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Old 03-09-2016, 10:18 PM   #1
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Wrangler grill/windshield cover

I would like to cover the front of my jeep when towing. I've searched, with no luck on finding anything. Does anyone have a outlet for this kind of cover? I'm looking for a solid cover that would cover the headlights.
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We had one. Used it once then put it back in the box & it's still stored in the garage. Too much of a hassle. If it gets wet - & it will - we had to find a place to store it wet after we arrived at our campsite. No place to dry it, so it went back on the Jeep wet. In order to keep it from scratching the hood paint, we had to wash the front of the Jeep before putting it on. There was always grime on the hood from the camp roads.

It's a Jeep - it's supposed to get dirty. Just hose it off when you get to your destinations.

If you want to protect it, a much less hassle item would be a full-length mudflap at the rear of the coach or a protect-a-tow.

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:59 PM   #3
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We've used them since 2008 on two trucks (A Silverado and a Colorado) and have not had a problem with scratching or other issues. Probably around 130,000 tow miles. We run over 100 miles a year on dirt or gravel in the southwest and Alaska. I also had a bra for my previous 2008 Bus and my current 2013 Bus.
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I've been towing a 2007 Jeep Liberty since 2008 and haven't had any damage to it. The mudflaps on my vehicles have always seemed to take care of any road trash. As someone else said the protective covers are more of a hassell to use than they are worth. Dave
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I purchased a yoga mat on the clearance rack that I plan on securing with a ratchet strap.
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We had one. Used it once then put it back in the box & it's still stored in the garage. Too much of a hassle. If it gets wet - & it will - we had to find a place to store it wet after we arrived at our campsite. No place to dry it, so it went back on the Jeep wet. In order to keep it from scratching the hood paint, we had to wash the front of the Jeep before putting it on. There was always grime on the hood from the camp roads.

It's a Jeep - it's supposed to get dirty. Just hose it off when you get to your destinations.

If you want to protect it, a much less hassle item would be a full-length mudflap at the rear of the coach or a protect-a-tow.

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I had one, used it twice then sold it on Craigslist. I like to keep things simple and not make more work for myself.
I have about 15,000 towed miles on my Jeep and have had no cracks or chips. I don't need the hassle of putting a cover on and taking it off. Having to store it......

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Depending on how long you intend to keep the Jeep and where you intend to take it some type of cover/shield is a good idea. That being said we've yet to find a simple solution for covering both the windshield and the grille.

We've towed our 2004 Wrangler about 120,000 miles. In that time we've gotten several windshield chips. In addition all the sand and other debris thrown up by the motorhome and passing vehicles has sand blasted the windshield to the point it was hard to see through at sunrise and sunset. We finally had to replace the windshield last year.

We use a Roadmaster Guardian shield for the grille. However it doesn't protect against rocks thrown up by vehicles going in the other direction. Over time we've tried everything from a cardboard box to a piece of carpet to a yoga mat to protect the windshield. We've yet to find a cover specifically made to cover just the windshield.
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I got rid of the Ad-Flap so the regular mud flaps could do their job. Now my Wrangler only gets chipped by going off-road


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Depending on how long you intend to keep the Jeep and where you intend to take it some type of cover/shield is a good idea. That being said we've yet to find a simple solution for covering both the windshield and the grille.

We've towed our 2004 Wrangler about 120,000 miles. In that time we've gotten several windshield chips. In addition all the sand and other debris thrown up by the motorhome and passing vehicles has sand blasted the windshield to the point it was hard to see through at sunrise and sunset. We finally had to replace the windshield last year.

We use a Roadmaster Guardian shield for the grille. However it doesn't protect against rocks thrown up by vehicles going in the other direction. Over time we've tried everything from a cardboard box to a piece of carpet to a yoga mat to protect the windshield. We've yet to find a cover specifically made to cover just the windshield.
Just curious, but why didn't the yoga mat or cardboard keep things from damaging the windshield?
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Wrangler grill/windshield cover

If you put a mask/bra on your car, dust will get under it and the buffeting wind will make it score your paint.
Physical tow guard devices mount on your toad hitch.
Wrangler windshields are notorious rock magnets due to the nearly upright angle. You will get chips while driving them and will likely need at least one replaced.
Protect-A-Tow seems to the most popular device.
See these threads for ideas
What's all this flap about people?
How to install a mud flap on a class A

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Just curious, but why didn't the yoga mat or cardboard keep things from damaging the windshield?
All the different methods worked well on sunny days. However they all had problems in the rain. All were stretched across the windshield and held in place by extending the ends around the window into the passenger compartment. The friction of the closed doors held them in place.

The cardboard turned to mush. The carpet got so heavy when it got wet it wouldn't stay in place on the windshield. In addition it took days to dry out. The yoga mat wicked up the water and channeled it into the passenger compartment.

I would really like to find a cover that is waterproof and is held in place with elastic or adjustable fabric straps connected to rubber coated metal hooks that wrap around the window channel. So far the only ones I've found cover the grille, hood, and windshield. They tend to rub off the paint any time dust or dirt gets between them and the finished surface.
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Have you checked Quadratec? Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories for Wrangler, CJ, Cherokee - Quadratec I get accessories from them and they have covers but I never seen ones that cover your headlights. They have leather like bra's that cover the front and front of the hood. They also have a Husky Shield which covers the paint with a clear material. I end up with more chips in the windshield all the time. Never had a headlight issue. For the grill I got the inserts to block stones from the radiator. I have seen some off road light protectors that might work also. You are probably going to have to get a few different items to protect the entire front end.
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I must wonder about Wrangler folks that don't have Arizona pinstripes from the palo verde, and may never wish to get them dirty.
But protection during transit is cool


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Has anyone tried bubble wrap on the windshield? I was thinking about wrapping it into the passenger compartment and letting the doors hold it in place. I know you can get bubble wrap with a sticky back, wonder if that will stay on the glass while under way?
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