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Onboard Half-Door Storage


With the upper doors slipped into the storage cover, they are laid on top of the Raingler net.  The net is a good fit for the doors....you might almost think the folks at Raingler had it in mind when they made it (although I am quite sure they did not as it is not displayed on their web site in this fashion). 


Some time back, I had picked up a few 1" wide nylon straps at the local camping store.  I think I've seen them in the sporting goods section at Walmart and other such stores.  I decided to use these to secure the half doors to the net itself so that they would not accidentally slip off of the net when doing a steep hill climb or obstacle.


Here is a pic of the two straps wrapped around the net and doors.  I've hit the trail with this configuration now a couple of times and it does very well.  The doors stay put quite well on the cargo net.  I lose some visibility in the rear view mirror due to the "bundle" hanging where it is.  How much will depend to some degree on how tall you are or are not and if you have your inside rear view mirror inverted or in the regular position. 


When the soft uppers are mounted on the metal lowers, I fold the storage cover and lay it up in the net, ready for the next time my upper doors need a place to "hang out". 

Since my doing this, a friend has bought the Raingler net and is in the process of getting a storage cover made for his uppers.  He tried it with a beach towel but the towel slid around while on the trail and before we were done, his windows were scuffing up a bit.  The storage cover is worth the little extra effort needed to make it all work like it should. 

That is about it.  If you are looking for a place to store your soft uppers when out on the trail, this is one method that seems to work quite well.  If you come up with some others, drop me a note.  I would like to hear about your idea. 

 

 

 

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