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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). However, JeepNewsNow claims that the trailers are based on the Livin'Lite Quicksilver 6.0.
Jeep Trail and Extreme Trail campers use 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) has lightweight tubular-aluminum construction, with no wood or fiberboard, which cuts its weight to a mere 850 pounds. It includes 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 provide confident maneuvering and on-trail articulation. For protection, heavy-duty diamond-plated aluminum is strategically used to handle abuse from the elements.
Unfold the rugged diamond-plated aluminum top (capable of supporting 450 lbs of gear), and the Jeep Trail Edition camper reveals living quarters with 76 inches of headroom and space to sleep up to four people. A multi-use sofa folds out into a bed, while a queen-sized bed holds two adults. A built-in cabinet provides space for camping gear, while the aluminum construction delivers a clean look and minimizes weight. The overall height is 49.5 inches, the width is 88 inches.
A stowable center table offers occupants a place for dining or a surface for board games, while a 110-volt power inverter provides additional cooking, heating, cooling and entertainment options. The trailer includes window screens and privacy shades.
The Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper is designed with more off-road capability and additional trail equipment; it lists at $11,995 and weighs 1,050 pounds.
The Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper’s adds to the regular Trail Edition with 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 provide a beefier trail-ready aesthetic and sit below black diamond-plated aluminum fenders. The fenders are higher on the Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper to accommodate up to 37-inch tires for maximum off-road capability.
Accessories include Mopar’s black aluminum Jeep Wrangler taillight guards (P/N: 82209330, MSRP: $143) and a 10-foot by 10-foot exterior awning with screen enclosure (P/N: LLROOM06, MSRP: $650). Improving the standard 2-inch trailer-hitch ball is an available heavy-duty pintle hitch with a 360-degree rotating axis for maximum off-road maneuvering and on-trail articulation (P/N: LLHOOK02, MSRP: $735).
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