Three Keys to Picking a Jeep Off Road Trailer

These days there are lots of off road vehicles; everything from a two-seater truck to an eight-seater van, but today we’re talking about Jeeps. Jeep is an iconic brand that really got the ‘I can go anywhere’ movement started in North America. We’re not picking favorites here, but today we’re talking specifically to Jeep enthusiasts about a few things to think about when you’re researching your Jeep off road trailer.

Clearance isn’t a problem on Jeeps. For example, on the 2022 model line, you’re going to get 22 – 25 cm (9 – 10 inches) of ground clearance without any aftermarket upgrades. With lift kits and spacers you can quickly add 5 – 10 cm (2 – 4 inches) if you want even more clearance. However, none of this is going to get you very far if your off road trailer doesn’t have similar clearance. With Jeeps and other off road favorites in mind, our line of off road trailers all have at least 53 cm (21 inches ) of ground clearance. The last thing you want in the backcountry is to crawl over a section of rough trail, only to have your trailer ground out and hold you back.

If you’ve been through the process of lifting a Jeep you’ll know what components come into play. Depending on the configuration, you’ll be replacing shocks, struts and springs; all in service of making sure your vehicle can handle the up-and-down of rough terrain without jarring the frame or the body with heavy impact. The same principles apply to your trailer. If the suspension hasn’t been a focus of the design, materials and build process, your trailer will experience the same stresses your vehicle would without a proper off road suspension. Jarring the trailer will lead to stress, fatigue and parts failure over time. You’ll want to make sure the suspension of your trailer can handle the terrain you like to travel.

Last, we’d suggest you think about durability. No trailer manufacturer is going to advertise cost-cutting or reliability problems, but there are a few research tools you can use to get a feel for reliability. One that we think about all the time is building materials. All brand new trailers look great, but think about what’s going to happen to wood, fabric and thin sheet metal after a year or two in the rain, heat and cold. Materials that degrade quickly aren’t a long term bet in the wild, which is why we don’t use them. An all-metal construction trailer takes longer to build, but also outlast their wood / fabric / sheet metal counterparts.

It can be tempting to choose an inexpensive trailer or one that matches the color of your Jeep, but after all the time and thought that went into the Jeep, spend a little time thinking about the perfect long term trailer to go with it. We’ve seen many customers come to us looking for an upgrade–which is great–but we love helping customers choose one of our models as their first off road trailer so they can skip spending a year in a lower quality trailer to begin with.

We’ve spent many years perfecting our line of trailers and we’d consider them the perfect for Jeep off road trailer because they meet the requirements of clearance, suspension and durability (among other attributes). Our customers tell us that seeing was believing, so if you’d like a no-obligation tour of one of our trailers, schedule a virtual tour, or meet one of our ambassadors in person. We think you’ll agree.

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