Tips on How To Safely Store the Doors of Your Jeep
So you want to remove the doors of your Jeep to enjoy some fresh air and unobstructed views? We don’t blame you! The doors on a Jeep were essentially made to come off so that you can maximize the full potential of your vehicle. However, there may come a time when you want to put your Jeep’s doors back on. As such, it’s important to store them in a way that will prevent them from getting damaged during their time out. For helpful tips on how to safely store the doors of your Jeep, continue reading.
Use a Jeep Door Removal Tool
The process of safely storing your doors begins with removing them from your vehicle. When taking the doors off your Jeep, a significant potential for damage exists. Namely, you could drop them and seriously injure yourself, or at the very least, dent your door or shatter its window. To avoid such a catastrophe, we highly suggest using a specialized removal tool.
For example, Top Lift Pro’s Jeep door removal tool will easily latch onto the door of your Jeep and allow you to lift it up with ease. While sliding the door off of your Jeep, our tool helps you maintain perfect balance and control. In doing so, our product all but eliminates the potential for the door to slip out of your grasp and fall to the floor.
Come Up With a Storage Game Plan
Another tip on how to safely store the doors of your Jeep is to assess your options and come up with a storage game plan. Ultimately, there are several different ways to safely store the doors of your Jeep depending on your preferences, budget, and available storage space. Below, we will walk you through some of the most popular options:
Tuck Them In
One of the cheapest and easiest ways to store the doors of your Jeep is to lay down a large, thick blanket and either lay the doors down flat on top of it or lean them against a wall with their base on the blanket. For this option to work, you will need a dry area to store the doors—preferably one where few people walk by to prevent the doors from accidentally getting knocked over.
It is worth noting that there are several downsides to this option. For one, storing your doors on the floor leaves them more vulnerable to damage as they could accidentally get kicked or knocked over. In addition, this option requires that you have a fairly substantial amount of unused space where your doors can rest undisturbed for several days, weeks, or months. As such, we suggest utilizing one of the safer options listed below.
Hang Them Up
Another Jeep door storage method is to mount them up on the wall. There are several different wall-mount options that you can purchase, or if you are particularly handy, you could also try making your own. Of course, this method necessitates that you have a significant amount of available wall space to hang up two large doors and that you are comfortable drilling holes into your wall. Another downside of this option is that you will have to decide whether to remove your Jeep’s doors before you leave the house. It does not leave any room for a spontaneous removal.
Utilize a Jeep Door Storage Cart
If you ask us, the absolute best method for storing the doors of your Jeep is to utilize a storage cart. This option is portable, convenient, and takes up a minimal amount of space while also minimizing the potential for damage.
Top Lift Pro’s storage cart is particularly advantageous, as it allows you to remove and store your Jeep’s doors wherever you are—not just when you’re at home. As such, if you decide that you want to take your doors off when you’re on a vacation or road trip, you have the freedom to do so. Once placed inside the cart, you can then easily wheel your doors to any location that proves most convenient.
Plus, our storage cart’s sturdy design will prevent your doors from tipping over and getting damaged. Instead, it holds them snug and includes brushing inserts on its hinge mounts to prevent wear and tear.
Choose Your Storage Location Wisely
Upon determining which storage method you want to use, you must then determine your storage location. While most people choose to store their doors in their garage, you could also store them in a basement, shed, or another area where you have some extra space. Wherever you choose to store your doors, just make sure that the area is dry and does not get a lot of traffic.
If the area you choose is prone to accumulating water or is exposed to the elements, you might get an unpleasant corroded surprise when it comes time to put your doors back on your Jeep. As previously touched on, you should also avoid storing your doors in high-traffic areas. The more people that walk past your doors, the more opportunities exist for them to get bumped and knocked over.
Cover the Doors Up
For optimal safety, we also suggest placing a protective covering over your Jeep doors while storing them. Doing so will prevent any harmful or abrasive substances from getting on the doors during their time in storage. While a simple tarp is better than nothing, we suggest purchasing Top Lift Pros Jeep door covers for optimal protection.
In addition to preventing scratches and dings from occurring and impeding dust mites from accumulating on their surface, our high-quality covers also provide UV protection to prevent the paint on your doors from becoming discolored. Plus, the soft inner lining of our cover will help protect against rubbing, which can wear away at the finish of your doors over time.
Top Lift Pros is committed to helping you have the best Jeep-owning experience possible. As such, we provide a number of tools and products designed to help you remove, install, and store the doors and hardtop of your Jeep easily and safely. For more information regarding Top Lift Pro’s innovative products, contact us today.