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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

If you are going to fill it, use spray foam.
BigRabbitMan 09/06/19 10:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Owners Manual

Times have changed! For my 1976 FMC I have three manuals: owners manual, parts manual and service manual plus appliance manuals. Wiring, plumbing and other diagrams and many exploded diagrams of virtually all parts of the coach.
BigRabbitMan 07/14/19 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: On/Off switch on dash

I have a ‘76 FMC and they were all built from ‘73-76. Therefore, it is normal for a new owner to find “mystery switches” as we call them. It can take years to figure out what they do so good luck and happy hunting!
BigRabbitMan 05/08/19 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

One last wood fact: redwood expands and contracts longitudinally rather than cross grain. Don’t know why but has to be allowed for when using it.
BigRabbitMan 04/12/19 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Since we're discussing windows, have you thought about which one will be your emergency exit? With both a drivers and a mid coach passenger door and sleeping between the two doors he doesn’t need an escape window.
BigRabbitMan 04/05/19 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Class A with Twin beds no slides

They used to make them. Mine is 29’ and has twin beds which are convertible to a queen bed. There are some nicely restored units.
BigRabbitMan 03/08/19 10:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A rare sighting...

At 29' long, 8' wide and a height of 9'6", it will fit in a lot of places. Same exterior dimensions as my FMC but I have a full, dry bath. I am also rear engine.
BigRabbitMan 02/28/19 11:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

When we rebuilt our new to us house, we did 22 floor plans before a nail was driven. It worked out well!
BigRabbitMan 02/21/19 07:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Hard Is It To Solo In A Class A?

We have a 43' DP and tow a Jeep Wrangler. To back one in, while daunting would not be as concerning to me as trying to maneuver through traffic finding the right exit by myself, would be a much larger concern. Even with GPS, it takes two of us to get in the right lane, know the turns coming up and watch for traffic. I'm not a newbie and I know the fact that that we are over 60' long is a factor, but I can't imagine driving through a big city like Chicago or Atlanta for the first time by myself. I have done about 50,000 miles by myself including Chicago a couple of times. Have not had an issue as of yet.
BigRabbitMan 02/21/19 07:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: dash cover

Just remember that it needs to be a fuzzy or similar material to stop reflections. I got one for my coach 18 years ago and it is still nice and I love it.
BigRabbitMan 12/24/18 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Electric Motorhome on a F-53 chassis

In 15 years, there may not be an ICE in passenger cars, but pickups.... I doubt it, let alone anything larger that works for a living. The working vehicles are coming:Rivian Pickup and SUV with 400 mile range. I saw at the LA auto show. They are doing it right! It has been 9 years in the making. Just unveiled this year.
BigRabbitMan 12/24/18 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

I don't tow a trailer as I have a 29' class A by choice. Have owned for the last 18 years and I am 78. Used the class A to tow a small trailer to Colorado from Oregon last October. A friend of mine recently sold his unit like mine as he decided it was time to hang it up. At the time, he was 94. He did travel with his son who drove his own coach just incase he had a health issue while traveling. It's the person and their abilities and not the age. Since my last post, I have put another 14,000 miles on my coach. Been to the east coast and Ontario, Canada. On Saturday I am headed for CA and the LA auto show. See you on the road!
BigRabbitMan 11/29/18 11:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is it just me?

Grew up on the farm backing all sorts of things. The longer the tow vehicle and/or the shorter the trailer the harder it is. I once backed my 4x8 trailer from the street into the ally with my 29 ft coach on the first try. BUT it did take many small corrections including short (1-3 ft) pull forwards to keep control of every thing. I am not going to try it again and ruin my record!! The key as mentioned above is very slow and early small corrections. Be quick to stop and pull forward a foot or so to reduce the angle as needed then back slowly again. Also, either use your mirrors or look over your shoulder but do not try both ways during the same backing operation. If you do, you will turn the steering wheel the wrong way every time. I like backing long things!
BigRabbitMan 11/21/18 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: A Stroll down Memory Lane: 10+ years on this Forum

Been here since shortly becoming a new RV owner in 2000. Still have the same RV! I have changed some as I no longer have the questions that I initially had. Now I checking every few days and see if there is a topic that sounds interesting to me. If so, I follow it. I don’t post as much as I once did, but feel the forum is still very helpful to many and still sometimes to me. I like it because it is a general site and not specific to a brand or type so I learn a little about things I wouldn’t otherwise. Swing by every once in awhile Lizzie!
BigRabbitMan 11/21/18 07:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Installing 50 Amp in garage

The one I used This the one I used after replacing a single 50 amp box. I retained the 50 amp receptical , gained a 30 amp one for guests, and a 20 amp outlet for whatever. And the door closes over the newer plugs with the handles. It is internally prewired so easy to install. I did do some searching and found it for a much lower cost. It has the switchable circuit breakers for each outlet. Very happy with it.
BigRabbitMan 11/21/18 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many driving hours per day?

We average 3 hrs/day but we don't use the Interstates if possible. There's too much awesome things to see in this country to travel 6-10 hrs a day. Think of what you're missing. Look ahead and plan accordingly. Minden, Nebraska has a Merry-Go-Round that still charges a quarter to ride....Dennis Yes, if you get near Minden, NB stop and check into the campground adjacent to the museum. The museum is very large and I took three days just going through it. Campground is old and funky but fine. Going back in 2020!
BigRabbitMan 11/21/18 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

When I pulled the 1976 Chrysler 440 and tranny out of the rear of my coach and replaced it with a 2006 GM Duramax turbo diesel and 6 speed Allison, there were times when I tired of solving new issues. But a step at a time and solving one issue at a time made for ending up with a coach that has no issues and has been great to drive over 45,000 miles in the last three years.
BigRabbitMan 11/21/18 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can anybody give me an estimate?

I like my 9'6" rig! No height worries.
BigRabbitMan 11/07/18 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I think you are overdoing the foam in the floor more than you need to break the thermal and sound transmission. When I did my engine upgrade from gas to diesel I knew I was adding sound and heat. For sound i added a layer of FatMat sound control material and then a 1/4" layer of foam in the form of 1/4" foam poster board. I no longer have any detectable heat transmission from the engine bay (at rear of coach) into the bedroom when I park whereas previously there was heat soak coming in after parking. To break sound and heat, just changing the material is a big factor. My original engine bay had an aluminum liner. Now ther is the original liner, then the FatMat, then the poster board, then another layer of aluminum. Quiet an cool!
BigRabbitMan 11/07/18 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: In Dash GPS are they worth a darn ?

I do not like the in-dash units as compared to my on-dash Garmin. The primary reason is that with the unit up on the dash it is much easier and faster to just flick your eyes at it for a moment and then back to eyes on the road. The in-dash unit frequently require one also move your head which lengthens the time that your eyes are off of the road.
BigRabbitMan 11/07/18 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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