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Here it is in Gallup, NM on the way to Overland Expo. I am replacing the Grand Cherokee with the JLUR Granite.....

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I did the same thing. I replaced my WK2 Trailhawk with a new JLUR, but I chose Punk’n. My Trailhawk was Rhino, and I loved that color. But went a different path for the Rubicon. (Sting-gray was tempting). I pulled quite a bit with my WK2,so interested in any intro you can share via IM on your setup. I plan to build an overland trailer for the fall once I get moved out to AZ. The plan will be to travel all summers and when my daughter is not in school. We would rather do a small off-road trailer for the places we want to go. We thought about a full RV and flat tow my Rubicon, but that would not be quite as fun. So still deciding. We were sold on that idea visiting pagoda springs last year and talking with a bunch of people camping way back on the Blum lands. I am lucky that my wife and daughter love the outdoors as much as I do, so we are all excited for the new Rubicon.( we found the limits of my Trailhawk pretty quickly in CO and Moab. Knew then I for sure needed a Rubicon.)

This time last year I actually planned to order a 2017 Rubicon Recon site unseen. My wife said I should at least drive one before I do so and the rest is history, I was not a fan of the way it rode, and the transmission seems out of place. After driving the Trailhawk wth the 8 speed, I knew it would at least hold me off until the JL was released. As soon as I was able to drive the JL, I was ready to sign the papers. Dealership bought my Trailhawk, and now I am waiting on my new Rubicon. Hardest part is maybe missing the spring wheeling since I am sans Jeep at the moment. But will be worth it in the long run.
 

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I did the same thing. I replaced my WK2 Trailhawk with a new JLUR, but I chose Punk’n. My Trailhawk was Rhino, and I loved that color. But went a different path for the Rubicon. (Sting-gray was tempting). I pulled quite a bit with my WK2,so interested in any intro you can share via IM on your setup. I plan to build an overland trailer for the fall once I get moved out to AZ. The plan will be to travel all summers and when my daughter is not in school. We would rather do a small off-road trailer for the places we want to go. We thought about a full RV and flat tow my Rubicon, but that would not be quite as fun. So still deciding. We were sold on that idea visiting pagoda springs last year and talking with a bunch of people camping way back on the Blum lands. I am lucky that my wife and daughter love the outdoors as much as I do, so we are all excited for the new Rubicon.( we found the limits of my Trailhawk pretty quickly in CO and Moab. Knew then I for sure needed a Rubicon.)

This time last year I actually planned to order a 2017 Rubicon Recon site unseen. My wife said I should at least drive one before I do so and the rest is history, I was not a fan of the way it rode, and the transmission seems out of place. After driving the Trailhawk wth the 8 speed, I knew it would at least hold me off until the JL was released. As soon as I was able to drive the JL, I was ready to sign the papers. Dealership bought my Trailhawk, and now I am waiting on my new Rubicon. Hardest part is maybe missing the spring wheeling since I am sans Jeep at the moment. But will be worth it in the long run.
Although I did like my Trailhawk especially with the Hemi, the first time I took it "off road" it was the final nail in its coffin. It felt like a rental car for the year that I owned it, not really like mine if you know what I mean. If you are moving to AZ, check out Overland Expo for ideas on what is available. There is a litany of purpose built "off road" style trailers that might fit your needs. The trailer in the pic is from Colorado Trailers in Castle Rock, CO. They are a bit steep for what it is, but its nicely done, and it suits my needs just fine. Believe me, the JLUR is worth the wait, I picked mine up on Sat, and did some light wheeling all afternoon on Sun. Its kind of like coming home, to a remodeled house.
 
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Thought I'd add some pics to the thread. Just recently got notified that my trailer is done and waiting for me to pick it up (oh, and pay the balance due too...:cwl::cwl::cwl: So, the trailer is a Borderland XT that, unless I'm mistaken, when fully loaded will come in right at the 3500 lb mark. But, that's ok...take it into the back woods, park it, then go on some overnight hiking trips with the trailer serving as a basecamp! Now, to just have work slow down a bit so I can drive to Utah and pick it up... I ain't skeered of no Zombies...:ninja::ninja::ninja:

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Thought I'd add some pics to the thread. Just recently got notified that my trailer is done and waiting for me to pick it up (oh, and pay the balance due too...:cwl::cwl::cwl: So, the trailer is a Borderland XT that, unless I'm mistaken, when fully loaded will come in right at the 3500 lb mark. But, that's ok...take it into the back woods, park it, then go on some overnight hiking trips with the trailer serving as a basecamp! Now, to just have work slow down a bit so I can drive to Utah and pick it up... I ain't skeered of no Zombies...:ninja::ninja::ninja:

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Lots of stuff to play with now!
 


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I am currently looking for a small rugged camper. It would be nice to hit a trail all day and come back to something a bit more sturdy than a tent!
Try a RPOD single axle, weight varies according to which trailer you get. I have a model 180 because we wanted a dry bath it is the heaviest they make 2875 LBS. tow it with a 2016 Rubicon.
 

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Thought I'd add some pics to the thread. Just recently got notified that my trailer is done and waiting for me to pick it up (oh, and pay the balance due too...:cwl::cwl::cwl: So, the trailer is a Borderland XT that, unless I'm mistaken, when fully loaded will come in right at the 3500 lb mark. But, that's ok...take it into the back woods, park it, then go on some overnight hiking trips with the trailer serving as a basecamp! Now, to just have work slow down a bit so I can drive to Utah and pick it up... I ain't skeered of no Zombies...:ninja::ninja::ninja:

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Hello,

Great looking trailer. I just ordered the XT also. Do you mind telling me how long it took to receive the trailer, and how you like it so far?

Thanks!
 

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I’ll be replacing my WJ with a diesel JLUR to improve the towing experience and mpg on my trips. Trailer is a modified 2016 5x10 hiker offroad trailer. I’ve also spent a lot of time looking at the opus air campers and may upgrade to that if I find the need for more room, but for now the teardrop and awning room offer more than enough creature comforts.
 

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I have been researching some and we like the Opus Campers anyone ever had one or heard any reviews.

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Swanny; I’ve spent a lot of time looking at their trailers, and talking to the owners of the USA/NA division of the company. Amazing build quality and really cleaver product! It’s definitely on my short list of future trailers if I get tired of my current teardrop. I spent maybe 3 or more hours at their Sacramento facility last year. I just couldn’t pass up the price of the hiker trailers and what they offer.
 


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I'm not into the overland thing myself, but I got tired of sleeping in a tent. On my way to Uwharrie last Thanksgiving I impulse bought a Livn-Lite 6.0. Basically a tent on a rolling box. Serves me well so far. At the time I had the 2 door JKR and I had to be conscious of weight. This only weighs in at 800 lbs as delivered. Now I have a JLUR I could have gone bigger, lol. It does have the offroad package, but I have no intention of dragging it through Moab.

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Thought I would chirp in here. I have a 5x10 cargo craft. Love it! Tough as nails, comfortable, functional, and priced right!!!!!

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Try that again.

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Sweet, very similar to mine. I have to leave mine empty for my motorcycle, but I spent the weekend in it at Overland Expo West in may and it was good.

 

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