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Old 07-17-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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I am newly signed up here and just purchased an 86 Perris Pacer. Purchased from original owner and has sat more than it has been used - I think he hardest use of any trailer is sitting in the sun baking - - - - Pretty cool trailer - it has some issues - lots of crazing where it was exposed to southern sun, has an a/c (factory) mounted on top, which I will remove, lots of cleaning to do, shag carpet unglued in the inside and yes needs new axles. So I'm sure I'll be asking a bunch of questions.

The floor is in pretty good shape - can see water spots, so I plan to coat with penatrating epoxy to retore even stronger than original.

I'm making a list as I go through this trailer.

About a year ago I finished the rebuild/restoration of a 1958 Airstream - polish and all new interior - so thats my big vacation trailer, this Perris will be my "work" trailer when I go off myself and stay in it rather than motels.

I know you like pictures - I'll get some together.....

Ken J.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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Hi Ken,
Nice to see another Pacer on board. I have a 13', myself, model PP-13. My trailer needs a new axle, so I'm sure we'll be comparing notes on that. Also, my interior shag carpet wall covering was coming unglued, too. One thing I did, before reattaching the carpet to the walls, was to put on a layer of 3/16" thick ensolite-type insulation called FoilBuild on the walls. The idea is to help keep the heat out during the summer and in at night (or the winter). Here is a link to the manufacturer's website: http://www.ipcpack.com/ , the material I bought is a two-sided foil, and was sold on eBay.

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Old 07-17-2008, 04:43 PM   #4
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Cool (or warm - depending on what you want )

What kind of glue did you use to reassemble the walls/carpet?

Yup I'm sure we will be comparing notes - you are a bit ahead of me, however, I consider the trailer to be pretty much not usable till I get the new axle on - I drove it 235 miles home yesterday - not much suspension there - guess I would be ok for short distances. You have mentioned in the past that your axle is bolted - mine is welded - bummer.........

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I am newly signed up here and just purchased an 86 Perris Pacer. Purchased from original owner and has sat more than it has been used - I think he hardest use of any trailer is sitting in the sun baking - - - - Pretty cool trailer - it has some issues - lots of crazing where it was exposed to southern sun, has an a/c (factory) mounted on top, which I will remove, lots of cleaning to do, shag carpet unglued in the inside and yes needs new axles. So I'm sure I'll be asking a bunch of questions.

The floor is in pretty good shape - can see water spots, so I plan to coat with penatrating epoxy to retore even stronger than original.

I'm making a list as I go through this trailer.

About a year ago I finished the rebuild/restoration of a 1958 Airstream - polish and all new interior - so thats my big vacation trailer, this Perris will be my "work" trailer when I go off myself and stay in it rather than motels.

I know you like pictures - I'll get some together.....

Ken J.
Okay, Ken J - time to update your "RV Type" in your profile (see [b]My Controls to find how to do it). Congrats on finding your Perris Pacer. You didn't say so, but am I correct in assuming yours is the 13 ft? Not the 5th wheel, right?

Thanks for posting!
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:24 PM   #6
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Cool (or warm - depending on what you want )

What kind of glue did you use to reassemble the walls/carpet?

Yup I'm sure we will be comparing notes - you are a bit ahead of me, however, I consider the trailer to be pretty much not usable till I get the new axle on - I drove it 235 miles home yesterday - not much suspension there - guess I would be ok for short distances. You have mentioned in the past that your axle is bolted - mine is welded - bummer.........

Ken J.

Hi Ken,

I'm no expert, based on my success-to-oh'well ratio. I used the spray glue 3M 77 to attach the bubble foil to the inside fiberglass walls. (I sprayed the cut foil outside.) I let that dry for a few days, then I used a Dap Weldwood Carpet Adhesive to glue the shag to the foil.

About the axle, mine is welded too, but I'm pretty sure I want the new one to be bolted. Since this is Campfire Chat, I'll start a Perris Pacer frame and axle thread to carry on this discussion.

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Updated my profile - thanks for the reminder

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I know I want mine bolted too if I can - I'm watching this axle stuff with great interest - you are a little ahead of me

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