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surferdude88 06-28-2013 12:44 PM

Caught with your top down....
 
It's happened to all of us.... It was a beautiful day and the top was off, but then a rain storm came outa nowhere! So you got a free shower. This thread is for sharing your stories of being caught with your top down.

budke 06-28-2013 12:51 PM

Never been rained on. Always jeep the windows with me and never take the entire top off. Just folded back. Here in FL you never know when its going to rain. Could be sunny as hell and pouring rain at the same time. I have almost gotten caught in a horrible down pour once but I made it to the underpass just before the rain hit so I was able to get the top up and stay dry.

BlueRidgeYJ 06-29-2013 11:49 AM

Now I keep a hiking tarp in the jeep. Got caught thursday without windows, though, and it didn't help. The best part is I had em with me, but thought I could get there first. I was very, very wrong. Mountain rains can be a pita.

JeepinDad 06-29-2013 12:01 PM

Two particular times come to mind.

Last year my better half went out with friends. I told her to call if she needed a ride. A couple hours later the call came and of course a freak downpour had started. The only ride was the topless Jeep. Got a shower that night.

A couple months ago I went to the gym and it was a little cloudy but nothing crazy. I got to the gym and about half way through the skies opened up and it started raining like something out of a movie. It rained straight down, sideways, even seemed to rain upside down a little. Got a shower on the way home. At least it was warm out and most of my drive was on the highway. I'm sure people had a chuckle watching me drive home in a downpour with no top and in gym shorts but hey, I was in a Jeep :)

That reminds me, I need to find a safari top for the Jeep.

Rewind 06-29-2013 12:07 PM

I'm new to the Jeep scene so I haven't gotten caught yet........almost did yesterday. Went to work sans doors and windows, just the top up. Wife called and said big thunderstorm coming. I'm only 2 miles from home so the boss said to run home and button everything up. So I run home (skies are looking really dark, wind gusting up) put in the windows and doors, run back to work and guess what................
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The sun came out and not a drop of rain.

damndirtydog 06-29-2013 12:45 PM

JeepBeach 2012 at the Daytona Speedway event.
Beautiful day in May, but something told me "keep the top up and doors on".
I was watching the jeeps on the obsticle course in the late afternoon and the wind really started to pick up, you could see a deep purple wall of clouds with the leading edge rolling horizontally. Vender tents were blowing away, people scrambling to get their tops up in 30 mph gusts and then it came down in buckets. I took cover and thanked the Jeep Gods that I not only didn't put the top down but also kept the windows on. Lots of very soggy Jeeps that day.

Los57 06-29-2013 12:48 PM

We don't get a lot of rain here in AZ, but this past fall we got hit with a pretty decent rainstorm and haboob (bad sand storm) at the same time. Came back to the interior & exterior of my Jeep covered in a thin layer of "mud."

kab720 06-30-2013 11:28 AM

Haha... Got caught w my top off and pants down the other day for the first time.... Lol

surferdude88 06-30-2013 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by kab720 (Post 3913580)
Haha... Got caught w my top off and pants down the other day for the first time.... Lol

Oh so it's that kind of thread...

kab720 06-30-2013 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by surferdude88 (Post 3914065)

Oh so it's that kind of thread...

Haha.... Yeah buddy ;)

Los57 06-30-2013 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by kab720 (Post 3913580)
Haha... Got caught w my top off and pants down the other day for the first time.... Lol

Well, that story definitely sounds more interesting than mine! ;)

kab720 06-30-2013 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Los57 (Post 3914193)

Well, that story definitely sounds more interesting than mine! ;)

Haha :)

Rewind 06-30-2013 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by kab720 (Post 3913580)
Haha... Got caught w my top off and pants down the other day for the first time.... Lol


Ok, I'm listening.........:D

n00g7 06-30-2013 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepinDad (Post 3911340)
Two particular times come to mind.

Last year my better half went out with friends. I told her to call if she needed a ride. A couple hours later the call came and of course a freak downpour had started. The only ride was the topless Jeep. Got a shower that night.

A couple months ago I went to the gym and it was a little cloudy but nothing crazy. I got to the gym and about half way through the skies opened up and it started raining like something out of a movie. It rained straight down, sideways, even seemed to rain upside down a little. Got a shower on the way home. At least it was warm out and most of my drive was on the highway. I'm sure people had a chuckle watching me drive home in a downpour with no top and in gym shorts but hey, I was in a Jeep :)

That reminds me, I need to find a safari top for the Jeep.

Safari top + deckcover and some waterproofing spray for the roll bar pads is all I run all year around.

Los57 06-30-2013 09:23 PM

Wish I could do that here. The summer heat makes going topless in the summer unbearable. (110+ degrees)

n00g7 06-30-2013 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Los57 (Post 3915037)
Wish I could do that here. The summer heat makes going topless in the summer unbearable. (110+ degrees)

Try trudging through a corn field when corn is 8ft tall, pollinating, cutting you up, and the weather is 100+ outside with 100% humidity between the rows. That's pure hell. I didn't buy the jeep to be a slave to the weather, just me :)

Teague242 06-30-2013 09:41 PM

Lol. I don't care how hot or cold it it. If its not raining, then I'm topless.

2 weeks ago I drove to New Jersey. Got stuck in traffic for an hour. The temp was over 95 degrees, and neither me or the girl I was with was complaining. She had a sweatshirt on too.... To keep the sun off....

mrbullitt 07-01-2013 12:17 PM

I was sitting at my desk and say it start....ran out to put the top up....a couple hours later when I was leaving I put the top back down because it looked clear, only to get monsooned a few minutes later

surferdude88 07-07-2013 01:19 PM

I got rained in twice this week!!!!! It was sick! #YOLO

Bjohnson3888 07-08-2013 12:50 AM

Here's my story I was at a friends with his live in girlfriend with my girl and we got to drinking and since I don't drink and drive my girl and I passed out in the pull out sofa bed only to get woken you at 2 in the morning my by friends girl by kicking me in the ribs to tell me that it raining out and that she had backed her 00 Sahara under the carport so I got my my ass up and drove the 5 miles back to my place to out the soft top back on cus it was this first time I had ever taken it all the way off instead of just putting it down and the whole way home everytime I looked up all I saw was lighting breaks yea not a fun experience and shortly after that my TJ was totaled but my new 04 sport had a hardtop which is a pita to take off by yourself and everyone always asks me why I don't go topless and I tell them that I don't have a soft top or a safari top and they say so then I tell them that story

surferdude88 07-08-2013 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Bjohnson3888 (Post 3937514)
Here's my story I was at a friends with his live in girlfriend with my girl and we got to drinking and since I don't drink and drive my girl and I passed out in the pull out sofa bed only to get woken you at 2 in the morning my by friends girl by kicking me in the ribs to tell me that it raining out and that she had backed her 00 Sahara under the carport so I got my my ass up and drove the 5 miles back to my place to out the soft top back on cus it was this first time I had ever taken it all the way off instead of just putting it down and the whole way home everytime I looked up all I saw was lighting breaks yea not a fun experience and shortly after that my TJ was totaled but my new 04 sport had a hardtop which is a pita to take off by yourself and everyone always asks me why I don't go topless and I tell them that I don't have a soft top or a safari top and they say so then I tell them that story

For a second there I was feeling for you... But we drive jeeps!!!! Let it rain!!!

teknoid 07-08-2013 08:09 PM

I've learned that the quickest way to make it quit raining, is to pull over and put the top up. Every time I do, the sun comes out as soon as I'm back on the road. If I had wipers on the inside, I wouldn't even bother.

Jeep.chick 07-08-2013 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by teknoid (Post 3940105)
I've learned that the quickest way to make it quit raining, is to pull over and put the top up. Every time I do, the sun comes out as soon as I'm back on the road. If I had wipers on the inside, I wouldn't even bother.

This!!

JeepGirl94 07-08-2013 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by teknoid (Post 3940105)
I've learned that the quickest way to make it quit raining, is to pull over and put the top up. Every time I do, the sun comes out as soon as I'm back on the road. If I had wipers on the inside, I wouldn't even bother.

I really needed some inside wipers yesterday!! Was caught in a rough storm. Stuff was blowing up and flying at me. Drove quickly to a close bank and camped out.

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mrbullitt 07-08-2013 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepGirl94 (Post 3940139)

I really needed some inside wipers yesterday!! Was caught in a rough storm. Stuff was blowing up and flying at me. Drove quickly to a close bank and camped out.

Done that many a time lol

DF Jeep 07-08-2013 08:33 PM

Wife had Jeep at work no doors top down. Unexpected thunder storm that took out trees and power hit. She tried to get top up but was unsuccessful. Enough rain to fill the cup holders, jack storage and top roll out the foot wells when turning. She got home to no power so she and my son started bailing the water. Son was using a turkey baster to empty all the pocket storage places and cup holders. Should of seen the looks on there faces when I showed up, ripped up the rugs and pulled the plugs.

brokeagin 07-08-2013 10:03 PM

The list is long but distinguished. I have been caught with my top down too many times to count. I just leave the drain plugs out and a couple of garbage bags to cover my seat with for the drive home..

sonofabeach 07-09-2013 02:17 AM

I've been caught many times without my doors and windows but the top is always there so I just throw it up if it pours. I just throw on the defrost to help dry the mist from the inside of the window and I also carry a towel to wipe the dash down too. Gotta love it!
#JeepLife

DMD72 07-09-2013 10:27 PM

Caught about a week ago when an unexpected thunderstorm came up on the drive home from work. Soaked the interior real good. I expected this would happen at some point since I like to go topless and naked as much as possible. Will most likely happen again... It's a jeep.

its time 07-10-2013 02:09 AM

So all electrical systems work after getting rained on? Just making sure as I would like to drive in the rain ones.


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