Off-road camper vans? Does anyone make one out of a Chevy?

Discussion in 'Chevy Express Forum (GMC Savana)' started by ChevyFan, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Just saw this video and I have to admit that I"m impressed with all of the gear and the off-road thought that went into this van ... but does anyone make one out of the extended Chevy Express van? Anyone know? In this video is a SportsMobile Ford van.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF4paczPcf0

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    Ok, can't hate on these guys. Take a look a this van setup.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XkUvYn-T0M

    SportsMobile Expidition

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZY1MvBjYfk
  2. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

    Quigley still makes Chevy conversions.
    http://www.quigley4x4.com/AboutUs/AboutQuigley.aspx
    I owned a Quigley in the mid 90's when we were stationed in Europe, it attracted lots of attention over there but being a self contained camper with sleeping, cooking, bathing, and full entertainment facilities it was the perfect European travel vehicle for my wife, daughter, and myself.
    Quigley vans are expensive though, I got lucky and purchased mine used (17,000kms) due to a distress sale for $22,000 Euro.
    At the time the Euro was devalued, after the exchange rate it ended up being $15,000 U.S.
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

    Quigley will design whatever interior you want or use yor layout provided its workable.
    Mine was a rear queen bed with single bunk above, the going from rear to front on left side enclosed stand-up shower that doubled as toilet stall, sink/cook top counter with cupboard below, right side had entertainment console with t.v., vcr,.
    We also had the pop up roof and you could place a platform and mattress up there for another queen bed.
    Water heater was from a manifold on the engine exhaust, with a 12v water pump presurizing a 20 gal potable tank, you can dump overboard or into a 25 gal black water tank.
    Our van was also a right hand drive conversion by quigley being it was shipped to England originally, and it had a Cat normally aspirated 6cyl diesel.
    Came outfitted with ship shore radio, HAM, and C.B.
    With Quigley all you have to do is ask them to build it then be prepared to pay.
  5. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Been in a few Quigley's they are sweet.. Saw 1 used about 2 years ago for about $19K Spoke to the guy and he was just getting a newer one.
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Wonder if we can get ahold of them and borrow a couple fir a short road trip. :)

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    I looked at their website and the last prices and options are for 2010. I contacted them ... hopefully they're still doing these and for vehicles newer than 2010.
  7. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

  8. tsbrewers

    tsbrewers New Member

  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Where did you come from? Lol.

    20 posts since 2006?
  10. tsbrewers

    tsbrewers New Member

    Outer space. :)

    I am sure I belong to no less than 300 message boards across the net, probably 20 different ones dedicated to chevy trucks. (I have 4 chevies in the driveway) This one happens to be one of the few that has an Express van area, and since I picked up an Express recently for a work vehicle, it brought me back here. So I help where I can, and learn what I can.

    Just wish there was a larger enthusiasts following for these vans. I quickly figured out there is very little aftermarket support, and very little "excitement" over the beasts. :) But love mine so far. even if it is just a plain cargo van.
  11. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    If you're willing to help out in the van area I can work to help build up that section.
  12. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    These vans are great because they're open platforms for work ... but they're very big too.
  13. tsbrewers

    tsbrewers New Member


    While I would love to see more people here, I am not sure how much I can really help out. I am a carpenter and not much of a mechanic, though I do quite a bit of tinkering. I do have a buddy that is a mechanic, so I do have access to TSB's and other things like that for the most part.

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