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Old 05-26-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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Need some input on Pace Arrow

It's been awhile since I've been here but now I need some advice. I am considering upgrading to a 2004 Pace Arrow 36' class A. It is a gas engine and has 33,000 miles on it. I'm in California and the rig is in Arizona. Before I make the drive to look at it I was hoping I could get some input from other Pace Arrow owners as to their experiences, likes, dislikes, etc.

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I sure wish I could help Ron. Anything in particular you're concerned about? Maybe that could get you some answers.

Have you asked if maintenance records are available? Does it have the original tires? If so they probably will need to be replaced due to age not wear especially driving across some possibly some serious desert going back home.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:57 PM   #3
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The Pace is an excellent gas coach and 33k is not high mileage. Likes and dislikes tend to be personal things about the layout and how it suits one's needs.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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Don't know if this is going to help you but I have an 05 Southwind 37C which is just all but like the Pace and we really like it and like the floorplan.
Can't think of anything that I really don't like about it, except for the Electric Levelegs which don't do what they're suppose to do!
Other than that I think it's a great coach.

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:32 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. What I am concerned about is that I read on the internet that the '04 models had some serious brake issues. Just looking for anything else that I should be asking about!
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There is a Brake recall and it does include 05's. My Southwind has it but to date I've had no problems. I knew of this going into the purchase of my coach. It is being addressed by the manufacturer. You just have to keep a better eye on them and keep the system maintained. Mine get checked everytime it gets serviced.
You can find more about that under the Workhorse Chassis section .

Hope this helps........

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Well, you asked. The '04 PA has the PowerGear Hydraulic Leveling Jacks and their too small for this size of coach. They will work but they make it difficult to level if the spot your on is pretty uneven to begin with. So if you buy it you'll always want to find a reasonably level spot to set up in. This has been discussed at length on this as well as RV.net.

As far as the brakes this may or may not be an issue. However, if you buy it make sure you get on the Workhorse web site and register with them that you are the new owner. You'll then get notified when the brake recall actually begins.

Overall the coach is a pretty good one. You didn't mention which model, but if it's the triple slide, you won't like the weight limit. The third slide weighs quite abit and there's not much left for CCC.
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The brake problem is with the GM workhorse chassic. If that one is a ford, and most are, it has no brake problem.

The best thing about my Pace is the huge kitchen, more useable counter space than many much larger rigs.

The worst is the tiny bathroom, can barely get into the shower cause the shower door hits the toilet!
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We have a 2004 PA 37 C and really like everything about it. Has the Workhorse and like it. The brake recall will happen and you'll be whole. Would not change anything about it.
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Really enjoy my 04 37c Pace!!! Yep i have Brake issues Hope to be resolved soon.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:59 AM   #11
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Ok gang, decided against the 2004. Couldn't get the price down where I wanted it. Looking at a 2002 but it has the Ford V10. Anyone have any thoughts on this compared to the Workhorse?
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I think it's just personal choice. In reading the discussions on the forums both chassis' list good points and bad points. It would appear Ford hasn't had nearly as many mechanical issues as Workhorse. But who knows. Personally I wouldn't have a problem owning a Ford over a Workhorse. And I'm on my second Workhorse chassis and I liked the first one and so far I like my existing one.
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