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Old 07-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Woke up this morning and there were clouds. Scattered showers forecast and no doors or tops in sight. So i put on the rain gear for the first time. Super easy! Great Quality. made in America
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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Still liking the raingear cover?

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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Prop the center up ... Jus sayin
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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I dont know..my smittybilt fits better. That looks like a saggy bed sheet thrown on.
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I dont know..my smittybilt fits better. That looks like a saggy bed sheet thrown on.
There's 2 to choose from. One fits with top and one with/without.
Obviously the with/without fits lose without the top.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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I guess. I think it would be more secure if it clipped to rails like your softtop does. Seems rain would get in easily with that setup.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #7
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I guess. I think it would be more secure if it clipped to rails like your softtop does. Seems rain would get in easily with that setup.

From everything I have read and seen raingear is top notch. Smittybuilt is mostly built in china now-a-days which kills it for me. Plus I have seen a ton of bad reviews on thier trail tops mostly about how much water is in the tub after a good storm. Was a great company when I was a kid and all thier stuff was built in the USA!! I do really like thier XRC line tho
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:15 PM   #8
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You would probably be amazed how much Jeep gear is made in china. Unless your talking EVO and companies like Posion Spyder.

Even Rigid LED are not made in the USA - they say it is which is misleading - only certain components of the LEDs are assmebled here - not made here.

Sometimes photos are misleading to quality but so far the Smittybilt cover has withstood the Arizona Monsoons with no leakage. Its all on how you put it on to...put in on half assed and I could see that cover leaking.
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No I'm not amazed at all by it unfortunatly. I have worked and still do as an etech for a long time now and know most everything is in some way made in china and assembled here. Its become an epidemic!!

If you look hard enough and do enough research you can find stuff thats made here 100%. Your gonna paymore tho! I was pissed when I bought my smittybuilt overhead storage and tail gate storage and found the "made in china" tag! Its not the worst quality I've ever seen but I'm pretty sure a 12 year old could do a better job stiching. Last time I'll give smittybuilt any of my money till they come back to thier roots.

Now good news is that things are starting to turn. Keep an eye out and I'll bet you start noticing more and more companies coming back here. Companies are getting killed by warranty claims due to lack of quality by chinese production plants when the product is designed in America and they are starting to move home again. I work for a company that is starting to take advantage of this trend.

Anyway glad to hear your trail cover is doing good for you!! I just prefere to by american
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No I'm not amazed at all by it unfortunatly. I have worked and still do as an etech for a long time now and know most everything is in some way made in china and assembled here. Its become an epidemic!!

If you look hard enough and do enough research you can find stuff thats made here 100%. Your gonna paymore tho! I was pissed when I bought my smittybuilt overhead storage and tail gate storage and found the "made in china" tag! Its not the worst quality I've ever seen but I'm pretty sure a 12 year old could do a better job stiching. Last time I'll give smittybuilt any of my money till they come back to thier roots.

Now good news is that things are starting to turn. Keep an eye out and I'll bet you start noticing more and more companies coming back here. Companies are getting killed by warranty claims due to lack of quality by chinese production plants when the product is designed in America and they are starting to move home again. I work for a company that is starting to take advantage of this trend.

Anyway glad to hear your trail cover is doing good for you!! I just prefere to by american
I hink we woudl all prefer to buy American...but really...its not feasible in all situations.

The computer yor using to vire the "internet" is not american made. Hell most of the plastic trim parts on your jeep are produced in China.

I am not advocating buying chinesse, however over the last 10 yers the chineese have invested billions in to their factories. They have production facilities that rival most American manufacturing plants.

I import product for my business from china, not beciause I want to but I need to in order to keep the doors open and people employed. My sales rep in china said something that was very interesting.

China wants tobe global supplier of everything to everyone. Think of the "power" implications this would have...and does have over us here.

Our restrictoins on companies here need to be lessened and bring jobs back here. But the tree huggers have ruined that.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #11
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How long does it take to put the cover on? This would be a good solution for me lol
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How long does it take to put the cover on? This would be a good solution for me lol
First time takes a while. Once all the straps are adjusted to hook where you want them to. It does not take long at all.
I clump it up with the rain gear facing forward and throw the top over the jeep long ways.
Then pull each side over. 3 minutes tops.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #13
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First time takes a while. Once all the straps are adjusted to hook where you want them to. It does not take long at all.
I clump it up with the rain gear facing forward and throw the top over the jeep long ways.
Then pull each side over. 3 minutes tops.
Yep pretty quick
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:28 PM   #14
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Thanks for the replies...now thanks to you all ill have to spend more money lol
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #15
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Looks like I'll be buying one. Was scooping 5" of water out of my floors on Sunday.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #16
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Looks very nice
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #17
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Agree I luv my cover
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It covers past the rear corners unlike other covers.
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As for the sag just make yourself some cheap PVC props that attach to the roll bar and sag issue is gone.
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