Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   JK General Discussion Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/)
-   -   Top down overnight (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/top-down-overnight-134383.html)

PittJeep 01-20-2012 04:16 PM

Top down overnight
 
Prob a pretty stupid question but I'm thinking of just leaving my top down overnight tonight (outside, no garage) and it'll drop to the low 50s.

Assuming dew builds up overnight, should I be concerned about that at all? Sorry if this is a lame question but I haven't left the top down all night before so just checking!

Ageless Stranger 01-20-2012 04:18 PM

It's January. I hate you.

No, it won't, in my experience at least, hurt anything.

kbwwolf 01-20-2012 04:19 PM

Dew will slake a Jeep's natural thirst. :thumb:

It's 7 here, and snowing. Wish I could go topless.

New2012JEEP 01-20-2012 04:20 PM

We live opposite coast of you in Jax. My neighbor puts a tarp on his every night since we are close to the coast. I would like to know this as well though, I haven't left mine uncovered overnight either. I would imagine it wouldn't be too pleasant driving to work the next morning if dew set in.

kjeeper10 01-20-2012 04:24 PM

I hate dew

$100 cab cover :thumb:

Pushrod 01-20-2012 04:28 PM

Only if you don't mind sitting on a wet seat and theft isn't a problem.

Sueby 01-20-2012 04:31 PM

Snow on its way here and you're topless! So wrong...

Anyway, I've done it many times & the biggest hassle is if it's really dewy it makes a mess of the windshield on the inside. Easy enough to fix, but I hate washing windows!

But you're fine...

Red Sahara 01-20-2012 04:33 PM

My sister use to leave the top of her Jeep overnight and it was OK. We lived in Downey, CA (not far from the beach) and got dew every morning.

greenjeepgurl87 01-20-2012 04:35 PM

Over the summer I leave my top down overnight for weeks at a time, no problem. Just take a towel out in the am and wipe your seat down :thumb:

kbwwolf 01-20-2012 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1942127)
I hate dew

$100 cab cover :thumb:

Dew can save your life.

PittJeep 01-20-2012 04:44 PM

Yeah not so concerned about theft it's a good neighborhood... But i think you all answered my question! Thanks!

Oh and sorry for, once again, reminding everyone that there are still warm places out there this time of year haha

kbwwolf 01-20-2012 04:45 PM

Enjoy your Jeep. :flipoff:

Sueby 01-20-2012 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PittJeep
Yeah not so concerned about theft it's a good neighborhood... But i think you all answered my question! Thanks!

Oh and sorry for, once again, reminding everyone that there are still warm places out there this time of year haha

Yea, ya really don't sound that sorry! ;)

PittJeep 01-20-2012 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sueby

Yea, ya really don't sound that sorry! ;)

Yeahhhhh, I'm not :)

cavsvet74 01-20-2012 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PittJeep (Post 1942224)
Yeahhhhh, I'm not :)

Yeah, I gott say...Bite me!;)


4" of snow on the ground, still falling.


Although, that leads to a whole other kind of fun.:thumb:

Sueby 01-20-2012 05:17 PM

As much as I'd love to be topless, I wouldn't trade it for the fun I'm gonna have workin' my new wheels tomorrow in the snow. So were even. ;)

Barmanvarn 01-20-2012 05:32 PM

Jealous factor is high.

Eaglektd 01-20-2012 05:34 PM

The biggest issue I've had leaving my top down overnight was in the summer, there was a nice new yellow color on everything from all the pollen falling into it. Now I'll just throw up the top and clamp it at the windshield but leave everything else detached. Takes 30 seconds and saves me from having to wipe all the pollen out.

kbwwolf 01-20-2012 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 1942108)
Dew will slake a Jeep's natural thirst. :thumb:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eaglektd (Post 1942351)
The biggest issue I've had leaving my top down overnight was in the summer, there was a nice new yellow color on everything from all the pollen falling into it.

And pollen will feed it.

PittJeep 01-20-2012 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf

And pollen will feed it.

Your jeep sounds like it has quite the appetite!

Terryhinsb 01-20-2012 06:29 PM

I have a hard top and live near the beach which means marine layer over night all summer, so I'm thinking about something like this:

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/...insb/cover.jpg

also:

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/...insb/today.jpg

kbwwolf 01-20-2012 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PittJeep (Post 1942420)
Your jeep sounds like it has quite the appetite!

It's hungry, yes.

Small edible things would do well to flee. :D

1CrzyCelt 01-20-2012 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terryhinsb (Post 1942548)
I have a hard top and live near the beach which means marine layer over night all summer, so I'm thinking about something like this:

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/...insb/cover.jpg

also:

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/...insb/today.jpg

I was thinking the same thing....'cept 5 degrees lower today.

CMA_Rider 01-20-2012 06:44 PM

Just throw a large towel over the front portion of the cab, it will keep the dew off everything important, if you are worried.

LilYeller 01-20-2012 06:49 PM

I leave mine off all the time in south florida. As far as hurting anything, dont think so, since the dew will form on the exposed surfaces. Not enough will get into the electronics to really do any harm. You will have a wet seat tho so theres that problem, I have waterproof seat covers and a chamois handy at all times. As far as my experiences go, no worries! enjoy :)

daggo66 01-20-2012 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terryhinsb
I have a hard top and live near the beach which means marine layer over night all summer, so I'm thinking about something like this:

also:

The Bestop trail cover is great. I used mine every night before I had a garage. It's much easier and quicker than putting the soft top up and doors back on.

newIIjeeps 03-02-2012 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1942127)
I hate dew

$100 cab cover :thumb:


I am looking at the cab cover from BesTops. I don't worry about the Dew so much, but I live in east TN and thunderstorms come from out of no where here in the summer and I want something quick to put on, just in case!

ranjr 03-02-2012 10:00 AM

Do these covers have provisions for mirrors?

daggo66 03-02-2012 10:07 AM

I've only ever used mine with the doors off, but you could always turn the mirrors in.

MnMario125 03-02-2012 10:08 AM

1 Attachment(s)
I had the tarp of an old pop up tent in my shed and put it on overnight last night. Fit like a glove. I still put a towel over my seat and the dash in case it rains and it starts to leak.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 AM.