With the Jeep Gladiator being one of many hottest new vans available on the market proper now, I had little question I’d see at the very least a number of at Overland Expo West 2019. Positive sufficient there have been, together with this white, fully-loaded Jeep Gladiator Rubicon featured by Leitner Designs of Corona, CA. They had been showcasing their new, superior Energetic Cargo System that was outfitted with overland gear.
I used to be lucky to cease by Leitner Design’s sales space when proprietor Bernhard Leitner had a spare jiffy to do a walkaround of their Jeep Gladiator overland setup.
The Energetic Cargo System is a patent-pending product that Leitner Designs manufactures within the USA for all the opposite main truck producers as nicely. In a nutshell, It’s a totally customizable truck mattress rack cargo system with options corresponding to a sliding central load bar so you may nonetheless haul large gadgets like a bike, and totally different measurement storage packing containers that mount on the edges. Among the different Energetic Cargo System options embrace:
- Light-weight at 74 lbs.
- 10 & 40 gallon locking gear pods
- Army-grade aluminum development
- TIG-welded for max energy
- Rubber wind diffuser/ load pad to maintain your cargo from shifting
- Quad-slot load beam design for infinite mounting possibility
- Suits many Thule and rhino-rack equipment
- Powder coated
- Totally upgradable
- 250 lbs. dynamic off-road, 500 lbs. dynamic on-road weight capability
- 1000 lbs. static weight capability
- Appropriate with DECKED storage system
On the actual Jeep Gladiator showcased at Overland Expo, Leitner Designs featured their 10 & 40 gallon cargo pods, together with mounted gasoline & water Rotopax. A James Baroud onerous shell roof high tent was neatly fastened to the highest of the rack – it appears just like the system was particularly designed for it. As Bernhard mentions within the video walkaround, “The rack peak is a better than the roof line, however it lets you match the bigger tents that at the moment are available on the market, particularly when you might have a shortened 5-foot mattress like this new Gladiator does.” Bigger roof mounted tents clear the cab giving it virtually a cabover pop-up camper look.
“I believe they’ve achieved a extremely good job with these Jeep Gladiators”, states Bernhard. “I believe they’ll be an enormous vendor within the coming years.” We predict Leitner Design’s Energetic Cargo System shall be an enormous vendor in it’s personal proper as nicely. It’s a well-engineered, useful and attractive-looking overland product for the Jeep Gladiators.