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Old 02-26-2016, 11:31 PM   #1
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83 Pace Arrow, a few questions

So my Pace Arrow by Fleetwood is from 1983. My intention with this vehicle is primary residence, I can't afford/justify spending money on rent when I will never own the place I rent. I'd rather put my money into keeping up with a motorhome.

Has an odd set up, rear bathroom with twin beds (thinking one bed is 'borrowed' from another rv.. it is very crudely put in but it is stable). A fold out bed/couch and then a drop down bed as well. Very worn, but you know.. it looks all very original, very messy. The previous owners, I think, didn't understand what the concept of being clean was.

But I bought it, seemed alright. Drove real roughly for the first few miles on the highway, but it is a very nice ride. I feel that the roof will need to be replaced and possibly any insulation. I was walking on it today and it was a bit spongy and my father said he could hear me step along the middle.

I rather the roof be done correctly, but no one in my family has ever had experience in roof repairs on motorhomes. So I'm looking to find the right product. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? I believe it is 34' long.

Aside from cosmetics on the interior, the vehicle's brakes will not likely pass inspection (although they do stop quite well) and a front caliper catches a bit (it loves to turn itself towards the right when you least expect it). Requires a few lights, a donut gasket for the exhaust, and.. really... supposedly that is it (batteries are all bad though). The engine and transmission seems sound, my uncle noted that the downshifting cable might need replacement as it never downshifted going up a hill (I'm not versed, I drive small toyotas). I grabbed this guy for 1700 usd, original asking price was 3000 usd.

Can anyone explain the brakes on a dual rear wheels set up that has experience? Do these wheels have one sets of brakes each side (my uncle implied they were rotors) or do these vehicles have drums like part sites seem to imply for the P30 stepside, 7.4L motorhome?

Also, anyone have a resource on a wiring diagram for my motorhome at all? It'd sort of be a lifesaver. Seems like there has been quite the amount of butchering on this vehicle's wiring.

Thanks guys!
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:34 AM   #2
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Hey Al,

I found this, hope it helps....

FLEETWOOD PACE ARROW 1983 MANUAL Pdf Download.

Also, there are several past discussions on this site. Perform a search in the bar above related to your coach. It is set to search within this forum by default. Several on the '83 Arrow, might be a wiring diagram in there somewhere.

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I have the manuals I'll PM you
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check your PM let me know if they work
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