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Old 10-06-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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we are getting the soft top installed today- we have no garage- is the soft top going to be ruined- we live in alabama - it's not that cold- no snow- i saw the hard top storaage dolly- the hard top is at my mom's and we need to move it into her basement- is this the best option since we don't have alot of people to move it - the wheels would be nice

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Old 10-06-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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Two people can move it easily if they're fit. It's just clumsy, not heavy.
I use a carpet remnant to slide mine around on.

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Old 10-06-2008, 12:15 PM   #3
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OK- maybe we'll try to move it first- how should it be stored so the sides aren't damaged-
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #4
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Just make sure it is sitting level.
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I take a couple of rubber pads and lay them out in a horseshoe pattern on the carpet remnant; I put the roof on that, rear-glass down. The rubber keeps the glass up in the air and supports the unit along the perimeter.
Easy to slide around; I shove it into a corner.
If you put it on its side, I heard that it might warp. And, for the love God, don't tweak the glass...
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I take a couple of rubber pads and lay them out in a horseshoe pattern on the carpet remnant; I put the roof on that, rear-glass down. The rubber keeps the glass up in the air and supports the unit along the perimeter.
Easy to slide around; I shove it into a corner.
If you put it on its side, I heard that it might warp. And, for the love God, don't tweak the glass...
I guess I am a little confused- should the top be stored right side up or upside down?
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:58 PM   #7
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I'd store it right side up and put some padding under and around to protect it.

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I guess I am a little confused- should the top be stored right side up or upside down?
I store it vertical.... ....takes up less space that way.
The "open" end points up, the rear window down. I lay the rubber pads around so that the window and wiper are suspended and protected. I use a bungee cord to keep it secure against a wall.
Your biggest dangers are dropping the dang thing or stepping on it. It's just a big plastic tub with windows...
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:56 PM   #9
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thanks- I ordered the cart today b/c it would be easier to move for daughter and me- she may never want the hard top on again - i want it to be stored properly
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:04 PM   #10
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I store mine right side up and dont have any issues. I usually take a couple small peices of duct tape and tape the window closed, so it doesnt open on its own.
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:02 PM   #11
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I ordered the storage cart but it had lots of parts to put together and didn't want to do that so we decided to move it to basement- we duct taped rear window and stored it vertical on top of some cardboard so window wouldn't scratch-i may go take a rug remanant and put it under rear window- we did hear a squeaky sound- hope we didn't mess up the wiper - anyway it seems secure- i assume if it's sitting vertical that sides won't warp-

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