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Old 04-15-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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Newbie here and sure am lost. Cannot find any info on this motorhome Any ideas? Anybody that can point me in the right direction would be awesome. Thanks
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Honey went out of business in 1990. Manuals might be available in Ebay. If you find make and model # of each appliance, you can usually find manuals and parts lists for each item. If it's a Class C, the Chilton manual can help with the engine and drive train: Ford Vans 1961-88 (Chilton's Repair & Tune-Up Guides): The Chilton Editors: 9780801978418: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:51 PM   #3
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Yippie Skippy! another Honey owner! I love my old lady!
Have you ever had a camper before? the systems are all pretty similar in the older vintage models. let me know what you need specifically and I'll see what I can fax and send to you if they are the same. I have hydroflame furnace info and a norcold fridge manuel for the N300...(2.7 cu.ft. 2 way or 3 way refrigerator) won't give it but will copy and fax pages you might need from them. what chassis( motor and van portion) do you have they were out on Chevy and Ford I believe. These folks here are great... they helped me get up and running with my old Honey...Pics please... my heart is starved for 'more like us' out there!
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new to you Moho!
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Hey Marty, you still have the Honey? There is one for sale here for $4,500 (1989 Honey Sportscruiser). What should I look for in a used Motorhome? What are some of your major expenses?
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Oh my Sam...I just saw this!
Our major expenses were wiring harness, then a rebuilt engine, and finally we took the plunge and got the cab air fixed as we were running through desert this summer. Gas is the most frequent major expense...
There many things to look for...check to be sure the engine is in good shape. The wiring is functional, the ceiling and walls are not squishy from water damage...just for starters! Did you get it?
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,,,,sounds like you have found a great source of info from above....
so i just wanted to welcome you to a great forum with ALOT of great helpful people here,,,...where anything can be figured out and done...
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Would love some pictures please and welcome to the forum
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The older C Class units are not hard to repair at all.
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Hello MartySQ,
I finally got the 1989 Honey Sportscruiser today!! It's a class B on a E-350 Ford Econoline 5.0L V8. Working on title transfer & inspection. It has not been used for more than a year, but runs good. Thanks Marty for your previous advise on the purchase.
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Post a picture when you can!
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Wow... Better shape than mine! Pretty! Yes, we still have Honey... she's taken us to Arkansas, Texas, Utah/Idaho, and Grand Canyon so far... next up will either be Glacier Park or the Northeast.... oh, well, I should say, she's camped us not too far from home quite a few weekends too...LOL!
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looks real clean, like the eyelashes too
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Wow Sam, thatís a nice looking RV you have there! However, I noticed that you said it has a 5.0 liter V8. Thatís an awfully small engine for something with the weight of an RV. Iím going to suggest a few things and my suggestions are based on my hard learned experiences. Iíve had several underpowered RVís over the years. My first was a 1959 VW Bus with a 1967 (50hp) engine. The first thing I installed on that underpowered POS was a remote oil cooler and I still blew a head gasket when it overheated on the highway do to a failed vacuum line. My second is my current 1994 33í Class A HR with a FI 460 Ford V8 and a 5.13 ratio rear axle. When I have to run a 5.13 rear axle that alone tells me that itís underpowered. My recommendation to you is to install remote oil coolers on both your engine and your automatic transmission. If they already have factory installed remote coolers and youíre running in flat country theyíre probably okay. But if youíre heading off to the mountains add the additional cooling, your engine and trans will both thank you with improved reliability. BTW as long as Iím mentioning mountain driving, swap out your DOT 3 brake fluid for *DOT 5.1 severe duty hi-temp brake fluid. On those looong downgrades youíll be glad you did! Brake fade is no fun...

Good luck and happy travels with your new RV!

Steve

* do not confuse DOT 5.1 with DOT 5. DOT 5 is silicon based and is not compatible. If you live in flat country youíll probably have to special order DOT 5.1, when I purchased mine from OíReillyís they didnít even know that they carried it until I showed them on their own website.
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