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    Hauling your machine

    When your haul your machine do you remove fanric top and vinyl back window or do people leave it on

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    I always left my fabric top on-ripped a front strap apart but not sure if from hiway buffeting or branch on a trail. Back soft panel seems fine on hiway too. Put a hard top on now... fabric looks like a mini parachute in the mirror!
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    I just run a ratchet strap around it from front to back works great no problems.
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    Bungie the door handles together on the big cat, bad latches. Full soft enclosure no problems, without a windshield it may be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean View Post
    I always left my fabric top on-ripped a front strap apart but not sure if from hiway buffeting or branch on a trail. Back soft panel seems fine on hiway too. Put a hard top on now... fabric looks like a mini parachute in the mirror!
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    I just run a ratchet strap around it from front to back works great no problems.
    Quote Originally Posted by blast View Post
    Bungie the door handles together on the big cat, bad latches. Full soft enclosure no problems, without a windshield it may be an issue.
    Thanks for the help

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    Are you hauling it facing forward or backward, on a trailer or in a truck bed?

    I'm thinking about getting the fabric top myself...
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    when we had the a/c soft top on our first trail i wouldn't do anything on local rides using our utility trailer...on our longer trips to moab or the like i used the a/c trailerable cover...i didn't think goin' 75 - 80 mph for hours was a good thing to do with it billowing up/out...but then again that's another $300 or so...now with the emp aluminum top i still use the trailerable cover on long trips to help protect the rig from flying debris and prying eyes...
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    Hauling forward on car trailer usually use ratchet strap but today used the bigger straps to tie machine down and used the extra length of strap to wrap around top on each side worked great towed 2.5 hours each way at 70 mph no problems.

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    I take my soft top off, but I don't use it on every ride either. Don't have a back window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron380 View Post
    Are you hauling it facing forward or backward, on a trailer or in a truck bed?

    I'm thinking about getting the fabric top myself...
    I had a soft top before I put on my aluminum roof and I did haul it facing forward on a car trailer. It ended up stretching the soft top out, so I would recommend taking it off before hauling if you go with a soft top.
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    Towed for hundreds and hundreds of miles at 70+ mph with no issues, forward facing. Billows like a parachute but never caused any problems. Nate in our group did the same but rear facing and also had no issues. It does sorta stretch it a tiny bit but I just snugged down the straps on it and was good to go.
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