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

Here is the Tpo after gluing the top, the rear edge, and also gluing it to the bottom of the roof. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearrooftpo2.jpg Now, that little overhang slopes downward away from the rv. Any water that runs off the rear of the roof, will not drip down the rear wall, which is a plus. I need to trim the Tpo coming down the wall, but I think I want a more permanent wall covering at the top before I glue that into place, as I want the Tpo over top of the wall covering.
fulltimin 07/03/22 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

After stirring the paint a little bit with my drill, the glue started looking like this, which is normal. Wahoo. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roofglue2.jpg
fulltimin 07/03/22 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I pulled out the can of glue for the roof and pulled the lid off. I looked inside, and you know what I saw? You guessed it. It was fine! Some of you didn't see that coming. Lol. It actually looked like this. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roofglue.jpg The good news is, that is what it is supposed to look like. It's what the unopened can looked like when I originally got it.
fulltimin 07/03/22 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I finally got to pull the Tpo back at the rear of the moho. The last inch or so on top needed to be glued, then pulled down and around the back edge, then underneath to meet up with the back wall. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/reartpo.jpg The weather was both a blessing and a curse. It was hot. Hotter than I like working in. That being said, once I flipped the roofing back, the sun heated it and made it much more flexible, to be able to bend it over the edge. That was a plus.
fulltimin 07/03/22 08:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

If you had done the entire roof project all at the same time instead of screwing around with the other silly stuff the glue would certainly have been good. I hope for your sake it's still good. How many years ago do you start the roof anyway, I forget now. Obviously somewhere between 1 and 5+ years. Bruce, Bruce, Bruce. You went off your meds again and added that extra shot of caffeine, didn't you? Lol. I'm just messing with you. It's all good. It was about a year and a half ago.
fulltimin 07/03/22 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

May or may not be clear but hopefully it means this part of your project is on track. I'm beginning to think this is not really a project with an end anticipated but rather a blog to display carpentry skills. Definitely a project with an anticipated end. I hope to be back on track with actual progress. I want to glue the Tpo roofing at the back next, hopefully today. That assumes the glue I originally bought is still good.
fulltimin 07/02/22 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Hopefully, the caffeine and testosterone levels have returned to normal levels.... Lol. Yeah, I think there is some twisted humor there, somewhere. Curiosity. I just want to know where the failure point is. Nothing more, nothing less. So what does that have to do with rebuilding a motorhome??? It seems like the answer is "nothing". I have ZERO interest in a fiberglass test, which has ZERO to do with rebuilding the motorhome. The answer to your question is... (drum roll, please) ... If you were getting ready to build a box, which would be subjected to pressure, twisting, and the big one which is vibration, it would seem to me that using a stronger material would be a better idea, hopefully, so it will hold up longer. That is the purpose of the test to see how fiberglass performs compared to Por 15 with fiberglass cloth, Epoxy with fiberglass cloth, and Fiberglass resin with fiberglass cloth. I have finished this test, and I must say, I am blown away with the results. Now I know what I'll be using for a couple of other projects in the future. Clear as mud, I know. :)
fulltimin 07/01/22 09:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Curiosity. I just want to know where the failure point is. Nothing more, nothing less.
fulltimin 06/25/22 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Well, after a few days of baby sitting duty, and a bunch of other stuff that needed to be done, I tried testing the strength of a piece of fiberglass cloth with fiberglass resin again. Unfortunately, I had the same results as last time. At about 535 lbs or so things started slipping, so I had to postpone the test. I guess I need to change the blocks that hold the fiberglass a little bit so they don't slip and see what the strength is when it fails. As before, the fiberglass is still the winner, between that, epoxy, and Por 15. Getting ready to start working again. Wahoo!
fulltimin 06/23/22 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Happy Fathers Day, everyone!
fulltimin 06/19/22 02:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

So, It's been 5 years since this thread started. I've learned/observed some interesting and innovative carpentry techniques & seen many inappropriate uses of POR 15 and followed some interesting discussions. We've also traveled around the country in our motorhome 5 times plus numerous trips to the keys and a few cruises. Despite the $6/gal diesel prices, we started a 8,000 mile trip a week ago. I hope you can get your project into a state where you can actually get out and use it. I know a great deal of the fun and enjoyment is the build and creativity going into the build , but it's time to see how your efforts actually work ... good luck & happy 5th anniversary How time flies! Interesting discussions are why we are here. Some, better than others. As one poster said not too long ago, it's time to get this show on the road. Enjoy your trip, and thanks for the post. :)
fulltimin 06/17/22 11:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

^^^ Ecoboost with the 10 speed auto is the real deal. This one was the 6 cyl 3.5L engine. There are newer versions of this van with a rating of 27 on the highway with a 2.5L 4 cyl engine. @ $4.50 to $5.00 a gallon or more, mileage makes a significant difference on long trips. We bought 268 gallons of gas on this trip. The moho would have been 687 gal figured at 8 mpg. I think you'll find that engine is in the Transit Connect, the smaller one. The Transit (the bigger one) only has V6 options. Trying to keep this somewhat Class A related, I've often wondered why they don't offer the 6.7 PowerStroke in a Class A. You are correct about the V6. I had been looking at the fuel economy dot gov website, and misread the data. How about a V6/10 speed swap into the 83 Chevy? Yeah, no. Lol.
fulltimin 06/16/22 09:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

^^^ Ecoboost with the 10 speed auto is the real deal. This one was the 6 cyl 3.5L engine. There are newer versions of this van with a rating of 27 on the highway with a 2.5L 4 cyl engine. @ $4.50 to $5.00 a gallon or more, mileage makes a significant difference on long trips. We bought 268 gallons of gas on this trip. The moho would have been 687 gal figured at 8 mpg.
fulltimin 06/15/22 10:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Glad you had a safe trip and are back fully relaxed and ready to go to work. I managed to fix my cruise control today, I really need to get off my keester and cut the grass, It still hasn't been fully cut since I got back from my trip. I still hate cutting grass as it aggravates my allergies. I also am not sure it is worth over $5.00 per gallon to cut. Takes my mower about 5 gallons to cut the place so $25.00 plus to mow. We did have a great time and the entire 3 week trip including van rental, gas, food and misc, cost us about $2,500, which is about $1,000 less than what gas would have cost for the motor home figured at 8 mpg. In this situation, I am glad we rented a van. Glad to be back. Hope everyone is doing well! I missed you all. :) So inquiring minds want to know - what did you rent? What type of fuel and what was your MPG? Al Rented a Ford Transit medium top cargo van. Being 6' tall, I could stand up pretty straight in the cargo area, as long as it was not under one of the roof ribs. They were head knockers. Engine was gasoline, with a v6 and 10 speed automatic trans. 20.5 mpg for the entire trip which was roughly 5500 miles. Roughly 2000 miles were on Interstate roads, at about 65 mph. Most of the rest mileage was on 2 lane roads, sometimes through small towns. The 2 lane roads were usually between 55 and 65 mph. The van was basically a 2500, and a 2020 year with about 28000 miles on it when we rented it. We had close to 12 feet behind the pilot and co-pilot seats for cargo. Inside overall width was 68".
fulltimin 06/14/22 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Glad you had a safe trip and are back fully relaxed and ready to go to work. I managed to fix my cruise control today, I really need to get off my keester and cut the grass, It still hasn't been fully cut since I got back from my trip. I still hate cutting grass as it aggravates my allergies. I also am not sure it is worth over $5.00 per gallon to cut. Takes my mower about 5 gallons to cut the place so $25.00 plus to mow. Fully relaxed and ready to go to work? Surely, you jest! Lol... After driving about 2750 miles in 6 days, I am ready for a little break. I think I'll take this week off yet, and catch up on some things that need to be done around here, before getting back to work. We did have a great time and the entire 3 week trip including van rental, gas, food and misc, cost us about $2,500, which is about $1,000 less than what gas would have cost for the motor home figured at 8 mpg. In this situation, I am glad we rented a van. I do have some new ideas for the moho though. Living in 60 sq ft for 3 weeks, gave me a few ideas on how to utilize some of our living space. Btw, I am not planning on utilizing one in the moho, but, using a composting toilet is not nearly as gross as it sounds. Just saying. Glad to be back. Hope everyone is doing well! I missed you all. :)
fulltimin 06/13/22 08:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Just paid $5.459 for Diesel near Myrtle Beach, SC. Hurts, but I didn't by my coach to set at home. Still have about 1000 miles plus or minus before we get back home. People are still out, I have had some trouble getting sites on the weekends. We're at $6.50/gallon for diesel locally. We have a ~1,600 mile trip coming up. We're figuring easy math for the budget @ $1.00/mile - just insanity. That same trip 2 years ago would have been ~ 30 cents a mile. Good times these days. :R In any case, back on topic, obviously Fulltimin won't be taking his project on the road with him. How about $ .216 cents per mile with average gas $4.461 a gal? Even if I could have taken the moho along, there was no time to work on it. Yes, I am back.
fulltimin 06/08/22 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

On the way home. Currently near Sturgis, SD.
fulltimin 06/03/22 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Greetings from N E Washington State! Been so busy, I haven't had time to even look at this thread until now. Thanks for the posts, folks. I'll try to follow up in a day or 2.
fulltimin 05/27/22 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I havent seen too many rv's on the road for the last few weeks. I am assuming it is because fuel is too expensive. That's my feeling as well. To put things into perspective, a 6000 mile round trip, @ 8 mpg, will consume 750 gallons of gas. @ 4.69 a gallon, which what it is currently in our area, that's a total of $3,517.50. @ 20 mpg that same mileage will use 300 gallons with a total of $1407. @ 25 mpg we're looking at 240 gallons and $1125.6. That's a huge difference. Where can I find a vehicle that I can sleep in that will average 20 to 25 mpg? Vans. Specifically, Ford Transit vans are listed anywhere from 19 to 27 mpg highway depending on engine combinations and so forth. I know, I know, I can buy a lot of gas for the purchase price of a van. Who said anything about purchase? The gas pains won't last forever, but may interrupt some travels. In the meantime, if you are desperate for a get away trip, a van rental may suffice.
fulltimin 05/18/22 06:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

If you had planned right you could have taken the motorhome! :B Ah, Yeah. I have looked at this six ways from Sunday for months now. That was the original plan.
fulltimin 05/17/22 07:34pm Class A Motorhomes
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