Jeep Wrangler: Camping Pros And Cons

May 11, 2010

In the past, the Jeep CJ (Civilian Jeep) has been known for its incredible abilities to perform well off-road, even in tough situations like WWII. The live axles that the SUV uses at both the front and the rear give it the extra capability to drive in rough terrain such as mud, the woods, or even in the mountains. One would only expect that its predecessor, the Jeep Wrangler, could do the same but have a great deal of comfort and cool features for camping.

Thinking of bringing a boat or trailer to your lakeside campsite? Think again. Although the Wrangler is considered one of the best off-road vehicles of all time, it surprisingly can only tow a max of 2,000 pounds. This is due to the fact that if you suddenly had to brake, your front tires might lift up. None of us want to imagine the cost of an accident, including the auto insurance premium hikes that come alone with an accident.

One of the great features of the Wrangler has to offer is that it allows the backseat to fold down to maximize cargo room if you’ve got “more gear than guests” says Jeep. But with that added functionality comes a downside. With the folded seats pushing against the back of the front seats, it’s nearly impossible to lean back. If you’re planning on hauling a lot of gear, and sleeping in your Jeep, don’t expect a comfortable night, to say the least.

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