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I have a 2dr Rubicon soft top with the rear seat removed. An XL crate fits fine, but it is a PIA to load the dog in/out since I need to undo the rear soft window, throw it up on top, load the dog, then reattach the rear soft window. Hardtop would make life easier from that standpoint. But I still would not give up my soft top ....
iam getting ready to order the Jeep but still wondering about the top. I really like the soft tops With the soft top, can you roll up the back window and secure it? I train dogs, it would be a pain To take the window out and store it somewhere while I train
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iam getting ready to order the Jeep but still wondering about the top. I really like the soft tops With the soft top, can you roll up the back window and secure it? I train dogs, it would be a pain To take the window out and store it somewhere while I tr
Hi. I’ve had 4 wranglers. And I hunt with dogs constantly. Birds and ducks. The first two jeeps were soft tops. The rear entry is a total pain in the butt. I love soft tops but since I’ve gone to the dual top option on my last two jeeps I never put the rear window on when I’m in soft top mode. For hunting and non-warm weather use in general the hard top is definitely the way to go. Having said that I would definitely either get the dual top option or plan to get some kind of soft top aftermarket to enjoy the jeep in the summertime.
On my latest wrangler I went with a four-door which is the first four-door I’ve ever had. I swore I would never get anything but a two door. I know you said you had one golden that you train. I used to be a one dog person but have since changed to a setter and a griffon which means I need room for two crates and gear. Two crates fit side-by-side with the seat folded down plus I have plenty of room for whatever I want to bring with me. If you are certain you’re going to stay with just one dog and one crate then a two door would work just fine. A two door wrangler is the icon everything else tries to be. In my case I’ve done three of them and I was needing the extra room. If you want to talk more shoot me a PM and I’ll give you my number sounds like you and I use the jeeps for similar activities
 

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I have a 2 door, hardtop, back seat removed. I use exactly the size crate you mention when I transport macaws. Fits fine. Also, the liner mentioned in post #9 is excellent...I've been using one for 18 months.
 
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Hi. I’ve had 4 wranglers. And I hunt with dogs constantly. Birds and ducks. The first two jeeps were soft tops. The rear entry is a total pain in the butt. I love soft tops but since I’ve gone to the dual top option on my last two jeeps I never put the rear window on when I’m in soft top mode. For hunting and non-warm weather use in general the hard top is definitely the way to go. Having said that I would definitely either get the dual top option or plan to get some kind of soft top aftermarket to enjoy the jeep in the summertime.
On my latest wrangler I went with a four-door which is the first four-door I’ve ever had. I swore I would never get anything but a two door. I know you said you had one golden that you train. I used to be a one dog person but have since changed to a setter and a griffon which means I need room for two crates and gear. Two crates fit side-by-side with the seat folded down plus I have plenty of room for whatever I want to bring with me. If you are certain you’re going to stay with just one dog and one crate then a two door would work just fine. A two door wrangler is the icon everything else tries to be. In my case I’ve done three of them and I was needing the extra room. If you want to talk more shoot me a PM and I’ll give you my number sounds like you and I use the jeeps for similar activities
Hello Jeep1967
I pulled,thee trigger and ordered a 4 door unlimited Rubicon diesel with a soft top. I know it’s going to be a pain in the *** but I will put up with it. I drive to trainIng areas about 3 times a week and the rest is on our property. So I think I will be fine. Have you ever driven the Jeep with soft top without the back window? When competing at trials/hunt tests I could drive without back window short distances
 

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Hello Jeep1967
I pulled,thee trigger and ordered a 4 door unlimited Rubicon diesel with a soft top. I know it’s going to be a pain in the *** but I will put up with it. I drive to trainIng areas about 3 times a week and the rest is on our property. So I think I will be fine. Have you ever driven the Jeep with soft top without the back window? When competing at trials/hunt tests I could drive without back window short distances
Congratulations on the new jeep I think a diesel is a good option and you’re not gonna regret the four door.
I’ve driven with the back window off almost exclusively. But I also usually have the doors off too. I think there is some concern with carbon monoxide from the exhaust if you drive a lot with only the back window removed. You’re not going that far then I wouldn’t worry about it at all or you can always put the windows down. Of course without a window on the back you have to worry about rain. But like I said I had two soft tops only on jeeps for years and I just rolled up the back window- it’s made to do that. I try to make sure the windows are clean when I’m rolling it up even dust will scratch the thing -but you can always replace the window if it gets that bad. I never had to replace any windows in any of the jeeps I’ve had. Send some pictures
 
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Congratulations on the new jeep I think a diesel is a good option and you’re not gonna regret the four door.
I’ve driven with the back window off almost exclusively. But I also usually have the doors off too. I think there is some concern with carbon monoxide from the exhaust if you drive a lot with only the back window removed. You’re not going that far then I wouldn’t worry about it at all or you can always put the windows down. Of course without a window on the back you have to worry about rain. But like I said I had two soft tops only on jeeps for years and I just rolled up the back window- it’s made to do that. I try to make sure the windows are clean when I’m rolling it up even dust will scratch the thing -but you can always replace the window if it gets that bad. I never had to replace any windows in any of the jeeps I’ve had. Send some pictures
Hello Jeep67

😊😊😊 good news, we are picking up the Jeep today. I’ll post pictures later today or tomorrow

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Hello Jeep67

😊😊😊 good news, we are picking up the Jeep today. I’ll post pictures later today or tomorrow

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Great news. Send a bunch of pictures. Get a good look at how that carpet looks new (minus dog hair).....
 
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We picked up our JLU rubicon diesel yesterday. Love it and our golden has already add his hair to the carpet now, need to go get a new crate for him. One that he can’t look look out and watch hunt tests
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