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Camper king USA hardtops?

interloper

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Hello,
First post, new owner of a 2006 JL and that needs a hard top. Did anyone get theirs and would like to report back? Looking at the Camper King and Rally Top but not sure it's worth the extra $700.00
Any feedback would be great!
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Hello,
First post, new owner of a 2006 JL and that needs a hard top. Did anyone get theirs and would like to report back? Looking at the Camper King and Rally Top but not sure it's worth the extra $700.00
Any feedback would be great!
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I also have an LJ and went through this process. Long story short, go for the OEM top. I paid a premium for a Gr8tops hardtop, but for the price it's quite expensive and you should be able to find a used OEM top for around$1.5k - $2k.
 
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Stay away from Camper King, Go OEM you can pick one up for $1500 bucks and you'll be much happier. Here is my thread on the camper king

 
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interloper

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Thanks for the prompt responses. For the money I would prefer to have a newly made hard top if possible for the same price. 1945GPW's review of the Camper King didn't sound like it had issues aside from rear window being a bit underwhelming- what did I miss?
What about Rally Tops? They seem to have better quality control, but still suffer from reports of leaking but what doesn't?
 
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I couldn't wash the jeep without a puddle of water near every seam, sun roof leaked, side window seals leaked and the back was the worst. I think the top itself was made fine, I liked the headliner in it. But the back window latches and all the seals were cheap along with the company screwing around for months not returning my money after they received it back. For the money its worth sticking to OEM in my opinion, much better quality and fit.
 
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I have a rally top, I can’t complain about it much. I get a small leak near the front top by the windshield and door vertex (last year I fixed it with a small piece of electrical tape).
 

skrelnik

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Thanks for the prompt responses. For the money I would prefer to have a newly made hard top if possible for the same price. 1945GPW's review of the Camper King didn't sound like it had issues aside from rear window being a bit underwhelming- what did I miss?
What about Rally Tops? They seem to have better quality control, but still suffer from reports of leaking but what doesn't?
I went through this process and I will tell you that OEM is your best route, and if you want to pay a premium go for the Gr8tops hardtop.

 

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I couldn't wash the jeep without a puddle of water near every seam, sun roof leaked, side window seals leaked and the back was the worst. I think the top itself was made fine, I liked the headliner in it. But the back window latches and all the seals were cheap along with the company screwing around for months not returning my money after they received it back. For the money its worth sticking to OEM in my opinion, much better quality and fit.
I've had a totally difference experience with my Camper King top. It doesn't have a sun roof, so that's not a problem, but it doesn't leak anywhere else either. Yes, the hardware is cheap, but it is also less expensive than other tops. This is not a recommendation, just an observation that the top works for me.

The guys are just down the road from me so I figured I could show up and hassle them if I ever have a problem. But I haven't had to do that.
 

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Then there is this option

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skrelnik

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Then there is this option

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That is Jeff Scherbs Jeep, aka the fiberglass master. I have that same hardtop and Jeff actually designed his own to be windowless, or have roll up windows. This guy has created so many items, like this hardtop and the Dinoot trailer.


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