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Jeep® and Mopar claimed to be the first in the industry to sell off-road camper trailers, in July 2010 (with trailers available for ordering in August 2010). JeepNewsNow wrote that the trailers are based on the Livin'Lite Quicksilver 6.0. Regardless, they apparently were not especially popular; when we checked back seven years later, they were all discontinued.
The campers used Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels (with 5-lug by 5-inch bolt pattern to use most Jeeps’ spare tires), taillights, fender flares, rear bumper (Trail Edition camper only), badging and hood-tie downs. “Our trailers are specifically designed and engineered to meet strict capability requirements of Jeep,” said Pietro Gorlier, Mopar CEO.
The Jeep Trail Edition camper (list price: $9,995) had lightweight tubular-aluminum construction, with no wood or fiberboard, which cuts its weight to 850 pounds. It included Jeep Wrangler Rubicon’s 32-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, for traction and 12 inches of ground clearance. Underneath, a unique torsion-bar and trailing-arm suspension helped in on-trail articulation. Heavy-duty diamond-plated aluminum was strategically used to handle abuse from the elements.
Unfold the aluminum top (capable of supporting 450 lbs of gear), and the Jeep Trail Edition camper had living quarters with 76 inches of headroom and space to sleep up to four people. A multi-use sofa folded out into a bed, while a queen-sized bed held two adults. A built-in cabinet provided space for camping gear, while the aluminum construction minimized weight. The overall height is 49.5 inches, the width is 88 inches.
Other items were a stowable center table, 110-volt power inverter, window screens, and privacy shades.
The Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper listed at $11,995 and weighed 1,050 pounds. It added a heavy-duty frame, more ground clearance (15 inches vs. 12) and a full-underbody skid plate. Larger 35-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires sat below black fenders — higher, to accommodate up to 37-inch tires.
Accessories included taillight guards (P/N: 82209330, MSRP: $143) and a 10-foot by 10-foot exterior awning with screen enclosure (P/N: LLROOM06, MSRP: $650), as well as a heavy-duty pintle hitch with a 360-degree rotating axis for maximum off-road maneuvering and on-trail articulation (P/N: LLHOOK02, MSRP: $735). Colors were silver and black, flame red, Mango Tango pearl, and green metallic.
When we rechecked in 2017, all of these had been discontinued.
See the Dodge Campers page.
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