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Old 02-06-2015, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hello, I just aquired a 1989 Honey Bravo 30' Class A Motorhome, and I have no idea where to begin. I pick up the beast tomorrow, and will start by making a list of things it will need. I have been reading some of the Vintage section, and there is alot to learn. Here is a picture of it where it has been sitting for a few years.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new rig.

I'm sure you'll learn a great deal while getting her back on the road and you've come to the right place to learn.

Best of luck

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Old 02-06-2015, 05:05 PM   #3
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! I'm sure you will have her in tip-top condition in no time at all!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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It's good to see it was at least covered with a tarp.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:21 PM   #5
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Hello, I just aquired a 1989 Honey Bravo 30' Class A Motorhome, and I have no idea where to begin. I pick up the beast tomorrow, and will start by making a list of things it will need. I have been reading some of the Vintage section, and there is alot to learn. Here is a picture of it where it has been sitting for a few years.
I would probably recommend starting by checking the date code on the tires. Don't think of driving it before possibly replacing the tires.

Then, check for water infiltration. Water inside the walls of the RV is not good. A good inspection of the roof and resealing it may be good.

If it hasn't been done recently, replace every belt and rubber engine part you can find.

Change all oils and fluid.

Check the brakes and brake lines.

That should keep you busy for a while.

Above all, have fun. You have just started on an adventure unlike any other.

RVing is the best way to get to where your life is going.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:02 PM   #6
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Welcome & good luck on your restoration.
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Welcome to the Forum and good luck on your project....
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Welcome to Irv2 And the fun begins !You have come to the right place for the information your going to need. And congrats!
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I bought a DP that had sat in place for five years, My advice to you is to investigate the simplest cause for any mechanical problem you face.

My bad generator was a just dirty ground wire. My defective ventilation fan was a dirty switch that needed a shot of WD40. The bad differential/failed brake system/ bad brake release/etc. was just a stuck brake pad that released after some abuse, and was fine. The balky toilet just needed flushing a few times. The leaking propane system just needed a pipe cap.

Have fun and learn a lot. Share your progress with us. How much the rehab will cost depends on your attitude, patience and resourcefulness as much as anything else.

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Welcome, glad to meet you!

Tires will most likely need replacing.
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