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Old 07-01-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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Just a question I'm out in montauk longisland first year having a jeep out here..... Love it on the beach anyway..... Will leaving y top completely down but under and outside awning do tons of bugs. Nest up inside? Or will I be cool? I know it's a silly question but don't wanna wake up to a swarm of bugs in my jeep and tops gonna come down second I wake up anyone have experience with this ? I was thinking about putting a sheet over it as a cover any thoughts?

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Old 07-01-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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What I would do in your situation is to get a 500 watt halogen work light and set it in the floorboard if your jeep plugged in all night long, that's sure to keep em away.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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I wouldn't do that most bugs are attracted to light like that. Plus the heat from that light could start a fire ESP in the floorboard of the jeep. Personally I wouldn't really worry to much about the bugs you should be ok. 
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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lmao. people are shot.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:34 PM   #5
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Mosquitoes seem to set up shop overnight. They never bite but when i start it up in the morning I get swarmed which is really annoying, then I spend the rest of my drive trying to flush the last of them out. Other than that I've never had a problem with nesting bugs.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
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Just throw a tarp/car cover/or trail cover over it at night. Bugs love Jeeps almost as much as me. I picked up a small car cover off a friend real cheap and put it on my Jeep backwards. I found the front covers the spare tire and locks it on while the rear just fits over the windshield and hook it over the mirrors and it is set.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:56 PM   #7
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I wouldn't do that most bugs are attracted to light like that. Plus the heat from that light could start a fire ESP in the floorboard of the jeep. Personally I wouldn't really worry to much about the bugs you should be ok. 
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:16 PM   #8
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In Orient Long Island myself. I spent most of every summer out here, the only thing you have to worry about are spiders and pincher bugs (earwigs). All other bugs will be in and out and as long as you don't get any standing water or park it in high grass you will be fine. Don't have my top on now and don't plan on putting it on until it looks like rain. Enjoy the south shore and your jeep.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:40 AM   #9
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Hubby is so good to me that he parks the JK outside topless every day, so my girl can stay snuggly in the garage... Unless it's raining, then we trade spots, since I have a trail cover.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:51 AM   #10
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What I would do in your situation is to get a 500 watt halogen work light and set it in the floorboard if your jeep plugged in all night long, that's sure to keep em away.
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I saw this and busted a gut.

The fact that he had to explain it.......you got it...busted another gut.

I really didn't think I would have to explain but sometimes you never know
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:57 PM   #12
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Nice thread peeps..... Not one big this morning when I got in it berry surprised and happy lol enjoy summer everybody !!!!!!
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Just a question I'm out in montauk longisland first year having a jeep out here..... Love it on the beach anyway..... Will leaving y top completely down but under and outside awning do tons of bugs. Nest up inside? Or will I be cool? I know it's a silly question but don't wanna wake up to a swarm of bugs in my jeep and tops gonna come down second I wake up anyone have experience with this ? I was thinking about putting a sheet over it as a cover any thoughts?

I keep my top down most the summer. Never any major problems with bugs. Currently down the shore and the biggest problem I have is the mosquitoes while driving. But no big deal.
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I keep my top down most the summer. Never any major problems with bugs. Currently down the shore and the biggest problem I have is the mosquitoes while driving. But no big deal.
You know, when you are driving, the wheels on the jeep go round and round. The skeeters shouldn't be able to keep up..........what you are describing is parking.........now....there is a whole nother set of issues... ...sometimes all rolled up into one!
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You know, when you are driving, the wheels on the jeep go round and round. The skeeters shouldn't be able to keep up..........what you are describing is parking.........now....there is a whole nother set of issues... ...sometimes all rolled up into one!
Haha sadly when I'm out in the boonies and the speed limit is like 15 I still get bit while driving. Stupid bugs.
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Ok, So I wasn't topless but all the windows were out with my jeep sitting next to the water in San Diego. People described a large black ball flying along the shore. It took a turn and headed right for, yes you got it, my jeep. By the time they found me and I got to the jeep, all I saw was a large mass of bees almost covering 1/4 of the top with a ball of honey bees still swarming around the entire jeep. The bug guy swears this is quite common in the area. I hope not. He took out half a garbage bag full and the little bodies on the ground made an outline of the jeep like a dead body chalk drawing.
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Haha sadly when I'm out in the boonies and the speed limit is like 15 I still get bit while driving. Stupid bugs.

and I thought..... when one was in the "booonies" the speed limit was "whatever the thing will do".....anyways that is what is is like here....
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and I thought..... when one was in the "booonies" the speed limit was "whatever the thing will do".....anyways that is what is is like here....
Nah too many deer and wildlife running out like suicidal maniacs lol

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