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    Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

    Really no difference in getting up there with the seats in or a platform like Goose Gear, though I'd recommend folding the seat down before climbing up. Removes the tendency to want to step on the seat back, which can damage the folding mechanism. I removed the 60 side of the 60/40 rear seats to...
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    Minimum Equipment List JKU

    CMM has a ram mount ball that screws in right up near the visor in the corner. https://cmmoffroad.com/collections/jeep-jk-parts/products/ram-pillar-ball-mount I really like the position for my phone as it stays higher up. Only drawback is that it can get in the way if you want to pull the visor...
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    Air Compressor Data FYI

    Have this doc for ARB compressors. It might help to true up the stats, especially for the Max Load on amps.
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    Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

    Don't take my numbers as official since I didn't put anything on a scale myself, but when I was digging around for numbers, I have it down as 260 lbs. for the Ursa JKU top. I was replacing a hardtop, which I have listed as 130 for the rear section and ~40 for both freedom panels. That only nets...
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    Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

    Sold mine off of Craigslist in a hurry before I headed down, but that was in 2018. I had a couple of days and got a hit the day before I headed down. $1500, fairly new and still had the bags for the freedom panels. Ursa was willing to sell the top on consignment for less, so that was my backup...
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    Goose Gear vs Front Runner vs DIY

    One valuable lesson I learned was to make sure that 1. You figure out what you need to do to make the floor level with spacers, etc. and 2. You have enough rigidity to keep the doors/openings flat and square. Ended up building an 80/20 frame to keep the 3/4 ply base platform flat and in plane...
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    Goose Gear vs Front Runner vs DIY

    I'll second what the others have said above. I've heavily examined what Goose Gear offers, and they are double or triple the cost of what it would be if you want to sink the time to DIY. Tools and everything else, all in, just to build the base I have with a slightly more robust build cost me...
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    Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

    Looks like you're in SoCal. If you need measurements, we might be able to meet up so you can check anything that needs checking. Shoot me a PM if it's helpful.
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    Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

    When I had my top installed at the shop, I asked them about wiring it to the SPod. They said it wasn't really necessary, which I agree with after having seen everything done. The top has its own breaker/power switch right above the rear view mirror.
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    Ursa Minor or RTT

    Also, make sure to inspect the paint yourself, especially if you color match the top. Check under the top, above where the front doors will be. Also along the bottom edges. I caught one problem in the paint before I left and they took it over to have it fixed, but I missed another issue.
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    Ursa Minor or RTT

    I'd say to try to find an owner nearby to let you check the J30 out. It's not inexpensive purchase, so best to know what you're getting into. Wish I had feedback for the RTT, but I've only had ground tents and the Ursa. For me, clearance is a big issue, as I daily drive my Jeep and short...
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    Dometic Fridge Questions

    Where are you guys seeing this 20% sale? Haven't been able to dig it up.
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    Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

    I got lucky and sold mine for $1500 a couple of hours before I drove down topless. If you put it on Wrangler Forum or Craigslist, you should be able to get a decent price. The guys at the shop were glad they didn't have to find a place to store another top and it saved time on the install.
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    Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

    Got to agree with the color match. Many thanks to 'goin camping' again for letting me see his J30. I got the same thing, I just need to do the camping. One thing I strongly suggest is that you inspect the top yourself. There was a paint run I caught when I was down in San Diego for the install...
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    In Search Of a large Roof Top Tent or Roof Replacement for 2014 JKUR

    I literally picked up my J30 yesterday after the guys installed it. They put a huge amount of effort and care into the product and they have it well sorted out. That said, I would strongly recommend finding an owner nearby to have a look at the top to see if it suits your needs. It helped me to...
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