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Jim Bakker

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Posted: 10/10/04 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd like to make contact with others who own one of the new (2004, 2005) Pace Arrows so we can share experiences, problems, good things, etc.


Jim and Suzi Bakker
Carmichael, CA

2004 Pace Arrow 36B, Workhorse W22
Ultrapower upgrade
2006 Honda CR-V


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Posted: 10/10/04 10:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are picking up our new 2004 Pace Arrow this week. We are upgrading from a 35 ft 5th wheel. I am happy, excited, nervous, thrilled, and scared at the same time. I hope we can quickly adjust to the different driving styles required with changing from a towable to a MH. Have you been happy with your Pace Arrow? Which model do you have?

K in Texas


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Mooresville, NC
2004 Pace Arrow 37C
Workhorse
2004 Ford Explorer



Paul Turpin

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Posted: 10/10/04 11:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have my 2004 Pace Arrow for 10 months, been across the USA once and put on over 8000 miles. Had some warranty work done, nothing big. Changed a few things inside and outside. Going to Classic Coach Works in Florida this spring to have the lighted mirrored ceiling package put on in the front living/kitchen area. Might have the ceiling fan put on in the bedroom.

So far I am very happy with it. This is my 3rd Pace Arrow.
email me if you want.

* This post was edited 10/10/04 11:34pm by Paul Turpin *


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Jim Bakker

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Posted: 10/11/04 03:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We took delivery of our Pace Arrow on New Year’s Eve, 2003. It’s the 36B floor plan, with cherry stained interior wood. We are very happy with it, and since I’m 6’8” tall, the 7’ ceilings are much appreciated!

We’ve put nearly 9,000 miles on it, all here in the West. The powertrain has been solid and impressive. We recently learned that some of the Workhorse chassis built prior to sometime in the spring had been equipped with undersized shocks. Our local Workhorse service center confirmed that our coach had this problem and Workhorse authorized replacement of the front shocks. Have only driven it from the shop to the storage yard, so I don’t yet know how much they have improved the ride and handling.

We’ve had some problems, but nothing really serious, although this could have been if I hadn’t noticed it while we were parked. The screws securing many of the storage compartment hinges had been over tightened causing the heads to break off. I noticed that one of the doors was mis-aligned, and when I opened it to see what was wrong, the hinge came completely off. Fortunately this happened when I was holding it and not on the highway at 60MPH.

Other problems…

Right from day one the automatic leveling system has lost stability, overnight at first, now right away because one of the jacks almost immediately lifts off the ground. It goes into the shop next week and I hope they can fix it this time. Has anyone else had problems with the leveling system? I recently met someone with a 2005 model; it has a different brand of leveling system, not PowerGear. Is this an indication that Fleetwood recognized a problem?

When showering, lots of water flows from the backflow prevention valve on the shower faucet hose, regardless of where the shower head is positioned relative to the backflow prevention valve. The dealer has ordered a new hose and faucet, but I’m skeptical that will solve the problem. Anyone else had this problem?

The button atop the kitchen faucet, that converts the flow from a stream to a spray, won’t lock in place. The faucet will spray as long as the button is depressed, but once released the flow returns to a stream. Our home faucet doesn’t work this way; once pressed, the button stays depressed and the flow continues as a stream. How does the faucet in your coach work? Will it lock into spray mode?

Here’s a funny one that has been fixed. The compass would never read correctly. Turns out the sensor had been installed right next to several of the surround sound speakers, whose magnets were confusing the compass. Now that the sensor has been repositioned, the compass is working fine.

* This post was edited 10/11/04 05:07pm by Jim Bakker *

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Posted: 10/11/04 03:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Folks
We have a 04 37C.
We got it 8 months ago. Only minor problems so fa with 6000 miles. Bent tube for awning when it didnt retract in storm, leveling jacks had a hose leaking, refer blows out running down road and a couple of other things that warranty took care of. All & all we are happy with it.
Eddie


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Posted: 10/12/04 04:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jim,

While my Pace Arrow is a 2003, I think we do share some fixtures including faucets and the showerhead. I also started seeing more and more water from the showerhead backflow valve. At the same time, I began to think I wasn't getting the water pressure I had remembered –it wasn’t really bad – just off a bit. While checking the water pump connections I found a kinked line on the suction side of the pump where my dealer had installed a winterizing valve. I straightened that out and the problem was solved.

I was going to tell you that my galley faucet did not lock into the spray mode, but then I realized I haven’t tried it since fixing the pressure issue. I tried it last night, and yes, it does lock into spray until I press the smooth part of the rubber switch that is about an inch down the handle from the spray switch.

So you might want to look for a restriction in your water system. Good luck.

Dave

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Posted: 10/12/04 05:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know you want to hear from newer coaches but we have a 1994 Pace Arrow no problems at all everything works and looks showroom new.I hope all your PA do the same.

For the problem with your kitchen faucet it sounds like you need more water pressure.Alot of times we installed those type of kit.faucets on houses that had well water and it would do the same thing.Just a thought.


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Posted: 10/12/04 05:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Jim, we have an '05 as you can see by my signature. I noticed an alignment problem with our compartment doors before delivery and I had the dealer correct it. The leveling jacks have been replaced by a new system which is an electric system that works flawlessley although a tad slower than the power gear system I had in my Southwind. Not had the shower problem or kitchen faucet problem. BTW, we LOVE our Pace and because it's an '05, the shocks are all Bilstein all around and the ride and handling is wonderful. I would love to stay in touch with other owners of the newer Pace Arrows in order to compare notes on problems and fixes. Any one have the time to start a "Pace Arrow Owners Group" somewhere on the web?


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Jim Bakker

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Posted: 10/12/04 07:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are already two Pace Arrow groups on Yahoo Groups. Neither appear to be very active, but maybe we can invigorate them. The addresses are:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pacearrowmotorhomes/
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http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/PACEARROWOWNERS/

Jim Bakker

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Posted: 10/12/04 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks. I'll check for kinks and other obstructions.

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