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Old 05-13-2015, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a GOOD outdoor cover for a TJ

I keep the Jeep in the backyard and have been through about 3 covers. We need one for outdoor all year, snow, ice ect.

Any recommendations or experiences??

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Old 05-13-2015, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Bestop All Weather Trail Cover is pretty decent and stays on well, but it does not cover the whole vehicle...
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I have one of those, it is a good cover. But I need one to totally cover the jeep, winch bumper and spare tire.

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does it have to be form fitting? why not a HD tarp and weight it down?

sup with no buggy? (sorry if I'm out of the loop)
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No tarp, I want a real breathable cover.

No Buggy but have a linked 4wheel steer 1.6 sami in the works, SAS 4runner and a one ton Bronco. Maybe, when my son gets done with school I will look to do one.

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Build a small shed for it? I'm in the same boat. I constantly go through tarps.
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I go through a tarp about annually to cover the buggy on the trailer outside. Have thought about a boat cover shop to make me a cover for the main chassis and then 4 covers for the tires
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Do you have any boat guys around? We've had great experience with custom canvas guys who normally build fitted boat covers.
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Do you have any boat guys around? We've had great experience with custom canvas guys who normally build fitted boat covers.
was just thinking the same thing. a local boat canvas place (to me) said they could make whatever I wanted for the buggy. they just needed the buggy for a couple days.

I went enclosed trailer instead
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We sell a pile of Covercraft. Good quality stuff.
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but have a linked 4wheel steer 1.6 sami in the works
Pics or it didn't happen.
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For the cost of a real good cover you could buy a portable garage?
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I'm finishing the Toy SAS first for my son to drive then back to the Sami then the Bronco that is in the back yard next to the Jeep. Im ass deep in unfinished business right now

I don't want a building just a Good cover. We had one that a friend gave us and it lasted five or six years before my dogs destroyed it. Never saw a name on it.

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Maybe try a full size LJ cover. Mine goes over the front bumper and rear tire. Mine lasts about 2 years in Kali. A blue tarp over that might be good for a eastern winter.
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For the cost of a real good cover you could buy a portable garage?
this.

Dad put up a shelterlogic one in the backyard. It's survived two winters and shows no signs of death soon.
It wasn't that expensive.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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What about having a custom cover made like people do for boats? A little more expensive but there are some very good quality marine canvas out there .

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was just thinking the same thing. a local boat canvas place (to me) said they could make whatever I wanted for the buggy. they just needed the buggy for a couple days.

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What about having a custom cover made like people do for boats? A little more expensive but there are some very good quality marine canvas out there .
oh really!!??
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Ive been running the "whatever brand $35 small generic SUV" cover that vatozone carries. Get a new one every year. Every spring i had a garage/house cleaning session, which resulted in a truck bed full of shit to haul to the dump. Use "jeep" cover on bed full of trash, leave it at the dump... stop by the 'zone on the way back home and get a fresh one. I considered it a $35/year storage fee.
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California Car Cover makes really nice stuff. I have one on my F250 that sits outside. They're not cheap, but they have a great warranty and do a good job protecting the vehicle. They'll do custom stuff if you need them to, you just supply measurements and they stitch it up.

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I know it's not a cover, but Harborfreight has a full garage that you can get for less than $175 with there coupon. I have had many canopies and this is the first one I can do pull-ups between the post without thinking it will collapse.
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California Car Cover makes really nice stuff. I have one on my F250 that sits outside. They're not cheap, but they have a great warranty and do a good job protecting the vehicle. They'll do custom stuff if you need them to, you just supply measurements and they stitch it up.

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Thank You, this is what I was looking for.

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