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Old 04-23-2019, 08:05 PM
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Waterproof cover?

Does anyone make a fully waterproof cover for JK's? I want to fully remove my soft top and doors this year, but want something to put on when we get heavy rain. I park under a carport at home, so it's more for traveling during unpredictable weather.

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I've got a Rain Gear cover. It's really nice. Don't know if it's 100% waterproof, but I've never had it leak either.

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I've got a Rain Gear cover. It's really nice. Don't know if it's 100% waterproof, but I've never had it leak either.

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Bought one recently. The trail cover they sell. We had a decent rain/wind storm recently. Not a drop was inside the interior. Well worth the $165.

Rain Gear recommends spraying the seams with a waterproof spray and adding a broom handle in the middle to allow water to drain off the top. I did both and didn’t have any issues.

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Bestop makes a cover as well that is waterproof. I've been using it for about 4 years now. Literally had it on for the last 5 months but needed to put the hardtop back on this week. It covers the doors so when you have them off it will cover that opening. It just won't fit over a hardtop.
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I have and recommend the bestop trail cover, run naked from Memorial day to Labor day. got lazy last year and ran a bikini so no real need for the trail cover


Once you get used to it you can deploy it or stow it in under 5 minutes. If you do it in a downpour you get quicker at it.
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Whatever the cover, you can hose it down with Camp Dry.
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Like pkdailey4 said any waterproofer spray will help with keeping things dry, I'd add a UV proofer also to help from the Sun eating any cover you plan to keep for a while.
All the major companies have sprays that will do both like Scotchgard, 303 Products, Nikwax.


I got an inexpensive cover from Rampage on Quadratec and it says water resistant but once I sprayed it I now know it is, $70 for a JK and it also covers the doors
https://www.quadratec.com/products/11181_1220_07.htm
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I can not say enough good things about our Rain Gear cover. I would buy it again and again.
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I can not say enough good things about our Rain Gear cover. I would buy it again and again.
$25.00 for shipping???? How much does the damn thing weigh?
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It weighs a few pounds. They also threw in a Rain Gear baseball cap and a Rain Gear water bottle. If $25 shipping bugs you, consider it a $25 hat and water bottle!

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Rain gear cover ftw.....love the bag it rides in too....
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Rain gear cover ftw.....love the bag it rides in too....


Yes, when it's stuffed in the bag, it's about the size of a medium weight sleeping bag.
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$25.00 for shipping???? How much does the damn thing weigh?
I happen to have a new one sitting here next to me, the shipping label says 17 lbs (2-door).
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Not to totally hijack this thread, but do those of you with Rain Gear covers fold/roll them up/into bag or just stuff them like a sleeping bag?
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I happen to have a new one sitting here next to me, the shipping label says 17 lbs (2-door).
Must be a really big hat and water bottle they throw in.
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Not to totally hijack this thread, but do those of you with Rain Gear covers fold/roll them up/into bag or just stuff them like a sleeping bag?
I normally stuff it like a sleeping bag or tent. Any time you neatly fold and roll stuff, eventually the folds get threadbare, so I tend to just randomly stuff anything I want to stay fairly waterproof.
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@Prages , thank you. That was what I was looking for along with reasoning along the lines I was thinking.
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Must be a really big hat and water bottle they throw in.
I'm about to ship an OEM headunit from North FL to SoCal by UPS ground, at 7 lbs that's $22 so $25 isn't bad for a claimed 17 lbs. That being said, I just put the storage-bag and top on a scale, 11 lbs. (Again that's 2-door, probably 17 lbs on the label is for four-door and they don't bother to adjust.)
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Does anyone make a fully waterproof cover for JK's? I want to fully remove my soft top and doors this year, but want something to put on when we get heavy rain. I park under a carport at home, so it's more for traveling during unpredictable weather.
I have the bestow cover that ATX14 has and it has never been used . It doesn't fit with the brackets for our nabob rack. PM me with an offer, if interested.
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I don't have a carport at home, so I'm restricted to taking the hard top off on my long weekend, to make it worth the labor. Something that goes on temporarily and easier would be terrific!

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