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Old 05-14-2010, 08:31 AM   #1
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Just put on Bestop Trektop

Hey guys, just put on my Trektop last night and just have a couple quick questions for anyone who has one.

1. I rolled the top back last night, but when I went to put it back on this morning, I was physically barely even able to get the hooks to reach the windshield panel. They did not stretch far enough, so after I tightened them, it was not flush with the top of the windshield. I know these are supposed to be extremely tight in order to be most effective, but is there an easier way to connect the top? Is there something I should do first in order to make it physically manageable?

2. In all of the advertisements for the Trektop, they mention how you can roll up the back window? Does anyone know how to do this or if there is a way to do it that allows it to connect back together easily?

Thanks for any help, suggestions, or hints you guys have for this. I am so excited for summer!

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Old 05-14-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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I don't have one, but soft tops in general can be difficult to deal with if it's below 70 degrees.

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Lets see some replies.....I am planning on getting the Trektop for next winter. I removed my soft top completely and am going to try and survive the summer with only a safari top and the doors in the rain. Luckily I keep the Jeep in a garage at home...and can park it inside my shop during the day.
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Lets see some replies.....I am planning on getting the Trektop for next winter. I removed my soft top completely and am going to try and survive the summer with only a safari top and the doors in the rain. Luckily I keep the Jeep in a garage at home...and can park it inside my shop during the day.
Doors? You don't need no stinkin' doors.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
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Lets see some replies.....I am planning on getting the Trektop for next winter. I removed my soft top completely and am going to try and survive the summer with only a safari top and the doors in the rain. Luckily I keep the Jeep in a garage at home...and can park it inside my shop during the day.
So far (and I know it has only been a day) I really like it. I think it probably just needs to stretch out a bit more.

I don't know how to easily roll back the back window though.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:44 AM   #6
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My softtop used to be very hard to latch by myself (normally had the girlfriend push on the back bar).

If I had to do it by myself, I would sit in the seat and pull/slam the top forward...you can manipulate the hook a little to get a couple extra mm...push on the latch and sometimes it will pop the hook in.

To roll the back window up, just roll her up...inside there are stretchy strips with a button...I keep my strips buttons and slide the loop over each end of the back window when rolled up.

hope this helps.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:51 AM   #7
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We recommend taking the window all the way out. Otherwise it puts a lot of stress on the zipper. I don't think the Trek has straps or loops to hold it in place while rolled to the top, if that's what you're asking.

Leave it in the sun, and it will stretch out and get easier to connect. There's no real order that you need to follow - it may be easier to to connect the windshield latches first, then work on the back belt rail. With a Supertop or factory top, you can pull down on the bows to get a little flex, and use that to hook in the fabric. But with a Trektop, obviously you can't pull down on the sports bar, so the first few times it goes up and down are definitely challenging.
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Awesome thanks for the replies. It is relieving that it will stretch out a bit. I was breaking a sweat (literally) trying to get my top back up last night!!
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I broke a sweat my first time too.

*Goes back to the first time driving with the top down*

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I'm breaking a sweat just thinking about it!!!
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It is WAY easier to start at the wind shield. Like everyone has said, the colder temps make it harder. i also find that if the windows have been wrinkld too much they dont stretch out readily. it may take time.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:42 PM   #12
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Here is what I do.
1) Open and stretch top out.
2) Hook front latches but DO NOT close
3) Connect rear corner post panels
4) Close front latches
5) Put in windows

Easy Peasy even when its cold.
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I have a Trektop and love it. It looks cool and now that I've had it for awhile, it has stretched enough for me to be able to take it off and throw it on easy enough. As indicated give it time. I still have issues if the weather is colder, but every top will as it will shrink.

As Geoff indicated, there isn't a "real" way to roll up the back window. I just take mine completely out when I want to and tuck it between my back seat and front seat so it doesn't blow around too much, or just leave it at home.
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I do the same, except I hook the back corners before the latches.
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Hey guys.. this isn't a regular top, there is no latches on a trektop.

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