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Windshield bumper going to ruin cover?


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The bump stop on my walk-thru windshield is centered at the top. It seems to work fine in that location but it looks like it will stress the cover over time and cause it to rip. Has anyone had an issue with this? Should I move it over to the side? It seems like if it were on the side it would work just as well and not cause any issues with the cover.

Current location circled in RED

Location to move it circled in BLUE


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I'll have to look at mine. I don't remember where it is specifically. Seems like it's lower on the windshield. And I think it has a black rubber bumper on it too.

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It will cause the cover to rip over time.. I have a thumb screw on the top of one of my hinge pins & it caused the cover to tear slightly after 4 years. It is no where near that big.

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If the cover was double layered over the bumper then I don't think it would be an issue but it's not. I don't see why I couldn't move it over to the side.... It seems like centered is a goofy place to put it.

Thanks for the feedback. What do you do if you remove it? What does the windshield rest on?

I prob just need to go out and remove the damn thing!

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I have a similar issue on mine and I put air pillows used for packing material around the post and it eliminates the problem. Simple fix and no issues.

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I looked at mine & it's where your blue circle indicates. Plus it's like 1" in diameter, black rubber. The cover doesn't touch it at all.

Plus my cover (a Rankin, similar to Evolution) has like a 3" wide layer of thick, soft whatever kind of material attached to the Sunbrella to protect the windshield frame. I imagine this is one thing that makes the cover good for trailering at highway speeds.

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