Yeah, that's an option too. If you're just running the stock tailgate, you're not going to be able to throw on much other than the stock setup, but if you have a rear tire carrier or aftermarket tailgate hinges (like the Teraflex hinges, for example) you'll be able to bring along quite a bit more. Hitch baskets can carry a decent amount as well, just make sure it's connected well to the hitch! And speaking of baskets...I have also seen people with baskets on the front as well if you have the ability to set that up (not my favorite idea personally, but it is an option).Sounds good, last time I went camping I was unable to take the seat out. I was considering a hitch basket or an over the tire basket. I am unsure how much weight can be supported by the tailgate.
:thumb: for hitch and cargo carrier. I am able to fit a bunch of camping stuff in it. Even got a waterproof bag to secure everything good. Been worth the $ just after 1 summer.Sounds good, last time I went camping I was unable to take the seat out. I was considering a hitch basket or an over the tire basket. I am unsure how much weight can be supported by the tailgate.
What brand are those? I can't blow up the pic. Does the soft top go over those?I mounted these to my rear bars. I have blankets, extra clothes, towels, hats and gloves in them. Doesn't intrude into the usable cargo area at all. I cannot even see them through my rearview mirror. The picture shows them mounted in a two door model just to give you an idea.
Rightline.What brand are those? I can't blow up the pic. Does the soft top go over those?
I should also mention- Trek Armor seat covers have spots for Moelle bags on the back. That's handy- but the slots themselves are too. I have my crow bar, mallet (for disconnecting), my hose nozzle etc. and a bunch of other stuff just slid thru the slots. Makes it incredibly easy to find- all the tools I need to hit the trail are hanging on the back of my seat. These aren't my "good" tools- if someone steals them its no big deal. (My hose is in a bag).
Also consider those back-of the seat storage things that just clip over the seat. I got mine (embroidered w/Jeepherz) for $20 from some baby/kids-store site. Sucks because now I get toddler crap junk mail (which my husband finds very amusing- I am not a kid person) but it was much cheaper than anything from a 4X store. And where you'd put baby wipes I have shop wipes.
It's all a matter of personal preference vs practicality. Personally I think that a Jeep really only looks like and drives like a Jeep if it has 2drs (or no doors of course) and some of us are willing to sacrifice space for that reason alone. That is what I prefer. Now I don't have the full time need for storage space or a backseat for that matter (although my back seat is still in because I do have an occasional passenger back there from time to time). If I really needed the extra room than it becomes a matter of practicality. OP - keep the 2dr and work around the space issues if you prefer a 2dr Jeep. If it doesn't matter either way than consider trading it in for a 4dr.Oh Boy, here we go, I agree with Lunchbox! Trade it in for a JKU! Makes sense to me, buy a JK, tear out the back seat, add a trailer, carrier, ect?? Didn't/ never make sense to me, if you need the room, do it right the first time and get a four door JKU instead of figuring out what to do after the fact...Why buy the JK when you really plan on needing some room, pets, kids, storage, hauling.... But after 3 Jeeps, my current was my new purchase at the time, 2012 JKU worked out great!...Now, I'm really tossing it around to order a new Willy's in the two door because I 'm over the 7 Grand-kid hauling, don't really need the extra room anymore. Anyone that needs some room for whatever, JKU is the way to go!