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  1. Shipping Charge Increase - Portland Location

    Well, we have to let potential customers know that for orders placed after Sept 1, our shipping charges have increased for our Portland location. This reflects a long summer of delays with our previous freight carrier that offered economical rates - but was taking longer and longer to pick up and deliver between our locations. We have switched to a different line to improve our scheduling accuracy going forward. We charge a shipping fee between locations to reflect the cost of moving the parts between our assembly shop in San Diego and our conversion/installation shop in Portland. The total price of campers delivered in either office remains similar, since California charges a sales tax.

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  2. 2019 AirVenture Oshkosh with Ford

    Amid amazing planes ranging from WWII vintage military to the latest experimental craft, our Ford Transit Connect camper was a big hit at this year's airshow!

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  3. 2019 Adventure Van Expo - Mount Hood, Oregon

    2019 Adventure Van Expo - Mount Hood, Oregon

    Ursa Minor brought out our Ford Transit Connect Camper to the 2019 Adventure Van Expo. We were the only small van company surrounded by Sprinters and Transits!

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  4. 2019 Adventure + Gear Show - Snowbird Utah

    Ford placed our Transit Connect as part of their Adventure + Gear Show booth at the Snowbird, Utah ski resort. Great turnout and perfect weather at an amazing location

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  5. Trade Wars and Tariffs

    With prior trade war tariffs on Chinese imports, Ursa Minor absorbed some of these costs but eventually included them when our prices changed on May 1, 2019.   While we do not import directly from China anything of significance, many of our hardware and raw material suppliers do and have passed tariffs on to us.

    There is a new round of uncertainty about a proposed escalating tariff on imports from Mexico that may start in June.  As a small operation, we can only roll with this change in the global trade system if it is implemented, and have no expectation of bail out or special exemptions from Washington. We hope that any planned change from the current NAFTA agreement is reviewed and implemented with consideration for all businesses impacted, since finding an alternate source is not quick or easy even if possible.

    Our approach for the proposed tariff on Mexican goods will be the same as when California changes the sales tax rate.  If the State changes the sales tax rat

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  6. 2019 Adventure Van Expo - Big Bear, California

    Ursa Minor brought out the Ford Transit Connect Camper to the 2019 Adventure Van Expo in Big Bear, California. Small town but a big crowd checking out all the campers and vanlife accessories.

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  7. New News Blog

    Testing, Testing...1,2,3,

    Standby as we fix formatting and load old blog posts on this new website...

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  8. 2019 Fred Hall Show - Long Beach

    Ford included the Surf Wagon in the main booth at the Fred Hall show

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  9. 2019 Portland International Auto Show

    Ford brought out our 2019 Surf Wagon custom build for the 2019 Portland International Auto Show. Front and center in the booth, we had great conversations about the cool features in the 2019 model as well as our camper. 

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  10. JP Magazine Review - Ursa Minor J30 Camper

    Camping in Comfort - JP Magazine recently got some extended seat and sack time in an 2007 Wrangler Unlimited equipped with Ursa Minor’s J30 hardtop camper conversion. Read the complete article on the JP Magazine website

    JP Magazine - September 2014

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