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post #1 of 12 Old 03-27-2008, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Who Makes The Best CJ7 Outside Cover

Hi guys,

I lost my storage and I am looking for a good outside car cover for my 86 CJ7. I want the full cover. I listed two from E-bay below that look good but I'm not sure. What do you guys think and if not one of those which one and where do I get it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...209518814&rd=1


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...035391471&rd=1

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-27-2008, 03:30 PM
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/summer-coming-can-t-find-water-proof-cab-cover-536980/ This was from yesterday. As for your examples, The pics look the same. Get the cheaper one.IMO

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-27-2008, 03:57 PM
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The cheaper one IMO also. they both look good .
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-27-2008, 04:02 PM
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You get what you pay for....IMO, the "best cover" is gonna be more than 60 bucks. I'd start looking for the best by looking at a Covercraft and decide which outdoor fabric they offer fits my needs.http://216.60.144.111/ecatcust/getx....extkey=c&bol=y
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-27-2008, 04:05 PM
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If you noticed in the second listing it states it's not waterproof.While my CJ is in the garage I cover it with a boat cover I bought at Advance Auto for $19.It's not waterproof either, I just use it when I am doing dusty work in the garage.It's not a perfect fit but it does have a draw string and eyelets for bungee cords.Might be a cheaper idea for you.Again if you want waterproof it will cost more.

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post #6 of 12 Old 03-27-2008, 09:29 PM
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California Car Cover. Not cheap but the best and you can pick the level of protection you need.

http://www.calcarcover.com/cover_find2.aspx

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post #7 of 12 Old 03-28-2008, 09:50 AM
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These portable garages are quite the rage up here if you have the room in your yard for one.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ksid=p3907.m29

I picked up a 10' x 20' x 8' for $179 last fall.

Check your local Costco or Home Depot and ask for a portable garage. Beats the hell out of a cover.
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-28-2008, 10:12 AM
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I've tried covers like you listed and haven't been happy. After a few months the water resistance is gone and they become soaked and matted to the Jeep. Now I use a cheap pastic tarp from Lowes with bunge cords. But I leave it open a bit in the back for air circulation.

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post #9 of 12 Old 04-22-2013, 12:06 PM
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Anyone come up with something better then a tarp?
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post #10 of 12 Old 04-22-2013, 12:31 PM
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You could always shrink wrap it, like they do for boats, but that's a little more long-term solution.

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post #11 of 12 Old 04-22-2013, 12:31 PM
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I have used this one for the last 2 years. I just bought a second one for another jeep. only 2 complaints I have is water pooling between the roll bar and windshield. I now put a piece of 3/8" plywood in place before installing the cover. This is on a jeep with a full cage.

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And the elastic was completely stretched out after the first 6 months.

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I intend to cover it with the hardtop (AMCE) still on. I can't find a cab cover that fits with the hardtop still on.

And I don't know how long a regular cover that's weather resistant will last.
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