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

I appreciate your thread very much. A deceased fellow minister told me a few years before he died as we were working together on a construction project about a conversation his father shared with him. He and I both were contractors as was his father. He said his father had built a house and there was a critic of a particular aspect of his work and he replied to them: "I always try to have a little something for everyone." You accomplish that with your reporting. Something for everyone. I like that and give you two thumps up. You are a expert craftsman. Thanks for sharing.
PastorCharlie 09/14/19 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Terrible Trucks

F350, diesel, 4X4, crew cab, long bed, dually are safe vehicles to use for grocery shopping and cruising. What is the value of ones' life?
PastorCharlie 09/13/19 05:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

Any vehicle that has suffered damage and been repaired suffers diminished value in resale. It is a previous damaged vehicle and worth less than a comparable vehicle that has not been damaged.
PastorCharlie 09/11/19 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing

There is a difference in a tow limit and a pulling limit dependent upon the ditch rating. Hitches rate their limit for trailer towing which has a tongue weight. If the hitch has 350 tongue weight it has a tow weight of 3,500 pounds for a trailer. That is not addressing a 4 down towing, i.e. wagon type of vehicle which bears it own weight. Also his Motorhome build may be built with too little CCC therefore maxed out and overweight when loaded for travel. I was addressing the capability of the '97 Ford 460 CI engine and E40D transmission to pull the 4,900 pound wagon type vehicle according to my experience, with a properly rated hitch and auxiliary braking system properly adjusted for the specific vehicle being towed. If his MH is overbuilt for his chassis and his tow combination then he has a problem. Not all '97 35' MH had the same chassis and same weight of house built upon it. Not all taters are alike. :)
PastorCharlie 09/11/19 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pulling a TT that is pulling a Boat Trailer

The cheapest way to get the facts to your question is to pick up a Motors Carriers Manual at a truck stop. They list the answer for all the states. Not Legal in NC.
PastorCharlie 09/10/19 09:35pm Beginning RVing
RE: Fuel economy

My HP to LB. ratio is 66.3 HP to 1LB weight, if loaded to max weight. I never load anywhere close to max weight, always a several thousand lbs. under limit. Therefore the HP to LB ratio is greater than 66.3 to 1. I prefer truck stops and Flying J in particular.
PastorCharlie 09/10/19 09:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing

My question is has anyone pulled a full size pickup with a 35 ft gas motor home I have a 1997 Fleetwood Bounder 34V with a Ford 460 engine and my tow limit is 3500 lbs my truck is 4900 lbs. I towed a 4,900 lb. pickup with a 35 ft. MH with a 460 motor and 4 speed transmission for a few years and never once had any problem on flat land or mountain. I was under weight on the scales for the combination. Towing 4 down does not put any weight on the hitch only on the pulling and what if any on the stopping. If the auxiliary braking system is properly adjusted it will take all of the towed weight stress off the hitch and MH. Actually it can be set to actually pull back on the MH when stopping thus aiding the MH braking. The three potential stress situations are pulling, stopping and sharp turning. I used a 10,00 lb. Blue Ox hitch and a Brake Buddy brake system for the tow. If you read the instructions on your hitch it is labeled for tongue weight. Such as you would have if towing a trailer. Not when towing 4 down. I went to my local DMV with the titles for my current MH and tow and they assured me that as long as I was not over the rated weight for the motorhome and not over the 10,000 tow weight I was in compliance with the law. Your state may differ...my advice is to ask the Department of Motor Vehicles in your area...they will tell you Truth and give you the Facts.
PastorCharlie 09/10/19 09:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dead mouse

Run an ozone machine in the house while unoccupied.
PastorCharlie 09/10/19 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parking motor home on pavers

To limit cost one could build 3'X 3'forms where the wheels sit when parked and use plenty rebar and pour your own pavers as thick as you desire to support any weight. Leave the rest of the area with gravel. Mine parking area is washed decorative gravel and I use 3/4 treated plywood cut in half, both directions, and placed at areas where the wheels rest. I painted the plywood with good quality exterior oil base paint...last for years.
PastorCharlie 08/30/19 03:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

In my motorhome I fabricated a single aluminum post that quick connects to dog house with a round table top that can be swiveled from side to side and it services as my computer stand while driving . My 11 inch computer has the DeLorme GPS system and will operate on WiFi as does my Rand McNally GPS. It also has a cup holder that folds out when needed. It can serve multiple uses. It takes up no leg room. With "Samantha" on my Rand McNally GPS instructing me to turn left in 750 feet and "Mike" on my Delorme GPS instructing me to turn right in 750 feet and "my wife" instructing me to continue straight I almost never get lost. :)
PastorCharlie 08/30/19 02:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Yes a much larger area would be best to use a roller. My last project was a deck 16 X 36 feet. I used a chopping gun and blew the fiberglass on the deck. A brush would take forever to apply the epoxy and one end would be dry before getting to the other. A brush works best around tight areas and corners. You did a good looking job...gained a lot of knowledge I am sure...just be sure to always use good mask to prevent breathing the dust into lungs while sanding. Long sleeve shirt and cover to prevent the glass from getting into pores are a plus.
PastorCharlie 08/25/19 06:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: On Call for Work While Camping

Interesting reading....Are any of you Roadside Service Dispatchers working on the fly? :)
PastorCharlie 08/22/19 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Fiberglass is available in mat form. It is much thicker and the fibers are in a mat form not woven as cloth and thin. Use several layers of cloth or less layers of mat. Just be sure to saturate either well with resin or epoxy. If using cloth I would lay one layer over the other and allow all to harden together. Use plenty resin or epoxy. Be sure to work out any puckers or air bubbles while wet. If you should make a mistake grind it off and do again. Did I mention to use plenty resin or epoxy and be sure it is saturated.
PastorCharlie 08/21/19 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Two pieces of flat iron set to proper angle and welded would provide your need.
PastorCharlie 08/15/19 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I use Epoxy instead of Resin, it if far superior and lots more expensive. Locally it cost $100.00 a gallon. Educate me on the differences between the two, please. GOOGLE KNOWS Epoxy resin vs fiberglass resin Key differences between epoxies and resins An epoxy's relative strength can hold up to 2,000 lbs. per square inch, while a polyester resin can hold less than 500 lbs. per square inch. Epoxy is more resistant to wearing, cracking and peeling, and corrosion or damage from chemical or environmental degradation.Dec 14, 2013 What is the Difference Between Epoxy and Polyester Resin ... https://www.pcepoxy.com/what-is-the-difference-between-epoxy-and-polyester-resin/ Search for: Epoxy resin vs fiberglass resin Where you are likely to see the difference if from the salts and debris on the highway constantly being thrown against the fender wells by the tires. If the tires should happen to pick up a large stone between them and throw it at highway speed it can cause penetration of the material. When you get to the finish layer of your work test it by throwing a fist size rock at full force against it a few times.
PastorCharlie 08/11/19 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I use Epoxy instead of Resin, it if far superior and lots more expensive. Locally it cost $100.00 a gallon.
PastorCharlie 08/10/19 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where did my tranny fluid leaked from??

Over heated and blew it out the vent tube. Check the fluid level with the dip stick while at normal temp in Park.
PastorCharlie 08/05/19 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

On the fiberglass rollers they should help you make a tighter lamination of the different layers of cloth. I usually use a cheap 3/8 nap paint roller to apply the epoxy and throw it away when it becomes unusable and use a fresh one. Those wrinkles will not hurt the fender well but to make a smoother finish you could use a side grinder and 30 grit disk. If you do grind be sure to cover skin, eyes, etc.. and use good mask to prevent the glass getting into lungs. I usually do a light sanding between each layer to ensure a nice finish. I work with fiber mesh, cloth, mat and chop rope. Different materials for different jobs.
PastorCharlie 07/29/19 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

All this discussion reminds me of a business transaction that occurred when three men took a short fishing trip to the coast. They arrived at a small motel late in the day when the manager had stepped out of the office to carry the days receipts to the local bank and left one of the staff to attend the phone until he returned. During his absence the three men arrived and asked to rent a single room for the night, willing to bunk down on the couch and floor if needed. The attendant not being knowledgeable of the cost of rooms told the men that the manager was out but there was a room in back they could have for $30.00 for the night. Each man gave the attendant a 10 dollar bill and went to the room to get an early sleep to rise early in the morning for their fishing adventure. The manager returns and the attendant gave him the $30.00 and explained that 3 men were in the back room. The manager tells the attendant that he had over charged the men. The back room only rented for $25.00. So he gate him 5 dollar bills and told him to go explain that he had overcharged them and return the 5 dollars to them. On his way to their room he reasoned within himself saying, "How am I going to split the five dollars equally among 3 men?" He decided since they were happy paying $10.00 each they each would be happy to get 1 dollar in return. So he pocketed $2.00 and knocked at their door and explained how he had overcharged them for their room and gave each a 1 dollar bill. They were happy and thanked him for his honesty. That would be the end of the story EXCEPT for the fact that originally the men had each paid $10.00 totaling $30.00 for their room and now the men each paid $9.00 for the room which totaled $27.00 and the $2.00 the attendant kept brought the total to $29.00 for the room. Originally they paid $30.00 Now they paid $27.00 The attendant has $2.00 27.00 +2.00 ______ $29.00 Where is the missing dollar?
PastorCharlie 07/20/19 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The insurance company will not give you a loaner until yours gets repaired or replaced?
PastorCharlie 07/20/19 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
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