Chausson Motorhome’s Innovative Layout

The Ford Transit-based Flash 634 from France’s Chausson uses smart, space-optimizing design to get the most out of its layout, including three beds that lift to the ceiling to open up two dining areas, a full-length lounge chair and plenty of storage.

At night, the power beds drop down and the Flash 634 sleeps up to five. Add space for bicycles and other large gear in its garage and this motorhome is a highly versatile model.

At 21’ long, the Flash 634 is a semi-integrated motorhome that’s shorter than some camper vans. But while camper vans can struggle to accommodate more than two people comfortably, the Flash 634 seats and sleeps up to five while offering a spacious layout with a stretched rear lounge, two sets of tables and chairs, the garage and a bathroom.

Power and manual lift hardware are used throughout the interior. Three individual power-lift beds eliminate the permanent sleeping footprint so that the space can be used for other purposes.

Toward the front, two single-person bunk beds are stacked over the dining area just behind the driver cab. At night, the table drops down on a power telescoping pedestal to make room for the bunks and a curtain closes the bunk area. When not needed for sleeping, the bunks lift away at the push of a button.

In the rear sleeping area when the double bed lifts away, the full-width box below works as a lounge chair. A small side table and charging ports finish off the area. The box also features four built-in storage compartments below hinged lids, and a mounting strip on its side secures the second table between the two rear seats.

The rear furniture box can lift up with a manual outdoor crank, opening up the entirety of the rear pass-through garage underneath.

The Flash 634 seats four standard during the ride and can accommodate one more on the optional fifth road seat. It sleeps four on its three power-lift beds, and Chausson offers a fifth sleeping berth.

The kitchen includes a dual-burner stove, sink and 146-L refrigerator, while the wet bath holds a toilet, sink and shower. A large, opening front skylight with screen helps the side windows in bringing in plenty of light during the day.

The Flash 634’s 5,500-watt air heating system runs off the vehicle gas tank, and an electronic-ignition boiler delivers hot water to the faucets. An AGM battery provides dedicated electrical storage, and all-LED lighting promotes efficient power usage.

The Flash 634 living module is built out of fiberglass with XPS foam insulation and polyester-reinforced roofing and flooring. Standard crossbars on the back make for no-hassle rack mounting. The Ford Transit chassis comes standard with a 123-hp 2.0-liter engine. The available VIP package brings base vehicle upgrades like cruise control, air conditioning and a passenger airbag.