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bcj366 07-23-2013 11:53 AM

Water proof trail covers
 
Hey guys I'm looking for a good trail cover that is water proof and does what it says it does? A friend had the smittybuilt one and it leaked all over :banghead:

OffRoadCam09 07-23-2013 01:54 PM

Either Bestop trail cover or raingear cover are the top covers that seem to get good reviews an not leak

Sand Scorpion 07-23-2013 02:02 PM

Raingear

reissc1 07-23-2013 02:10 PM

I have the Bestop Trailcover. It works as it's supposed to. I haven't had any leaks. It covers all the door openings which is nice for when the doors are off.

thunderdan11 07-23-2013 02:12 PM

the best top, how does it secure around the doors?

thanks

bcj366 07-23-2013 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thunderdan11 (Post 3994413)
the best top, how does it secure around the doors?

thanks


I don't have one yet as that is what I'm shopping for now but I believe its got straps that you clip to the rails or something under the jeep.

The raingear looks really nice and they have one that will fit with the top on (hard or soft). Probabaly the way I'm gonna go since I run with the soft top on alot but no doors

reissc1 07-23-2013 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thunderdan11 (Post 3994413)
the best top, how does it secure around the doors?

thanks

Just as stated above, there are straps with clips that attach under the bottom rail of vehicle.

live_slow 07-23-2013 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thunderdan11 (Post 3994413)
the best top, how does it secure around the doors?

thanks

If doors are off and you are not careful there is a gap along the front edge.

I use a bungie cord in the grommited holes on the door part and stretch them down and forward hooking the on the rock rails. This helps close the gaps when doors are off.

thunderdan11 07-23-2013 03:06 PM

great, thanks for answers

flyingbigf00t 07-23-2013 03:14 PM

I have the bestop trail cover. I use it a lot and have never had a leak. I cut a piece of plywood to sit over the front seats to help prevent water from pooling...makes it less annoying when your taking it off after a rain.

army vet 07-23-2013 03:18 PM

I've got the Bestop trail cover. It leaks. It's like the GP Medium tent or your pup tent, touch the sides in the rain and it will leak. I find mine leaks along the sound bar and the door surrounds. Not saying that they all leak but mine does.

jj77 07-23-2013 03:48 PM

it would probably help to seal these with camp dry to prevent leaks. most are advertised as repels water not waterproof. I've been looking into purchasing one of these as well

igivup 07-23-2013 08:13 PM

I really like my best top trail cover. It does have the straps for anchoring the flaps down over the door openings. It also has plastic clips that hook under the lip where the stock soft top windows do, which makes it very secure in windy conditions. It also has enough material to go over my tube doors, which " bulge " outward a bit, and still cover the opening very well. As well I leave my soft top on my Jeep, folded up, and the trail cover covers everything up nicely. I have had lots of water pool on the top after a hard rain, but have never noticed any inside. One of my favorite purchases, as it allows me to run with my top down and tube doors on and still button up while at work all day.

thunderdan11 07-23-2013 09:13 PM

Looks like I know what my next purchase is. Thanks


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