Jeep trailer camper

Chrysler to offer Jeep trailer and camper

by Garrett · 4 comments

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?

Jeep trailer Jeep trailer inside

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Tim July 21, 2010 at 11:38 am

Was really looking forward to this but the price is a huge turn off. There are other companies that have been building off road adventure trailers for around the same price and are fully customizable for extra gas tanks and water storage. I plan on still checking them out when one shows up at my local dealer. In the future, would want to do a long trip into the needles section in moab and this would be a great accessory for the trip.

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Garrett July 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Tim,
Yeah, those were pretty much my initial thoughts as well. For the amount of times I’d realistically get to use it, the cost is just too steep.

Regarding Moab: I did a cross-country trip several years back. Moab was one of my favorite places out of all of our stops across the U.S. It’s definitely on my “todo” list for a future vacation. Perhaps the Easter Jeep Safari at some point….just need to wait for the kids to get a little bigger. :)

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Alex Green October 1, 2010 at 3:45 am

Buying a truck camper is often the easiest and most affordable way to become an RVer, especially if you already own a pickup truck. Campers have many of the same features as a motorhome, but in a smaller space, and they cost less. Most people can store a camper at home, saving storage costs. Remote control camper jacks make it easy to set up camp in a few minutes and then you are free to drive the truck anywhere. A truck and camper get better gas mileage than a heavier RV. For information about Pickup Truck campers I found a useful link.

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Glenn Ryzebol August 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

This camper is totally rediculous and totally sweet. And I totally want one but not for that price (totally rediculous and not awesome). I`ll be getting a new jeep soon for sure but buying this trailer will have to remain a fantasy, sadly!

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