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Old 06-10-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Water in back

Just traded in my 4th Cherokee Classic for my 1st Wrangler. It is a 4 door and came only with a hard top. I just bought a bikini top for it but am curious about getting water in the back in the cargo area. Does it hurt it at all and are there drain plugs back there under the carpet? If water gets back there does it just make its way to the back seat floor boards?

Also is there anything available that would be custom fit for the cargo area of a 4 door Jeep and act as a tub almost? Kind of like a bed liner but not a spray on product, more like a custom sized plastic bed (like the plastic under your bed storage container) that could at least hold maybe 4" of water? Then when it gets water in it you could open the gate slide it out a few inches and pull a drain plug on that. It would not keep the back totally dry but would contain a significant amount of water.

Does anything like that exist?

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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welcome to the site, great people on here. to answer your question, i dont know. but im sure someone will post a sugestion. either way we need pictures of the jeep.

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Old 06-11-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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I've had my Jeep fill with water while at work. I called the weathermans bluff and didn't put my back windows in. I rained sideways and my jeep had about 3" of water throughout. I drove the front tires up on a curb, took the doors off, took the top down, and pulled the drain plug at the bottom of the compartment that holds the jack. If you lift up the cover in the back, you'll see it. There are also drain plugs under the seats if you need those (I did). After a few days, it dried out without an issue.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:13 PM   #4
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Isn't this what they make wet/dry vacs for, after the water is drained? That would lessen the dry time. You could just keep a tarp with some bungies for the just in case scenarios. It can be fun standing outside in an absolute downpour trying to put the tarp over. Just think of all the fun your co-workers will have while watching . I'm thinking that as mine gets into old age, the carpets will be coming out and bedliner painted in, prolly git those nice vinyl water proof seat covers when I does get the bed done up right nice.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:31 PM   #5
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Thanks everybody. Quadratec has a rubber liner that is about 2" deep and they really don't advertise (or design) it for holding water. I'm envisioning a hard black plastic 4" tub that would have a drain plug so you only have to pull it a few inches out the back to drain. It would hold a lot of rain water as well provide a durable tub to hold all your crap. Any plastic injection people out there want to make that and sell it with me. Cool Runnings
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:57 PM   #6
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yes plugs

Yes there are plugs in the back, I think 2 or 3 plus 4 up front and 2 for the rear seats. I have pulled all of my carpet out and the trim because I am going to Herculiner the interior. I will take pictures once complete and post them. I got tired of the carpet retaining water and "for me" this is a Jeep and the least amount of krap I have in the interior the better.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:42 AM   #7
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I got cought with no doors or windows in the rain myself. I had about two inches in the passenger compartment and the back. If I remember correctly the four door has at least eight drain plugs. Two for each front seat, two for the back seat and at least two in the rear. I think there was one on each side of the jack compartment. I removed the top adn drain plugs and let it sit in the sun for the day. No smell or anything.

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