Jeep gladiator build

#17
I went to the auto show today in san diego to see it in person and i came away with this
It looks smallerin person definitely does not look like aregular 1/2 ton but looks bigger than say a colorado zr2 it looks very well done the 285s look bigger on it . The details are nicely done it feels truck but looks jeep and sadly i think it will be expensive there was a very good looking ram rebel not far away pretty loaded that stickered at 67k 🤢 i know the gladiator is built on the same frame so my guess is a loaded rubi is gonna be very close say a big fat 70 too bad because it is one sweet ride
 
#18
I went to the auto show today in san diego to see it in person and i came away with this......i know the gladiator is built on the same frame so my guess is a loaded rubi is gonna be very close say a big fat 70 too bad because it is one sweet ride
The Gladiator is not built on the same frame. While it is similar to the JL it is unique to the Gladiator.
 
#19
I meant to say the same frame as the ram. i thought i saw that somewhere but apparently that is also incorrect! which makes me think that 70 k is maybe low!🤐 bummer because when you see it in person the thought is like will smith says in indepednce day........"i gotta get me one of these" 😁
 
#20
The I believe that Mark is correct in going in this direction. The trailer market is getting pretty competitive with new manufacturers popping out of the woodwork all the time. Having said that, I still would purchase a trailer built by him due to age constraints, etc. Wifey and I no longer enjoy multiple trips up and down ladders at night. If I was younger, I would definitely push for something like these. If the new Jeep’s box dimensions are standard size, I would also consider a slide in model.

As I see them the benefits of a unit like the ones shown here include:

1) Two axles instead of three (or more). Much more maneuverable with access to more interesting locations.
2) Shippability. Depending on height of course, a single unit is shorter in length thus making it easier to ship in container boxes, board ferries, etc. I think the magic number for northwest ferries is 23 feet.
3) Internal sleeping area. I would not want one without this capability. Having hard walls around me adds to a sense of security in tough out of the way locations.
4) Ease of access to the rear. Either design a pass-through from the cockpit to the rear, or a drop down type entry way from the rear, or both. Sort of a combination of Dan Grec’s Ursa Minor Jeep and the Alucab slide in model.
5) No need to climb up a ladder to get into a cloth sided RTT. I’ve done that for approximately 15 years, and one ages out of the ability/desire to do so anymore.
6) food, clothing, electronics, valuables can be stored and protected from prying eyes and fingers.

I could go on, but I think you get my drift.

So I can’t wait to see what Mark comes up with.
 
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