In today’s post, we are going to take a look at Jumping Jack Trailers and what I consider a really cool and unique approach to tent/trailer camping. Jumping Jack Trailers have been in operation for over 15 years and are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. They manufacture a line of folding tent campers that also provide the ability to carry ATV or motorcycles on top of the trailer. Their target market is the hunting and outdoor market. Let’s take a look at what Jumping Jack Trailers has to offer.
The 4×6 Utility Pod
Jumping Jack Trailers refer to this model as “The Ultimate Camping Utility Pod.” This pod is versatile and it provides a large and comfortable living space for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors. Useful for hunting, fishing, and hitting the trails on your ATV. Though I could not confirm the assumption, from the looks of this tent camper, you basically drop in to your pick-up bed and away you go.
The tent pod can carry one ATV or a couple of dirt bikes as seen in the photo above. The tent floor space is 48 square feet and can comfortably sleep 2 adults. It has a 2,500 torsion bar axle, so it’s safe to say that this pod is strong. For a full list of features on the 4×6 pod and the tent, click here. (I am going off the specs page on their website and it appears features and specs do not match the photo above of the pod. As soon as I get clarification from the manufacturer I will update this page.)
Explorer 4×6 Utility
The Explorer 4×6 Utility trailers is similar in dimension to the pod listed above, but this one is a trailer with some added benefits. It can carry one ATV or a couple of dirt bikes, it has recessed lighting, side-steps, a full-sized spare tire, an outside step stool, and 15-inch wheels. It can be used as a tent-trailer and can also be used as a utility trailer by removing the tent package and using the platform as the high-walls.
The trailer is 74 inches wide and 122 inches long with 2×6 floor decking. It has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 2,500 lbs. You can also get electric brakes as an option. The tent sleeps 2 and includes either two small mattresses or 1 large double bed mattress. The tent weighs 150 lbs.
Jumping Jack Trailers Standard 6×8, Mid 6×12, and Jumbo 6×7 Utility Trailers
Jumping Jack Trailers manufacture their tent/utility trailers in three more sizes which are the Standard 6×8, the Mid 6×12, and the Jumbo 6×17 tent trailers. As you increase the size, you obviously increase your carrying capacity and sleeping area. You only increase the usefulness of the trailer as a utilitarian trailer. As far as the features are concerned, you’ll find the same features in the bigger trailers as well, such as powder coat finish, recessed LED lights, full-size spare, and so on.
Overall, we think these tent/utility travel trailers are a great solution for the avid hunter, fisherman, or outdoors-man who need the raggedness of a well-made trailer with the added benefit of sleeping quarters. To view all of the Jumping Jack Trailers, more photos, and dimensions, click here.