1981 Perris Pacer project - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-03-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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1981 Perris Pacer project

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ID:	74436Getting picked up to get pretty! NOT! This is our "new to us" 1981 Perris Pacer. Backed our Mini up to it just for a cute photo opp. Going to tow it with our midsize SUV. Right now, our egg is gutted inside and off the frame. Pics to follow.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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Gutted inside completely now, this is an earlier picture. Frame had been "repaired" by previous owner, cracked frame still apparent. Off to the welder it goes for proper repair and reinforcements.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
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Sorry, forgot to post the interior "before" photos.Click image for larger version

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I'm a newbee.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:27 AM   #4
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The trailer frame back from welder, looks great. Break in frame repaired properly/completely, new hitch coupler, removed and replaced factory bracing under the door with a "beefier" rail. Off to the trailer repair tomorrow, going to be measured for a new axel etc. Going to try and hit the upholsterer as well, needs new foam and upholstery, then the real fun begins, the inside
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:07 PM   #5
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Dropped off frame today, getting new axel and hubs.
Dropped old dinette cushions and Gaucho bench cushions off at the upholsterer too, new foam and upholstery. Turned out the upholsterer was only a 2 miles away from the trailer place, how lucky was that! A big plus considering we live in So. Cal.

A big shout out and "thank you" to Bob Miller from these boards for turning us on to Arrow Trailer
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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Welcome ...i also have a 1981 pacer and live in so cal
not sure if your a newbie...but you should consider attending the ralley
At lake casitas in fall
we ve been going the last few years..great time
let me know if you have any questions on your pacer...
By the way the best mod we did
was to build a front dinette and always leave bed in bed position
It seems to make a 13ft trailer bigger lol
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:57 AM   #7
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That sounds like fun Alan, but sad to say, there's no way we'll be able to complete the little guy by October. The axel is going to have to be ordered and it's going to take about 3 or 4 weeks for the trailer shop to receive it. We had to leave the frame at the shop, puts us behind schedule.
Thanks for your "mod" suggestion. The egg is sitting there gutted, we keep changing our minds on what to do on the inside. While the frame is away, it'll give us plenty time to change or minds 3 or 4 more times.....LOL

I need to order materials/supplies for the interior anyway, seems like everything takes a couple of weeks to receive. Ordering faux tin tiles for the ceiling today, short pile marine hull, laminate etc......
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:01 AM   #8
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I currious...wher in calif are you located
we are in thousand oaks
keep in touch
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:04 AM   #9
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Do you have a name for yours
We wanted to call our The Perris Hilton
but someone beat us to i
haha
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:23 AM   #10
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We're down here in Temecula. We'd like to make it out to Casitas for next year's rally
though

"Perris Hilton," that's a good one, super cute name!LOL We don't have a name yet, we were talking about that yesterday on the drive out to the trailer repair/supply place. Our egg has a little dimple on the side by the door. I suggested "Shirley Dimple," I got a funny look from my DH I guess it'll depend on what the outside ends up looking like, we want to paint it. Did you paint your exterior?

Our goal is for our egg to be a place to chill at the beach, tailgating, camp a night or two in it, very simple and relaxed. I hope to be able to start posting some pics as we get going on the inside. Our friends all have those big 5th wheels (35 footers), that's not for us, too much trouble and effort.
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I found a good source for stuff Walt s rv.
i cant remember exact location.not far from ontario if i remrmber lots if new and used stufg
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:29 AM   #12
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:50 AM   #13
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Frame break repaired all four sides with reinforcement.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:58 PM   #14
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Received our faux tin tiles today, going to use these on the ceiling. They are very lightweight, each one measures 2' x 2', made of PVC. I'm very pleased with these, they look really great and are going to be easy to trim.
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