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Old 02-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Top Down, what do you trust?

I was looking at weather forecast here, and tomorrow is a 10% chance of rain by local news. That is only hint of rain for the next week! I want to put top down for rest of week.

Do you guys just use local news, or a national weather service? I don't want to worry about running out to cover up car in middle of work day, ha. Although I know that will happen more than once.

Also, how big is the soft top removed, damn, didn't think about that, ha.

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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I check MSN weather daily when it gets warm. 30% or less and I'm good. 40 to 60%, I've got an eye on the sky. Over that, I'm probably going to get wet!
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #8
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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Doesn't work in Utah. It could really awesome in the morning with no clouds and change really fast by the time you are ready to leave to go home.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:08 AM   #10
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Just get wet brother. The jeep loves a bit of rain inside.. I had the top down and it rained 50 mm in an was hard driving but was a good laugh
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:15 AM   #11
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I have the good fortune of living in the same city I was raised. I do check both but also look to see what is west of us as most of our weather comes from the west. I have been fairly lucky so far, but the way this winter has been, all bets are off to be accurate this summer.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #12
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i would invest in a cab cover.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:07 AM   #13
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accuweather.com and the weather channel. Here in Florida it could rain at any second but really only lasts for a few min. Yesterday was 10% chance to rain, well it rained where i was working (I work outside ofc lol) and it didnt rain where my Jeep was parked. So I usually take the chance unless it says 40% or more for more than 1 day in a row otherwise I may never take the top off.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:29 AM   #14
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Sounds like TX, we say if you dont like the weather just wait 15 min
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I check using the Burr-Damnit Scale. If I step outside and go "burrrr", it's too cold to drive the Jeep. If I sit in my Jeep and my ass is wet, I yell "damnit" and don't drive the Jeep.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:54 AM   #16
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I use weather channel app on my iPad. I can get warnings popping up watch videos of my area so I know if it's coming.
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I just strap down a tarp with clamps if it's during the night.. It keeps dew out and it's quick if it's going to be raining soon.. It's really easy to.. Because if t hails your top is covered because its down.. It's worked several times for me.. Although I got some strange looks from the neighbors.. I think they thought I stole it..
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:00 AM   #18
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Sounds like TX, we say if you dont like the weather just wait 15 min

I am from Port Isabel, South Texas. I will say, the weather here in North Florida almost exactly matches Texas.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:18 AM   #19
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in CO, any weather forecast is a variable guess... at best. I second the "Brrr Damit" model. the only real "trust" you have is your own eyes. Don't worry about the weather, if it is warm enough to put the top town, do it, if it gets cold, put it up. In 20 years of driving jeeps, I have gotten wet plenty of times... no big deal (unless on your way to a business meeting)

If the desire hits u, stop worrying about the weather, just go out and have fun with your toy
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i leave the roof on,,, i get wet enough on the harley.

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