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MTG
08-12-2012, 04:10 AM
While on vaca in Hawaii I could not help but notice all the rental jeeps. A few things struck me as odd:

1) a lot of families rent 2 doors. I assume this is to save money, but what a pain in the ass to deal with for 4 or 5 people.

2) several rental companies bought hard tops for their rental jeeps. What a bummer to rent a jeep hoping for a top off experience and getting stuck with a hard top.

3) many of those that got a soft top had no idea how to use them...



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This guy just plain gave up. :cheesy:

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Anyway, these made me laugh on vacation. Post up your own soft top failures.

DManuel
08-12-2012, 05:45 AM
We always try to rent a jeep when we travel. We have done this on many Caribbean islands. Often times, the rental place warns you against lowering the sot top and threatens a fine if you do so. I think they purchase soft top vehicles for the lower price but fear tourists will ruin the tops by using them the wrong way. Or, the interior getting hammered by the frequent thunderstorm. We typically lower the top anyway. But, we know how to do it. And, usually put it back better than it was before. What we find funny on most Jeep rentals is the amount of damage to the plastic bumpers. Those things are typically trashed. The rental Jeep is what lead us to purchase our first Jeep. So, hats off to the rental Jeep. Let's see the pics. We will try to post some up.

10frank9
08-12-2012, 06:40 AM
While on vaca in Hawaii I could not help but notice all the rental jeeps. A few things struck me as odd:

1) a lot of families rent 2 doors. I assume this is to save money, but what a pain in the ass to deal with for 4 or 5 people.

2) several rental companies bought hard tops for their rental keeps. What a bummer to rent a jeep hoping for a top off experience and getting stuck with a hard top.

3) many of those that got a soft top had no idea how to use them...

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This guy just plain gave up. :cheesy:

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Anyway, these made me laugh on vacation. Post up your own soft top failures.

Oh my goodness. Fail indeed. Great job on the photos. The one with the soft top halfway down had me lol so hard my wife woke up! Hahahaha

Toneman
08-12-2012, 03:37 PM
This guy just plain gave up. :cheesy:

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Anyway, these made me laugh on vacation. Post up your own soft top failures.

OMG Laughing so hard it hurts. :yup:

Hell_Fire
08-12-2012, 04:49 PM
We always try to rent a jeep when we travel. We have done this on many Caribbean islands. Often times, the rental place warns you against lowering the sot top and threatens a fine if you do so. I think they purchase soft top vehicles for the lower price but fear tourists will ruin the tops by using them the wrong way. Or, the interior getting hammered by the frequent thunderstorm. We typically lower the top anyway. But, we know how to do it. And, usually put it back better than it was before. What we find funny on most Jeep rentals is the amount of damage to the plastic bumpers. Those things are typically trashed. The rental Jeep is what lead us to purchase our first Jeep. So, hats off to the rental Jeep. Let's see the pics. We will try to post some up.

Hmmmm so you reacon when I visit the states I can hire a JK to do the JK Xperiance next year :D promise I will give it back it good condtion even with the soft top on, fitted correctly lol :rock:

MikeLisa
08-12-2012, 05:20 PM
I've seen people around here with similar problems and have been tempted to stop them and show'em how it should be.

2012jkfng702
08-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Is that Mr. Clean in the reflection on that first pic...:cheesy:

htweelz
08-13-2012, 05:27 PM
I've seen people driving JKUs with the top hanging down on the rear seat passengers!

Blonda
08-15-2012, 04:10 PM
Frank and I rented a TJ about 5-6 years ago in Cancun and asked them to take the top down for us before we took it. We drove it to the Mayan Riviera. When we parked it that night we couldn't for the life of us get it to go back up and connect at the top so we just gave up. We figured--it's under the trees right? It won't be so bad. :yup: Of course that night they had a major storm -- I think it took us about 3 days to get all the water out of the cup holders :cheesy:

MTG
08-15-2012, 09:54 PM
Is that Mr. Clean in the reflection on that first pic...:cheesy:

LOL! Nope, his better looking cousin. :)

MTG
08-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Frank and I rented a TJ about 5-6 years ago in Cancun and asked them to take the top down for us before we took it. We drove it to the Mayan Riviera. When we parked it that night we couldn't for the life of us get it to go back up and connect at the top so we just gave up. We figured--it's under the trees right? It won't be so bad. :yup: Of course that night they had a major storm -- I think it took us about 3 days to get all the water out of the cup holders :cheesy:

Awesome! At least you had time to dry it out. On the road to the Maui airport we often see people on the side of the road putting up their tops (jeeps and otherwise) in a torrential downpour.

JK'AJUN
04-22-2013, 02:38 AM
I believe the used JK I bought Friday was a rental from Hawaii. It has Hawaii inspection stickers and all.

nmwranglerx
04-22-2013, 02:47 AM
I believe the used JK I bought Friday was a rental from Hawaii. It has Hawaii inspection stickers and all.

Mine too! I was a little reluctant to purchase a rental, but it only had 21 K miles on it and a quick inspection checked out okay. I've had it four years now. Been a really good jeep overall.

JK'AJUN
04-22-2013, 02:49 AM
Mine too! I was a little reluctant to purchase a rental, but it only had 21 K miles on it and a quick inspection checked out okay. I've had it four years now. Been a really good jeep overall.

So what did you use to remove the inspection sticker? When I peeled it off, it left the background that reads "void"

nmwranglerx
04-22-2013, 02:59 AM
My soft-top failure story happened at 13,000 ft, the top of Imogene Pass, CO. I had just the sunrider portion back and forgot to strap it down :doh:. A strong gust o' wind came along and WHAM, the thing flew forward and hard in an instant. Luckily no-one's fingers were in the way...A shot of the crew post soft-top fail....everyone okay, lol

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nmwranglerx
04-22-2013, 03:06 AM
So what did you use to remove the inspection sticker? When I peeled it off, it left the background that reads "void"

Hmmmm, mine never had the inspection sticker, or maybe removed by dealer. The salesman told me it was from Hawaii. He had two other JKUs from the same place. The build sheet I got from Chrysler also shows a Hawaii Excise Tax. Where was the sticker at?

JK'AJUN
04-22-2013, 03:18 AM
Hmmmm, mine never had the inspection sticker, or maybe removed by dealer. The salesman told me it was from Hawaii. He had two other JKUs from the same place. The build sheet I got from Chrysler also shows a Hawaii Excise Tax. Where was the sticker at?

They had 2 other Jeeps besides mine from Hawaii too...

The sticker is on the passenger side under the tail light. I just don't want to scratch the paint.

cottrellsahara
04-22-2013, 11:47 AM
While on vaca in Hawaii I could not help but notice all the rental jeeps. A few things struck me as odd:

1) a lot of families rent 2 doors. I assume this is to save money, but what a pain in the ass to deal with for 4 or 5 people.

2) several rental companies bought hard tops for their rental jeeps. What a bummer to rent a jeep hoping for a top off experience and getting stuck with a hard top.

3) many of those that got a soft top had no idea how to use them...



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This guy just plain gave up. :cheesy:

4276

Anyway, these made me laugh on vacation. Post up your own soft top failures.

hahhahaahaha that is priceless

AllAmericanInfidel
04-22-2013, 06:27 PM
While on vaca in Hawaii I could not help but notice all the rental jeeps. A few things struck me as odd:

1) a lot of families rent 2 doors. I assume this is to save money, but what a pain in the ass to deal with for 4 or 5 people.

2) several rental companies bought hard tops for their rental jeeps. What a bummer to rent a jeep hoping for a top off experience and getting stuck with a hard top.

3) many of those that got a soft top had no idea how to use them...



4273



4274



4275


This guy just plain gave up. :cheesy:

4276

Anyway, these made me laugh on vacation. Post up your own soft top failures.

LMFAO!!! Too funny!

Linebacker
04-22-2013, 06:35 PM
Rented a topless YJ on the tropical Hilo side of the big Island. It rains there all the time. Spent the whole day in glorious sun while everyone else wrestled their tops or drove around in cars. Made for lively discussion at the Tiki bar that night... What I remember of the conversation anyway.:thumb:

JeepinLife
07-08-2013, 02:43 AM
They had 2 other Jeeps besides mine from Hawaii too...

The sticker is on the passenger side under the tail light. I just don't want to scratch the paint.

Not sure if you took care of this but try hitting it with alcohol then some wax.

Aeraun
07-08-2013, 04:54 PM
Ha nice pictures. Its funny that people would try to mess with the tops when they obviously have no clue what they are doing. That last pic was something else. How could you think that's how it goes? Lol. But I have to let the window corners slide because mine do the same thing. They don't reach all the way into the frame piece. I've tried every which way and have been told that that's just the way it is. I duno, maybe I'm just as dumb as the tourists when it comes to that lol

Hightower
07-12-2013, 10:24 PM
I could sell them my old hardtop I'll even through in a few cool stickers !


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joshpfef
07-13-2013, 05:10 AM
My wife and I got married in September and went to St. John in the USVI on our honeymoon. We rented a two door JK, and took the top down before pulling out of the airport in St. Thomas. I couldn't fully appreciate the JK at first since I was getting used to driving on the left hand side of the road in a LHD Jeep, but once we got off the ferry in St. John, it was an amazing experience. My wife and I had both owned TJs in the past, and even commented on how nice it was to know how to put the soft top on and take it off, and how awful it would have been to try figuring it out after driving a Prius or something.

Taking the top back down after putting it up overnight.
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A tiny handful of the mass amounts of JKs roaming the mountains. It was the telltale sign of a tourist there.
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MTG
06-15-2015, 10:32 PM
Bumping this thread.

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Pretty close.

10frank9
06-15-2015, 10:35 PM
Lol you spot one every time you're on the island?

cozdude
06-15-2015, 10:39 PM
Lol you spot one every time you're on the island?

Sure does seem like it lol

jango
06-15-2015, 10:40 PM
When I went to Hawaii we rented a JKU, it had a hard top. My friends and I were about to take it off only to find out the rental dealer had used sheet metal screws to screw together the hinges so they could never be opened :doh:.

catahoula
06-15-2015, 10:52 PM
Absolutely hilarious!

MTG
07-12-2017, 12:19 AM
Thread revival.

Been seeing a lot of these on vacation again this year. This one was great.
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"Just let everything hang there, it'll be fine."

cozdude
07-12-2017, 12:22 AM
Thread revival.

Been seeing a lot of these on vacation again this year. This one was great.
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"Just let everything hang there, it'll be fine."

Close enough [emoji23][emoji23]

Strodinator
07-12-2017, 01:53 AM
My Jeep was originally a rental in Hawaii and my soft top is trashed because of what the tourists did to it. I've had to replace all zippers and my hardware is all jacked up

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notnalc68
07-12-2017, 02:01 AM
I saw a YouTube video, of a guy at a Jeep dealership. He was explaining how to use a soft top, and didn't know, himself.


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Jackal01
07-12-2017, 02:15 AM
My Jeep was originally a rental in Hawaii and my soft top is trashed because of what the tourists did to it. I've had to replace all zippers and my hardware is all jacked up

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Mine was a Hawaiian rental too. Only damage to mine were from the front doors swinging wide open denting the cowels. Top windows were scratched but I considered it normal.

Strodinator
07-12-2017, 04:54 AM
Mine was a Hawaiian rental too. Only damage to mine were from the front doors swinging wide open denting the cowels. Top windows were scratched but I considered it normal.
My zippers were all gunked up. I've still in three years of owning it, never unzipped my rear window.

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cbmatt66
07-12-2017, 01:11 PM
My jeep was also a Hawaiian rental with a hard top. It was in pretty good shape with a few scratches, the hard top panels are beat up pretty good and the gas tank skid plate was scratched and dented. I found a few pieces of lava rock inside the grill.

jesse3638
07-12-2017, 07:31 PM
Being a hard top owner (Nearly 12 months with it off) I'd be a bit lost as to how to operate the soft top. I'm sure using a couple of these pics I could figure it out though. The most recent ones look good..haha