Overland Classifieds :: 2017 Jeep Wrangler JKU Sport with Ursa Minor Pop-Up Camper

While slow travel has its benefits, there is also something to be said about being intentional and efficient with your time. The current owner of this 2017 Jeep Wrangler JKU Sport prioritized a slide-out kitchen and a quickly deployable Ursa Minor J30 pop-up camper to make camp life more manageable. Preventing the build from becoming overburdened with aftermarket accessories, Nate focused on simplicity and efficiency, so he could spend more time rock climbing, hiking, and adventuring off the beaten path.

Upgraded Rubicon wheels, BFG KO2 tires, and an AEV suspension system enhance an already capable Jeep platform while popping the Ursa Minor camper opens up a world of indoor living space with electronics powered by a Goal Zero solar panel and battery system.

From Nate:

“This Jeep was my dream vehicle and the first vehicle I purchased new in 2017. I went on many one- to two-week-long trips when I could get off work. I have since started working remotely and have been traveling full-time in it for the last 14 months. It is extremely capable and quick to go from tackling the trails to camp setup.

I’m a rock climber and hiker, as well as an overlander and 4×4 enthusiast. One of my favorite things about the Jeep is the compact nature of the vehicle; I can get into more remote spaces while still maintaining a high level of livability with the pop-top. I’ve been through trails in Moab, cruised down the Black Bear Gap into Telluride, gotten away from the main crags in Indian Creek to climb, and never had to worry about the roads to get there.”


2017 Jeep Wrangler JKU Sport

2021 Ursa Minor J30 pop-top
AEV JK 2.5-inch DualSport suspension XT
Rubicon wheels
BFG KO2 LT285/70R17 tires
CB radio
Front Runner tailgate table
Smittybilt 6.5-inch awning and mounting brackets
Grill rock guard
WeatherTech floor mats
Dometic CF25 12-volt fridge
GoalZero Yeti 400 battery system
GoalZero Boulder 100-watt solar panel with mounting
Dual slide-out kitchen set up with stove
Custom-built interior living space

Some considerations from Nate: “I was told at a shop last week the front axle seals have a slow leak and was quoted at $850 to repair (at a Jeep dealership). Not a big issue, but I want to be transparent. The windshield is cracked in the classic Jeep JK spot across the bottom from the defroster.”

This 2017 Jeep JKU will be located in Jackson, Wyoming, until mid-September. Owner Nate is willing to deliver the truck anywhere in the US for the right price. He is asking $45,000 OBO. Check out the full vehicle specs via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. You can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or researching wild medicinal plants. Ashley is a co-founder of Women Overlanding the World and crew member of Expedition Overland. You’ll find this Canadian-born couple exploring a different continent in 2021, and sharing their trip every step of the way at Desk to Glory.