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5 RV Trailers That Can Be Towed With A Jeep

5 RV Trailers That Can Be Towed With A Jeep

To many, the Jeep seems like the perfect camping vehicle. What kind of RV trailers can be towed with a Jeep? Can a Jeep Wrangler even pull an RV? 

It sure can- if you choose the right trailer and are aware of the limitations.  There’s a lot to know about the Jeep and the camper to make sure you have a successful camping experience. 

Things To Know For Pulling A Camper With A Jeep

The towing capacity of Jeeps vary based on the engine, transmission and axle ratio.

Most Jeeps can tow between 2000-3500 lbs with a tongue weight of between 200-350 lbs respectively.  Newer Jeep models can tow more. Older manual models, with the smaller axle ratio, can tow less.

And in addition to the towing capacity, it’s important to consider the vehicle’s payload capacity as well.  Your own Jeep’s payload rating should be listed on the driver’s side door. 

Keep in mind: you need to verify your Jeep’s towing capacity before choosing one of these RV campers to tow.

What Types of Trailers Can Be Towed With A Jeep? 

Jeeps can tow all types of campers from pop-ups, tear drops, and hybrids, to small travel trailers.  Here’s a quick roundup of 5 RV Trailers that can be towed with a Jeep.

Airstream Basecamp 16

This Airstream Basecamp is one of the most awesome RV trailers that can be towed with a Jeep. This cool little pod is designed for weekend warriors, but still efficiently provides all the comforts of home! Complete with a dedicated bed, kitchen (with stove, sink, microwave and sink!), bathroom and convertible dinette. 

  • Weight: Base weight with LP and Batteries is 2,860, GVWR is 3,500.
  • Length: 16’ 4” 
  • Cargo Capacity: 640 lbs
  • Sleeps:
  • Bathroom: Yes

Flagstaff E-Pro E15TB

The Flagstaff E-Pro sleeps only 2 in the convertible dinette space which accommodates either 2 twin beds or 1 king.  This unit maximizes outdoor space with an awning, outdoor storage, and outdoor grill. 

  • Weight: Vehicle weight 2,483 lbs, GVWR is 2,791 lbs
  • Length: 15’ 10”
  • Cargo Capacity: 1,383 lbs
  • Sleeps:  2
  • Bathroom: Yes
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Lance 1475 Travel Trailer

This Lance model likely provides the most out of the RV trailers that you can tow with a Jeep.  It’s nearly 20’ long, has a mid-cabin sofa (or two comfy chairs), a dedicated sleeping space, large fridge and even a small slide! Just watch how much you load it up so you don’t push over your tow limits.

  • Weight: Vehicle weight 2,600 lbs, GVWR is 3,700 lbs
  • Length: 19’ 8”
  • Cargo Capacity: 1,100 lbs
  • Sleeps: 2-3
  • Bathroom: Yes

R-Pod 171

With 2 separate sleeping spaces, a dedicated queen bed and a full size convertible dinette, this R-Pod 171 is good for a small family.

  • Weight: Vehicle weight 2,504 lbs, GVWR is 3,252 lbs
  • Length: 18’ 4”
  • Cargo Capacity: 748 lbs
  • Sleeps: 3-4
  • Bathroom: Yes

Scamp 16’ Travel Trailer

Layouts 6 and 7 on the Standard Scamp 16’ have a cute little 2 person dinette. 

We recommend Layout 6 because it has a bathroom.  If a bathrom isn’t important and you need more sleeping space, Layout 7 has a sofa that converts to bunks.

In fact, many molded fiberglass campers fall within Jeeps’s tow rating specs.

  • Weight: Vehicle weight 2,000 lbs, GVWR 2,700 lbs
  • Length: 16’
  • Cargo Capacity: 700 lbs
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathroom: Yes
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Find the Perfect Jeep Camper Trailer For You

If your Jeep has a 3500 lb towing capacity, the Lance 1475 Travel Trailer offers the most camper for the money.  It’s more like a mini RV than a small little pod. 

But, there’s something for everyone! So if you’re a sleek and efficient Airstream person, splurge on the Basecamp. Or, if you want to maximize time outside, maybe the Flagstaff E-Pro is for you.

Jeeps are the perfect outdoor adventure vehicle, and any one of these campers will be a good sidekick for weekend getaways! 

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  1. Erik says:

    The problem with all these trailers is that they exceed the Jeep Wrangler’s 25 sq ft (2 door) or 32 sq ft (4 door) frontal area limitation. So buyer beware.