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Old 07-15-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Towing Jeep with Cover on

We are about 300 miles from home, headed back in 2 days and the zipper broke on one of my Jeep back side window and it looks like we are in for some rain. We have one of those full covers we ordered from J C Whitney which fits pretty tight. Do you think this thing would fly off towing it home behind the MH? Has anyone ever tried it ? I don't want to be the first.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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The canvas flapping could chafe any plastic windows or paint , that it contacts.
JMHO: Tape the zipper inside and out to hold the window in place, clean the tape residue off with a spray alcohol cleaner when you've had the zipper repaired.
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I would not expect a cover, no matter how tight, to withstand highway speeds. If it does fly off, it could cause a major accident. I'm sure you could find a way to tie it down, but the rubbing would be another issue. I wouldn't try it.

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I would not expect a cover, no matter how tight, to withstand highway speeds. If it does fly off, it could cause a major accident. I'm sure you could find a way to tie it down, but the rubbing would be another issue. I wouldn't try it.

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Kind of what I was thinking . . . . . It is just water and would only water and would only effect a small part . . . .. besides it is a Jeep . . . .thanks
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Like you said Doc, its a jeep. Just in case, the drain plugs are located on both sides under the dashboard area (under the carpet of course). There should be rubber plugs you can remove ... *smile*
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I doubt very much it would stay on. Quite a bit of turbulence back there.
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Losing the cover would be the least of your problems, as Skip already pointed out anything the cover is in contact with will suffer abrasion which will cost a lot more than your cover to repair. Tape the window as suggested and worry about a permanent fix when you get home.
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We keep a big 'ol roll of duct tape in our RV just for such "emergencies". It has saved us a few times including keeping our hot water heater door in place until we could get home and replace the latch. My DH gave me such a hard time for bringing along a roll of "tape" but now he doesn't say a word! I got the Mickey Mouse design last time. LOL!
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