The original COE suspension system just didn't have the beef Moen needed, so the structural framing was originally a GMC chassis, stolen out from underneath a 1985 Elite motorhome. For motive power, the original power plant was replaced by a Cummins diesel, "built up" by a custom shop, and linked to a custom manufactured transmission.
And then to the living area. Moen found others who'd help him out with the actual RV construction. A boat repair shop undertook fenders. The rig overlay is 3/16" cut aluminum sheeting.
Yeah, a lot of different stuff went into this wonder wagon. Kinda reminds us of that old Johnny Cash tune, "One Piece at a Time."
"Well, It's a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56, '57, '58' 59' automobile . . ."