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Overthink 01-17-2013 04:12 PM

How much Snow can a soft top handle?
 
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We don't get much snow here in the southeast... today is the exception. I just cleaned about 3 inches off my soft top. I was wondering how much snow accumulation, before the soft top started to become damaged. As soon as I clean it off, it builds right back up.

tallzdatank 01-17-2013 04:16 PM

ive had a storm here drop 9" on mine overnight and it was ok.

Overthink 01-17-2013 04:38 PM

Good enough, Thanks. I don't envy you guys that have to deal with this white stuff all the time. What a pain...

tallzdatank 01-17-2013 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Overthink (Post 3241579)
Good enough, Thanks. I don't envy you guys that have to deal with this white stuff all the time. What a pain...

you get used to it after the first two weeks when you realize theres only 6 more months to go.

dcarey 01-17-2013 04:47 PM

During the "Snowmaggedon" in Washington DC a few years ago I had 2 feet of heavy wet snow the frame bent a bit but nothing I could not fix.

SS Adrenaline 01-17-2013 05:14 PM

Im in canada and 3in is nothing. Start to worry when you start to get 20in. Just go brush it off.

RevCo666 01-17-2013 05:45 PM

I love winter, dont care if we get meter of snow or its -40c with the windchill factor. But i wont drive during the winter with a soft top lol if your worried maybe invest into a hardtop...

Overthink 01-17-2013 05:54 PM

This is our first snow in 3 years, and my first with a soft top. I wasnt sure about the fabric and stitching, but I think I'm okay. No way we get anywhere close to a foot of snow around here, except in 1993. I think we got 14" in March, which was a freak act of nature.

tallzdatank 01-17-2013 06:17 PM

you'll be fine then no worries, they thought a little when they designed the top.

migbuz 01-17-2013 07:09 PM

The seems on my soft top stretched with the weight of the snow and started to leak. So I got a hard top for the winter.
If you keep the soft top, just clean off the snow and don't let that weight sit there.

JGreen06TJ 01-17-2013 08:20 PM

This is my first winter with my TJ. Picked up about 14" of snow in two storms last month. LOVED IT. Only lasted a couple weeks but was fun while it lasted. I keep debating a hard top but haven't really seen the need so far. I am consdering full doors so I can scrape the windows on frosty mornings. Enjoy your snow.

getalildirty 01-17-2013 09:15 PM

Ive had my soft top on for about a week and im putting my hardtop back on. It lets water in in about crevice on the jeep. I dont want to know what would happen in snow.

themadhatter 01-17-2013 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by getalildirty (Post 3242772)
Ive had my soft top on for about a week and im putting my hardtop back on. It lets water in in about crevice on the jeep. I dont want to know what would happen in snow.

Maybe its time for a new top? My bestop soft top doesn't let a drop into the cabin.


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