For Sale, 1984 Honey Class A 27 FT MotorhomePrice: $2,000 Contact: SOLD
Used RV for Sale, Found this vintage class A motorhome offered for sale by the owner in Spokane, Washington. As shown is a 1984 Honey 27 feet long motorhome based on Chevy P30 chassis, is not perfect, needs some work, and needs a tow. 39 years RV, powered by a 454 V8 engine paired with an automatic transmission, not running condition, the transmission was out, the engine was still good and the battery died. If you're interested, a closer inspection is a must.
|Chevy 454 V8
|Used / Fair
Detail RV by owner
This is a 1984 Class A Honey Motorhome. I'm looking to sell within the next two months, but I'm not desperate so don't try to lowball me. If it doesn't sell, I'll part it out. It has 7 lightly used tires (less than 2.5k miles on them) and an almost new A/C unit, in addition to all the other usable/salable items. So buy it to live in on your rural property, fix the transmission and take it on the road, fix the transmission and sell it for a whole lot more than you paid, turn it into a greenhouse, use it as a playhouse for the kids or a transitional apartment for your teenager, or part it out yourself and make some cash.
The transmission went out last fall while I was driving it. A friend recommended that I change the transmission fluid filter to see if that's the problem, but I have plenty of other things to do. The engine was still good last fall and probably is now. The battery (new last year) died over the winter and I'm not buying a new one or a charger just to sell it. Bring your own battery if you want to try to start it up.
I've included lots of info below, but because it is not driveable, I will not be answering loads of questions about it's driveability. I had it towed to where it is now, and you'll have to have it towed away. Thems the breaks.
Some of the pics were taken last fall and show a mattress pad that is no longer available, and also part of the dinette removed. The full dinette is back and the last few pictures were taken 4/22/23. The big white thing on the floor is the fresh water tank.
It was lightly used by the owner before me. They had some mechanical work done (have receipts) and it ran fine last time I started it before the battery died in January. The engine sounded good and started right up after a crank or two. (It's a carbureted P30 Chevy chassis running a 454 V8.) I put about 200 miles on it and the previous owner put 2000 on it with no problems. I haven’t used it since 2021 so it’s still winterized.
Good things about the RV:
New in 2022:
- coach battery (Dead now but might not be ruined. Can't drive it anyways though.)
- butyl tape on house door components: window, original lock/handle, after market deadbolt
- bathroom ceiling fan off/on switch and motor
New in 2021:
- roof A/C unit
- residential fridge
- propane/CO2 alarm
- Previous owner did this: Oil/filters, Brake fluid/flush, transmission serviced, repack front wheel bearings, new washer pump, generator serviced and runs great, rebuilt carb, new house battery.
- Engine is probably still strong. (Previous owner wrote: the fan comes on the radiator when going over passes keeping engine temp just fine. No overheating issues.)
- Lots of original paperwork and manuals and all recent paperwork
- 7 new tires ($1500 cost) at Les Schwab on at 73,200 miles
- Roof is stainless steel sheet and resealed within last 4 years
- Stove, oven, microwave, and furnace all work great
- Coach lights converted to low-energy LEDs
- New flooring in last 4 years
- Additional bed above driver/passenger seat, needs mattress.
- Full bed in back
- Lots of cabinet space
- Newer interior paint and backsplash in kitchen
- Outside awning works great and in good shape
- Two high power fans in driver area to keep cool or aim at windshield for defrosting
- If I can find them, I will include the accessories and parts I bought for the RV (fresh water hoses, winterizing tool, water flow regulators, 30 amp power cord, extend-a-stay for propane, spare propane tank, etc).
Not so good things:
- The transmission is out.
- Onan generator wouldn't start on 9/17/22 so it needs some work. Has 588 hours on it.
- Old water damage from a bad seal on the TV antennae screws and a too-small cap on the toilet vent. The bad seal has been taped and the cap has been replaced.
- A previous owner removed the fresh water pump and tank planning to convert to a larger tank but they didn’t finish the project. I have the original tank if you want to reinstall it. I used a 5gal jug for water in the kitchen and flushed the toilet with water from a bucket in the bathtub because I didn't have running water, but the water heater and city water hookup are still there.
- Section of peeling wallpaper in the shower. (see pic) I only used the shower for storage.
- Plastic handle of the pull for the black water is missing, but it can easily be opened with a vice grip.
- Original roof TV antenna was broken and has been removed. There’s a piece inside on the ceiling that can be cut off (see pic).
- The cab a/c (at driver position) doesn't work and the control doesn't sit in the dash correctly. (see pic)
- There's a CB radio but I don’t know if it works.
- Some body damage at rear of RV including a dent in the ladder (still works fine) and crumpled bumper. (see pic)
- Exterior paint flaking in places
- Not really a defect, but the unit has an auxiliary fuel pump (common for the P30 units) to help get the fuel to the engine. One time I was driving the RV when it was hot outside and the engine stalled. I was able to restart after it cooled. This had nothing to do with the engine overheating or the radiator. The cause is overheated fuel in the fuel line gasifying and the fuel pump being unable to pump it. It’s a known issue, but really a non-issue unless you want to drive it on hot days. It might be fixed by replacing fuel lines or insulation wrapping them. You can read all about it here: http://truckroadservice.com/barth_attachments/Chevy_P32_vaporlock.pdf
- Water has started coming in around one of the house windows when it rains and it needs to be reset with new butyl tape.
It has a clean title. Cash and serious offers only. No lowball offers; I'm not desperate.
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