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Old February 18th, 2014, 11:52 PM
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Badger vs RN Badger

I've searched the forum looking for the answer but what are the differences between a Badger and a RN Badger. I've read stitching, material, etc, but how can someone really tell what they have? What is a sure tell sign that a top is an authentic top sold by Badger Coachworks and not the RN version Badger created for a while?
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Old February 19th, 2014, 12:12 AM
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The RN one says Badger by RN or something like that? The badge is different, and they haven't made them in quite a while. Hope this helps, the badge is what identifies it from what I understand.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 05:19 AM
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Then there is the Badger knock off RN sells.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 06:53 AM
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Cool makes sense. I hadn't seen the RN Badger and was wondering what the differences were, the badge should be a good sign to tell the difference.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 07:58 AM
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Post the pic of the rear patch. This is on a top you own?
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What is the difference with the "Sleeved roll bars" version from Rovers North?
They offer two versions. Does this refer to the foam padding over the cantrails?
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Old February 19th, 2014, 09:29 AM
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Then there is the Badger knock off RN sells.
No there isn't. Please don't spread false rumors.

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What is the difference with the "Sleeved roll bars" version from Rovers North?
They offer two versions. Does this refer to the foam padding over the cantrails?


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I've searched the forum looking for the answer but what are the differences between a Badger and a RN Badger. I've read stitching, material, etc, but how can someone really tell what they have? What is a sure tell sign that a top is an authentic top sold by Badger Coachworks and not the RN version Badger created for a while?
Badger top will have a badger badge, RN Badger will have a badge that says "Rovers North by Badger Coachworks"
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Old February 19th, 2014, 02:10 PM
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I will take a pic of mine.. It is a RN by badger top with a label on the back
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Old February 19th, 2014, 02:20 PM
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Old February 19th, 2014, 02:32 PM
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The holes are different sizes between 94 and 95/97. Badger makes them all big enough for 95/97. RN has two types. One small for 94, one bigger for 95/97.

The differences between a badger and an RN I noted and have a post somewhere about them.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 07:37 PM
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Thank you all for the insight. Helps a bunch
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Old February 19th, 2014, 07:42 PM
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So what do you have?
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Old February 19th, 2014, 07:51 PM
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I have a Bestop that has shrunk quite considerably near the doors. I am looking for a gently used Badger and wanted to be able to distinguish between the two should an offer come up. I reposted in the wanted section recently as I though I had a line on one, but the opportunity evaporated when the seller sold the truck with the top he indicated was for sale to me. I seem to have taken too long to pull the trigger. Anyways -still looking.
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