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rhyno01

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Hello all.
Kind of in panic mode. Going tomorrow to look at a motor home. Its a 1984 Pace Arrow on a GM chassis, 34ft. Im worried about the chassis. Is there anything I should take a good look at? Any suggestions?
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If this is on a P30 Chassis This Link May interest you.

I had a 86 Winny on a P 30 chassis and it was the most evel thing to drive as I said in a post in that thread.


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front air bags inside the coil springs

approx $100 for a new pair, and a afternoon of sweating & SWEARING to install them

starters have a tendency to get over heated from the exhaust

and a lot of replacement starters are put in wrong and end up breaking teeth on the 'flex plate ring gear'

replacement starters come with shims for spacing the starter OFF the gear
and a little steel rod to use as the spacing gauge between the starter gear and the ring gear


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Thirty + year old coach...you’ll need to inspect everything.


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IMHO, look for a newer one. Early 90's if you can. Won't be that much more expensive, and several improvements were made to both the coach and the chassis.


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Leaking exhaust manifold. Worn front end parts.

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It's 35 years old. If you are buying for a project to restore, good for you.
Old MH should be preserved.
If you are buying to travel you will be disappointed.

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It's 35 years old. If you are buying for a project to restore, good for you.
Old MH should be preserved.
If you are buying to travel you will be disappointed.

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rhyno01 wrote:

Hello all.
Kind of in panic mode. Going tomorrow to look at a motor home. Its a 1984 Pace Arrow on a GM chassis, 34ft. Im worried about the chassis. Is there anything I should take a good look at? Any suggestions?
Thanks


Relax. . . . . .

I would rephrase the question to: "Is there anything I should ignore?"

Answer: NO! IMO, take a good close look at everything. If you don't feel qualified, find someone who is and have them thoroughly inspect the chassis before you make an offer, . . . . . if you do. Expect issues.

See this thread: "Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?" in Class A Motorhomes. (this website) You can expect these type of issues.

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You are not buying a motorhome. You are buying a part time job, maybe full time. Think hard, then think harder. Then have your head examined. (just kidding...sort of). A motorhome of that vintage would be a huge project. Lots of time and lots of dollars.

See this thread......

Over 500 pages of the most excruciating,........tage RV, and he is no where near done.


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