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Old 02-05-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 13 foot 1982 Perris Pacer, made by the now out of business Perris Valley Campers. I need some advice for replacing the exterior door trim. Currently, there is a putty, of sorts, wedged into the concave groove that sits under the door. It's getting pretty gross, and I'm sure there is a better technique or door trim than this.

Does anyone have experience with this? I seem the be the only person out there that has this model (after lots of internet research!) so if there is a person with experience with this model - let me know!
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to FiberglassRV Paige, we're glad you're here.

We have several members who own Perris Pacers I'm most familiar with Chari Benckendorf's, as it's the one I've seen in person several times. Maybe you should contact her...and see if she can give you specific information to the Pacer I know she was looking for some owner's manuals...yours didn't happen to come with any, did it???

At anyrate, if you could attach a picture of what you're describing, you'll get lots of ideas and help here on FiberglassRV

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Old 02-05-2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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I agree! A photo is worth a thousand words. I loved the little Pacers. I remember the plant on I-15 in Perris; and old converted lumber yard as I recall! There's nothing in or on them that isn't pretty standard (except perhaps the funky squishy latex insulation inside).

Let us see what you're describing, and perhaps we can help.

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Old 02-05-2006, 08:12 PM   #4
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wow, look at the long side windows on that Pacer! Love that!
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:28 PM   #5
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Okay - I'll get some close up photos. I'm hoping for a door trim that insulates and looks better that the stuff on there now.

More pix to come...

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Old 02-06-2006, 08:05 PM   #6
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Hey I don't mean to change the subject but, if anyone is in contact with Chari Benckendorf
please, please, please tell her to get in touch with me via Email, PM or she should have my phone number. Last July we met Chari at the Bandon Oregon Rally and she asked my dad to make all new cupboard doors for her trailer. He has them all made up and ready for her except one because he wanted to double check the measurements before he cut it out. We have tried the phone # she gave us but it is no good. Also tried 411, Email and PM but have never heard back from her. When we last spoke to her in Oregon she said she would swing by and pick up the doors on her way to the Camberia Rally and my dad would like to make sure the doors are complete and ready to go when she gets here. We would also like to confirm with her that she is still planning to stop by in May (I think) before she goes to Camberia so that we can make sure we are here for her to get the doors she needs for her trailer.

Paige- Congrads on your Perris Pacer they are cute little trailers. There is also a guy named Eric that is from Washington (I think) that visits this site off and on that has a Perris Pacer. Mostly posts at night if I remember right. We met him at Bandon also and I think he was in the process of doing a restore on his. He might be a good one to talk to also. Good luck
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:51 PM   #7
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Thanks Ellen. I'll keep an eye open for Eric's posts.

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Old 02-12-2006, 05:45 AM   #8
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Hello....you have reached Eric......I am unable to come to the phone right now, but if you leave a mesage...........






Okay, just kidding. I'm here. Yes I have an '88 Perris Pacer. It's in pretty good shape except for the door fit problem and lack of a refridgerator (has empty space where it was). I don't have any manuals for it, but ther'e basically the same as the other brands. Let me know if you have any questions.


Karalyn- yes, the long window is really nice to bring the outdoors in!

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Old 02-12-2006, 05:51 AM   #9
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And a pic from Yellowstone last August. Notice no stripes/tear drops and new wheels.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:21 PM   #10
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Eric; Do you know if the awning was standard equipment, or did you add that yourself later on? I'm trying to get an idea what brands' awnings will fit the pacer. Thanks.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:08 PM   #11
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I recently purchased a 13 foot 1982 Perris Pacer, made by the now out of business Perris Valley Campers. I need some advice for replacing the exterior door trim. Currently, there is a putty, of sorts, wedged into the concave groove that sits under the door. It's getting pretty gross, and I'm sure there is a better technique or door trim than this.

Does anyone have experience with this? I seem the be the only person out there that has this model (after lots of internet research!) so if there is a person with experience with this model - let me know!
Can you buy rubber around door?
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:38 PM   #12
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Thanks Ellen. I'll keep an eye open for Eric's posts.

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wanted to see how you door seals
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:54 AM   #13
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It's been a while since Eric was logged into FiberglassRV: Last Activity: 10-13-2010 12:21 AM I see him occasionally at a NOG or the Oregon Gathering. If I should run into him (NOT literally), I'll let him know there are questions for him about his Pacer.
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