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Old 11-13-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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Camping with the two door

I know a lot of folks hunt and probably camp. Personally I like to travel to an area and set up camp and explore it. Gear and stuff can be bulky and heavy with a two door. How do you approach loading, what do you take and does it all fit?

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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As long as you remove the back seat you can carry everything you need. We pack a 4 person tent, sleeping bags, pillows, two burner stove, water jugs, cooking gear, large ice chest, camera gear and duffles with room to spare. Took a one week trip to Moab with the two door and worked great.

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:30 AM   #3
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I take: car seat, child, wife, 7.5 Lt. Water in that box with the cover, 7 Lt. Water in a barrel cooler, 8.5 liters in bottles behind the center console, one 5 liter bottle of water behind the passenger seat, one 2 liter sprayer bottle full in the back. Also in the back is a compressor, first aid, sand tracks, air jack, jumper cable, bottle jack, wrench for tires, tool box with hand tools repair things, and a puncture kit, iron rebar pieces, bathroom tent, bag for collecting wood, small sprayer to clean zippers, and blankets and extra jacket. Under the back seat is a cheap tow strap, machete, fire screen, and head coverings. Also behind the passenger seat is a Shell tent. On the back seat and over wheel wells is food for the trip and maybe extra bedding. Behind the driver seat are any bags for the clothes and toiletries. Hanging on the drivers seat is a vest with useful things in the pockets, binoculars, and a good recovery strap. In the passenger seat pocket is a folding shovel. Hanging on the passenger seat is a backpack with emergency food, extra water storage, ratchet straps, boots, camp stove. In the center console are trash bags, d rings, first aid, matches, little hats, a fake wallet, gum (to keep awake), perfume oil. In the glove box are tools i use a lot, matches, air gauge, stem remover, 2 radios, and batteries, knife, and a can with small things like nail clippers and stem covers. On the sound bar are bungie cords. The bag for collecting light wood goes on the spare tire, heavy wood goes on the bumper. I still have space to pile things in the back or on the center console of I need it.

I'm sure i forgot something. I reject the idea that a two door is too small for family camping. Just buy small things, use all space, and secure what might fly if you bump.
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^ I forgot the compressor, recovery gear, tools and first aid bag but you win. Hands down.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:34 AM   #5
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We bought a small cargo holder for the back. Can't for the life of me remember which one but not a Harbor Freight cheapie. I can't rock crawl with it- but it stays put over bumpy dirt trail no problem. My issue is I like to campfire cook- between the cooler, my portable grill, my iron pans, pit grate etc. a lot of my space is taken.
Yes- you can pack a lot of gear- but you have to find it later, and it takes a lot more time to load because you have to be careful in how you pack it. Not to mention if you plan to wheel you have to take a lot out- and we carry more tools. For weekend trips its a bit much. I still wouldn't trade my 2 door for a 4 door- but I wish we had a slightly higher tow rating so I can get even a tiny pull behind.
Waving my geek card- I have a camping gear checklist.
And some good info. I found yesterday:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/absolu...ed-for-camping
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:26 PM   #6
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Hi

I had a 2 door 2012 wrangler.

Raingler net at roof, for sleeping bags etc



Bestop saddlebags, great and I mount them much lower



Trailgater, do drilling



The grey thing is a fridge Waeco cdf 25 and at spare wheel it is a trasahro bag with alot of space for clothes etc.



Want small chairs look at Helinox chair one, takes little space










Some movies

Here we were four adults camping



Pictures of my 2 door

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^^ All that gear and 4 people in 2dr. I'm impressed.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #8
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Packed for a camping, hunting, fishing trip.



On the way home, both coolers were full of cut, frozen & wrapped venison.

Normally I backpack when I camp, despite approaching 60 years old. Camping from the two door Jeep is a luxury. I can bring a six pack!

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Old 11-15-2013, 01:56 AM   #9
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Gear and stuff can be bulky and heavy with a two door. How do you approach loading, what do you take and does it all fit?
I bought smaller stuff, more pictures here.

To the left my new stuff, to the right my old stuff, used when 4 adults were camping.

Multy ply with 4 for 4 people and it will be a lof of space saving.

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Expeed sleeping madrass
Sleeping bag
Helinox chair

Right (old stuff) in same order






Here is Helinox chair one with GSI Outdoors Macro Table GSI Outdoors Macro Table - Free Shipping at REI.com



Bestops saddlebags are great and the raingler net is great but only short people can than sit in the backseat.

Raingler net



I also use smittybilt seat cover with alot of bags



Trasharoo bag can take alot of stuff



A Rugged Ridge Sports Bar Trail Canvas Storage Bag can be fitted at the front of the backseat, people can still seat there.



On the rollbar I have two 12101.52 Rugged Ridge Roll Bar Sunglass / Storage Holder).



Between the hardtop and the bolts in the rear i placed this as more tied downs. 6 tie downs

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good info, I still wouldn't trade my 2 door for a 4 door- but I wish we had a slightly higher tow rating so I can get even a tiny pull behind.thanks
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:45 AM   #11
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Ok....without a trailer and or roof racks......No way could I go family camping (for more than one night) with my Jeep! Two of us, with the rear seat removed for gear....Yes!

I love camping, went from Tents, to Pop-ups, to Hybrids, to TT's! our current TT is perfect for us.

I would hate to see a pack up / go home in the rain day!

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