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Old 06-08-2008, 06:32 AM   #1
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Top Down Dehydration

A note about dehydration, when going around with the top down.

We've had a couple of VERY "hot" days here in New England right now, and as you know, I LOVE to go around with the top down as often as I can.

I noticed, of course, how intensely the heat beat down on myself and my passenger during our running around yesterday in town.

It occured to me that it might be a good idea to have a bottle of water at my side, and perhaps a hat with a visor, to help keep dehydration at bay.

Any other suggestions for these kind of conditions from you experienced "topless" drivers??????

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Old 06-08-2008, 07:39 AM   #2
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I learned the hard way with my 97 since it had no a/c.

Always carry water (as you said), a hat, sun block, and just be aware of all the different types of heat related illnesses and symptoms.

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Old 06-08-2008, 08:13 AM   #3
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Best top make a sun screen bikini top, kind of a mesh that looks pretty good. I've just started top down day, back up at nite from the thunderstorms.
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Strap a Camelbak to your seat! They work great, and it shouldn't really get in the way. Although it'd be relatively easy to steal unless you find a way to secure it to your seat better.
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Sunblock!!!!!
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Water and a hat to stop dehydration yeah! whoda thought?
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hmmm... we've just always dealt with the heat and humidity way down here. but i guess its like yall with the cold. we cant take nearly as much as yall up north. but the camel back would be a good idea
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:07 AM   #9
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living out here in the desert I got into a habbit of carring a little cooler full of water and soft drinks its always a good idea to have water with you
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safari top
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a 12 volt mini fridge is good to have.. i'm not talking a big 3 feet animal. I'm saying small enough for 2 bottles of water.

as for a top i vote for a bikini





For me i have a hard top that i cannot take off since i dont have a place to store it so the ht does a great job for me.
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did you know this pic was taken at one of our local trails here in WV ?
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down side to the bikini top is if you lean your seat back, and it doesn't provide as much shade depending on where the sun is, also, your passengers in the back seat still get roasted.
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If you get to hot wheeling just swing over to the local collage fundraiser car wash and let the girls volleyball team hose you of while they clean your jeep. And yes I am a dirty old man.
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down side to the bikini top is if you lean your seat back, and it doesn't provide as much shade depending on where the sun is, also, your passengers in the back seat still get roasted.
well on a TJ we have the full roll bar so you can cover up the entire jeep, not just half of it.

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did you know this pic was taken at one of our local trails here in WV ?
no sir i did not, i found it on yahoo.
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[QUOTE=Triple88a;235934]well on a TJ we have the full roll bar so you can cover up the entire jeep, not just half of it.QUOTE]

I have a tj as well, a bikini only covers the front two seats, a safari goes all the way over the backseat, just a little terminology confusion.
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i see, well safari it is then
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:17 AM   #18
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Got PLENTY of water INSIDE the Wrangler yesterday, in a surprise thunderstorm that produced torrential rains!! Unfortunately I was nowhere near my OPEN Wrangler, (fully "open") and have a MESS to clean up today.....

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do you have the drain plugs out?
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Couldn't find em, .........I asked someone in here once, to tell me EXACTLY where they were, and I got a rather general (in the wells) response.

Would have been nice for someone to take some pictures of them, and maybe a step-by-step tutorial about removing them.

Most of the water is sopped up now, and with the 90║ Temperatures out, things are drying out QUICK.

The one place where I got an inch of water (that I've sopped up also) that ISN'T getting much in the way of Sun or heat to dry it out, is the cubby hole in the way back.
I gotta figure out a way to open that up and get it dry in there.

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Finding drain plugs, pull carpet and open eyes.....
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Finding drain plugs, pull carpet and open eyes.....
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FINALLY.....someone who took the time to help out a blind idiot like me......THANK YOU, Vector6, for taking the time to do the photos........I'm glad SOMEONE in here did!!

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I keep my drain plugs out full time. Better then waking up in the morning and finding ducks swimming in your ride.
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you have 4 plugs total, two up front and two behind front seats. ive had to pull mine several times. make sure you take out the carpet and hose it off and let it dry really good. if you dont it will stink
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any one ever tried running one way valves?

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