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So far Jeep has been very careful not to leak out one single picture of the roof panels stowed in the trunk area. And I understand that this car is now being sold in other countries. So it would be great if a Renegade owner in some other country would post some pictures of the roof panels stowed in the trunk area. I would really love to see how much room they take up from the already small trunk space.

And how easy or hard is it to climb up to the roof to take them off or to put them on? Love to see a video of that. Thanks much.
 

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No my sky roofs have shipped yet as far as I know. They are getting to the AT and trail hawks, so that might change soon. There was a pretty good shot of the storage space around here someplace. Just no panels.
 

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Thanks for the video. I have seen a picture of the spare tire stowed in that compartment. Just have not seen any pictures of the roof panels also stowed there. I assume they get stowed on top of the spare, but under the rear floor. Will be very interesting to see those panels stowed there. They look a lot longer than the trunk does.
 

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I saw them stowed at the LA Auto Show. They have a storage bag they go in and then are stored under the rear load floor.
 

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Thanks Cal Tom and Indiana Jones. Since they get stored under the rear floor then it sounds like they do not eat up any valuable trunk space. Still love to know how easy or how difficult it will be to get them off and on the roof of the car. I speculate it may take two people to do that along with a step stool or two. Does anyone have a video of them being put on or taken off?
 

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Thanks Cal Tom and Indiana Jones. Since they get stored under the rear floor then it sounds like they do not eat up any valuable trunk space. Still love to know how easy or how difficult it will be to get them off and on the roof of the car. I speculate it may take two people to do that along with a step stool or two. Does anyone have a video of them being put on or taken off?
I read somewhere that they won't fit under the cargo floor if you get the spare tire.
 

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Thanks Cal Tom and Indiana Jones. Since they get stored under the rear floor then it sounds like they do not eat up any valuable trunk space. Still love to know how easy or how difficult it will be to get them off and on the roof of the car. I speculate it may take two people to do that along with a step stool or two. Does anyone have a video of them being put on or taken off?

Only thing I've seen is at about 1:57 in this video showing someone carrying a panel.

http://youtu.be/3JWWvOWwnOM



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Thanks Cal Tom and Indiana Jones. Since they get stored under the rear floor then it sounds like they do not eat up any valuable trunk space. Still love to know how easy or how difficult it will be to get them off and on the roof of the car. I speculate it may take two people to do that along with a step stool or two. Does anyone have a video of them being put on or taken off?
You are welcome! The panels are light but they require the key and two hands to remove. Fiat designed them on purpose this way so people would not remove them while driving.
 

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I read somewhere that they won't fit under the cargo floor if you get the spare tire.
I dont think that's the case. I've seen the ordering options somewhere on this forum site. And it shows that the My Sky panels are available on all models as well as a spare being available on all models, did not see anything that said you could not get a spare if you also get the My Sky option. That would be a big bummer.
 

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I read somewhere that they won't fit under the cargo floor if you get the spare tire.
I dont think that's the case. I've seen the ordering options somewhere on this forum site. And it shows that the My Sky panels are available on all models as well as a spare being available on all models, did not see anything that said you could not get a spare if you also get the My Sky option. That would be a big bummer.
I think you and Greenjp are right. I read somewhere that with all but he Trailhawk, get a space saver spare where you can still stow the panels underneath the floor. With the Trailhawk you get a full size spare and are able to get the My Sky but the panels will not fit under the floor.
 

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I think you and Greenjp are right. I read somewhere that with all but he Trailhawk, get a space saver spare where you can still stow the panels underneath the floor. With the Trailhawk you get a full size spare and are able to get the My Sky but the panels will not fit under the floor.
IIRC the full size spare deletes a storage tray, and regardless of which system you choose, the panels fit in their protective sleeves and store across the back wedged in the slot you see in all the pictures of the cargo area. Either that or you raise the cargo "floor" up to that slot. The description of the process sounded like it could be either.
 

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This video has a good shot of the storage space (17:36), but no panels.
Presumably they would go under the part that lifts up in back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2CfHpM08Cs
Good video... I just wish there was something in that trunk to provide a size reference.

Does anyone know the actual size of the area behind the seats? I'm not talking cubic feet.... but actual Length and Width at floor level, and perhaps Height (floor level to top of seat-back)?
 

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IIRC the full size spare deletes a storage tray, and regardless of which system you choose, the panels fit in their protective sleeves and store across the back wedged in the slot you see in all the pictures of the cargo area. Either that or you raise the cargo "floor" up to that slot. The description of the process sounded like it could be either.
I have seen the storage area in person. I am not familiar with any "wedge" or "slot" you speak of. I did lift up the floor of the trunk and there was the panels in their sleeve as you mentioned. It was not a Trailhawk that they let you play with at the show and I know those get a space saver tire.... Maybe the panels sit on top of the tire? But with the bigger full size Trailhawk tire I don't how they would fit.
 

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I have seen the storage area in person. I am not familiar with any "wedge" or "slot" you speak of. I did lift up the floor of the trunk and there was the panels in their sleeve as you mentioned. It was not a Trailhawk that they let you play with at the show and I know those get a space saver tire.... Maybe the panels sit on top of the tire? But with the bigger full size Trailhawk tire I don't how they would fit.
The video linked in this thread shows you the tray. Starts at about 17:10, around 17:38 you can see that the soft carpet layer that covers the spare tire area isn't quite flush with a full length molded in ledge. You cna also see a wedge shaped ledge that sticks out farther and doesn't run the whole length that the hard false floor lays on which creates the gap for the panels. Then a big foam tray under the carpet layer.

From the descriptions I have read, with no spare, you get another tray under that big foam tray that fills the temp spare space. With the full size, you get two kind of crescent shaped storage trays instead of that one big one.


PIcture of the full size spare, you can see the crescent trays don't rise above that molded in full length ledge on the left.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1403-2015-jeep-renegade-revealed-at-geneva-motor-show/photo-14.html



Doesn't mean I'm right, but that's my interpretation of pics and descriptions. Also, upselling you on the TH with options, and then making having those options suck isn't a good plan.
 

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Just speculation here but let's say you get the My Sky panels and ya can't also get the spare. And in this hypothetical scenario here let's say that the roof panel are on the roof. So there's nothing under the carpet in the trunk to hold up or "support" the weight of luggage in the trunk area. I think that the spare helps support the weight of luggage in the trunk, just guessing here, scratching da head and wondering, hmmmmm!!!
 
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