I am trying to work my way toward retirement. Over the past few years, my role within my company has me traveling quite a bit. Fortunately, technology enables me to manage things pretty well from the road these days. So, my lovely bride and I are contemplating some motor home/"glamping" expeditions over the next few months. We've spent the last few months test driving and contemplating the purchase of a, "tow behind the motor home", vehicle. I've owned Land Cruisers for years, but as nice as many of them have been, something with a few more creature comforts is needed for this old man. An (easily removable) hardtop is a must. A (reasonably) quite ride with the top installed is a must. Air bags, disc brakes, a backup camera, 4-doors and 4-wheel-drive capability are all a must. We rented a 4-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon recently in Key West to tool around in. Wow! Jeeps have come a long way! It looks like camper-shell toppers are now readily available for the Gladiator's 5-ft. bed, so I rented one of those this week to see how I'd like the longer wheelbase. I'm pretty doggone impressed.
Do any of you own this truck? What are your takeaways? Our intended uses for the truck will be for joyriding at destination areas. We like the ability to pop the top(s) off/out and video my Fabio-like hair as the flowing locks cast a trance of lovesickness on all who witness. 🤣😎😂
The longer wheelbase (for towing) and the ability to swap out a camper shell for a bed rack makes this a no-brainer over the Wrangler, to me at least. But I haven't owned a Jeep in years. Any customer satisfaction opinions is appreciated.