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Old 09-01-2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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I want to be able to get my jeep naked and just throw a cover over it when it might rain and over night, but I can't find one that sounds like it will work for me. Most covers don't seem to cover the sides when the doors are off, some say they only work for hard top/softtop/no top. I need one that will work with the doors off and if my hard top is on or off (I like doors off too on). Any suggestions???? Oh... Price is important but working is better, portable is even better.

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If it just for in the driveway, couldn't you just measure and buy a good quality tarp, some clip on grommets, and some short bungees?

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Yea just get a good size camo tarp like us Georgia red necks do
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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If it just for in the driveway, couldn't you just measure and buy a good quality tarp, some clip on grommets, and some short bungees?
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Yea just get a good size camo tarp like us Georgia red necks do
I thought of this but I figured a dedicated cover would work better and go on and off quicker. But a tarp would probably be a lot cheaper
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I want to be able to get my jeep naked and just throw a cover over it when it might rain and over night, but I can't find one that sounds like it will work for me. Most covers don't seem to cover the sides when the doors are off, some say they only work for hard top/softtop/no top. I need one that will work with the doors off and if my hard top is on or off (I like doors off too on). Any suggestions???? Oh... Price is important but working is better, portable is even better.
RainGear makes awesome, well fitting tops that work with doors on/off. Only issue I can see for what you're looking for is they have two versions, one for top on and another one for top off.

You might want to give them a look. Maybe one of those covers would work for you. Maybe you can make some kind of a prop for the top on version to work when your top is off...

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RainGear makes awesome, well fitting tops that work with doors on/off. Only issue I can see for what you're looking for is they have two versions, one for top on and another one for top off.

You might want to give them a look. Maybe one of those covers would work for you. Maybe you can make some kind of a prop for the top on version to work when your top is off...

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thanks. I am wondering if the 'for top version would work for me.
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Star hits it dead on. Straight from the website: This cover is designed to fit over stock hard or soft top with doors on or off. This will also work with the soft or hard top off but, there will be excess material in the back.

Wish it was not $140. But it will work.
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It is a little pricey, but it is a super nice quality, great fitting cover. Lots of tie downs to make sure it stays in place, but the fit is so good you don't even really need them.

It also comes with a storage bag to keep it in.

Glad I was able to help! If you get it, I hope you like it as much as we do!
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It is a little pricey, but it is a super nice quality, great fitting cover. Lots of tie downs to make sure it stays in place, but the fit is so good you don't even really need them.

It also comes with a storage bag to keep it in.

Glad I was able to help! If you get it, I hope you like it as much as we do!
Great you all own one, and still recommend it, I am sold even for that price!
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I got to test mine out for the first time last night. Wife picked me up from work and we sat through crazy traffic for close to an hour trying to get to the train station where mine was parked naked with a severe thunderstorm approaching. Got it home and threw the RG cover on with about 5 minutes to spare. Was concerned it would leak because I have a gobi rack which interferes with how far down I can cinch it on the a pillars and also the rear corners. Just folded in my RR mirrors and strapped it, supported the space above the front and rear seats with extendable aluminum hiking poles and it was fine.
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OK Star one more question. I was looking a pictures of the covers and was curious if they would work with the quick release mirrors that mount to the top two bolts on the a-pillar. Ones like these: Quadratec Exclusive 3198156220 - Quadratec Quick Release Mirror Movers with Square Head for 97-15 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, Unlimited, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
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Hey Robert...

Here's a picture of the mirror location flap:



I'm not sure how much manipulation there will be to go it to the location of those other mirrors, since it's such a good fitting top.

Mike just runs the blind spot mirrors on the AC vents, so we haven't had to deal with that. Sorry!
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OK Star one more question. I was looking a pictures of the covers and was curious if they would work with the quick release mirrors that mount to the top two bolts on the a-pillar. Ones like these: Quadratec Exclusive 3198156220 - Quadratec Quick Release Mirror Movers with Square Head for 97-15 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, Unlimited, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
I have those mirrors. It won't work with them, at least with mine binding on my gobi rack windshield bar. What I did last night was loosen the screw and fold the mirrors in. It fit over them fine after that.

Edit: I have the round ones, but the mount is the same. Just fold the arms in until they touch the dashboard.
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I have those mirrors. It won't work with them, at least with mine binding on my gobi rack windshield bar. What I did last night was loosen the screw and fold the mirrors in. It fit over them fine after that.

Edit: I have the round ones, but the mount is the same. Just fold the arms in until they touch the dashboard.
The quick release mirrors will fold in? How hard is it to make the mirrors useful after folding them in again?
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The quick release mirrors will fold in? How hard is it to make the mirrors useful after folding them in again?
Five seconds per side. Start out like this:
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Five seconds per side. Start out like this:
Stupid phone app.

Start with this:

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Loosen this 1/4 turn:


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Reverse process. The mirror head stays adjusted. Just fold back out and tighten.
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Stupid phone app.

Start with this:

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Loosen this 1/4 turn:


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Fold in:


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Reverse process. The mirror head stays adjusted. Just fold back out and tighten.
Does the mirror stop at a predefined place each time you open it back up or do you just have to put it in the same place each time? Thanks for the help!!
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Does the mirror stop at a predefined place each time you open it back up or do you just have to put it in the same place each time? Thanks for the help!!
It has little clicks on the base and on the pivot. Once you do it a few times you almost always put it back in the right spot. It just doesn't look right to you if you have it wrong. Driver side is easiest, you may have to loosen the passenger side more than once, but once you're in the seat, you know it needs to come in two clicks or whatever, just reach across, pull it in and tighten.
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It has little clicks on the base and on the pivot. Once you do it a few times you almost always put it back in the right spot. It just doesn't look right to you if you have it wrong. Driver side is easiest, you may have to loosen the passenger side more than once, but once you're in the seat, you know it needs to come in two clicks or whatever, just reach across, pull it in and tighten.
Sounds like a plan

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