folks are OK. As for the wanderlodge, I had no idea that these things were out there. So I guess I learned something new today. Very interesting.
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I think the point he may be trying to make is they are built well and can withstand an accident better than others which R not built as well.

That depends on the accident
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