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Bestop Trail Cover

Bestop Trail Cover

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Since I used to live in Hawaii and now in Florida, I am able to spend most of the year without the top on the vehicle.  Well in Hawaii it rained everyday and here in Florida it rains when it wants to.  Now I know if I leave the top down it's going to rain, but I don't want the hassle of having to put the top up all the time.  I also wanted something so that I could cover the vehicle up at night for those overnight trail rides.  Bestop makes some nice covers so I decided to pick up one of their trail covers.  This cover has a soft inner liner, and repels water.

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Cover Bag
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1. This is designed to be installed with the soft top down and the door surrounds removed.  I have put it on with the door surrounds still installed and it is a tight fit.  I have noticed a little stretching at the stitching points.
2.  First remove the cover from the bag.  Now the bag is optional, but makes for a convenient way to store and carry your cover. trail cover bag
3.  Sort out the front end and the rear end of the cover.  The rear has the 3 elastic loops to go around your spare tire, and your tail lights. cover spread out straps
4. Now just lay the cover up over your spare tire, right on top of your folded soft top.  Leave the elastic straps exposed so that you can hook them over the tail lights and spare tire.  Once you have them secured, just pull the cover up and over. hooked around tire hooked around taillight
5. Be careful of the side hooks, they are rubber coated, but you don't want to bang the side of the vehicle to much. side straps side clips
6. Now pull the side straps down and hook them under the edge of the rocker guards.  On the others you would just slip them over the bottom edge of the rocker. clipped to bottom of Jeep
7. Along the back slip the plastic edges underneath the rail for the soft top.  There are 2 per side. plastic rail clips
8.  By the mirrors there is a grommet.  This was so that you could attach a small cable and lock through the old style mirrors. DSC01736.JPG (61792 bytes)
9.  Then just go back around and make certain everything is pulled down and that your windshield wipers are on the outside of the front. back view side view front view

This page last updated: 21-Apr-2008

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