Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

JARunning

New member
Do you think two people and a dog can fit in a j30?

me 6'4
her 5'2
dog - 70lb husky lab
If your dog is less antsy and wiggly than mine, maybe. But it will be a super tight fit.
I'm 6'1, with 5'7 wife and there is really only a bit of extra space at our feet. It's really not wide enough for 3 across

Our 60lb rottweiler mix sleeps downstairs on the backseat. I wouldn't want to heave a dog that big up top anyway, and the hop down would be a bit much for them.
 

rustypayne

Member
Sense I am a boat guy I found a quick release for a binimi top. Here is the link. there is a little puck that you bolt to the top and then I attached the quick release assembly to the ladder.

Here is a link to the part

https://greatlakesskipper.com/boat-bimini-deck-hinge-tr153688-quick-release-1-4-inch-stainless?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o2&scid=scplp1075716&sc_intid=1075716&gclid=CjwKCAjwy_XaBRAWEiwApfjKHhNOkweAFDnjzjdL4lXuTZ_3NwjChAQh2CUjhw0CbaKGqz7S7VAhhhoCpEQQAvD_BwE

I will try to get a couple close up pictures for you when I get a chance. If you look close there are 2 small silver mounts above the rear window.
Do you by chance have a link for those little "pucks"? I'm looking at the quick release mounts but not being a boat guy don't really understand how they work.
 

Boat.man

Builder of Jeep stuff
Do you by chance have a link for those little "pucks"? I'm looking at the quick release mounts but not being a boat guy don't really understand how they work.
When I ordered them they came as set, They don't show both pieces in the pictures but thats what I got. I needed the hardware to bolt it to the top and ladder but that was no big deal to get! I will try to get some pictures tomorrow!
 

pdxfrogdog

Adventurer
Do you think two people and a dog can fit in a j30?

me 6'4
her 5'2
dog - 70lb husky lab
Dog makes it very, very cozy, downright awkward for a 3AM toilet break. I would look at the dog sleeping downstairs. I mean it has a place where it hangs out when you are driving anyway?
 

Anvil_Overland

Adventurer
Dog makes it very, very cozy, downright awkward for a 3AM toilet break. I would look at the dog sleeping downstairs. I mean it has a place where it hangs out when you are driving anyway?
Yup, goose gear plate system is perfect for his bed. Wife would not let that fly though, she enjoys a husky blanket.
 

JDaPP

Adventurer
Yes. I have put Wife (5'7"), 7 year old, 2 year old, Me (5'9") + 60lbs lab in J30. Wife + 2 kids upstairs, me + dog downstairs. Wife not happy but everybody else was. In your case I would say you and wife up top no problem, dog downstairs. If you wanted to put dog up top I think it would be tight / not that comfortable.
 

Boat.man

Builder of Jeep stuff
Do you by chance have a link for those little "pucks"? I'm looking at the quick release mounts but not being a boat guy don't really understand how they work.

Ok here are some more pictures of my ladder setup. Sense I had a couple extra clips I found a carabiner that fits in the slot perfect. We use them to hang stuff from the other side like toiletries and shoe bags
 

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pdxfrogdog

Adventurer
Ok here are some more pictures of my ladder setup. Sense I had a couple extra clips I found a carabiner that fits in the slot perfect. We use them to hang stuff from the other side like toiletries and shoe bags
Awesome, thanks for following up with more pictures. That's a great idea.
 

UtahGuido

New member
The 16'x16' REI Tarp in action at Dinosaur Natl. Monument. Worked well, even though the corner attached to the top ripped off in a high wind. A little mending put it back into action and REI replaced the tarp, but maybe their’s aren't the sturdiest on the market. The corner of the tarp is hooked to the top via a carabiner clipped to a cord which is attached to the front clasps. If you shorten up that cord the tarp covers more of the back of the top and gives more side coverage, but the corners can't be guyed out as taut. I'm finding this to be a pretty versatile setup that provides lots of shaded space and a nice cozy covered environment. It’s also pretty easy on the budget.

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Ultralite

Adventurer
Is there any one any where near Atlanta that has one of these I could see in person? I thought I saw one in traffic about a year ago.


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Presto88

Adventurer
Has anyone come up with a slick way to keep the latches out of the way when lowering the top? Mine fall down and end up resting on the base, preventing the top from closing completely, and then getting them unstuck is a big hassle. Now, I have an awning mounted on the drivers side and if that particular side "sticks", then the top gets skewed to the one side and it gets caught on the screws that hold the awning into place. This can't be good for that rubber seal. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

pdxfrogdog

Adventurer
Has anyone come up with a slick way to keep the latches out of the way when lowering the top? Mine fall down and end up resting on the base, preventing the top from closing completely, and then getting them unstuck is a big hassle. Now, I have an awning mounted on the drivers side and if that particular side "sticks", then the top gets skewed to the one side and it gets caught on the screws that hold the awning into place. This can't be good for that rubber seal. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

In terms of the latches, I turn the hook portion (bottom) of the latch to face outward when I open the latch. Never had it cause any problems. In terms of awning screws I took a dremel and cutoff wheel to them, so they are no longer than the nut securing the bolt.
 

Presto88

Adventurer
Wow, thanks for the quick replies!
Turning the latches around doesn't work for me. My top has always been sort of twisted (if you were looking at it from above, the top portion is turned counter-clockwise just a bit) and those damn latches are going to hang up no matter what. I'm thinking about some way to have them stick in the "up" position while lowering the top. Velcro maybe?
That's a good idea about just cutting the awning screws off. I don't know why it didn't occur to me. Thanks!
 
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