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Old 07-03-2011, 05:21 AM   #1
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OK, so I know this had to happen eventually, and this morning at 4am my two month old Jeep was caught in a torrential downpour... UGH. I ran outside in my underwear and hopped in the back seat and threw the top up (it's a 4-door so a bit hard to put the top up by myself, especially in the pouring rain). I buttoned it all up, and there is about 2'' of water on the floor. I plan to take out the plugs and let it drain in the morning and need help on a few things:

1) Are the gauges, stereo, gears, etc. going to OK?

2) The rain was pretty intense, do you think an extremely hot day here in DC will dry it all out tomorrow?

3) UGH!!! I can't believe I made such a rookie mistake!!

...and to top it all off, it stopped raining once i put the top back on.

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OK, so I know this had to happen eventually, and this morning at 4am my two month old Jeep was caught in a torrential downpour... UGH. I ran outside in my underwear and hopped in the back seat and threw the top up (it's a 4-door so a bit hard to put the top up by myself, especially in the pouring rain). I buttoned it all up, and there is about 2'' of water on the floor. I plan to take out the plugs and let it drain in the morning and need help on a few things:

1) Are the gauges, stereo, gears, etc. going to OK?

2) The rain was pretty intense, do you think an extremely hot day here in DC will dry it all out tomorrow?

3) UGH!!! I can't believe I made such a rookie mistake!!

...and to top it all off, it stopped raining once i put the top back on.
It always stops right when you fix it. Everything should work just fine. Jeeps can handle water inside the vehicle. That's why they put the drain plugs in. Unlike say a Mercedes convertible. Just pull the plugs and let it sit in the sun for an afternoon. You'll be fine. Happened to me a couple weeks back. (although I had my bikini top on so water just got in through the trunk area. But regardless got like an inch of water) with carpets still installed the only problem you MIGHT run into is a little musty smell. A bottle of febreese and you should be good as new. Don't worry it happens to the best of us

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Happened to me about 2 weeks ago. 3"s of standing water in the floor wells. Two days in the sun and everything is fine. You might consider a trail cover if you are going to be leaving it out topless though. I have one and love it. I use it every night to make sure that my jeep stays dry and critter free. Unfortunately the cover was at home and I wasn't when Mother Nature extracted her revenge on my gas guzzling baby.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:54 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum! Pull the drain plugs and park it in the sun. You should probably take out the carpet too.

I was going to ask if you lived near D.C. as I live in NoVa and that same storm woke me up last night lol. Hope it works out!
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Pull the drain plugs and park it in the sun. You should probably take out the carpet too.
x2 on taking out the carpet just so you dont get a moldy musty smell.

oh yea, Rhino line the floor while the carpet is out lol. then you never have to worry about rust.
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