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post #1 of 9 Old 05-26-2020, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Towing Wrangler Topless ? Rain ?

So we tow a JK all over with our Motor Home. This year we removed the hard top and decided not to put any top on it. Has anyone found a cover or something to throw on it while you tow it on a trailer or behind a MH that will stay on at speed ? Really dont want to put the hard top on as we normally have no plae to leave it. Most of the time the JK is parked in the garage so no top is our goal. We also removed the doors this year.


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post #2 of 9 Old 05-27-2020, 11:24 AM
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I'm not sure I would trust any of the rain covers to hold up at highway speeds. If you could find a cheap CL soft top, that might be your best option. Those are not that hard to completely remove and in a questionable weather situation, the soft top that was folded down can be easily put back up.

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Ya really have no interest in a soft top. We had one. Last year we ran the biminy top and tano cover from Quadratech and it worked well, but this year removed hard doors so thats my issue. If needed I can reinstall the bimminy top but I have no interest to reinstall the doors. Tube ones are on order.

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So you're only option then really is luck. (Pray for no rain)

NONE of the rain covers would stay anywhere close to driving at speed. If it does rain, your Jeep wil get soaked.

All it takes is one decent un-planned down pour or thunderstorm.

I LOVE having the top off my jeep, but I can't imagine trying to tow it like that with no option to cover everything.

If it were mine, it'd have a soft-top . Situations like yours is exactly what they are designed for; quick and easy protection and storage.

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-28-2020, 10:56 AM
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Go to a marina that makes boat covers and have them make you one for your Jeep suitable for towing.
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Ya really have no interest in a soft top. We had one. Last year we ran the biminy top and tano cover from Quadratech and it worked well, but this year removed hard doors so thats my issue. If needed I can reinstall the bimminy top but I have no interest to reinstall the doors. Tube ones are on order.
The Bimini top won't keep the water out, especially with tube doors on the highway.

This I know from experience in an eight hour ride from Chattanooga to Durham.

The weather was supposed to be perfect that weekend, went wheeling with only the Bimini and tube doors and woke up Sunday morning to a torrential storm. I bailed the floors multiple times and lost all the radios due to the water.

To do what you want is going to be something custom and expensive. Kruzin has the right idea, a heavy, marine grade, custom canvas cover would probably work but it would need many tie downs on it.

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Towing Wrangler Topless ? Rain ?

I have a trail cover that hooks on by the soft top mounting hardware and it might have a shot as staying on. Worth a shot.

https://www.bestop.com/trail-cover/


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I have a trail cover that hooks on by the soft top mounting hardware and it might have a shot as staying on. Worth a shot.

https://www.bestop.com/trail-cover/
Page one of the instruction manual of that cover specifically states:
The trail cover is not made to cover the vehicle while the vehicle is in tow

So, not really worth a shot unless you feel like tossing a couple hundred bux out the window while you drive down the highway.

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Something nobody has mentioned that any type of cover like you are suggesting is going to vibrate in the wind and quickly rub through paint

Get a soft top and soft doors.

Best Top makes a JL style soft top for the JK that is much easier to operate than previous designs.

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