I have a Goal Zero battery I plug into the bed outlet - then I normally run my Dometic fridge off the Goal Zero or anything else I need power for. I don't have to rely on the Jeep being on then as I will get full time power.
These look like they would be great for anyone with a Tonneau Cover (would assume one of few would work with the Gladiator soft cover) the way they come out from the sides.
Do the mounts fit in the factory rail?
I actually went with the Mopar over raingear because the Mopar was lighter material and believed easier to stuff behind or under seat so always have with me. Both look like good products - if I was storing my Jeep outside all the time and wanted flexibility to cover with top on I would have...
I can't say I know how the current plug in back is wired - I'm assuming from your comments some pins are not active on the factory plug. I was just going by the OP saying he was not comfortable wiring a brake controller.
I would have to go look but I seem to remember the diesel having slightly less tow rating.
Edit: found good article on - diesel expected to have 500 lbs. less towing
The speaker does play along when docked (I didn't think it did because mine locks up a lot and needs reset - doesn't play along then). However, it playing along or not is not much of a big deal as it doesn't add a lot of output and its right behind the seat. I personally wouldn't bother...
Some cheap little first things I did to satisfy my itch to make changes -
1. Updated the antenna with one of the short stubby black ones
2. Added American flag decals to both sides behind rear doors
3. Added the storage organizer into arm rest (much cheaper on Amazon then Quadtratec)