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Unread 02-16-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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I never run a top on the Jeep, so it spends most of its life in the shop to stay out of the weather. I'm currently building a four post barn next to the shop with a concrete pad, which I will use to free up some work space in the shop. The concrete pad will be around 24x18', with the majority of it being covered. The Jeep will probably start living under the barn, so I am little concerned about rain spray.

How effective are these tops, and any reason to stay away from this type?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-WRANGLE...05cda7&vxp=mtr

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Unread 02-16-2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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I bought one to use under the carport and it is the type that breathes but is not waterproof itself. I think I spent $40 on it. Mine keeps the dust and cats out when the top is off.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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How effective do you think it would be against rain spray?
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Raingear cover...I love it! It's been in NC downpours with no leaks.
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I got one for my YJ and it's great. Keeps out the rain even with heavy downpours. Great investment and it's what is on mine most of the summer.
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I never run a top on the Jeep, so it spends most of its life in the shop to stay out of the weather. I'm currently building a four post barn next to the shop with a concrete pad, which I will use to free up some work space in the shop. The concrete pad will be around 24x18', with the majority of it being covered. The Jeep will probably start living under the barn, so I am little concerned about rain spray.

How effective are these tops, and any reason to stay away from this type?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-WRANGLE...05cda7&vxp=mtr
I have one of those and it works great, yes even in a heavy rain... You can also up the waterproofing with a spray on 3M repelent..
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Just stay away from any Smittybilt trail cover. It doesn't fit well, eventually resulting in tears at the seams and strap points. Worked well enough to keep the majority of the water out, after I sealed the seams. It's the fit that is just not up to par.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #8
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Have one like that and it's great, but definitely set up something to keep the center propped up so it doesn't pool in the middle.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 12:26 AM   #9
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Have one like that and it's great, but definitely set up something to keep the center propped up so it doesn't pool in the middle.
Shouldn't be a problem, the Jeep will be under an enclosure. I'm more concerned with spray from the sides getting into the interior...
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