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Old 03-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Any suggestions for a good waterproof cab cover? I have a water resistant one, and if the cover is not tight, the water pools on top and soaks through and gets the interior wet. I need fully waterproof. But looking for the least expensive one. Thanks for any insight.

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Old 03-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Cut an old broom or mop handle to length.

To length being from the center console to however much you need to make the pool turn into a teepee.

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Old 03-13-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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i use a tarp if you strap it real tight to the front and back it will run off the sides before it can pull up.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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If you want a truly waterproof cab cover, you have to spend a little extra. I have a Bestop cab cover that's made from the same material as their soft tops so it's fully waterproof. I've had it covered up in some pretty nasty Miami downpours and it kept everything dry. Nice little bonus is that it has flaps that cover up the openings for guys like me who like to drive doorless. I paid around $130 and it's worth every cent.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #5
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2 years ago I purchased a Pavement Ends cab cover on sale for under 50 bucks. The label on it says Bestop. My Jeep is heavily modified-no spare tire or lantern lights, so I put snaps all around the tub and 3 on each door to secure the top. I also attached 4 pieces of laminate floor panels (they are thin and strong) to form an X with sides that I put across the rollcage to prevent pooling. But since the material is not really waterproof, I worry it may leak through (or if I forget to put the X support up). I don't see why all the company's don't do what Bestop did on their good cover and make it out of top material or something that is really water proof. It is confusing the way the descriptions read-good for light rain, water resistant, etc.

My concern with the pole/teepee solution is that unless you make some secure base for it, then it could slip from the wind then you will have a giant pool leaking into your Jeep. I found an idea that used PVC plumbing tubes to go across the rollbar from the left to the right. It involved cutting a T union in half, then having the pipe a little too long so it bows up, like the one they sell. Problem was, it kept slipping and then the pipe bowed down. The one that is sold looks like a ski, and looks like it works, but is installed permanently. And who wants to drive around with that thing in the summertime???
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:00 PM   #6
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I've got the original factory center console with the two cup holders built into the lid.
I just stick the pole in one of the cupholders.

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