The Jeep Wrangler stands as one of those truly iconic automobiles. And an increasing number of owners are looking for ways to make theirs stand out. Mopar offers an array of upgrades for the convertible off-roader, but so do a growing number of aftermarket firms. CarBuzz.com reports that one of those is Austria-based Thaler Design, which has just released photos and details of its ActionCamper RV conversion kit for the Wrangler Unlimited, ditching the four-door body for something a bit more commodious to make the versatile SUV even more so. After removing the rear doors, seat and roll cage, the company adds a fiberglass camper shell that features a removable pop-up extension. The whole kit adds a total of 440 pounds to the Wrangler Unlimited’s weight once the aforementioned components have been removed. While the resulting camper-ute may look like it’s about to tip over, the interior makes the awkward appearance worthwhile. Passengers are treated to amenities such as a refrigerator, stove, sink and even a toilet. Tack on a bunch of extra storage space, a four-gallon fresh water tank and a sewage tank and you’re all set for a weekend retreat. The price for the privilege? $53,500, which doesn’t include the price of the donor Wrangler Unlimited. Which may leave the package out of reach for most customers, but then it certainly is cooler – and more versatile – than your typical RV.
The Action Camper is a drop-in camper that turns the all-terrain Jeep Wrangler into a go-anywhere RV, according to a report on Gizmag.com.
The popup allows two people to explore the vast wilds and enjoy sleeping, sitting, cooking and bathroom use within the confines of their vehicle.
The Action Camper was designed to have a minimal effect on the Jeep’s off-road capabilities abilities, while still offering the conveniences of other campers. Gizmomag.com said it looks like a true all-terrain camper.
The unit was obviously designed for overlanding and expeditions, and is compatible with the JK Wrangler Unlimited, a four-door Wrangler model. The stock hardtop, rear seats, rear roll cage and tailgate are removed to make room for the fiberglass camper. Given the camper’s lightweight design and the components removed upon install, it only adds 440 pounds to the total weight of the Jeep. The fiberglass roof is sturdy enough to stand on and use as a viewing or photography platform. It pops up to provide up to 6 feet 3 inches of headroom.
The camper was designed by Austria’s Thaler Design and is being tested and distributed in North America by Adventure Trailers Inc. in Phoenix. Mario Donovan of Adventure said that they’re currently looking at modifying the Action Camper platform for use on other vehicles in the future.
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