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Old 04-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Question should i cover my jeep??

my jeep is going to be sitting outside for a couple of years possibly and idk if i should get a cover for it or not.. my dad says a cover will just hold in moisture and cause it to rust faster.. but i think i'm leaning more towards getting one.. what does everyone think?

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Old 04-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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I leave both of mine outside topless most of the time and have Bestop trail covers for each...they seem to work well and keep the interior sealed from the elements

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Old 04-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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Get one of those portable instant garages, it will keep it out of the elements but allow it to breathe. Also keeps prying eyes from sizing up parts they need for theirs.
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My Jeep lives in the garage, but I have a cover for my old 1993 boat. It still looks new.

I think it would look like crap if I left it uncovered all these years. I think my Jeep would too.

I vote for the cover.


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I leave both of mine outside topless most of the time and have Bestop trail covers for each...they seem to work well and keep the interior sealed from the elements
Is that cover waterproof in the rain?
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my jeep is going to be sitting outside for a couple of years possibly and idk if i should get a cover for it or not..
Bummer. Maybe you'll get early parole...
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Bummer. Maybe you'll get early parole...
Hahaha exactly what I was thinking...
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #8
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haha maybe i'll look into the portable garages! thanks. and not going to jail leaving for the army in a few days. thanks again everyone
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Isn't that just paid prison?... Haha jk
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BBQ, yes they are waterproof, here in FL that is a must....
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haha maybe i'll look into the portable garages! thanks. and not going to jail leaving for the army in a few days. thanks again everyone
Covers work pretty well. You'll probably want someone to start it for you while you're gone, just to keep fluids moving and the battery from dying (or unhook the battery).

Something to note with long-term storage is that you probably want to have a tarp or cover down completely. A car I left in storage when I went overseas had parts of the steel belts ripping through the tires when I got back. Coastal North Carolina weather did a number on the tires. The rest of the car was fine.

I'm about ready to cover my Jeep where I live now because it gets sun-blasted every day for about 7 hours until shade hits it. Interior is as important as exterior.

Good on you for serving. When you get to your MOS school and beyond, remember to bring a camera and take pictures. You'll want them later on.
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I leave mine open all the time. No problems.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:56 AM   #13
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Yes, Cover.
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Covers work pretty well. You'll probably want someone to start it for you while you're gone, just to keep fluids moving and the battery from dying (or unhook the battery).
Something to note with long-term storage is that you probably want to have a tarp or cover down completely. A car I left in storage when I went overseas had parts of the steel belts ripping through the tires when I got back. Coastal North Carolina weather did a number on the tires. The rest of the car was fine.

I'm about ready to cover my Jeep where I live now because it gets sun-blasted every day for about 7 hours until shade hits it. Interior is as important as exterior.

Good on you for serving. When you get to your MOS school and beyond, remember to bring a camera and take pictures. You'll want them later on.
just starting it up every now and then can end up being worse. it lets condensation build up in the oil. if you are going to park it for a while, it is best to "winterize" it. and then just leave it alone. or have your parents drive it once every week or so to keep it happy.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:09 PM   #15
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The worst moisture will come from underneath unless it's parked on a paved surface.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:03 PM   #16
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I got my new Bestop trail cover and used it for the first time today. We got a big thunderstorm with 2" of rain and some hail and all was well under that cover. Worked great. Water did pool up a little at the top but it wasn't bad. Great product if anyone is considering one.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:56 PM   #17
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What about a bag? Not sure about this brand, but a quick google search rendered this. May keep it a little less exposed to the elements if you're talking years.

Carbag - Protective jackets for your car or motorcycle

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