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Truck Thursday: Jeep® Gladiator Wayout concept can go into the wilderness with a place to stay

Jeep® created the perfect Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicle for the outdoor-lover who finds parking a recreational vehicle in a trailer park basically like placing a home on the outskirts of a suburb, and sleeping in a tent isn’t far enough outdoors.

The Jeep Wayout concept is a fully capable overland concept that  uses the all-new Jeep Gladiator’s best-in-class payload area for a full roof-top tent and custom canopy.

Jeep® Gladiator Wayout concept

“This is about finding a secret spot out in the woods where maybe you have to cross a creek and climb a boulder to get to,” said Mark Allen, head of Jeep Design. “This truck can get you out farther, and once you are out there, you are safe.

The Wayout was one of the Jeep concept vehicles showcased this year at the annual Easter Jeep Safari event in Moab, Utah, where Jeep enthusiasts gather to take their 4x4s on the rugged trails that surround the town. 

The Wayout is based on the 2020 Gladiator Rubicon and was designed as an overlanding truck, or a vehicle made specifically for the self-reliant traveler who ventures to remote destinations.

As a concept vehicle, the Wayout is a functional version of the Gladiator with a mixture of available and pending features along with some specialized accessories dreamed up by Jeep designers and created specifically for this vehicle.

The Wayout’s body-armored exterior features a new Gator Green color that will soon be available on production Gladiator models.  A custom bed rack with an integrated ladder carries the commercially available roof-top tent that sleeps two comfortably. It also features a commercially available 270-degree awning with amber LED task lighting that helps travelers set up camp when the day is done.

Jeep® Gladiator Wayout concept

“It’s really self-contained camping,” Allen added.

Two custom-fit auxiliary fuel tanks are integrated into the bedsides to go even deeper into the wilderness. The Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit increases ground clearance for the Gladiator and its  37-inch mud-terrain tires for increased off-road capability.

A 12,000-lb. Warn winch and Jeep Performance Parts snorkel help overcome multiple obstacles and, when outlanders find that perfect location, the Wayout has a custom integrated roof-rack system for packing gear up top. 

“We didn’t want to add every part and piece, all the pots and pans available for overlanding,” Allen added. “We just wanted to show what could be done.”

Jeep® Gladiator Wayout concept

To learn more about the Jeep Gladiator, visit Jeep.com.

Read more at: https://blog.fcanorthamerica.com/2019/07/11/truck-thursday-jeep-gladiator-wayout-concept-can-go-into-the-wilderness-with-a-place-to-stay/?fbclid=IwAR2iYaBqtyHSZCuF-0E13pRLTXZ91F85VvnTLLnwJTehfL1itDyDTZIYXpE