"Honey wagon" is a facetious traditional general term for "a wagon or truck for collecting and carrying excrement or manure"http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/honey+wagon, such as a cesspool emptier
Cesspool emptier
A cesspool emptier is a type of specialized tank truck which can suck contaminated water out of hollows such as cesspools and sewage tanks and carry it to a disposal point....

, which serves as a sanitation system including at campgrounds and marinas. The operator connects a hose to the discharge outlet on the recreational vehicle
Recreational vehicle
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 or boat and pumps the waste into the wagon's tank. When the tank is full, the operator should empty the tank at an approved dump station.

Film and television industry

In the film and television industry a honeywagon is a mobile toilet
Portable toilet
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 unit used in the film
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 and television
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with accompanying sound...

 industry. The legend behind the name 'honeywagon' is thought to relate to the 'honey-colored' liquid
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 that comes out of it when emptying the holding tanks. Images of examples Many are the size of a semi trailer. Some honeywagons will be just two large toilet
A toilet is a sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human excrement, often found in a small room referred to as a toilet/bathroom/lavatory...

s. Others are a combination of variously sized rooms for specific purposes: these rooms can be private dressing rooms assigned to a single person, larger rooms configured for the wardrobe
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, or makeup departments, small individual toilets for the crew
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 to share, and multiple
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 user or individual
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 shower rooms for bathing
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