The Jeep Wrangler is already one of the best off-road vehicles on the market, but Thaler Design will help turn your Wrangler Unlimited into the ultimate off-road RV with its ActionCamper kit. The Austrian company adds a fiberglass camper shell featuring a pop-up soft top with enough space for a two-person weekend adventure. Even better, the top is removable (with very heavy lifting required) and it only adds a net 440 pounds to the Wrangler's curb weight after components such as the factory top, rear doors, rear seat and roll bars are all removed.

With the styling of an old military ambulance, the ActionCamper is about everything you need for a short off-road excursion, including a plenty of storage space, a refrigerator, stove, toilet and sink. The camper comes with a four-gallon fresh-water tank as well as a black-water (sewage/drainage) tank that can hold 5.5 gallons. The extendable nozzle from the sink can also be used as a shower. There's also a fold-out king-size bed and, with the top popped, you get enough room in the kitchen/sitting area for a six-foot, three-inch person to stand up.

GizMag says the ActionCamper has a retail price of $53,500, not including the donor Jeep. That's serious money but it's still cheaper than the survivalists' special Earthroamer XV-JP.


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      bleexeo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just about $40,000 more than it should be.
      icerabbit
      • 2 Years Ago
      $53K and bring your own Jeep? That seriously puts a damper on the sales potential.
      sinistro79
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like somebody here is trying really hard to do something that Volkswagen already perfected in the 1970's. The odd thing about this Jeep RV, however, is that its from Europe, a place where you can still buy a VW Transporter brand new and that also sleeps four comfortably. This Jeep can only sleep two people and costs $53, 500 just for the kit by itself! I have no idea why anyone would want this at all. Better off getting VW Transporter for camping excursions...or just pack a tent in a two door Wrangler if you really feel like you need to go off-roading for the weekend too. You could probably buy both of those vehicles brand new and it would still cost less than it would for a single Jeep RV. FAIL!
        Clipper44
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        If you want to knock the price, fine. But don't even compare a VW minivan to a Jeep.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
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        GR
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        sinistro79, You are kind of right. I got a 1976 VW Westfalia camper in the family. It can sleep up to 4 with a pop top (pop top sleeps two in a folding mattress, the rear bench seat folds down to sleep two as well on top of toasty engine bay). It's also got a two range stove, sink, refrigerator, cabinet, front hammock, and storage space. No toilet and no black water reservoir. This Jeep appeals to hardcore offroader types who have a lot of extra money to spend. The VW camper is more docile, but then it debuted 40 years ago as a modified van. There are some 80's models with Syncro 4x4 and some with diesel engines. Our VW camper can't go where this Jeep 4x4 can go, but it sure does get a lot of peace signs from other drivers.
      Scooter
      • 2 Years Ago
      If the "Action Camper" could survive 500 years, it would still be worth more than the Jeep after 2 years.
        lordedardstark1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Scooter
        You do realize the Wrangler has the best resale of ANY car. Even more than your Camry.
          GR
          • 2 Years Ago
          @lordedardstark1
          The 4.0 inline 6 was the easiest engine I ever worked on. Loved that thing. Did a full tune up and more and it was just a joy to work on in the Cherokee.
          lordedardstark1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @lordedardstark1
          The Patriot/Compass/Liberty trio ruined it for Jeep. They had the best engine in the world...4.0 and then they(trio) came along. I can vouch for this my 93 XJ is still running great, and I'm sure others agree.
          Jarda
          • 2 Years Ago
          @lordedardstark1
          Best resale value of ANY car? Do they sell pre-owned for more then what they cost from a Chrysler dealer? Because there are cars that do.
        sirjaysmith
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Scooter
        the 1990s called, they want you back.....
      Aaron Schwarz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder what the fuel economy becomes when you strap this hotel room on the back of an already inefficient vehicle? It looks really aerodynamic too ... lol I am sure the oil exporting countries like Norway love posts of things like this!
      Wisdom Seeker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Buy a $200 tent and save $53,300.
      WorkingFromHome
      • 2 Years Ago
      For $53K and little modifications Thaler Design could start selling Jeep based garbage truck for small businesses instead of this useless vehicle
      Beardinals
      • 2 Years Ago
      Attach the name Jeep and charge 10x as much as it's worth seems to be the status quo.
      The Law
      • 2 Years Ago
      You're gonna need one of these things during a zombie apocalypse.
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's nice but you can get a camper shell for any pickup truck for a few hundred bucks, and have more room in the back (especially if it's a long bed). If you bring your own toilet, you are not "roughing it". That's part if the experience. But if you must, you can get a bumper dumper (hint, don't use it while the vehicle is in motion - no good can come of it).
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dark Gnat
        You may want to pull a few feet away each time you use the bumper dumper, too!
          Dark Gnat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Drakkon
          Maybe a strategically placed hole in the ground will help. ;)
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the idea. The interior is (beautifully) European in design. But who decided black? Solar gain? I can hear the news report now... A couple from the Midwest dies of heatstroke over the weekend while on a camping trip....
      bettercallsaul12
      • 2 Years Ago
      First thought, I like it, it's a slick design and idea, but it ruins the look of the jeep. It's like it's trying so hard to make the Jeep an RV so you can keep your Jeep, but then the Jeep is just transformed into something rather strange looking, so why do it. I like some of the comments below in terms of, pull something with your jeep that has your home in it. That would be way better.
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