Has Ursa Minor shipped any JL units? I seem to remember people saying they were expecting theirs that they ordered, but that’s been over a year ago or more.
There's an outfit (can't remember the name) that sells something similar but only fits a custom extended Wrangler Unlimited body. IMHO it's ridiculous. The departure angle is reduced and the one I saw had tiny bench seats in the back as if it was an RV. Going head to head with Ursa Minor with standard JLU fitment would be more profitable. They would have 1000s more potential customers vs owners of the custom extended Wrangler. All they need to do is get rid of the 6 month waiting, under cut the price and it's game on.I wonder why some viable alternative hasn’t “popped up”, with all the delays.
Wondering if UM has a patent that others can’t get around. The camper is basically the same as the JK. Was hoping for more of an update. Why isn’t some other company making a replacement top with pop-up tent? Seems like there is plenty of pent up demand as UM struggles to deliver units timely.I am also considering a UM top for extended road trips once I convince myself I no longer need the bi-weekly cash infusion of my job. I have been watching this forum for signs of JLU life in them, but they seem to be a bit lagging.
I would love to see an alternative in some place more central (say, Denver) to bump up the competition!
Phoenix campers north of Denver would be a good candidate since they supposedly do custom stuff anyway. They have outfitted a couple Jeeps with pop-ups over the years. If someone is looking for a UM alternative, you might shout at them to see what they might be willing to do.
Yeah... They have specifically mentioned on their website that they are hoping to ramp up better production. In this F'd up plague year I have to cut them a little slack on that . So, here's to hoping for that!Wondering if UM has a patent that others can’t get around. The camper is basically the same as the JK. Was hoping for more of an update. Why isn’t some other company making a replacement top with pop-up tent? Seems like there is plenty of pent up demand as UM struggles to deliver units timely.
I had seen that pic too and it looks cool, if not copied from UM pretty closely certainly in concept... but like you I couldn't find any follow-up info, and I've not tried calling them because I am not in the actual market just yet anyway (maybe they violated the patent mentioned earlier in this thread and ceased and desisted to avoid legal issues).This was another concept shown at Sema but I never heard anything about their products since
Wow... didn't know that (didn't look into it that deep). Bummer.The Cliffride was a part of American Fastbacks which recalled all units sold for safety reasons and then changed their name to Patriot Fastbacks.
Don’t think the Cliffride will ever be an viable option.
Ursa Minor works with Ford dealerships nationwide, allowing the B30 to be included with vehicle purchase and financing.
Good for them, but there is plenty of pent up demand with Jeepers. Maybe they are finally ready to scale their production and this will help Jeepers orders get filled quicker.I wouldn't expect Ursa Minor lead times to go down anytime soon. Looks like they are making a Bronco version that might be a factory option. Guessing Ford will require some sort of guarantee on delivery time frame.