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Jackog1 06-04-2012 02:18 PM

2012 Soft top window Storage
 
Does anyone know of a bag that can store the soft top windows in the back of a 2012 Unlimited while on the road that doesn't require rolling them up (Bestop, Cloverpatch, etc. all roll up)? I have read numerous reports of the roll up bags causing window scratches even when the windows are clean.

I would love a bag that holds them flat or standing straight up (rigid bag) with dividers between each window panel and which can hang from the rear seat headrests or lie flat in the back. I have seen a Mopar with this set up but have read that the 2012 windows don't fit. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

MikeK46 06-04-2012 03:38 PM

Good question. I have the same concern with my 2012 2-door. When I take the top off, I just lay the three windows flat on top of each other in the back, but that gets annoying when you have other things back there.

JeepWranglerNation 06-04-2012 03:54 PM

Are you talking about leaving the windows in the Jeep? I just lay them flat in the cargo area between layers of our heavy blanket.. Also.. if your handy.. create a storage folder/sleeve and attach it to your rear seat (behind) open and slide the windows in. Out of harms way and held close to the rear seat with velcro etc.. because the back of the seat is carpeted. (i'm surprise jeep doesn't jump on this idea)..

MikeK46 06-04-2012 04:02 PM

Jackog1, what do you think about this one?

MOPAR Storage Bags for '07-'12 Wrangler - Quadratec

MikeK46 06-04-2012 05:48 PM

Here's another, better price.

Rugged Ridge Jeep JK Window Storage Sport Bar Bag

kjeeper10 06-04-2012 05:59 PM

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I just throw them in the back. The windows
ate replaceable anyways.

I'm selling my Cloverpatch cause I never use it. Side windows go in the back and I just flop the rear window down hanging from the bar.

The window rolls do work. It's best to be clean anyways before storage.

Jackog1 06-04-2012 09:01 PM

Window storage
 
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Originally Posted by MikeK46 (Post 2436203)
Jackog1, what do you think about this one?

MOPAR Storage Bags for '07-'12 Wrangler - Quadratec

Thanks for the input. The Mopar looked good but I read somewhere that the 2012 rear window doesn't fit. It does say it is for '07-'09 on that sight. Has anyone tried this with a 2012? Also I considered just laying them in the back but was concerned with them flying out the back when moving at high speeds. There are a few nice looking roll up bag but I don't want to roll them if I can avoid it. I am surprised that Mopar or Quadratec hasn't jumped on this yet. I would think many people would like to bring their windows with them with the top down and questionable rain chance.

Silverton34 06-04-2012 09:39 PM

I lay down a bath towel then the back window then another towel on top and then a side window and so on. Then roll them up with a four inch rigid PVC pipe cut to length and put the entire roll in a bag that a bag chair came in. The PVC keeps the windows from getting squashed or bending and there are towels on both sides of each window because they will scratch from rubbing together.

Terex 06-04-2012 10:44 PM

They ship with brown paper between, rolled around a cardboard tube. If they're clean, why not store that way? For people with the dual top, do they fit into the bag that you're supposed to store the front parts of the hard top?

Keep Moving Forward 06-05-2012 02:14 PM

They would fit in the bag that come for the hard top, but I am using it for the hard top so I don't have to worry about scratches or accidents during the summer months while I'm soft topping it. The larger back window would have to fold over on itself to fit and there are only two pockets in the bag, but I suppose you could make it work by putting a few towels in there to make sure nothing got scratched.

I use the sandwich method some of the people have already described above - I lay down a beach towel in the back behind the second seat (JKUR) and then a window on top, then a towel, a window, a towel ect, until all of the windows are there. I use two large towels for the back window because it has to fold over itself to fit on the floor of the cargo space.

When everything is covered I run a couple of bungee cords across them using the factory tie down spots. I like it and it works well (so far, anyways) and it looks like the back is actually empty, which would discourage a would be thief, but it ties up the entire cargo space, which is not good.

I think I am going to switch over to the method described above by Silverton34.

Lynskey 06-05-2012 04:05 PM

I bought the clover bag. But it has a full divider sleeve and one 3/4 sleeve? Plus are you supposed to roll the side windows up vertically or widthally (sp?). I mean you can't roll against the u-channel but I also don't want to roll against the lower groove plastic as over time that's gonna create a permanent bend. Or is that OK? Dunno.

I now take off all 3 and leave at home. Or drop just the rear like pictured above. I will probably use the felt of the clover bag and individually roll the 2 sides then roll the rear seperately. I just don't understand why the sleeves are different sizes when the rear window is bigger?

JeepHerz 06-05-2012 08:18 PM

Clover Patch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lynskey (Post 2440740)
I bought the clover bag. But it has a full divider sleeve and one 3/4 sleeve? Plus are you supposed to roll the side windows up vertically or widthally (sp?). I mean you can't roll against the u-channel but I also don't want to roll against the lower groove plastic as over time that's gonna create a permanent bend. Or is that OK? Dunno.

I now take off all 3 and leave at home. Or drop just the rear like pictured above. I will probably use the felt of the clover bag and individually roll the 2 sides then roll the rear seperately. I just don't understand why the sleeves are different sizes when the rear window is bigger?

Place your two windows in the same sleeve, channel/lip ( in red) facing upwards at the bottom/near the fold. Place them so that the short sides are together in the center- excuse the horrible rendering but you get the idea.
I put the rear window in the short sleeve but I don't think it matters. (You should have 3 sleeves.) Same thing- channel up.
Add a PVC pipe or pool noodle so it doesn't bend- and roll it all up.
(Remove the rear window bar or it WILL scratch.)
I haven't had any scratching problems as mentioned per the poster. The windows do get a little warped if you don't add the PVC but in a day they're fine. Once you get the hang of it the patch takes 5 minutes. Happy with mine.

hd1up 06-29-2012 11:26 PM

side window fold up
 
Hi, I'm new here - just picked up my 2012 Wrangler Sport yesterday. I've been reading the posts in this thread and wonder how you roll the side windows. The side and bottom are stiff and don't seem to lend themselves to rolling. Is there a trick to this? I loved the idea of using a lawn chair bag. Thanks, Barb

NJeepChic 06-30-2012 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hd1up (Post 2530159)
Hi, I'm new here - just picked up my 2012 Wrangler Sport yesterday. I've been reading the posts in this thread and wonder how you roll the side windows. The side and bottom are stiff and don't seem to lend themselves to rolling. Is there a trick to this? I loved the idea of using a lawn chair bag. Thanks, Barb

Yep, they do roll.

Lynskey 06-30-2012 09:48 AM

So I doubled back to the clover bag and this drawing:

http://cdn.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1338939760

It now makes sense. However why didn't they just make the fabric 3" longer for the side window length? Either way I got it now. :punk:


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