One of the annual events we have enjoyed watching from afar here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow is the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. It is always an excellent opportunity to check out the latest and greatest gear for wilderness expedition, Jeeps with a wicked cool retro flair, and equipment such as XXL tires to take on the wild. During this year’s event, the Grand Wagoneer was spotted with an entirely new suite of expedition-ready additions, and one in particular from Redtail Overland is sure to make an extensive stir!
Perched on top of the Grand Wagoneer and ready for abundant starry nights is the Skyloft, which has seen its inspiration from some of the most luxurious components in the market today. To take on the task of designing a lightweight and very insulated travel enclosure, the manufacturer had to divert from the standard design of typical rooftop overnight quarters. At first glance of the folding side panels, the Skyloft used foam-insulated carbon fiber panels that face the rear of the vehicle. This consideration not only provides lightweight material, it also adds peace of mind and security where a large wildlife is an element to consider.
There are no zippers or typical guidelines to fasten on the Skyloft, which allows for the ability to set up this awesome addition to your camping crew in a few seconds. After you have found the perfect spot for the night, the Skyloft was constructed so that you can keep the bedding inside while the entire enclosure remains folded. Campers can shake off the rain or other elements and get inside with the option of quickly deploying the Skyloft without even having to step out.
There's also a built-in diesel heater for chillier expeditions, and a pass-through with a roof mounted van ventilation system that originates from the Jeep's air conditioning to help keep things cool during the blazing summer. The power source for this extravagant and very comfortable Jeep is the onboard lithium-ion batteries that work in conjunction with a 330-Watt solar arrangement mounted on the roof. The Skyloft was built with 100% self-sufficiency in mind and exists as a separate entity from the vehicle’s power system.
The mobile lodging options that are available today offer an amazing variety of comforts that had barely made it to the drawing board just a decade ago, and the Skyloft offers LED lighting, 110-volt power outlets along with USB capability, a carbon monoxide detector, and more. As far as the versatile vehicle in question here at Landmark, the 2023 Grand Wagoneer boasts the new twin-turbocharged 3.0 liter straight 6 engine, cranking out 510 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.
The Motor 1.com auto review team claimed that this is the “wonderful engine the Grand Wagoneer should have launched with”, and the extended length of the body is also new for 2023. This vehicle continues to lead the brand’s arsenal with segment-leading material quality. Leather, wood, and very attractive pieces of milled aluminum for the gear selector dial all evoke a unique and welcoming visual touch. The first and 2nd-row seats are just as comfortable as the short-wheelbase model, and one of the best massage systems on the market makes long trips easy.
Numerous test drives have also deemed the Wagoneer’s air suspension system better than that of the stern rival in the form of the Cadillac Escalade, and we can’t wait to see what YOU think here at Landmark! The summer is the best time to check out the new State Park you've been looking at online, and accessories such as this will allow you to complete your journey with no complaints from the back seat.
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