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Jeep is best known for it’s durability, versatility, and of course, it’s off-road capabilities. However, the Wrangler models aren’t famous for being work horses when it comes to towing. Wranglers simply aren’t made for hauling or towing heavy loads.
In fact, even the recently released 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 has an estimated towing capacity of 2,000 and 3,500 pounds. This low towing capacity reduces the options of outdoor enthusiasts when it comes to finding the perfect off-road camper to pull behind their Jeeps.
Well, don’t worry, we got you covered. We scoured the internet looking for the perfect off-road campers that can easily be towed behind a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 and put them together in this post.
Let’s jump in…
Introducing The 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
Before we get to our list of lightweight off-road campers, let’s get to know the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. First of all, I have to say that this is one awesome vehicle. In fact, it is the only Wrangler to come with a 6.4-liter, HEMI V-8, straight from the factory.
As far as horsepower and torque are concerned, the Rubicon 392 produces a mind-blowing 470 horsepower accompanied by an impressive 470 ft-lb of torque. This Jeep can reach 60 MPH in just under 5 seconds and can get through the quarter mile in just 13 seconds. Not bad, huh?
The Rubicon 392 is only available in 4-door, with the Unlimited body style. Judging by the Jeeps that are on the road today, I don’t see where this would be a turn-off for Jeep enthusiasts.
In addition to the Unlimited body style, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 features the same hood as the Gladiator Mojave and the same grill as the other Jeep Gladiator models. Why? For a more stylish look and increased airflow to the massive engine. The Mojave hood features a bold center scoop while the grill is built with wider slats than the traditional Wrangler models.
As you can see, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 was made for those Jeepers who want an aggressive look with the power under the hood to match.
- Want to see how the 392 compares to the hybrid Wrangler 4XE? We wrote an in-depth article on the electric version of the Wrangler Rubicon, click here to check it out.
What To Consider When Choosing A Camper
Now that we’ve covered all the impressive specs of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, let’s get back to what lightweight off-road campers would be a good fit.
One of the most important things to consider when choosing a camper to tow with a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is towing capacity. According to Jeep, the Rubicon 392 can safely tow up to 3,500 pounds, with a tongue load limit of up to 350 pounds.
These numbers are estimates from the manufacturer. To find the exact towing capacity, refer to the owner’s manual or check the jam of the driver’s door for more specs.
Of course, these capacities are only factored in when the Rubicon 392 is equipped with a Class II receiver hitch, which is available in the optional Trailer Tow Package. In addition, as part of the standard Electronic Stability Control, the Trailer Sway Control will help keep your Jeep, and your camper, safely on the road.
So, when choosing a camper for the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, look for lightweight options that are under 3,000 pounds dry weight. I know, I know, the maximum towing capacity of the Rubicon 392 is 3,500 pounds. But after you factor in the weight of camping gear, food, and other items that will be packed, you can quickly exceed the weight limits.
Off-Road Campers For The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
When looking for campers that would be a perfect pairing to the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, or any model of Jeep, I focused on the following criteria.
- Off-Road Capable
- Equipped With Basic Necessities For Camping Off-Grid
Afterall, Jeep owners love to go off-road. With a standard travel trailer or camper, heading deep into the back country may not be possible. However, with a standard 1.5-inch, factory installed lift-kit and 33” BF Goodrich tires on the Rubicon 392, the following campers will have no problem keeping up.
- When camping off-grid, you should never have to sacrifice your power needs. Be sure to check out our Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Portable Power Stations.
Taxa Outdoors Cricket
The Cricket by Taxa Outdoors is a rugged, off-road camper that is lightweight enough to be towed by any 4-wheel drive vehicle, especially the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392.
This lightweight off-road camper has a total sleeping capacity of up to 4 people. There is a full-sized bed but, if you want to accommodate the kiddos, they will have to use the optional “berths” that hang down from the ceiling. This sleeping arrangement is unique, to say the least. And if someone has an accident in the middle of the night…you get the point.
During the day, transforming the bed into the dinette gives the family a place to eat their favorite camping meals or pass time with a board game.
The kitchen features a two-burner stove next to a covered sink for easy meal prep and cleaning up afterwards.
Another really cool feature of the Taxa Cricket is how the designers integrated milk crates into a storage tower that can be easily secured for traveling. Plus, the crates are easy to remove for loading and unloading supplies.
What I like most about this off-road camper is that it is equipped with a total of 10 windows for superior air circulation. There are 5 swing windows in the lower part of the camper, and an additional 5 mesh windows in the upper part.
- Length – 15’
- Interior Height – 4’2” (closed) 6’10” (open)
- Fresh Water Tank – 15 gal
- Grey Water Tank – 16 gal
- Dry Weight – 1,753 lbs.
- Tongue Weight – 245 lbs.
- Cargo Capacity – 900 lbs.
It’s no big secret that Jeep owners love to customize their rides, which is what makes the Escapade Backcountry an ideal camper for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. This lightweight off-road is one of the most bare-bones campers I have ever seen, making it totally customizable.
There are a number of add-ons you can purchase when ordering this camper, like electric trailer brakes, awnings, solar packages, and an articulating coupler. But if you want a camper trailer that you can add your own personal touch to, this is the one.
The standard equipment in this camper includes 110V power, shelving in the front of the rig, and LED lighting. There are other standard features included that make this camper perfect for any off-road adventure.
For example, the frame is built with 2” X 3” powder coated steel, the 15” Falken All-Terrain tires mounted on aluminum wheels provide a full 16” of ground clearance, and let’s not forget the Timbren Axle-less suspension.
For an additional $2,000, you can upgrade to the “X” package which includes a 2” lift, heavy duty Timbren axle-less suspension, and 16” tires for a total ground clearance of a whopping 20 inches.
- Length – 15’
- Exterior Height – 77”
- Interior Height – 45”
- Ground Clearance – 16”
- Dry Weight – 1,550 lbs.
- Tongue Weight – 200 lbs.
- Roof Rack Cargo Capacity – 500 lbs.
Opus OP Lite
At first glance, the Opus OP Lite might not look like much. But with the push of a button and 90 seconds later you have a fully functional, lightweight, off-road camper. When the air tent is fully inflated, the ceiling in this rig is a whopping 8 feet. I wish these would have been available when Kellie and I were younger.
If you require a bit of luxury on your 4-wheel excursions, this camper doesn’t disappoint. In fact, Opus’ design motto is “Tough Luxury”. Looking inside I can see why. The designers went all-in to provide an open-air camper that is comfortable and functional.
There is even a leatherette club lounge with a table for kicking back during the day, and a separate bed for sleeping under the stars.
This off-road camper also has the ability to follow the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 anywhere, even over the most rugged terrain. Fitted underneath the camper is a diamond plate armor shield to protect the belly from the toughest and roughest terrain.
So, if you want to go completely off-grid for a few days, fire up the Jeep, hook up the Opus OP Lite, and hit the trails for a weekend of extreme adventure.
- Length – 17’ 2”
- Exterior Height – 4’ 5” (closed) 10’ (open)
- Dry Weight – 2,380 lbs.
- Tongue Weight – 209 lbs.
Escapod Topo 2
The next camper up on the list of campers that are ideal for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is the most intuitive one so far. The outer shell of this camper is manufactured from one solid piece of composite fiberglass. The designers went a bit further and incorporated recycled milk jugs into the design which gives the outer shell it’s stiffness. Now that’s impressive.
Like the Escapade Backcountry listed above, this off-road camper is 100% customizable. The steel frame of this camper is designed and built ready for bolt-on options like steps, rock rails, and additional receiver hitches.
This rugged teardrop camper can easily keep up with not only the Rubicon 392, but any model Jeep, for that matter. With 16” wheels wrapped with General Grabber All-Terrain tires, there is no terrain this camper can’t handle.
The interior has just what you need for a weekend off-road adventure with plenty of sleeping for two. On the back of this camper is the kitchen which features a two-burner gas stove, a small sink, and enough shelf space to store the essentials.
- Length – 14.5’
- Exterior Height – 4’ 9”
- Dry Weight – 1,500 lbs.
- Tongue Weight – 125 lbs. (with empty tongue box)
- Ground Clearance – 23”
When it comes to extreme off-road campers, the Vorsheer XOC can’t be beat. Just hook it up to the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 and hit the trails. The diamond plate fenders give this camper a rugged and tough appearance. Throw in the massive 17” wheels wrapped with 33” All-Terrain tires and you have a camper even your neighbors will be jealous of.
There is ample storage featured on the base model with a tongue box, roof rack, inside cabinet storage, and storage in the galley kitchen.
If you want more creature comforts than the base model provides, you can always add some comfort add-ons like a shower, water heater, air conditioner, and water pump. But, if you prefer to rough it when you’re camping off-grid, the base model has all the bare essentials you would ever need.
- Length – 15’
- Exterior Height – 7’
- Dry Weight – 2,600 lbs.
- Tongue Weight – 170 lbs. (with empty tongue box)
- Ground Clearance – 23”
With owning a Jeep, there is a certain freedom you get that you just can’t achieve with compact cars or minivans. And when it’s time to leave the stresses of work and the city behind, you shouldn’t be restricted by your camper. With a capable off-road camper behind your Jeep Wrangler, there is no limit to where your next adventure might take you.
What are your thoughts on the off-road campers listed above? Would you ever consider camping in one? Better yet, what do you think of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392? Pretty impressive, huh? Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think.