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Behind the Wrangler Willys Wheeler

When Jeep launched the Wrangler Willys Wheeler, an Allpar reader suggested that they should have made it based on the Rubicon instead of the entry-level Sport; while there was some suggestion that the new special edition was another “decal package.”

A couple of readers suggested it would have been more helpful to swap the fenders and fender flares with narrower ones, to help the vehicle reduce its width and fit on more trails and between more obstacles. Tannon Weber wrote, “The WWII military model, Willys CJ-2a and other early Jeeps didn’t have the plastic flares at all, just the flat fenders the same width as the body behind.  A model ostensibly paying specific homage to these early models needs to reflect some of the characteristics of those models, and replacing bolt-on parts should be a fairly cost-effective way to do so.”

Former Jeep engineer Bob Sheaves, however, pointed out that the Willys may have been more carefully thought out than it seems:

The Willys was a bare bones machine that could do its job with the hard parts and wasn’t a fancy SUV. That is what is being done here….it isn’t a Rubicon, with all the fancy doodads like sway-bar disconnects. This is an honest attempt to build a more off-road ready Jeep without the cost of a Rubicon.

The Rubicon is a better off-road vehicle, but the Willys is better off-road than a basic Sport.

The original “Willys” name was stamped into the hood, and the special edition has a plain black decal to keep common hoods across the models. The 4WD decal was originally done with a stencil to save money. The new decals match the original intent exactly. [Using stencils or stamping the name into the hood would be far more expensive.]

Give credit where credit is due….they done good on this one.

As read on: http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2013/11/behind-the-wrangler-willys-wheeler

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THE All-NEW Mopar Jeep Off-Road Trailer!!

Visit our Parts Department at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Dick Scott Motormall to be one of the first to own this Awesome New Off-Road Camper that fits the lifestyle of a Jeep Owner!!
 
Jeep will be the first in the industry to offer customers off-road camper trailers and we are thrilled to be part of it!

Designed to meet off-road capabilities of Jeep 4×4 vehicles, Jeep Trail and Extreme Trail campers incorporate Jeep Wrangler’s rugged design cues, including Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels, taillights, fender flares, rear bumper (Trail Edition camper only), badging and hood-tie downs.

Jeep Trail Edition Camper for Casual Campers
The all-new Jeep Trail Edition camper is designed for the Jeep enthusiast looking to hit the trails with the family. Unlike conventional recreational campers, the Jeep Trail Edition camper features an extensive use of lightweight tubular-aluminum construction (no wood or fiberboard materials) in order to mitigate the additional load on the Jeep tow vehicle and make operation a breeze.

The Jeep Trail Edition camper features Jeep Wrangler Rubicon’s 32-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, which provide excellent traction and 12 inches of ground clearance. Underneath, a unique torsion-bar and trailing-arm suspension provide confident maneuvering and on-trail articulation. For protection, heavy-duty diamond-plated aluminum is strategically used to handle abuse from the elements.

Unfold the rugged diamond-plated aluminum top (capable of supporting 450 lbs of gear), and the Jeep Trail Edition camper reveals spacious living quarters with 76 inches of headroom and space to sleep up to four people. A comfortable multi-use sofa folds out into a bed, while a queen-sized bed provides maximum comfort for two adults. A built-in cabinet provides space for camping gear, while all-aluminum construction delivers a clean look and contributes to the camper’s lightweight design.

A stowable center table offers occupants a place for dining or a surface for board games, while a 110-volt power inverter provides additional cooking, heating, cooling and entertainment options. Enclosing the home-away-from-home are premium window screens and privacy shades.
Available accessories include Mopar’s black aluminum Jeep Wrangler taillight guards (P/N: 82209330, MSRP: $143) for even more legendary Jeep styling. In addition, an available 10-foot by 10-foot exterior awning with screen enclosure (P/N: LLROOM06, MSRP: $650) expands the Jeep Trail Edition camper’s covered space for additional all-weather enjoyment. Improving the standard 2-inch trailer-hitch ball is an available heavy-duty pintle hitch with a 360-degree rotating axis for maximum off-road maneuvering and on-trail articulation (P/N: LLHOOK02, MSRP: $735).

The all-new Jeep Trail Edition camper will be available as a Mopar accessory in August at local Jeep dealerships with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $9,995.

Following are part-number details for Jeep Trail Edition camper accessory models:
• Jeep Trail Edition camper in Bright Silver Metallic and Black (P/N: LLBASE01)
• Jeep Trail Edition camper in Flame Red (P/N: LLBASE02)
• Jeep Trail Edition camper in Mango Tango Pearl (P/N: LLBASE03)
• Jeep Trail Edition camper in Natural Green Metallic (P/N: LLBASE04)
Following are dimensions for Jeep Trail Edition camper:
• Weight: 850 lbs.
• Height: 49.5 inches
• Width: 88 inches
• Ground clearance: 12 inches
Jeep Extreme Trail Edition Camper for Extreme Off-roaders
The all-new Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper is designed to handle maximum off-road capability that hard-core off-road enthusiasts crave, with additional trail equipment to go anywhere and do anything.

Starting with the Jeep Trail Edition camper’s off-road engineered suspension, the Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper ups the ante with a heavy-duty frame, more ground clearance (15 inches) and a full-underbody skid plate. Larger 35-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires provide a beefier trail-ready aesthetic and sit below black diamond-plated aluminum fenders. These unique design fenders are mounted higher on the Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper to accommodate up to 37-inch tires for maximum off-road capability. Improving the standard 2-inch trailer-hitch ball is an available heavy-duty pintle hitch with a 360-degree rotating axis for maximum off-road maneuvering and on-trail articulation (P/N: LLHOOK02, MSRP: $735).

The all-new Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper will be available as a Mopar accessory in August at local Jeep dealerships with a MSRP of $11,995 (which includes destination).

Following are part-number details for Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper accessory models:
• Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper in Bright Silver Metallic and Black (P/N: LLPREM01)
• Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper in Flame Red (P/N: LLPREM02)
• Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper in Mango Tango Pearl (P/N: LLPREM03)
• Jeep Extreme Trail Edition camper in Natural Green Metallic (P/N: LLPREM04)
Following are dimensions for Jeep Extreme Trail edition camper:
• Weight: 1,050 lbs.
• Height: 52 inches
• Width: 88 inches
• Ground clearance: 15 inches