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Old 07-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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For those who got caught in the rain..

I know its bound to happen. As i usually ride solo i can just imaging getting caught in a heavy rain or even worse coming out of Costco to an unexpected rain storm...

How did you guys handle the drenched wet seats and carpets as well as soaking leather steering wheel and electronics ...

A play by play explanation of how you went about getting your ride back in pristine order ...

Thanks in advance ..

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Old 07-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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Grin and bear it. You can fold and tumble your front seats, it keeps them somewhat dryish.

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Old 07-02-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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X2 and pull your drain plugs and pull your carpet and let it air dry or use a fan.. alittle sprinkle shouldnt be an issue. its those angle rains that get your speakers and stereo.. dont use any of your electronics untill it dries or you will blow your speakers and possibly your radio
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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On those days when there is good chance of rain I'll cover my entire drivers seat with an extra large garbage bag also known as can liners. They are just the right size to put over the back of the seat and it will just stretch enough over the seat bottom to ensure a tight fit and all the water just pours down and out the drain plug. As far as the dash and steering wheel a bikini top solves that problem. I usually run with my soft top up and doors and windows off.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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Even with my safari top, wrap around jammer, and deck cover my interior got soaked last week when Deby decided she liked Crystal River AND Jacksonville enough to stay for a week.

I have marine speakers so that part does not matter if they get wet. Head unit was protected well enough so that is good to go.

Seats and carpet got thrashed and so I did what I always do. Sucked it up and drove the 2.5 hours back to Jax with water comin in between the top and soft uppers dripping onto my leg from the grab handle.

Did have an issue where when I turned off the ignition the jeep kept runnng but steady pressure on the brake and easing off the clutch took care of that.

I was at least bright enough to pull the front and rear floor plugs........LOL
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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I Sat with a steam cleaner sucking water out of the seats for 2 hrs pulled the carpets and drain plugs and cursed the entire time because there was nothing on radar even while it was pouring into my jeep
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:52 AM   #7
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Got a shop vac and vacuumed out the 2" of water in the floors and as much as I could from the seats. Left the Jeep sitting topless out in the sunshine and all was dry within 24 hours. A good shop vac can be worth it's weight in gold and should come as standard equipment.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #8
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I was at least bright enough to pull the front and rear floor plugs........LOL
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... pulled the carpets and drain plugs ...
Pulled them? Shoot, take them out and put them in the same drawer as the door hinge bolts.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
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A lot of good advice so far. If you have standing water then pull the plugs. They are underneath your front seats and front carpet. There should be 6 I think, 3 on each side. There are also plugs in the back but I'm not sure how many.

Keep 'em out for a few days. Let the sun beat down on the wet seats, carpet and interior and it will dry up. If you're pressed for time you can use a shop vac to suck up the water.

I used to get my seats wet with a soft top set up I was running and it was always a pain but the interior would usually dry up in a day or so provided the sun came out.
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A real Jeeper ain't afraid of a little rain!
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A real Jeeper ain't afraid of a little rain!
Amen. It'll dry. Don't worry about it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #12
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If its a soft top, throw the top up and park it facing the wind. You will stay suprisingly dry. My jeep was outside topless and doorless the other night, I was at work. 2 hours to go, a bad T storm came through with 1 inch hail. I threw my top up and about 45 mins of bad rain near sideways. 2 hours after the rain it was already almost dry. no problem with electric or anything else.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:21 PM   #13
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Mine got drenched yesterday. Threw a trash bag over the seat and drove it home. I did out the bikini top on before the rain got too bad. I usually only have the floor carpet in so it's simple to take those out and hang up to drive.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:31 AM   #14
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i got stuck at work during a pretty bad rain storm. i deliver pizza, and the hardtop was at home.... nothing i could do. lol showed up at people's houses soaked with their pizza. mad tips because of it!
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #15
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Wait. Jeeps have carpet??
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:53 PM   #16
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So there is a rainbow at the end of the tunnel !


At least i know how to deal with this when it happens....

Coming from a car that you push a button and the top closes in about 4 seconds dealing with a manual top is killing me... the kicker is that its almost impossible to close the top by myself in a controlled environment so i can just imagine trying to put it up when its pissing outside... :bang head:


There has to be another way !!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #17
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You could always pack an emergency top cover.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:37 AM   #18
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I just got caught on the highway last night in a MASSIVE downpour with my Freedom Top lids out.

Here's the kicker...I didn't get wet! Yep, you read that right. The sound-bar got a little bit wet but no water whatsoever got into the cabin!
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I've gotten caught in several storms with no tops or doors. If your lucky enough keep your speed around 60-65... You and the inside will barely get wet.... Until you have to get off at an exit lol
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I've gotten caught in several storms with no tops or doors. If your lucky enough keep your speed around 60-65... You and the inside will barely get wet.... Until you have to get off at an exit lol
Yep, this is exactly right! The only thing that got wet was my sound-bar. No water ever got into the cabin!

I thought for sure I was in trouble...

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