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Old 11-18-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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1983 28ft pace arrow mpg

i am new to rv'ing and wanted to get to get an idea of what kind of mpg would a 1983 pace arrow 28ft get. i know its old, it only has 82,000 miles on it, with a recent rebuild transmission, heavy duty torque converter, new tires, new brakes, new fuel lines and carburetor rebuild, the owner claims he would get between 10-12 mpg.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:47 PM   #2
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i would be surprised if the MPG was that high.............however it is possible.
i would guess 7 to 9 mpg would be closer to reality.

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I would guess 8 up to maybe 10 mpg on a really good day...running down hill.

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I almost spilled my beer laughing at that one. 7 on a good day

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i am new to rv'ing and wanted to get to get an idea of what kind of mpg would a 1983 pace arrow 28ft get. i know its old, it only has 82,000 miles on it, with a recent rebuild transmission, heavy duty torque converter, new tires, new brakes, new fuel lines and carburetor rebuild, the owner claims he would get between 10-12 mpg.
Newer gas rigs barely get mileage that good and they have fuel injection and overdrive transmissions. Plan on 6-8 MPG anything extra is a bonus.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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I have the same motor home but 30 footer, and the PO told me if I get 5 MPG that would be the best possible, and that would be keeping it a 55
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Kartvines,
Just curious, have you checked the gas mileage for yourself?

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i am new to rv'ing and wanted to get to get an idea of what kind of mpg would a 1983 pace arrow 28ft get. i know its old, it only has 82,000 miles on it, with a recent rebuild transmission, heavy duty torque converter, new tires, new brakes, new fuel lines and carburetor rebuild, the owner claims he would get between 10-12 mpg.

WOOOO! SORRY, LOST MY MIND FOR A SECOND!!!
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That was too funny!
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Welcome aboard to IRV2...You did not mention what engine you have , most of those units were 454 chevy, with Turbo 400 transmission, meaning no overdrive. In the best conditions, 5 to 7.5 mpg is not impossible, just depends on how you drive. Good luck, and follow the yellow brick road safely.
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Just curious, have you checked the gas mileage for yourself?

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No to be honest, since I bought it, I have only driven it a block or two since it has been in the refurbishing stage,
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thanks guys, would it be better to look into a class c model instead of the class a model.
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Even with a class C it will be hard to get over 8-10 MPG on the older ones. If you can handle a smaller rig, I would suggest a class B. These are often built with Ford, Chev or Dodge standard van bodies and often get 12-16 MPG. You should be able to find one fairly cheap. Keep your eye on craigslist. Try to get one with overdrive or a lock up torque convertor to help with fuel mileage.
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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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