Ron Chandler takes his 2021 Jeep Gladiator and custom Phoenix truck camper on the most challenging off-road trails in America and camp in beautiful, secluded. This is how his incredible vehicle came together and what it lets him travel.
A brand new Diesel Jeep truck was a dream for more than three decades. Diesel torque. Jeep suspension. Jeep mojo. When Jeep finally announced that they’d launch the diesel Gladiator pickup in July of 2020, diesel-loving truck-loving Jeep fans were stunned. They could finally get the truck they’ve been looking forward to for a long time. A new diesel Jeep pickup truck!
Ron Chandler read that paragraph and thought, “Yup, that was me.” Then, shortly after the announcement, Ron purchased a 2021 Jeep Gladiator with the 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V-6. It’s the same diesel on the Wrangler and Ram 1500 and provides the Jeep with 260 horsepower and 442 pounds of torque that is thirsty for Off road truck camper.
Ron added E-Rated 35-inch tires and the Hellwig suspension bar and came up with plans to do the possibility of an Australian flatbed conversion to an eventual camper. All went according to Ron’s plans until his plan was interrupted by the Truck Camping Gods (or quite maybe the universe) themselves intervened.
Maybe that’s a step too far, but consider explaining the way Ron just happened to stumble upon the perfect truck camper to fit his truck just at the right moment, and there was a Gladiator in the store to take measurements. We’ve been promoting road magic for a long time (it’s real), But what about rig magic?
Whatever the case, there’s a good chance that more considerable forces were at play. In what could be the most fortunate Phoenix Camper discovery ever, Ron was set up and prepared to take on his most favoured North America Jeep trails and camp where most people would never think of. Naturally, his fantastic story, similar to the discovery of his camper, can only be told by the person who discovered it. For more information about fashion, click to fubar news that would be the right place for you.
A Sidenote: For anyone contemplating, “It’s too small”!
For those who believe this truck is too small or doesn’t have enough attributes to qualify as a truck camper to suit the purpose, we’ll guarantee that you have a full tank of gas that we’ll alter your opinion in only two words: tow it.
Instead of towing a Jeep behind the camper truck, it’s possible to pull a Jeep Gladiator as well as a Phoenix Camper capable of reaching places that your (comparatively) spacious and comfortable road-loving truck camper would wreck itself trying to get to. It’s possible to stay there. It’s a great idea.
Which way did you first get involved in camping and off-roading?
When I was a child who grew up within St. Louis, our father would often take us camping in the west. He later bought the 1970 Ford pickup truck that had an enclosed camper that could slide into. I usually sat to the cab overs bed, gazed out the window, and watched the world pass through. I’m aware that this is a bit old-fashioned for me.
Dad loved campers and trucks because they could pull boats or motorcycles. We took every vacation west from Colorado up to Montana. We also camped along the Baja coast and went surfing. I’ve always hunted, fished and camped. It’s in my genes.
Our family has always been interested in travelling across the globe. We owned a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro and have been across North America from the most eastern point of Newfoundland to the northernmost point from Alaska and Canada. We decided to update to a more modern platform to take us on our adventures.
I waited a few months for Jeep to release another track. I wanted an overland truck that was able to travel wherever we wanted to point it. Given the weight restrictions of a compact pickup, we required something with a lower centre of gravity and light.