Jeep’s New ‘Camper Trailers’
Rugged types who still like their luxuries can now acquire an ‘off-road camper trailer’ from Jeep. Despite the deceptively small size when folded up and hitched to the back of an off-road vehicle, the trailers accommodate (at a push) four adults in relative comfort.
There’s a queen-size bed, a sofa (which folds out into another bed), a stowable table, a built-in aluminium cabinet, 110V power supply and a canvas enclosure to keep you safe from the elements.
Fully tested for off-road use, there are two versions of the trailer. For what Jeep calls ‘casual campers’, the Trail Edition has a lightweight all-aluminum construction, with 32-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tyres and 12 inches of ground clearance. For your more hard-core off-roading types, there’s the Extreme Trail Edition – this time with a heavier frame, 35-inch tyres and a full 15 inches of ground clearance. Not to mention a full-underbody skid plate.
The styling is suitably rugged, too. But at least the trailers come in a flamboyant range of colours… from Flame Red to Mango Tango Pearl.
The all-new Jeep Trail Edition camper costs $US9,995 and the Extreme Trail Edition $US11,995.
Text: Charis Whitcombe
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