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Old 06-19-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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JK Cover Help!

Just bought my wife the new 10a 2 door anvil rubi. She wants to park it in garage but I've got it full w a vette and other toys.

Soft top and we are going with a spiderweb shade. Can I get some recommendations on a cover? Live in Louisiana so it rains a fair amount. Need a cover we can keep top down and put cover on over spiderweb shade. Keeps rain out but doesn't trap moisture in.

My hot wife really appreciates your help!

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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Just bought my wife the new 10a 2 door anvil rubi. She wants to park it in garage but I've got it full w a vette and other toys.

Soft top and we are going with a spiderweb shade. Can I get some recommendations on a cover? Live in Louisiana so it rains a fair amount. Need a cover we can keep top down and put cover on over spiderweb shade. Keeps rain out but doesn't trap moisture in.

My hot wife really appreciates your help!
Build a shed for the toys.

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #3
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:28 AM   #4
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I've always had great success with the storm weave from California Car Covers. Runs about $210 for a 2 door.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:10 AM   #5
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I keep mine covered with the top down if there isn't much rain in the forecast. One thing with these is that if you get enough rain, it will pool right over the driver and passenger seats because of the rollbar shape.

That happened to me in an unexpected thunderstorm, then I had the cover leak when I tried to get the water out of there (I pulled the cover and the weight of the water caused it to leak at a seam).

I bought the Smittybilt cover when I first got the Jeep and was unaware that much of their stuff is of questionable quality.
Its about 90% waterproof, but I'm no longer comfortable leaving the Jeep covered with the top down after getting wet carpets during a couple of big rains. It was less than $100, and it seems many of the better waterproof covers are more than double the price.

Someone on the forum made a PVC bow to keep the water from pooling over the center. Thats a great idea and addresses the main issue with covering a JK with the top down.

Oh... I also wanted a full cover, not just a trail cover. Those get mentioned a lot, but if I have it covered anyway, I'd like to prevent sun damage as well as rain protection. My Jeep isn't my daily driver and sometimes sits all week.
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Your input is much appreciated! I'll look at the CA covers today. Anyone else have a suggestion?
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EDIT- oops just saw you want a full cover, some of my points still apply so I'll leave my reply, but I went with a trail cover...

I've got the bestop trail cover. It's been totally waterproof the times I've used it, but I don't use it daily. It does pool a little, but if you put it on correctly and tight you can keep the pooling to a minimum. It's fairly heavy material, I wish it were lighter and packed up easier. FYI I think pretty much any of these covers are pretty annoying to pack up when wet.

I have a Nautique (ski boat) in the garage, and usually have a project going in there as well, but I've found it to be so much more convenient to keep the jeep in garage during top down season, that I keep a spot open for it now. I'm betting your wife will feel the same way if she ends up really using it with the top off regularly.

I did use my trail cover last weekend on a doors off, top down weekend getaway with my wife. It's great for occasional use. A little too much work for me to use it daily, or every time that it rains when I have a garage I can use.

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Old 06-20-2013, 10:31 AM   #8
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Carport/garage is your only real solution. I had a cover for a vehicle a few years back (live in a humid area with lots of rain like you) and mold started in the cover and I feared it would start on my truck.

A real structure is the only real solution, sorry. If you need the space something will have to give. Either your vette will be in the elements or the Jeep. Those car covers are temporary, not a permanent thing. Mold will start. Up to you though.
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I use Raingear trail cover. Made in USA. Great price. Easy to put on. Well made and thought out. Doesn't leak.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:48 PM   #10
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Thx JPi4. Just wish raingear offered a full cover.

Wife says put the 67 Stingray outside...not happening
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Thx JPi4. Just wish raingear offered a full cover.

Wife says put the 67 Stingray outside...not happening
I'd have the wife sleeping out under a tarp before I let that happen.
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I have a rain gear, real happy with it
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Thx JPi4. Just wish raingear offered a full cover.

Wife says put the 67 Stingray outside...not happening
Yikes... spend the cash and build an addition to the garage. You bought her a Jeep and she's telling you where she's parking it

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