Chrysler Group LLC Monday (July 19) began marketing its private-label, all-aluminum Jeep-brand folding camping trailer manufactured by Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles LLC, Wakarusa, Ind.
The Jeep Camper Trailer is being marketed through Chrysler’s Mopar division, which distributes approximately 280,000 OEM parts and accessories for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram trucks, and will be available through Mopar beginning Aug. 1.
”The Jeep brand is widely known for providing its customers with a sense of freedom and adventure, with a mix of vehicles to take them wherever they want to go,” said Mike Manley, president and CEO of the Jeep brand, in a press release. ”Families may hook up an off-road Jeep camper to their capable Jeep vehicle and enjoy an ultimate outdoor adventure that no other manufacturer can offer.”
The Jeep Camper Trailer is available in two nine-foot floorplans — the Jeep Trail and Jeep Extreme Trail, both incorporating Jeep Wrangler’s design cues, including Rubicon 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels, taillights, fender flairs, rear bumper, badging and hood tie-downs. The 4-sleeper campers have 850-pound and 1,050-pound dry weights, respectively with MSRPs of $9,995 and $11,995.
Folding camping trailer manufacturer Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles LLC has introduced its first travel trailer, the all-aluminum Camp Lite with a dry weight of 1,500 pounds.”We wanted to bring to the market a real lightweight, something that you can literally tow with anything,” said Livin’ Lite President Scott Tuttle whose Wakarusa, Ind., company also manufactures the Quicksilver folding camping trailer. ”This is basically a Quicksilver in a hard shell — a full size camper that they can take out and beat the heck out of. We’ve built a really rugged trailer.” Camp Lite is available in a 15-foot floorplan with rear bunk beds, convertible dinette, marine toilet, composite cabinets and countertops and lightweight European windows along with a 13,500 Btu low-profile air conditioner and heat strip. The 7-foot-wide line, 98% of which is recyclable, is built with laminated aluminum sidewalls on a three-inch tubular aluminum superstructure with 6 foot 5 inches ceilings. MSRP: $10,999.