AHhhhhh!!! Jeep is getting drenched during big storm!!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-25-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
hedonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 441
AHhhhhh!!! Jeep is getting drenched during big storm!!!

Hello all.

I took off the hard top two weeks ago and left it in my parent's garage because we had a great break in weather last week so I took the opportunity to take the top and doors off.

Problem: Southern California has been getting dumped on for the past 4 days. I have a waterproof car cover but because of the strong storm, my interior is drenched

I peeked insinde this morning and the seats and the carpet are wet. O well, this is a good chance for me to shampoo the interior when the rain ebbs.

Question: Is the really bad when this happens? Does it damage the carpet and seats and/or electrical stuff???

Thanks to you all in advance.

__________________
Jeep; There's only one.
hedonist is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-25-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
skeeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, Wa.
Posts: 3,869
Send a message via Yahoo to skeeter
No. I left my top off just about all year last year and no problems. Just make sure and let it dry good before putting the top back on.

__________________
"But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782

Arguing with a truck driver is like wrestling with a pig in mud, eventually you realize the pig enjoys it.
skeeter is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-25-2008, 11:47 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
hedonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 441
Thanks Skeeter!!! I feel a little better...
__________________
Jeep; There's only one.
hedonist is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-25-2008, 11:48 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
mangostene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: That's My Girl Sarah!
Posts: 23
I once had a car get flooded and no matter how much scooping of water the carpet soaked up, the next day, there was more. There was no amount of blowdrying that really took care of it. In the end, I ended up ripping it out. Plus, I was worried that had I kept it, when it eventually dried, I would have to contend with mold spores floating around getting kicked up everytime I stepped on it. Not good!

In your case, I would just rip out all the carpet so I wouldn't have to deal with moisture, mold, fleas, dust, dirt, allergens, mites, etc. that might get kicked up everytime that gets stepped on.

Not sure what year your Jeep is but in my '91, it feels a whole lot better! Yep, the past couple of days of rain here in SoCal leaves the inside of my Jeep wet too but not too much. I really don't have any wires running along the floor board, I just tuck them into the sides and ziptie them. The only wire I know of that cuts across the floor board is that seat belt sensor deal that attaches to the buckle but even I don't use that, I just consciously put on my seatbelt so I don't need that wire.


To get back the insulation I lost from removing the carpet I slathered Herculiner all over the tub and whenever it gets dirty, I just pop open the drain holes and hose it down. In time, the carpet will rot and won't really dry up completely. The seats (at least mine) are covered in that synthetic easy to wipe down fabric out of the factory so I'm not too worried about those. Water just beads down. You can always get neoprene seat covers.

I like to drive my Jeep without the doors and top too and I just don't want it to act like an oversized feather duster collecting all that stuff flying about in the air as I drive right on to the carpeting and accumulating! Yuck!

I'd say, rip out the carpet, Herculiner the tub, and not even have to deal with shampooing anything anymore!

Good luck
__________________
My Girl Likes It Muddy and Dirty!
mangostene is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-25-2008, 12:22 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 97
mine got wet alot last summer, i just let it dry out before i put the top back up. back in april it got so wet it did short out my speakers and i had to replace all 4. be careful not to turn on your radio when it it wet, wait till it dries.
robertv is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-25-2008, 01:21 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
sgnellett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Under a sheet of ice, you know, from Global Warming!
Posts: 2,949
If you have the cover on, your electronics should be ok, as long as there isn't water actually ON them, humidity won't hurt. If you can, get out there and pull the drain plugs under the carpet, it'll let the water out. Keep the cover on, but every time it quits raining, open the sides up, let it air out as much as possible. If the sun ever comes back out, even better! Whatever you do, don't button it back up wet, or it'll smell like wet dog forever!
__________________
SGNellett, 02 TJ "LUCY" 3" BDS w/ quick disco's, 33x12.5x15's on Chrome Steel Tailgunners, K&N CAI, Tomkens front & rear w/ swing away tire carrier

Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
And the most important safety, I never put my booger hook on the bang switch unless I'm ready to fire.
sgnellett is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-26-2008, 11:02 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
hedonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 441
My Jeep has been totally dried now.

Put it this way, my Jeep had about 2-3 gallons of water in it.

The solution:



Before it rained again, the sun was out for about four hours. I vaccumed it up with the vac then I put some dry towels around and now, it's is completely dry.

I also put towels under the carpet between the frame. Wow.

You guys rule. Great advice all.

__________________
Jeep; There's only one.
hedonist is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-27-2008, 07:49 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Riptide63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 281
If you lift up the carpet behind the front seats, there's a 1" rubber plug in each floor pan. These seem to be the lowest point in the floor pans, and the perfect place for a drain hole.

__________________
Doug Coleman

2000 Wrangler Sport - "Red" - Stock
1999 Z-28 - "The GLUMAKR" - Not Stock

"Mid-life crisis? Pfffffttt... more like a whole-life crisis."
Riptide63 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Jeep "Mystique" hmenker General Jeep Discussion 52 08-23-2011 11:39 AM
jeep vs girls mr4x4 Off-Topic 15 08-22-2011 02:00 PM
2004 Jeep Rubicon - Chelsea, AL 4x4ROCKSHOP Classifieds Archive 0 10-16-2008 11:51 AM
NEW Aussie Locker For Dana 30 Jeep Differentials (IL) BUSAFREAK Classifieds Archive 13 01-22-2008 09:39 PM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC