Bobbed and boat-sided, the rear-end design created by Yeti offered a much higher departure angle. In this case, the TJ also gained several levels of additional storage space in the rear compartment for things such as gearboxes and Biltwell gear bags.
Both the essential and frivolous occupy the
TJ’s interior. Radios and navigation are there for sure; and we see a notebook, good seating from PRP, harnesses from Pro Armor, a SnoMaster refrigerated center console, and a first aid/survival kit. And then there’s the foxtail. Built from scratch by Yeti, the adventure trailer incorporates steel tubing of various sizes as well as sheetsteel and aluminum. It features a 4x10-foot cargo box and a 4x2x2-foot enclosed forward cargo space, cargo slots on the outside, and a rack for the Tepui rooftop tent. Fresh water for showers comes from the WaterPort tank next to the tent; a Krazy Beaver shovel, Gerber Gear axe, and spare fuel canister are stowed along the side. On the passenger side of the custom-built trailer is storage for its spare tire and a set of folding traction pads. Completely loaded with gear for a long voyage, the trailer still weighs less than 2,000 pounds. The custom cage designed and built by Yeti spiderwebs throughout the interior of the
TJ, providing additional security as well as a place to hang things such as grab handles and the headphones for the PCI Race Radio intercom system that allows driver and co-driver to communicate without concern for engine or wind noise during long highway drives and competitions. During competition, Yeti and Yolo don Biltwell helmets. A fold-down tailgate/ramp opens up to allow easy access to the main storage compartment of Yeti’s custom-built trailer. The undercarriage was also built by Yeti and includes a full tube frame, stabilizer jacks on all four corners, custom spring hangers, and a trailer hitch. The suspension consists of Rough Country RCX 2.2 shocks and a custom leaf-spring pack, and the trailer rolls on 33x12.50R15LT Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3 tires with 15x10-inch Mickey Thompson Classic 3 Black wheels.