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Does anyone have good solutions for soft top rear and side window storage when you are out and on the go? Usually can't commit to leaving them at home, but also worried if I leave them in the trunk either they will get stolen or blown out on the highway.
 

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I have stacked them in the cargo area with a thin fleece blanket between them then put the black factory cargo mat on top. It completely covered the windows with my 2014, not sure what it'll be like with my 2015 with the sub hole in it...
 

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I bought that black bag on your link and it works great. It came with clips sewed on. The only thing I worry about is someone ripping off the bag when the windows are rolled in it. I'm sure they are not cheap to replace
 

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I was also thinking about making my own using microfiber sheets and sew one end with three layers that I could roll the windows up in. Then with Velcro straps lash it to the soft top or back of the rear seats...
 

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I'm lazy and just lay my side windows stacked on top of each other in the rear cargo area, then the rear window on top of those. I drive ~60 freeway miles daily for work and they've never blown out or even seem to have moved.
 

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I came up with what is the perfect solution for me. I keep all three windows seperated by felt and then roll up them up with a piece of 3" Schedule 30 (thin wall) PVC pipe. Then use velcro straps to secure it to the soft top when it's in the down position.

I went to a fabric store (JoAnns Fabrics) and purchased some bulk felt. To help with theft deterent, I chose the color black so it is more difficult to see when rolled up. You only need 2 long pieces for all three windows (I can get you the measurements if you would like, but it's something like 30" x 100" x2 pieces). I use the back of my JKU to roll everything up. First, I place one piece of felt down. I then put the rear window on top of that. Fold the felt over it. Place a side window on top. Place a piece of felt on top of it. Place the second side window on top. Fold the felt over it. Now, I put my piece of 3" sch 30 pvc at the end and roll it all up. I also have PVC end caps so I can hide/store things inside if needed. I have some velcro straps that I use to attached it to the soft top when it is in the down position. This serves two purposes. 1. It keeps it tidy and keeps it from blowing away. 2. Since it's all black it blends into the black soft top. It just looks like part of the soft top. You can't tell there is a PVC pipe that might have some valuables inside it. I don't think anyone would consider stealing it unless they were trying to steal my soft top.
 

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If you know someone with sewing skills you can make something up yourself. Here is the one I came up with from stuff I got from Walmart. And yes, it will tuck under the rear seat in a JKU so it is out of sight. I just wouldn't advise laying the seats down while it is under there.
 

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Just roll it up and use Velcro straps to keep it that way. No need to sew anything.
 

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I bought the Mopar soft top boot and it came with two bags. One for the rear window and one for the side windows. I roll them in towels and slide them in.
 

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I use a beach towel, lay it flat and put the rear window on it and stack the other two on top being careful that no zippers, etc are on the vinyl. Then roll it up and wrap two Velcro straps (I like elastic best) around it and throw them in the back. Always worked great.
 

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Hey so I've had my jeep for a little under a year, 2002 TJ. The previous owner had a hard top and a soft top. The hard top had only been taken off once and the soft top has never been installed. I took the top off quite a bit last summer but got tired of putting the hard top back on. So I decided to try and put the soft top on last fall. No success. Over the winter the previous owner came across the door surrounds, so I just got those on. Last fall I had mounted the soft top to the pivot brackets using whatever screws from the hardware store as I wasn't given any. I think I used m-5s or something. They didn't want to go in since the threads are free spinning to allow pivoting. Anyways I finally got them in but they came out a week later. Are the screws that im supposed to use anything special? Like do they have a certain tip? What thread size are they? Do you know where I can buy them if they are anything special? I already have the pivot brackets. I just need the screws that mount the soft top bars to the roll bars. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I had seen some small throws at Walmart before, for about $3 each, so I went and lucked up and found solid black ones there, to match my Jeep. I bought 4 of them to lay the windows down and put 1 throw between each window, then I roll them up and tie it off with paracord. They are great. They are made of fleece and very soft and dont scratch the windows at all. So essentially, I spent $12 plus tax for my soft top window carrier.... I bought every solid black throw they had, which was about 10 and I use 4 of them for the windows and used 1 to line the back floor board with, to keep from getting the carpet dirty, and I have several extras, when the need arises.
 

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I use the Bestop Window roll.
Me too. I roll my windows up in it and put it in the trunk. It is not visible with the top down because they are covered up by the top. When I have the top up and windows out, I still leave the windows in the trunk. They have never blown out, and nobody has stolen them. I guess it is possible that they could be stolen, and I probably just jinxed myself...
 

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Putting a piece of pipe insulation or a pool noodle helps make sure the windows don't get smooshed and get big creases in them. I don't think it would stop them completely, but it will help! That's how I roll mine in the setup I made. :)
 

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I need to work on this. Where I live I have to have the windows with me because it rains all the time. I like the pvc idea or just rolling them up and Velcro with the noodle.
 

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PVC sounds like a cool idea, but I'd be too chicken to actually store anything inside it. I get nervous just leaving the windows in, in the bag. And my bag attaches to my ACE cargo rack, so I don't worry about them blowing away, so no need for the extra weight.
 
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