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Old 07-11-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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New motorhome owner 1983 Pace arrow 30ft

We just bought a used 1983 Pace Arrow yesterday, and was surprised that the owner had very littler literature on the 83 instead most was for the 81, which has some similarity but not enough, so I am looking for a owner manual and anything else I can discovers on this year and model. I prefer to have as much as possible before a problem develops then to have to locate it afterward.

Also the monitor for the backup camera was stolen and I need to know how to find out what made and model and the right place to buy a replacement monitor.
Any and all help would be appreciated.

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We just bought a used 1983 Pace Arrow yesterday, and was surprised that the owner had very littler literature on the 83 instead most was for the 81, which has some similarity but not enough, so I am looking for a owner manual and anything else I can discovers on this year and model. I prefer to have as much as possible before a problem develops then to have to locate it afterward.

Also the monitor for the backup camera was stolen and I need to know how to find out what made and model and the right place to buy a replacement monitor.
Any and all help would be appreciated.

Feel free to respond to this forum or at kartvines@verizon.net

Thanks Mike
Well, the replacement monitor for most of the older coaches is a very heavy CRT type of screen. Like mine. Which is about 7 inches.

If I had to replace it I would get a NEW COLOR BACKUP/MONITOR SYSTEM with the LCD screen. The newer one is more durable to bouncing and is more lightweight than the large CRT type of design. This will mean you will most likely need the new camera too. But, they sell the whole thing as a kit. If you opt to do it yourself (like most of us), you can probably use the existing wiring, but I am not sure about that.

A good example of what I am talking about is:
LCD Color Rear Vision - Item - Camping World

They 'should' make a wireless version of something similar. Also check JCWHITNEY.COM. They have LOTS of stuff for RVs.

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p.s. I almost needed to replace mine, but then I saw the cable simply fell out.
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Mike,

Contact Fleetwood and they should be able to provide you wiring diagrams, etc. for your Pace Arrow. I have a 1988 Limited and they sent me wiring diagram, plumbing, etc. Also, if you contact Fleetwood they may be able to tell you the make and model of the monitor.

Fleetwood 800.322.8216

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Thank you for your input, I have been in contact with fleetwood, and so far I have been able to buy the owners manual and I have asked them also for the other diagrams, and the have sent me some generic one for the 81 model, so I must assume that both model is basically the same, I just got a email from them this morning asking me what model my Pace Arrow was, and being I just bought it over last week end I did not know it came in more than one model in 83, they also told me that they have a very limited resource and once I get back with the correct model they will send me what ever they still had.
I did send them my VIN and was surprise that they were unable to get what they needed from the VIN being they were the only one who knew the VIN codes.

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Contact Fleetwood and they should be able to provide you wiring diagrams, etc. for your Pace Arrow. I have a 1988 Limited and they sent me wiring diagram, plumbing, etc. Also, if you contact Fleetwood they may be able to tell you the make and model of the monitor.

Fleetwood 800.322.8216

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What chassis is your Pace Arrow on? If it is a John Deere you can contact Freightliner and they may have some additional info for you. Our Limited is on a John Deere with the Ford 460 powertrain. Parts have been "fun" to locate for our 1988 so I am sure that you probably will have some "fun" on your own part finding what you need.

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Chassis

Again just based on the little I have seen it seem to be a Chevy P30 with a 454 engine.[just base on the research I have located on line every one of that year and model has stated it.]

I hear back from Fleetwood, and they just told me that I must provide them with the motorhome FIN number before they can determine what model I have so I guess I will go looking for that tonight.


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You should be able to find the VIN # at the dashboard edge by the windshield on the driver's side. It may also be duplicated on the edge of the driver's door or possibly under the hood.

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FIN instead of VIN

Thank for the input, no I know the VIN, but I guess that Fleetwood has their own number which is the FIN, and It is suppose to be just outside the drivers door, and I will look for that tonight.

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The VIN was assigned to the chassis by Chevrolet, so Fleetwood tracks everyting by the Fleetwood ID Number (FIN), which is usually on a sticker on the outside on the front left. Hope its still there on an 83.

Most of the manuals will be appliance and component manuals and do not come from Fleetwood. You need to identify the make & model of fridge, furnace, water heater, etc. and download them from various online sites - most are readily available. Google the make, e.g. Atwood, and appliance type, e.g. water heater, with the word 'manual' and you should find several sources.

Here is one good source:

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we to need an operator manual for 28 ft fleetwood pace arrow the console controls , the fusebox, the control switches above the friddge and geneneral operation. and maintanance. any help??
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Due to the help I got from others I now host a website with a lot of the data you are now seeking, please feel free to follow this link:

1983 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Owners Manuals

Feel free to print anything on this site for your own use.

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mike aka kartvines, partially down loaded owners manual but alas we have dial up orsomething wrong w/ computer some images did not complete. the image that we want is the fusebox config. and drivers panel control the image is not for ours we have a 28ft w/o the galley. the bath is on the rear on drivers side. the dining and living area isup front from the entry door. so would appreciate some help with this. thx debbie :- )
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mike aka kartvines, partially down loaded owners manual but alas we have dial up orsomething wrong w/ computer some images did not complete. the image that we want is the fusebox config. and drivers panel control the image is not for ours we have a 28ft w/o the galley. the bath is on the rear on drivers side. the dining and living area isup front from the entry door. so would appreciate some help with this. thx debbie :- )
Sorry to hear you had problems, that is why I converted them all to a jepg file,to make them easier to download and print and every page I test printed worked and printed fine, I do have DSL and I guess that make a differences. Good luck
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thx kartvines we did finally download and print genaral op pages. our pace has differant floor plan and set up . and i have to give thanks to whoever hooked us up to makarios for the outdoor light assist handle light lens. wiating to see if they are the right ones. we still would like to get the right owners operator manuals for our 28 ft pace. i sure didnt realize they had so many models to choose from. you guys are great. :-)
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