Pretty much the same reason we bought a '14 Overland Diesel with ORII. It's my wife's daily driver and we will be using it to pull our VMI Offroad trailer all over the west. We live in northern NM and when we go north, west or east we have 10,000 ft. passes to cross. I've got a '12 Wrangler Rubicon and several tents if I want to go some place with terrain the Overland can't handle.Love this vehicle - the diesel is a killer power plant, and with all the comfort features, it's really nice on long distance trips. That's not to say that I don't like the ZJ now that I have the WK2 - the ZJ is a brute - pretty much unstoppable on the trails, but the highway driving experience is somewhat compromised from when it was stock, although is still comfortable cruising from SoCal to Moab and back (no, it's not a trailer queen yet).
I think it's the best of both worlds!
Welcome...Diesel and QD2 is a great comboI'm a little late to the party but thought I'd throw a pic of my WK into the mix. I've had it just about a year now and absolutely love it! The CRD is my favorite feature but the QDII is a close second. I've only taken it on one trip to NM for a week but it performed flawlessly. This is a pic right after installing the OME HD 2.5" lift. Don't mind the Learjet in the back, it's not mine...
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I am also pulling teardrop trailer with a WK2. Mine is a 2011 WK2 5.7 Hemi Summit model. Love it. Just got back to Minnesota from Moab. Since I live 1000 miles from anywhere I want to play, the creature comforts help.We have a '14 WK2 V6. I'm seeing 19-20 in town and 25ish highway. Great rig so far.
How do you like your drawer with the pullout "dining table"? I have an ARB fridge like yours and have been contemplating building a similar drawer.
I really got to use it this past week on a 4 day trip to the North Maine Woods. It was very handy and when I needed to open the drawer further, the "table" goes along and the things on it don't get swept to the ground.How do you like your drawer with the pullout "dining table"? I have an ARB fridge like yours and have been contemplating building a similar drawer.