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Hello all! I have been browsing the Pioneer forums for the past couple of months and decided to finally make an account. I have to say right off the bat you all seem a friendly bunch.

I am not a Pioneer owner however am doing research towards a future purchase if the possibility arises.

As a new member i hope I'm not overstepping any boundaries here however have been wondering about the fabric doors on the 2P model. The local Honda dealership didn't have any doors on theirs at all.

I was wondering if an owner that has fabric doors could be so kind as to showcase how they latch, open and close, visibility through them, how rigid is the fabric sort of deal. It would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I'm your huckleberry.

Tell me exactly what you want to know. I'll do my best to help.

And, don't worry about not being an owner (yet!). I was in your shoes (we all were!) just a short time ago. This site helped me decide on the Pioneer.....and also nudge me.

 

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I'm your huckleberry.

Tell me exactly what you want to know. I'll do my best to help.

And, don't worry about not being an owner (yet!). I was in your shoes (we all were!) just a short time ago. This site helped me decide on the Pioneer.....and also nudge me.

Do you have anymore Pictures of the doors? do you like them?
 

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Thank you for taking the time DBCooper :)

Your Pioneer looks great! That looks like a custom plow compared to the stock black warn plows i see as an accessory. The green is definitely something I'd also be willing to stray from the classic Honda red for :D.

I've been curious about the fabric doors for the 2P model. As I was browsing the picture albums on here i noticed this first image from hirpm1983's album and became worried:
Honda Pioneer Forum - HiRPM1983's Album: Plow and cab, just waiting on heater!

As I was daydreaming about where to keep the Pioneer parked, outside in theory seemed like a good option with a hard roof, fabric doors and fabric "divider" behind the headrests. Would you trust keeping your Pioneer out in the snow and rain?

Also I recall reading someone describe how the fabric door works on here however am terrible at using my imagination to picture things people describe. Would it be possible to see how the door latches, what kind of gaps exist between the door and the rest of the cab? Is the frame of the door a metal pipe with fabric stretched over it? How rigid would you say the fabric is? Can you see through the door window well?

I know I'm asking a lot here are sincerely appreciate the opinion of an already owner :) Been contemplating questions like this for weeks!

I'm your huckleberry.

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And, don't worry about not being an owner (yet!). I was in your shoes (we all were!) just a short time ago. This site helped me decide on the Pioneer.....and also nudge me.

 

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Do I like them? Yes. Will I use them very much? No.

Honestly, unless it's raining or snowing, I don't think you need them (if you have a roof, windshield and rear panel).

They were great when it was snowing, though. I'm not sure what kind of photos you want. I can take a photo of anything. They're really stable.....much moreso than I would have thought.
 

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Also I recall reading someone describe how the fabric door works on here however am terrible at using my imagination to picture things people describe. Would it be possible to see how the door latches, what kind of gaps exist between the door and the rest of the cab? Is the frame of the door a metal pipe with fabric stretched over it? How rigid would you say the fabric is? Can you see through the door window well?
It uses the same door latch. There's a strap that connects to the existing door latch to activate it from the outside. You can see great through the windows. Yes...it utilizes a metal framing with fabric over it. It's much like a Jeep Wrangler fabric door (I've owned 5 Wranglers).

I can't imagine where all the ice in that photo came from. I didn't have my rear panel when we last got snow....and I got NOWHERE NEAR that much in the cab.

 

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It uses the same door latch. There's a strap that connects to the existing door latch to activate it from the outside. You can see great through the windows. Yes...it utilizes a metal framing with fabric over it. It's much like a Jeep Wrangler fabric door (I've owned 5 Wranglers).

I can't imagine where all the ice in that photo came from. I didn't have my rear panel when we last got snow....and I got NOWHERE NEAR that much in the cab.
Thank you for settling some of the worries with snow getting in. In that picture you posted, it looks like you're plowing some not so fresh wet snow . Does it handle it well power wise?
 

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Power-wise, it handles it great. The snow was really fresh, but wet (about a foot of it). At that time, I was running stock tires. They're not the greatest tires out there................for snow. But, it still did my drive (in the photo....about 500' long and on an incline) and 13-15 others, just fine. Here's a photo of my drive, from the bottom.

 

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Dizzy, DBCooper done a good job of describing the doors. I have the fabric doors and they do a very good job of keeping the elements out. They are not perfect as far as sealing up all the cracks but they certainly serve the purpose and I would not be without them. If you take your time installing them you can certainly eliminate many of those cracks that can potentially allow cold air to enter from the outside.I feel they were certainly worth the investment.

Removal is very simple. You remove one thumb screw an two pieces of velcro and they are off. Hope this helps.
 

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I PUT 1 INCH PIPE INSULATION AROND THE ROLLCAGE THAT SEALED UP 90% OFF ThE GAPES AROUND THE DOOR FRAMES. I will problaby remove it in the summer.hopping to run the doors most of the summer. It doesnt get very hot here in the summer and when its hot we head for the mountains.
 

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Can you also explain what was involved to install them. Any drilling or rivets or does everything mount to existing bolt holes? Thanks!
 

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Can you also explain what was involved to install them. Any drilling or rivets or does everything mount to existing bolt holes? Thanks!
i second this lol. hey db could you take a pic of the inside as in where the door and window meet. if you still have them on anyway
 

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You have to drill and rivet 2 holders on each door and then drill a hole for an insert on the top/rear of each door. It's nothing major but easier with 2 people. I didn't take any pictures of the ones I installed so I can't help there.
 

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Do the soft doors only work with the soft top? I swear I think I read that somewhere but cant remember exactly. I have the long hard top and was wanting to look at getting some
 

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Do the soft doors only work with the soft top? I swear I think I read that somewhere but cant remember exactly. I have the long hard top and was wanting to look at getting some
i believe the soft doors seal off better with the soft top
 

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toodeep: thanks for info!
 
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