It's no surprise that many Jeep owners like to get offroad and head out into the remote wilderness. Problem is, Jeeps aren't the biggest vehicles out there so it's often hard to bring a lot of camping supplies with you (especially sleeping comforts). Jeep intends to address this issue by producing Jeep trailers/campers.
The new Jeep camper is designed to sleep up to four people. According to the official press release, the camper actually sounds pretty cushy with available features such as:
- queen-size bed
- sofa with stowable table
- 110-volt power supply
- premium canvas enclosure
- 32-inch (or 35-inch) BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires
- 12-15 inches of ground clearance (depending on model)
- Full underbody skid plates ("Extreme Trail Edition" only)
There are two versions of the camper, the Jeep Trail Edition Camper and the Jeep Extreme Trail Edition Camper. The "trail edition" has a starting MSRP of $9,995 and comes with 32" BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires. The "extreme" edition has a starting price of $11,995 and comes standard with 35" BFG Mud Terrains and underbody skid plates. Both versions of the Jeep trailer are supposed to be available at dealerships some time in August 2010.
So, what do you think, will you be hooking one of these up to your Jeep anytime soon? Personally, I think they look awesome mated to a lifted Jeep (better than any other Jeep trailer option out there). It also looks like a lot of thought went into crafting the camper from high-quality materials which are durable and also maximize the use of a small space. That being said, I'm a little taken back by the starting price tag of $10,000 -$12,000 (esp. since you can buy a nice used Jeep for that price). What do you think?