|05-10-2013 12:08 PM|
|05-10-2013 11:47 AM|
I use the clover window roll and like it so far. To give you a description:
It has a "booklet" of soft felt "pages" (blankets) that the three windows fit into. I then roll them all up the way it says in the directions and put in in the nylon bag with drawstrings at both ends. It then has straps that wrap around the roll cage frame and the roll sits on top of where the soft top is folded down. I put the tailgate bar between the blanket roll and the nylon bag. The roll can't be overly loose or there isn't room for the tailgate bar.
I think it looks nice and organized this way. It's about the same width as the top the way I roll it and I always try to stick to directions. It's surely a good way to take your windows with you. It recently has been nice and hot during the day and then chilly <50 at night, so it's good to have your windows with you where you go so you can put them on for whatever the circumstance. There are alternatives (temporary covers, etc.) to this.
Honestly, this is a felt blanket and sewed nylon with some straps. I bought it because I didn't think I could make it with no experience, but I'm sure it would be pretty easy to fabricate one.
Just illustrating my positive experience with this one. I'm sure the bestop and other products are just as good like others indicated. Pick the one the best fits your needs -or- take some of these very crafty, resourceful members' advice and use the things around you and/or make a system that suits your needs.
|05-09-2013 09:49 PM|
|The General||I lay them flat under the cargo mat with a thin sheet between each. They aren't in the way and I have them handy should I need them.|
|05-09-2013 08:35 PM|
|05-09-2013 08:29 PM|
|XLZeus||Should you spray something on the windows if you are going to store them for a indefinite amount of time?|
|05-09-2013 08:27 PM|
|jp2611||one thing I left out and it is a "personal preference" but IMO it seems a bad idea to "roll" the windows....that is why I made the bag to be "flat" and stand it up behind back seat/ or lay flat in the tub if seat is out.|
|05-09-2013 08:25 PM|
2 cheap spring clamps screwed into the wall.
|05-09-2013 08:22 PM|
|spackler||I bought 6 yards of felt from Walmart, $15, and a Northstar duffle bag 14x30 from amazon, $16. Just roll the windows with felt in between, throw in bag. Works perfect.|
|05-09-2013 08:17 PM|
Some people, who leave their windows at home, use men's pants hangers and hang them in the garage.
I prefer to have my windows with me. I made a "bag/ Book" from fleece blanket materiel and a heavier outside cover, it has a zipper all the way around so that it can be completely closed. I have one for my TJ that holds 5 windows (so I can get my soft uppers in as well) and for the JK I have one that just holds the 3......I do leave the tailgate bars on the Jeep. and the bag will fit behind the back seat in front of tailgate
|05-09-2013 08:15 PM|
|Barmanvarn||Clover patch roll. Works great. Can store in rear floorboard or strap in the rear across the top of the "trunk" or on top of the top if the top is down.|
|05-09-2013 08:14 PM|
With the standard size chairs the windows still stick out the end a little. You might want to look around and see if you can find a chair with a longer carry sleeve. I have been meaning to go find one but haven't had time to look.
|05-09-2013 08:05 PM|
How easy does the back window base pull off?
|05-09-2013 08:03 PM|
|Caveman1965||Rugged Ridge also makes a window duffel. I have a new one here that I'll be trying out as soon as I get my soft top installed.|
|05-09-2013 07:39 PM|
There is one spot on my window where I noticed that it has kind of gotten dull, and I've heard/read the same thing you have.
I have one of those California duster mop things now, and before I roll up the window I wipe the dust/pollen/dirt off the back window. So far I haven't noticed any different and I've been doing it a while now.
If I have the back seat in, I just unzip it and flop it down into the truck space behind the seat.
ETA: yes I leave the tailgate bar in when I roll it up like this.
|05-09-2013 07:38 PM|
|05-09-2013 07:30 PM|
You could always just get a beach towel and roll it up with the window.
My rear window only has the one zipper so I can't roll it up like that. I lay all three windows flat with towels in between, roll em up, and stuff em in one of those carry sleeves the fold out chairs come in. Handy and cheap storage solution.
|05-09-2013 07:19 PM|
I would love to stash the rear windows between the back of the rear seat and the Tuffy box, roll up the rear window, open up the sunrider, and call it a day.
Maybe I can try to roll it up with fleece. Is your tailgate bar rolled up as well?
|05-09-2013 07:15 PM|
I rarely have my full top down, using mostly the Sunrider. My side windows are usually left home, and I roll my back window up like this.
|05-09-2013 07:11 PM|
I pack mine in the Bestop Hoss Window Duffle if I think I'll need them and have to take them along for the ride. Otherwise, they stay hung on my garage wall most of the time.
You'll often see it compared to the Cloverpatch window roll. I like the Bestop version because you can roll the windows in the long direction and it results in a shorter, compact package that can be stored more easily. You don't have to put it across the back of the Jeep by the spare tire.
|05-09-2013 07:08 PM|
I bought the bestop window storage roll; it rolls the sides from front to back and the back window from left to right(without the tailgate bar in)...works great.
It has felt layers in between the windows to keep them separated .
All tuck away nicely behind seat in that roll!
|05-09-2013 06:57 PM|
Soft top window storage
Just got my new 2013 2dr Sport with premium soft top. I'm wondering how people store the side and rear windows when the top's down. Should they lay flat? Can you fold them or roll them up? Any cool or unique storage ideas?