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Old 07-04-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Anyone store their hard top outside? If so to cover or not to cover that is the question. DO you cover it or say it`s a roof it`s supposed to be outside.

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Old 07-04-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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Do a search for this as there was a lengthy post about this with lots of pictures recently.

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Actually, when I had a hard top, I put a pulley system in my garage to take it off, and would just leave it hang there when it wasn't on the Jeep.
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mine sits outside uncovered on top of cinder blocks and 2x4's, you can throw something over it but if its too sealed then you'll get moisture and stuff stuck inside (mine has carpet lining)
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I'm with hig4s on this one. I put mine on two, two by fours. I like the idea of the cinder blocks to get it up off of the ground a little.

I would be careful covering it for the same reason you shouldn't cover a kayak in your back yard. If you put a tarp over a kayak, it will trap heat and could damage the plastic in direct sunlight. For the same reason I wouldn't throw a tarp over the top. That would be different than putting the top in one of those tarp type car ports because the tarp is not in direct contact with the top so the heat wouldn't build up too high then.

I recently went on a trip from Massachusetts to Florida and decided to put my hard top back on. I gave it a good scrub down with special attention paid to the seals that seal the tub to the top (on the underside of the flange). I cleaned the seal that seals to the freedom top well also. It went on without a hitch and has held water out well. This is the fourth time the top has been put back on from after storage in my back yard. Where it sits, it is in sun during part of the day. That does not seem to be a problem with it.
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Yeah i just leave mine outside in the driveway rain or shine, my dog loves it he uses it as a little house when it gets too hot outside.

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