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Old 04-25-2015, 12:08 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I and my little family of wanderers have recently purchased an old, and we hope, a decent RV. We studied, searched, passed on more than a few "road ready" rigs until we finally landed a 1986 Fleetwood Pace Arrow on a Chevy P30 chassis with a fairly low mileage 454 in it. The chassis is solid with no leaks or dents. The roof is tight and everything felt right when we bought her.
We knew she need some work and had budgeted for it.
So far I have replaced one of the roof ac units, the fresh water pump, did a complete tune up, changed the oil, fixed the power steering and transmission line leaks, stripped and resealed all the windows.
Next project will chasing down the wiring for the fuel sending unit and installing a laminate floor. So far I have spent about a month going over the old girl, and the more I prod and dig, the happier I am. I look forward to many memories with this old workhorse.
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It's good to see you here, good luck with your project.

Looking forward to some pictures of it.
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Sounds like a great find! Congratulations!
Safe travels and happy memories.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:28 AM   #5
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Post some pictures of your progress.
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Welcome, glad to meet you!

Good luck with your project.
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happy to have you here. glad you found your new ride. sounds like your enjoying the fix process. enjoy the ride..
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Hi John! Hi Ron! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to the forum, John and family. You've joined a group that also have dared to, and currently are living "the dream". Congratulations on your new rig. We love pics...so share some when you have the time. Happy memories are in your future.

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Glad to have you here with us.

Best of luck with your new coach. I wish you many happy miles with it.

Happy Trails!!!!
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Thanks everyone! I took the old girl out today for a test run, running a little too hot for my tastes right now. It is sitting about 210 and hits 225 on hills, not comfortable with that. I am thinking about a cooler thermostat, a radiator flush, and checking the fan clutch as well. I have two auxiliary cooling fans hardwired in and they are in working order.
I will add some pictures as I dig into the restoration project!
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We sold our 86 34 ft pace arrow last fall . We used it for 3 yrs, & recently were able to upgrade . Enjoy
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