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post #1 of 26 Old 05-17-2011, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Cab Cover recommendations?

I've been eyeing the Bestop Cab cover (comes with door opening coverage too), but before I order it, I wanted to see if anyone had a better suggestion... Bueller?
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I use the Bestop Trail Cover (covers the door areas too) and like it alot.

It came in ESPECIALLY handy Saturday afternoon at Jeep Beach!


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Bestop Trail Cover - very handy

Seriously though, I've had one and used it for two summers and have been very happy with it. Having full door opening coverage is key.


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Betstop trail cover here too, love it! coverage when the doors are off and it fits over the frameless tops too (like ORH and trektop).

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I too have the bestop trail cover and it has been nothing short of pure awesomeness. It fits really great and keeps the JK totally dry. I have a lot of bestop products, they make good stuff.

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Can't remember if these are the Bestops or Smitty's but they are awesome. They look loose fitting in this pic because we didn't tighten them down. The doors are off on both Jeeps. I highly recommend them.


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I had the Bestop cover for my TJ for a few years and it was great. 100% water proof and fit well. The elastic in the straps wore out after a few seasons but it still did it's job. I'd just recommend having a dowel or something to use as a prop in the middle so the water runs off rather than pools up and stresses the cover.
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I had a smity for my TJ and it rotted apart in just a year. I've been using the BesTop on my JK for the past 4 years and it is still in great shape.

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I'd just recommend having a dowel or something to use as a prop in the middle so the water runs off rather than pools up and stresses the cover.
^^^^ Good idea there. The Mrs. was less than thrilled the other day when we went to take the top off after a torrential downpour and she was a little slow on her side and the accumulated water slid off the top in her direction.

Instant wet t-shirt contest. Worked for me!


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Have a Smitty trail cover on the TJ and Bestop on the JK.

110% reccomend the Bestop trail cover. The version I have requires the doors to be off for perfect fitment FYI. It is also important to perfect your folding skills if you have a soft-top installed.

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Rain Gear should have a JK top out by now or close to it. You may want to call them and see how far out they are. They are WAY better. I had a Smitty on the Tj and it lasted almost a year. I have Raingears on all my Scramblers and one is over 4 years old, was worn during two hurricanes and is just now starting to rip at the corners. I am sold on them.

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The Jeep covers that don't provide full door coverage also don't come down enough to provide full coverage with half doors and no windows. Not much leakage at the doors, but some...

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I had to Mopar on my TJ and it was adequate except in heavy rain. I have the Bestop for the JK and it's much thicker. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't fold up very well. the Mopar fit under the seat easily, the Bestop has to live behind the back seat.
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The Jeep covers that don't provide full door coverage also don't come down enough to provide full coverage with half doors and no windows. Not much leakage at the doors, but some...

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That is not the Jeep Covers brand is it? All my Jeep covers / Rain Gear brand cover very well but I do have one for a JK.
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That is not the Jeep Covers brand is it? All my Jeep covers / Rain Gear brand cover very well but I do have one for a JK.
No not Jeep Covers brand, the Mopar Jeep logo cover is the one that is a bit short for half door applications.

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Will the Bestop cover work without taking the stock soft top down?

I have the doors off quite a bit but don't have the top down much.

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Will the Bestop cover work without taking the stock soft top down?

I have the doors off quite a bit but don't have the top down much.

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No, with the Bestop trail cover the top has to be down.

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So now the question is...who's got the best price on it. I'm interested in one too. Since i got a hard top and its a pain to get it off and on, it would be nice to take the top off and doors off and just have this for unexpected rains and at night.

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I just got the bestop trail cover and it is a pain in the arse to get on. It fits tight, i mean very tight but that's only in the back. The front fits loose and rides up the windshield when you try and snap in the back. Also, with the stock running boards, the straps on the door covering area are pretty much useless. As of right now, i'm not a huge fan. I had a rain gear cover on my TJ and i'd kill for on of those right now.
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my jeep survived a hail storm/tornado with it on and not a drop of water got in.

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my bestop trail cover keeps my jeep dryer than my factory top. I highly recommend it!

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I have the Smitty. The top needs to be totally off for it to fit snug in the back. After 2 uses there was a small tear in one corner but not all the way to the seam. other than that it does all right.
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I just got the bestop trail cover and it is a pain in the arse to get on. It fits tight, i mean very tight but that's only in the back. The front fits loose and rides up the windshield when you try and snap in the back. Also, with the stock running boards, the straps on the door covering area are pretty much useless. As of right now, i'm not a huge fan. I had a rain gear cover on my TJ and i'd kill for on of those right now.
What year is your JK? I have a 2010 with the factory running boards and the side straps fit fine, just slip them in and cinch it up, the front is snug to the windshield with the mirrors folded and rear section fits perfectly (all ok with full doors on/off and with my ORH soft top on/off)...maybe a defective cover???

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Rain Gear should have a JK top out by now or close to it. You may want to call them and see how far out they are. They are WAY better. I had a Smitty on the Tj and it lasted almost a year. I have Raingears on all my Scramblers and one is over 4 years old, was worn during two hurricanes and is just now starting to rip at the corners. I am sold on them.

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