Bluebird Wanderlodge RV

The Bluebird Wanderlodge for sale is a very popular model of motorhome. It is certainly high end and is considered a class A motorhome. A class A motorhome is basically a bus sized motorhome. Class B and C are smaller in size. So the Bluebird Wanderlodge is essentially a behemoth. The Wanderlodge is somewhat of a status symbol. It is considered to be one of the kings of the road, a class above most others. In fact, they were very popular for the affluent: celebrities, politicians, etc. And, they hold a special place in their owners hearts'.

Bluebird Wanderlodge Motorhomes

Featured below are what the interior of a couple different Bluebirds look like, just to give you an idea of what it would be like to be inside one.

Interior of 1987 Bluebird Wanderlodge PT38You can see that this PT38 has a nice, homey look to it. The blue and white color scheme is calm, but not dull. The seating simply says comfort. With a driver and passenger side recliners, two additional recliners in the passenger area, a long couch, and booth seating at the table, there is ample space for rest for the weary! There is also plenty of overhead storage to keep the living area clutter free. The kitchen has a double sink, dishwasher, toaster oven, and stove. The master bedroom is nice. Not a lot of floor space in the bedroom, but it does have a king size bed.

Interior of 1987 Bluebird Wanderlodge FC35This one is currently styled out to be a little more on the feminine side. The white, beige, maroon, red, floral scheme going on is definitely more appealing to the fairer gender. It does have plenty of overhead storage as well, and the front tv is a nice addition, albeit somewhat outdated. In the kitchen area there is a double sink and microwave, as well as stove and trash compactor. The sleeping quarters and bathroom are probably the greatest weakness however. There appear to be only two twin beds, and the restroom is unaccommodating with a small toilet and a standing shower. (Editors Note: this comparison of the size of the bathroom is in reference to all RV's in general, not in comparison to other Blue Birds, and not in comparison to other makes and models of coaches of the same year. We have been educated a bit more on the subject and the bathroom in this Wanderlodge is actually an appreciable size)

Interior of 2003 Bluebird Wanderlodge LX40This one is a favorite of mine. The couch is a little under styled but other than that, this one is awesome. Love the wood. There is ample floor space so it doesn't seem confining. The master bedroom is a lovers' bedroom with king size bed. Seating is a little bare but that is ok because of all the extra space it provides. Though the bathroom is a similar small toilet standing shower situation, it is more likable because of its style. Brass finish in a bathroom really sets it off.

These Wanderlodges for sale are all worth their weight. The comfort away from home that they would provide cannot be diminished by a small bathroom here or a style disagreement there. These guys are after all, some of the kings of the road!

Blue Bird Wanderlodge Notes

Thanks to some valuable feedback from the owner of a very popular Bluebird Wanderlodge forum, it is important to understand that when making comparisons against different types of motorhomes, you should compare similar years. Above we had stated that 'the rest room is unaccommodating with a small toilet and a standing shower' in reference to the '87 FC35. The resident Bluebird expert at that forum there pointed out that fair comparisons should be made against other 1987 model motorhomes.

    Comments from other members of wanderlodgeownersgroup, with my own thoughts indented below (paraphrased):
  1. Readers who are completely new to RVs should understand that a Bluebird bathroom (or any Motorhome bath room) will generally not be as spacious as a typical house bathroom. An example was given of a 96 WTOS Bird that had 'a 36" curved shower with 6'6" of headroom'. The same Bird has two sinks almost equal in size to a house bathroom, and the room around the commode is roughly the same as the house rest room.
    • So... this 96 Bird is an exception as it is almost equal in size to the same owner's house bathroom. But we should understand this is the exception and not the rule.
  2. In 1987, Bluebird Wanderlodge interior designs were very advanced for their time, and often custom built for the original owner.
    • If you (the reader) thought I was being critical of the interior designs of these Wanderlodges when I said they were 'understyled', it is important to take this member's comment into consideration. Their point is that we can't compare today's design practices against that of 'yesterday'. If anything, we should respect the designs of yesterday, they are what got us to today!
  3. Bluebirds throughout history have been advanced and innovative.
    • Thanks BB, I did a little more delving and readers should know that Wanderlodges have existed since 1963. That is nearly half of a century! They were extremely successful so shows history, as production ceased only a couple years ago, in 2009.
  4. Wanderlodge owners are very fond of their Bluebirds. Be very careful what you say about them! Commenting that the bathroom is too small is like saying that someone's child has big ears. It's ok for the parent/owner to say it, but not for you!
    • Point well taken!
  5. In comparison to other brands of RVs and Motorhomes, a Wanderlodge bathroom is actually quite large. In any given motor home, there is only so much space to divvy up between bathroom, sleeping area, and living area. A larger bathroom may mean too small of a living area, etc. Rhetorical question posed: how much time do you plan on spending in the bathroom anyway?
    • So.. It is good that they have larger bathrooms, but they are too big to take away from the rest of the coach. And in all honesty, you shouldn't be looking to spend all of your time in the Wanderlodge restroom anyway! This would be true of any camper, not just a Bluebird Wanderlodge.
  6. A wetbath: a small shower stall with a stool and sink, where one can perform all bathroom necessities simultaneously.
    • Thanks for the input on that one!
  7. More comments on the bathroom. The shower in a Bluebird Wanderlodge alone can be bigger than an entire bathroom in other motorhomes.
    • And this one came from a gentleman who had a Superior Coach with a wet bath, so he has a great frame of reference!

I would like to say a special thanks to the folks at Wanderlodge Owners Group for contributing a wealth of information to supplement my article and make it better! This forum is a partner of Buy Bye Bluebird.