The incredible Chevrolet COE powered camper was built by a Canadian car restoration expert.
Russ Moen from Port Alberni (Canada) has long dreamed of a cozy and stylish motor home. Having filled his hand with the restoration of cars such as the 1955 Chevy, the 1973 Camaro Z28, the 1966 Corvette 427 and the 1934 Ford, Moen set about creating a unique car called the Chevrolet Tourliner. The basis of such an unusual motor home, which was built five years ago, was laid out by a 1954 Chevrolet COE truck.
Initially, the idea was very simple: to install a ready-made camper on the Chevrolet Advance-Design COE chassis. But this turned out to be very problematic – it turned out that the factory chassis is not able to withstand the extra weight. Therefore, Moen decided to go on the other side and proceeded to mount the cab of a classic truck on the chassis of a 1985 motorhome. In this case, the frame of the living compartment had to be made to order. So that the car does not experience a lack of power, Russ Moen decided to equip it with a Cummins V8 turbodiesel engine with a volume of 5.9 liters and a power of 400 hp. and 1085 Nm. It was also decided to equip the car with self-leveling air suspension.
From the Tourliner cabin, equipped with all the usual modern systems, including, for example, power windows and seat heating, there is a convenient passage to the living area, decorated in the style of a yacht, which combines expensive leather and various types of wood (birch, cherry and teak). The bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom were wonderfully placed here.
- On the basis of the trucks, excellent motorhomes are obtained, such as, for example, a house on the basis of the Urals.
Photo, video: Russ Moen
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