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Old 05-11-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Rain vs. dashboard

How resilient is the dashboard/radio, etc. on a Wrangler should you get stuck in a rain storm? Say... if you were camping, perhaps, without a top/cover on?

I keep reading the electronics + H20 = sh*tstorm, but then I read some posts/responses that a little bit of water on the dash won't hurt.

So then if it IS strongly suggested to cover the front in times of rain, is a bikini top sufficient or is one of the cab covers decent enough?

I desperately want my Bettie to be topless all summer long, but I love her like I love air and want to keep her safe.

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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She's fine in the rain. I have aftermarket head unit and speakers. They never see a top.

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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you can put a towel over the dash if you might end up parked in the rain. as long as its not a downpour you should be fine.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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I don't know about going topless, but my windshield leaks like a sieve and so far all my electronics are still working, except for the aftermarket radio. But that's probably another problem since it was working before in the rain. And I'm talking water dripping from underneath the dash into the swamp formerly known as my floorboards.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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Dash is not so bad but your steering wheel is another thing. We have a forum member that sells Steering wheel covers. That clock spring can be a pain and it is expensive so cover your steering wheel.

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