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66vdub

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Thanks for stopping to look. As I start this new chapter of my life kind of forced on me, ( divorce ) I wanted to make this thread to keep up with this New to Me, Motor home, and look back in a few years at it.

Most threads on the HONEY brand are older and closed, so it will be kind of a travel and info log that may help any other Honey Owners out there ( if there are any? )

1987 Honey 421s Mini Class A
Chevy 454 7.4L V8 4bbl
RPO: LE8
P30 Chassis
GVWR / Brake System: 10,0001 - 14,000 Hydraulic
Assembly Plant: Detroit, MI
Paid cash on June 28, 2015 with 33,523 miles.

Accessories:
Onan Emerald I Generator ( Model: 4BGEFA26100F )
Roof A/C: Duo-Therm Brisk-Air
Fridge: Dometic RM2501
W/H: Atwood G6a-6E
Oven: Wedgewood T2130
Furnace: Hydro Flame 19000

A few photos:

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* I love classic Volkswagens, and this is the main reason I bought the RV is to go to more shows:

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I look forward to hearing from other Honey Owners, or any other RVer that can offer any advice to a newbie, as I am sure I will have questions as I discover new things about this classic Motorhome.
Subscribe, if you would like to keep up with my adventures.


EDITED TO ADD:

Found some info on the P chassis that may help others.
pg 25 has the VIN code breakdown.
P Chassis Info PDF

This site has all types of links for Onan generator Manuals.
Onan Manuals PDFs

* fixed the missing pics being held hostage by photobucket.

* This post was last edited 06/30/17 09:33am by 66vdub *   View edit history


Current Project: 1982 Coachmen 15' TT

SOLD: 1987 Honey 421s Class A

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Welcome to the forum. Your Honey appears to be in good condition.
I like the older RV's. They have class.
Cool toad!
I'll be waiting for your updates.

66vdub

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Adding a few pics of the first trip.

July 1st - 4th

I took my 14 & 11 year old to Steele Creek Campground for our first camping trip together.
It was really fun, thought I might forget a lot of items that we would need, but not to bad.
I would have liked to had the boys bicycles to get them around a little better, and a rope to hang wet clothing.
We did have a great time, and no mishaps hooking up to water, electric and sewer.
Used the fridge and it kept things nice and cold, the freezer worked.
AC worked fine. I was quite pleased and relieved.
Used the LP and ran the oven to cook a couple frozen pizzas too.
We had a really fun time, and I was so glad to be able to share this time with them, and to know they will look back on this a special time with Dad.

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Logged 127 miles on this trip.

* This post was last edited 11/20/17 05:37pm by 66vdub *   View edit history

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Very nice looking rig. Take care of it and it will take care of you. I hope it provides many years of happy memories for you.


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Thank you for the welcomes!
just been reading and learning!

I love VW's I have a 1966 VW beetle that I saved from the scrap yard, and decided to take it to Orangeburg, SC for the " Drag Night " VW event. I Just watched the other VWs race, and just entered mine in the show. Great time with a great bunch of people.

Now this was my first boondocking, no Power, Water, or Sewer.
ran the genny to keep cool, as it was well over 100* most of the day, Generator ran great, it cooled the best it could in that no shaded spot.

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3rd trip will be to Gaffney, SC KOA with the boys this weekend.

* This post was edited 11/20/17 05:56pm by 66vdub *

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I have a question. Why use a tow dolly? Those VW bugs to well with a tow bar.

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I'm like "Holy moly, he's going to eat all that bacon" then I saw the boys...

Nice older rig.


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jmaotto wrote:

I have a question. Why use a tow dolly? Those VW bugs to well with a tow bar.


Tow dolly was available, but the bug has been lowered so its hard to get a tow bar under the beam.

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Very fine looking inside and outside. Someone took very good care of this gem. I recently restored a 1989 31ft.Bounder Class A. I plan to tow all four on the ground Honda CRV. Have yet to come up with the funds to make the Honda towable. Your interior is much like mine. I also have a P30 chassis with a 454 cu.in. 4 Bbl carb. Mine runs like a champ. Have fun.

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Very fine looking inside and outside. Someone took very good care of this gem. I recently restored a 1989 31ft.Bounder Class A. I plan to tow all four on the ground Honda CRV. Have yet to come up with the funds to make the Honda towable. Your interior is much like mine. I also have a P30 chassis with a 454 cu.in. 4 Bbl carb. Mine runs like a champ. Have fun.

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