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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    Hoping to wire up an inverter and the fridge this weekend.

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    I need to do this on my JK. What all have you run off of that inverter? I remember you saying you use a coffee pot. How about any corded tools or battery chargers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddays v2 View Post
    I need to do this on my JK. What all have you run off of that inverter? I remember you saying you use a coffee pot. How about any corded tools or battery chargers?
    Appears to be the exact same inverter as the other Jeep but company name has changed and I couldn't find a blue one. I've run a small coffee pot, power tools, and charged electronics with it. Same plan for the JT.

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    Got the inverter wired today.

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    I just ziptied the circuit breaker to the battery cover. Beats drilling new holes or finding out where to put it under this hood with no fucking room anywhere.

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    Ran wires above the frame and found a drain plug under the carpet under the back seat. I could have cut the carpet cleaner but I didn't.

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    ARB fridge wired up as well and found a perfect spot for the receptacle in in the bed.

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    Nice install. I don't understand the battery covers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddays v2 View Post
    Nice install. I don't understand the battery covers
    Thanks. Me too. I've seen battery blankets for cooler weather but I think this OEM thing is just for looks.
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    Nice install man!

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    Just an update. Went on a 1000 mile road trip with snow and rain the entire time and everything in the bed stayed dry. I found a couple of quarter-sized puddles in a couple spots near the bed edges but nothing concerning at all. Pretty happy with this tonneau cover even though it isn't designed to be waterproof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    So I talked to Rugged Ridge this morning and was told that the cover only works if the trail rail system is present. And of course now it says that on their website I looked many times yesterday and it wasn't there.

    Regardless, here's what I did to make it work. I had to cut out the plastic cut-outs on the bed rails, drill a hole in the Rugged Ridge bracket, and then use a bolt, washers, and nuts to secure it to one of the existing bed holes. See where red arrow is:

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    ^Behind the yellow circle is another threaded hole that is in the bed. I will likely fab something up at some point to give the bottom of the bracket some kind of extra support.

    The trail rail system was 900 from the factory or 400 aftermarket. I guess I'm ok with drilling a hole in the bracket for free.
    So it is possible to get this tonneau cover on the bed without having the trail rail system? All is needed is to drill that 1 hole in the Rugged Ridge mount?
    I'd like to get a soft rolling cover like this one but dont want the trail rail system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StingRubi19 View Post
    So it is possible to get this tonneau cover on the bed without having the trail rail system? All is needed is to drill that 1 hole in the Rugged Ridge mount?
    I'd like to get a soft rolling cover like this one but dont want the trail rail system.
    It does work with a little bit of ghetto modification. Here's some more pics of what I did. So yes I drilled a hole in that bracket and just used a bolt and nut to go through it (there's already a hole in the bed there behind the plastic cut out). Then on the opposite lower corner of the bracket, I drilled another hole because there is actually a threaded hole there in the bed already (I think it's an M6 but I can't remember for sure). Then I got a nice hefty aluminum spacer from ACE Hardware for something solid for the bracket to rest against. And I got some proper length bolts. It's worked perfect.


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