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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

We have three of the 9' NuWave2 Precision Induction cooktops and the most we paid for anyone of them was $50.00 at KMart. One was purchased new in box at a yard sale for $15.00 and the other one was a gift. They are super to use and super safe around old folks and children. We use them in the home and Motor Home. Wouldn't leave home without one. Who u callin' old???? Lol.. Thanks for the info. I guess I'll have to look around a little bit and see what our options. are. This the one we use. Be sure to scroll down and read the description of its features. This seller includes the pan we use the most.
BigRabbitMan 11/20/20 10:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I also went to induction cooking in my 1976 FMC. I much prefer it to gas cooking in small quarters. What is the diameter of the heating area of the cooktop? Someone who uses one, has had problems trying to make a pair of grilled cheese sandwiches on one. The burner is about 8" in diameter. Half of the grilled cheese was fine, the other half was not fried. Has that been a problem for your frying? I normally use a 9” pan or similar sized pot without issue. There is/can be a significant difference in quality or operational differences between units. After not being happy with two earlier ones, I am happy with the Nuwave portable unit that know have. Since it doesn’t have hot air/fumes flowing out around the pan, if the pan doesn’t conduct heat very well the outer portion will be cooler. We do cook in a large pan very well but usually it is something that is stirred. In your case, you could put a cutting board on top of the burners and put a portable induction unit on that. When not in use it could be stored on its edge in a narrow, tall rack like for cutting boards. I think a key is to have a quality unit and quality pans.
BigRabbitMan 11/18/20 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I also went to induction cooking in my 1976 FMC. I much prefer it to gas cooking in small quarters.
BigRabbitMan 11/06/20 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: who's looking

Yes, with a classic coach you need a support group. GMC’s have that as do FMC’s. Next month we have a rally in Oregon with 19 coaches registered to attend. There is also an active Facebook group and an FMC owners club website. With any classic you need to be able to do mechanical work to some degree. FMC’s were built from 1973-76 and had Chrysler 440 engines coupled to a loadflite tranny. They are rear engined. I converted mine to an 2006 Duramax diesel with a 6 speed Allison tranny. Good combination of old and new!
BigRabbitMan 09/07/20 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rodents coming in through engine compartment.....

Just had to have the wiring in our Nissan Exttera repaired today. Asked mechanic how to prevent. He said to spay a dilute mix of water and tobasco hot sauce inside the engine compartment. Mice and rats lick their feet and it will send them away. Don’t b know if it will do anything for the chipmunks.
BigRabbitMan 07/30/20 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: More water needed....

No food scraps in my Grey water. The kitchen sink is plumbed into the black tank. It depends on how a coach is plumbed.
BigRabbitMan 07/30/20 09:29pm General RVing Issues
FMC coach Owners Club Rally Oct 2020

The FMC Owners Club is having a rally October 2–4, 2020 at Casey’s Riverside RV Park in Oakfir, Oregon. We currently have 18 coaches signed up for the rally. Some are coming the previous Thursday and some are staying through Tuesday. It is a great location alongside the Willamette River. If you have an FMC come join us or if you want see some classic coaches, come and stop by for a visit and coach tour. For info go to the rally section of our website at: or email me at: Stephen at heinrichs dot com .
BigRabbitMan 07/29/20 03:21pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

As to the stove, that is a drop in that doesn’t need side shielding. Because the actual burners generate heat at or above the counter no side shielding is needed.
BigRabbitMan 06/23/20 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will Your Next Tow Vehicle be Electric?

Friend of mine got a quote of $50,000 to change his 29’ FMC from gas to electric with a 200 mile range. The coach weighs 14,500 lbs. it is a rear engine coach.
BigRabbitMan 05/25/20 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Any chance you could get the specs of that camshaft for me? That would be fantastic info to have. I’ll give it a try.
BigRabbitMan 02/19/20 10:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Header calculators don't seem to work real well at low RPMs as they are mostly intended for high output situations, not daily drivability or max torque at partial throttle. Don't think they work very well with the lower exhaust velocity and lower pulse frequency. I think the factory manifolds would work satisfactorily for what you are trying to accomplish. Almost all header tests I have seen, usually start on the dyno at about 2500 to 3000 rpm and go up. In my case, totally worthless. Bummer. You would think in this day and age, with all the technology we have available to us, that it would be easy for a computer to spit out the numbers, and accurately, of what would be a great combination for us low speed guys. I have used a program called Dyno 2000, that allows me to play with a lot of different combinations, with compression, bore, stroke, valve size, cam settings, cam timing, and so forth. If I took the the settings I found that "should" work for a low speed engine to a cam grinder, they would probably tell me I an nuts, and tell me to get lost, because I have lost my mind. Could be. However, changing a cam and lifters would be reasonably cheap, if it didn't work. FMC coach’s had 440’s in them when built. A friend has added an overdrive unit to his coach and is changing his cam to give him peak torque in the low 2000 rpm area. He has also gone to a smaller carb. More in the 600cfm area rather than smaller. He will also always run under 3000 rpm.
BigRabbitMan 01/31/20 10:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Zoning Law

He lives in a city. No septic system!
BigRabbitMan 01/25/20 11:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

For the best fuel economy per ton/mile you need a high compression long stroke turbo supercharged engine that has in cylinder multi-injection of a high power density fuel... like big trucks use... Adding more overdrive trans ratios in front of salt flats axle ratios doesn’t do much for tow performance but works great for no load driving. My coach is about 15,000 lbs. With the original carbed 440 it got 7+- mpg. Changed the 440 to an Edelbrock Multi-point fuel injection system and mpg went up to 7.5 mpg. Those were the numbers for about 60,000 miles. Changed my engine to one as described in the first paragraph above (a 2006 Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel) and my mileage has been a cumulative 13.4 mpg over 53,400 miles. Same coach, same weight, similar speeds, same driver. It’s the difference that comes from doing what is described above.
BigRabbitMan 01/24/20 08:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: You don't need it.

Just got back from a 15 thousand mile trip from NY to Oregon South to California, Yellowstone Utah and Rt.66,ETC Not a hint of mechanical trouble either truck or trailer. I carried with me enough stuff to rebuild both. Didn't touch any of it. I did pull out the compressor to air up a neighbors tire. Before leaving I put a new serpentine belt on the Ram 1500 4 new 13" d rated tires and 4 new brake and a new house battery. We didn't need half the dishes the missus figured, I learned to love the sound of the truck running 3800 rpm pullin like a freight train. Tow Haul did an admirable job in controlling down hill speeds,used the service brakes very little. Didn't make a single reservation and never had a problem finding a place. Combination of Commercial RV parks State Parks forest and blm land. This ain't rocket science. Quit overthinking it, prepare your equipment and have a good time! I'm curious ... do you carry along such items as: 1. The special tool for easily changing the serpentine belt, in addition to a new spare belt? 2. A remote inspection scope so as to see in behind things? 3. A spare generator in addition to the main one? 4. A tire puncture repair kit? 5. A couple of tire inflation/sealer cans? 6. An extra refrigerator control board and igniter? 7. An extra water heater igniter? 8. A full power air compressor? 9. A full size shovel? 10. A 12-ton high reach hydraulic jack? 11. A spare water pump? 12. A spare toilet valve? 13. A heavy duty extension cord to extend the main RV power cable? 14. A complete spare sewage hose kit? 15. Three fresh water hoses? 16. A water hookup adjustable pressure regulator? 17. A bunch of interior fresh water system repair valves and tubing? 18. A satellite based rescue and communication device? The above is some of the just-in-case stuff we pack along in our 24 foot Class C motorhome ... mostly because we sometimes take our motorhome off highway into the boondocks. Only item 13. Never needed any of those other tings in 125,000 miles of travel.
BigRabbitMan 12/18/19 08:00pm General RVing Issues
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