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Grateful Parrot 02-23-2012 11:59 AM

Subwoofer protection.
 
Simple enough. How do you guys protect your subs while trailing? I have a cheapo Boss unit bolted to my tail, but my last muddy/water trip, the sub is gone now.

Do you guys pull the sub when trailing? Or do you do something to protect it from the elements whether trailing or topless?

bcpaddler 02-23-2012 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Grateful Parrot (Post 2066025)
Simple enough. How do you guys protect your subs while trailing? I have a cheapo Boss unit bolted to my tail, but my last muddy/water trip, the sub is gone now.

Do you guys pull the sub when trailing? Or do you do something to protect it from the elements whether trailing or topless?

I have a 8" amplified bass tube strapped in the back of mine. When I'm running topless and or trailing, I keep a small tarp handy that I can cover it up from rain / mud / water overspray. Not that I've had to use it due to winter and I've been running with my top on, but I'm confident that it will do the trick when the time comes.

4X4-TJ 02-23-2012 01:33 PM

I have 2 10' subs in a box, so they ain't goin anywhere. They are also Marine grade, so water resistant. And after sitting through the rain over night, I will say this TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!!!

s3nt3nc3d 02-23-2012 03:31 PM

I was still working on this box in the photo...but here's what I used and I had no issues. Amp was mounted inside that compartment...for heavy rain, water, mud I prolly would have put some kind of breathable mesh over the open sides just to play it safe cuz I ended up in a torrential storm one night with the top up and windows out and my amp did have a lot of water splattering on it. Or mounting it upside down would probably help a lot too. Sub was a downfiring 10" and was a few inches off the floor. Box was coated with roll-on bedliner so it didn't soak up any water.

Keep in mind those of you that use carpeted boxes...if you get them wet enough they'll soak up water and fall apart. I highly recommend using bedliner as a coating.

http://www.blackshireserver.net/images/subbox4.jpg

Coasttrash 02-23-2012 08:24 PM

are you worried that your amp might over heat?

LouieDelTorchio 02-23-2012 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by s3nt3nc3d (Post 2066598)
I was still working on this box in the photo...but here's what I used and I had no issues. Amp was mounted inside that compartment...for heavy rain, water, mud I prolly would have put some kind of breathable mesh over the open sides just to play it safe cuz I ended up in a torrential storm one night with the top up and windows out and my amp did have a lot of water splattering on it. Or mounting it upside down would probably help a lot too. Sub was a downfiring 10" and was a few inches off the floor. Box was coated with roll-on bedliner so it didn't soak up any water.

Keep in mind those of you that use carpeted boxes...if you get them wet enough they'll soak up water and fall apart. I highly recommend using bedliner as a coating.

http://www.blackshireserver.net/images/subbox4.jpg

I used Herculiner, only 1 coat, putting on my second later. Its not thick at all, which scares me.


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