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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Cover for travel??

I plan on taking my D90 across the country later this summer. It will be pulled on a double axel open trailer. My question is, do they make a car cover that can withstand the wind and not tear up during interstate travel? I only have surrey top, nothing more. I have no enclosed trailer so not an option. My 90 has snaps for a tonneau cover...that could offer some protection, but I don't have the cover.
I think my main goal is to protect the 90 from a downpour, otherwise I'm not concerned.
Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm not in the market for a full top yet, want to go Badger but still saving up.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:17 PM
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I would think that any cover flapping around would rub off paint or whatever else it touches. A full top would work like you were driving it down the road and cause no damage.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:19 PM
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I thought you bought one of the last handful of Tickfords that has come up for sale in recent months, no?

Not even the Badger car covers are meant for highway travel, as the wind force on a trailer is similar to tropical storms or lower-level tornados when going about 80 mph. And they're the beefiest ones I've seen. There are plenty of those full tonneaus for sale right now on this board too - ron's comes to mind, and I think Clay and some others have them.

Plenty of time to buy something.
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I agree but no way I get a new badger before July. I am thinking the tonneau cover that snaps in...anyone have a used one to sell Or one I could borrow? It's the one that snaps from front to back and covers the lower inside.

No I didn't find a tickford in the shape I was looking for.
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for sale parts section - I've seen plenty go unsold
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I'm looking in classifies from my phone on an airplane...did you see one for 94 snaps non belt rail type?
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yes. I've only ever seen full tonneaus for snaps
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Shrink wrap it like a boat...
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Why not leave it uncovered? Rain doesn't hurt the interiors of these trucks.
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The only cover I would use enroute would be the shrinkwrap. Otherwise I'd just leave it uncovered while driving, and cover it whenever stopped. I have a lightweight tyvek cover I purchased years ago that fits our 110 well...probably could find something like that or just tarp it when stopped.
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+1 on the shrink-wrap.
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The only cover I would use enroute would be the shrinkwrap. Otherwise I'd just leave it uncovered while driving, and cover it whenever stopped. I have a lightweight tyvek cover I purchased years ago that fits our 110 well...probably could find something like that or just tarp it when stopped.
Alaskans are only aloud to use blue tarps. It's part of the residency requirements.
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Alaskans are only aloud to use blue tarps. It's part of the residency requirements.
Absolutely!! When you move into the state, they issue you 20 blue tarps (varying sizes of course) and a case of duct tape (must be silver)...

You really see some incredible use of these items, when flying a small plane low and slow over the countryside up here!!
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Borrow a top... Even a surrey top would help.

Btw, why are you dragging it across the country?
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Anyone in Denver have a soft top for a 94 D90 I could borrow? I have a surrey, and have thought about the shrink wrap option...but figured I would ask 1st.
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Absolutely!! When you move into the state, they issue you 20 blue tarps (varying sizes of course) and a case of duct tape (must be silver)...

You really see some incredible use of these items, when flying a small plane low and slow over the countryside up here!!

Ask the question: Where is Joe Vogler? You might not understand that joke http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Vogler Its a long running joke in Alaska.
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