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fan of fanboys 03-21-2012 12:01 PM

What do you do with doors off?
 
So spring, warm weather. Great time to leave doors off. Except almost daily get 30-60% chance of rain. Rarely heavy or last long, late afternoon. But enough to get seats wet, which not ideal when gotta dress up for work.

Last summer I carried a poncho and slipped over seat each day. But was curious what you do and if any better ideas.

Ageless Stranger 03-21-2012 12:04 PM

Interested in this as well. Finally thinking about taking my carpet out for the first time. Maybe.

Unlimited.Kev 03-21-2012 12:11 PM

Carpet is out. Think I'll run safari top and large trash bags to cover the seats! The safari has a sun rider option.

fan of fanboys 03-21-2012 02:44 PM

I'm not to worried about carpet. My concern is seats and wet pants ha. The poncho has served me well. Just curious if anything better exist

SteigerSS 03-21-2012 03:09 PM

Pack a spare pair of pants every day :p

Beachcomber 03-21-2012 03:27 PM

Does anyone worry about the radio getting wet if it rains? I just put in a new sound system and I'm looking at covers they use on boats to cover the head unit but what will stop water from going through the dash? It it even worth worring about?

fan of fanboys 03-21-2012 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Beachcomber
Does anyone worry about the radio getting wet if it rains? I just put in a new sound system and I'm looking at covers they use on boats to cover the head unit but what will stop water from going through the dash? It it even worth worring about?

I am pretty good about leaving top up during rain.

Once I got it soaked, like 2 hours hard rain, with top off. No damage. Was aftermarket unit that is not marine. But I would never test it again ha.

fan of fanboys 03-21-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SteigerSS
Pack a spare pair of pants every day :p

Ha not sure if job wants me changing in parking lot ha

Beastmaster 03-21-2012 03:58 PM

This is what I use.
http://www.smittybilt.com/images/pro...imary/28_1.jpg

cavediverjc 03-21-2012 05:32 PM

I bought a Bestop Trail Cover about 4 years ago and it has been an absolute Godsend. Best $132 I've yet spent on any Jeep accessory.

newIIjeeps 03-21-2012 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by cavediverjc
I bought a Bestop Trail Cover about 4 years ago and it has been an absolute Godsend. Best $132 I've yet spent on any Jeep accessory.

I just got mine yesterday and put it on tonight to keep the dew off. We are expecting rain Friday and I am thinking about keeping it on to test it.

I have one question though: did it need to stretch out a little before it fit really good? Mine is super tight and it doesn't fit well in some areas near the doors, it didn't cover the door hinges on the drivers side completely. It just seems like it needs to stretch some before it fits perfectly. It was 80 degrees today when I put it on.

jskinn27 03-21-2012 07:10 PM

master craft seats with mastercraft seat covers :)

JDsDream 03-21-2012 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by cavediverjc (Post 2165904)
I bought a Bestop Trail Cover about 4 years ago and it has been an absolute Godsend. Best $132 I've yet spent on any Jeep accessory.

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Originally Posted by newIIjeeps (Post 2166202)
I just got mine yesterday and put it on tonight to keep the dew off. We are expecting rain Friday and I am thinking about keeping it on to test it.

I have one question though: did it need to stretch out a little before it fit really good? Mine is super tight and it doesn't fit well in some areas near the doors, it didn't cover the door hinges on the drivers side completely. It just seems like it needs to stretch some before it fits perfectly. It was 80 degrees today when I put it on.

Yes it will stretch a little but not much. It is supposed to be tight. If you are using it with the soft top on, but down it will be even a little tighter.

newIIjeeps 03-22-2012 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by JDsDream

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Yes it will stretch a little but not much. It is supposed to be tight. If you are using it with the soft top on, but down it will be even a little tighter.

I have the top down right now. I did notice that in the back where the top is folded down is extremely tight and doesn't fit well. I suppose it won't fit any better with a soft top boot on? How long have you kept the trail cover on in the rain? It is suppose to pour Friday and Saturday and it's suppose to be beautiful Sunday so I am thinking of keeping it on during the rain storms to try it out.

cavediverjc 03-22-2012 05:36 AM

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Originally Posted by newIIjeeps (Post 2167760)
I have the top down right now. I did notice that in the back where the top is folded down is extremely tight and doesn't fit well. I suppose it won't fit any better with a soft top boot on? How long have you kept the trail cover on in the rain? It is suppose to pour Friday and Saturday and it's suppose to be beautiful Sunday so I am thinking of keeping it on during the rain storms to try it out.

The tighter the better, that way the wind won't affect it as much. In Kansas, it rarely rains without wind, so I'm glad the Trail Cover is tight. As for how long I've kept it on in the rain, it depends on how stupid crazy it's raining. For instance, last evening I looked out at my dearly beloved and it looked like the cover was stretched to its max with a swimming pool amount of water collected up top. I went outside, dodged every other raindrop, and wormed my way into my Jeep. Then I just shoved the cover from below to rid the top of the collected water. That's the only time I've ever had to do that, but it had been raining for 3 days straight. Today makes 4 days. Damn farmers had better be happy... :banghead:

Cosmic Charlie 03-22-2012 06:26 AM

I don't have them, but I'm wondering if getting a pair of Bestop 2-piece full soft doors would be a way to go. Seems like they could store pretty easily in the back of the Jeep and thrown on quickly for inclement weather. Anyone have these? Of course, I'm assuming since the OP only mentioned the doors being off, that they still have the top up.

http://www.bestop.com/images/hero_shots/upperlower.jpg

fan of fanboys 03-22-2012 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Cosmic Charlie
I don't have them, but I'm wondering if getting a pair of Bestop 2-piece full soft doors would be a way to go. Seems like they could store pretty easily in the back of the Jeep and thrown on quickly for inclement weather. Anyone have these? Of course, I'm assuming since the OP only mentioned the doors being off, that they still have the top up.

Yeah I have soft top and generally keep it up. And I thought about the soft doors as well but I have a 2 year old in a car seat. So I wouldn't have room in back seat.

I think for my situation I'm going to stick with the poncho. It hasn't let me down yet. Looks a little silly but it works ha


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