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Old 11-22-2010, 11:54 AM   #29
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but the vacuum indicated on the meter doesnt indicate your mpg at the time of driving then.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:00 PM   #30
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ok on my vacuum meter, 0-6 is poor; 6-12 is fair; 12-21 is good and 21-30 is excellent, now at 55-60 mph cruising speeds, i average between 14-16 not towing, at acceloration at a small incline, it goes down to 9-11, but do these numbers indicate mpg or is there a way to indicate what mpg by the readings indicated.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:31 PM   #31
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nothing to do with mpg only to how efficent your motor is running or to your driving habits (good or bad)
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you will be in the 8 to 9 mpg at best with a good tune up
2000 lb. was like me towing mu honda have fun
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:36 PM   #32
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motor has a fresh tune up as well, forgot to mention it. Dave you have been very helpful, now i need to start all the propane items to make sure everything else works. dave do you have only one fuel tank, i have heard that some have 2 tanks, but i have only found one fuel cap, makes me assume it only has one fuel tank. another thing, the generator runs well, but i was informed that it will shut off if the fuel tank reaches 1/2 full, is this true.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:34 PM   #33
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mine is a 28 foot i have one 75 gal tank my generator runs till just below 1/4 tank usually dies in a turn then i can restart from dash i now try not letting it get that low good luck i love my fleetwood do you have your manuals
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:56 PM   #34
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i have some of the manuals, not all, i have individual manuals for each component, like fridge, stove, water heater, furnice, ect. but i dont know what im missing or what a complete manual looks like.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #35
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The only true way to check your mileage is to "top it off" (pack it full), drive it for a while, and go back to the exact same pump, in the same gas station, and "top it off" again. Divide the miles driven by the gallons used- then you'll know-.

The vacuum gauge will teach you to use the gas pedal in a economy mode.

I had my '91 S-10 A/C converted to R-134 some years ago, maybe 8 or 9.
I just recently noticed it needs another dose of R-134. It cooled much better than when I had R-12 in it.

I worked for GM at the Hydra-matic, Willow Run, MI plant when your transmission was "born"- . It's a great unit, the same model was put in Rolls Royces at that time.

Good luck,
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:20 PM   #36
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thanks max, i appreciate the good feedback on the transmission, it was recently rebuilt, so hopefully i get several miles on it.
regarding air conditioner, i dont know if i will use it much unless i go somewhere in the summer with it, it may be parked most of the summer time.
i was just curious about mileage, but its good to know all the information everyone has given me, very helpfull. the motor has 87300 original miles on it, so i know i may still have quite a bit of life still on that big block 454
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:15 PM   #37
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i have a 1985 28 ft with it tuned right and with jim's distrubitor mods (do a search) he is here all the time pulling a 2007 4 door checy truck i drive around 58 to 60 on 2 1200 mile trips this year best i could do was 8 mpg worst was a little over 7 you will have to check more than one tank because you will find out you cant get the tank to fill to the same level each time due to design
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Dave, Yours is doing good
Mine has been hanging in at 8.25 MPG which is hard for me to believe since last year with NO changes it was 9.10 to 9.25 MPG.....
A few weeks ago I changed plugs & wires, Old plugs were A.C. 43s with 18,000 miles now they are back to stock (A.C. Delco 44s and the wires were still decent but reinstalled new anyhow..
The wires I use are the "Borg Warner select" from Pep boys with straight boots to slip between the "Thorley headers", NO sign of heat attacking the boots at all.

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:03 AM   #38
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there are some manuals here ill look around for them i think i saw them in the fleetwood owmers fourms they were for 1983 but they were for my 1985 also ill get back
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:38 AM   #39
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there are some manuals here ill look around for them i think i saw them in the fleetwood owmers fourms they were for 1983 but they were for my 1985 also ill get back
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I host a site where many of these manual and other useful information, feel free to follow the below link:

1983 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Owners Manuals

Feel free to read, share ,save and or print them at your leisure.

This site will remain available to all until I discover that someone has been stealing them , and selling them for their own profit, at that time I will remove it from the Internet forever. I hosting it for free, I am providing them for free and I expect them to always remain free.
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this is what i saw a special thanks as it helped me
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I just bought a 1983 Pace Arrow and I think it's the 30 footer but I still have to measure it.
I drove a 5 hr trip and averaged 8.22 mpg and that was with the unit totally empty as I had just bought it. It had old gas in it that I toped off,I never checked the air pressiure in tires or anything. I was driving mostly at 112 km/hr (70 mph) and i idled it for 1.5 hrs in total as well I was testing it out on hills so was sucking fuel back more that way too.
It has 86,000km on it (54,000 miles). My vacume gauge mostly read at about 10. Hope this helps.
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my first coach was a 85 pace arrow............. best i ever got was 6.2....!!!
no overdrive and a 388 rear gear.
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