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What is the best solution for a summer cab cover

I plan on having my top down most of the summer. Is there a cab cover that works well with the soft top folded down? Just want to have something quick in case it rains.


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I have the bestop cab cover and it works well with the top down but it fits better with the doors off. Also plan on getting a bow of some sort to go over the front seat area to push the cover up otherwise it will collect about 10 gallons of water when it rains

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I have the bestop cab cover and it works well with the top down but it fits better with the doors off. Also plan on getting a bow of some sort to go over the front seat area to push the cover up otherwise it will collect about 10 gallons of water when it rains
I will never forget the time I saw someone with a trail cover without a bow dump the 10 gallons of water in their jeep when removing the cover!!

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proly gonna buy on of these for this summer
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proly gonna buy on of these for this summer
Have you read the install instructions? You are going to be soaked by the time you get that thing on.
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I have the bestop cab cover and it works well with the top down but it fits better with the doors off. Also plan on getting a bow of some sort to go over the front seat area to push the cover up otherwise it will collect about 10 gallons of water when it rains
This, and God help you if you get a hole in the thing.

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Have you read the install instructions? You are going to be soaked by the time you get that thing on.
no, maybe i should before i buy it. and if worse comes to worse ill just pull over under an awning to put it on.
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I have a Bestop brand trail cover. No need for a bow if you have your rig fully Safari Strapped. Been caught in rain & snow, not while driving, but it works very well even if doors are on. The only obstacle is folding in your mirrors to complete install. This was the first install, and I hadn't fully stretched it, so it looks somewhat jacked by the front driver door.
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front part of hard top and move to the desert.

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are you talking about a trail cover for when its parked or a bikini top for just the "cab" (seat area) while youre driving? if its the second, ive hear ppl say good things about the mopar sun bonnet thing. it is pricey tho.

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Off road heros has an awesome top.. u can buy the summer top like your looking for or just buy the combo top wich is well worth the money.. I currently saving for the combo top so I can ride around with the cargo are covered and wind jammer in but no top

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Looking for a cover while it's parked.

I have half doors so that isn't an issue. I was looking at the Bestop but wasn't sure if it would fit over the folded down soft top.


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Yeah I have one and there are no problems with the top down, in fact you really could not connect the back if the top was up!
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I have and use both.

The light Mopar one is good when its not raining. Keeps dust, dew and the cat out. Stors in a nice little nylon bag that comes with it. But leaks when it rains.

BestTop is very water tight and fits nice even with doors on (on my 2 door) and softtop folded down. But it takes up way more room to store.

The softtop is under there, no problem.

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