“Previously, Chrysler/Jeep would only allow these campers to be sold through their official Jeep dealers, but honestly, that didn’t work out as well as any of those dealers hoped it would,” said Scott Tuttle, president of Livin Lite.
“We have been negotiating with them for over a year to get this in our dealer’s hands where dealers are much more comfortable selling campers, and where potential camper owners are much more likely to go and see one in person.”
“Last year, Jeep was the No. 1 selling SUV, and we are excited to be able to offer this unique camper through our Livin Lite dealers,” Tuttle added.
“These campers have earned the prestigious ‘Trail Rated’ badge from Jeep by passing not only the same tough 160,000-mile testing that Jeep vehicles have to go through on the famous Chelsea proving grounds, but they actually took the camper through twice to make it sure it could handle the wear and tear.”
“That means our camper went through 320,000 miles of testing. They also put it through a 24-hour saline bath test to test the durability of the metals we were using. When it came out of that test, the actual camper looked great,” he said.
“But the hitch and the safety chains, items that we add on to the camper, were rusted through. It was amazing the detailed testing our camper went through. They actually marked every screw in the camper to make sure that it didn’t turn. In the end, we earned Detroit’s respect and their nod of approval to carry the Jeep name.”
The Jeep camper is the first trailer ever to make the cover of Four Wheeler magazine, Tuttle noted.
The manufacturer suggested retail price of the Jeep camper ranges from $9,999 to $11,999, depending on options.
Livin Lite is showing two versions of the Jeep camper at the 50th annual National RV Trade Show at the Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky, from November 27-29, 2012.
The National RV Trade Show is sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). RVIA is a trade association representing the interests of the manufacturing segment of the RV industry.
Each one will feature 17-inch Jeep rims with 32- to 35-inch off road tires.
The Trail Edition features Jeep fenders, tires, rear bumper, latches, and automotive logos—the same items used on the actual Jeep SUVs, as well as Jeep branded interior sofa/bed and tent.
The Extreme Trail Edition which is designed for extreme terrain, including rock climbing, has a steel underbelly and articulating pintel hitch that allows the camper to be towed at extreme angles.
Each Jeep camper comes with a custom paint scheme to exactly match the owner’s Jeep paint—making it a true one-of-a-kind camper for the Jeep owner, said Tuttle.
Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles
Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles manufactures Quicksilver All Aluminum Ultra Light Campers, Ultralight Campers, Lightweight Campers, and Ultra-Lightweight Campers.
Because the campers are so lightweight, they can be towed by even the smallest cars. Livin’ Lite’s Quicksilver camper was named Roaming Times’ Green RV of the year in 2008 for its energy-saving lightness, long-life all-aluminum construction, and completely formaldehyde-free construction.
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