Nizhny Novgorod residents built a motorhome running on wood

The Forward company, specializing in the production of special vehicles, presented a camper based on the Sadko Next truck. One of the most original solutions is the wood-burning stove in the living compartment.

Forward is known not only in Nizhny Novgorod: special vehicles for various purposes, mainly based on GAZ vehicles, operate in many Russian regions, including the Crimea. Among them is an all-wheel drive vehicle for the Ministry of Emergency Situations, which became the basis for a camper-all-terrain vehicle capable of climbing into the wildest places inaccessible to ordinary autotourists.

The usual «Sadko Next» already has everything you need for this: an all-wheel drive system with a reduction gear and self-locking differentials, a centralized tire inflation system, a ground clearance of 315 mm. Under the hood is a 4.4-liter YaMZ turbodiesel producing 149 hp. with. power and 490 Nm of torque.

Taking as a basis a long-wheelbase chassis with a two-row cab, the Nizhny Novgorod craftsmen removed the rear wall in order to obtain the so-called mono-body with a composite rear part. The living compartment can be accessed both from the cockpit and through the rear doors of the thermally insulated superstructure.

Inside you can stand in full growth, sofas along the walls are transformed into sleeping places, the table folds, there are wardrobes at the top for luggage.

There is also a full-fledged bathroom with a dry closet, a shower cabin and a sink, there is a 220-volt power grid with a gasoline generator, a refrigerator, a climate system with air conditioning and an independent heater. And in order not to consume fuel during long-term parking, the motorhome is equipped with a small-sized stove that can be heated with wood — its chimney is brought out to the roof.

Safety issues have been resolved, as evidenced by the vehicle type approval issued by Rosstandart. The composite superstructure can withstand temperatures from -50 to +120 degrees, and the configuration can be of any kind, depending on the wishes of the customer. For example, an Expedition Roof Rack can accommodate a tent with extra berths — unless a chimney gets in the way. The main limiting factor, as usual, is the cost: an «empty» camper will cost 5.5 million rubles, and with all the equipment mentioned, the price will increase to 6.7 million.

Photos are taken from open sources.

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