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Wet Carpet

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by kemmer, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    I took out my floor mats yesterday, and the carpet was soaked, how could i dry it out?
     
  2. Raydon

    Raydon Member
    Messages: 49

    A wet/dry vacuum will get most of it out and then leave it open and let it air dry. Or put a fan to circulate the air, might help.

    Good luck
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    See if you can get some of those rubber tray mats.
     
  4. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    I have these,
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    and i was supprised when i took them out it was wet under
     
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    How much water did you have on the mats? I know that with mine sometimes the water splashes out when making turns.
     
  6. Raydon

    Raydon Member
    Messages: 49

    Thats why I bought Weathertech's. They don't fill up like a pool. The water drains out the door.
     
  7. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    well i looked under the carpet to, and the fabric under the carpet is wet to:cry: so idk what to do
     
  8. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    I have the rubber floor and also rubber mats. Makes cleaning a breaze. I dont think I ever want carpet in a work truck after having this type of floor....

    However in my old truck with carpet, just shop vac as much up and let air dry, and hopefully it wont be hard and stiff when it drys from the salt/pop/coffee/etc
     
  9. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I love the rubber floor in my beater truck. I have never seen anything that cleans that easy. From construction sites to mudding, the floor gets hammered, but it sure does clean up well and no musty smell or anything!
     
  10. Edgewater

    Edgewater Member
    Messages: 70

    Even the truck with the rubber need to be kept dry. Having water under the carpet/rubber and wet under padding is THE BEST way to rot the floor. With the rubber (I have it in my 04) the water will run under the moulding at the edge. There are not enough hole in the floor to let it drain well.


    In the winter. I just put old newspaper under the mats. The aborbs the water. When you get home, toos the wet ones and put in new paper. It costs nothing and will get you an easy five extre years before the floors are shot.

    My 88 Ford is just getting light surface rust on the original floors (noe holes yet)

    Adam
     
  11. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    i gotta find out why there is water even coming in the passanger side of my truck
     
  12. Edgewater

    Edgewater Member
    Messages: 70

    Plowman, most likely cause is the windshield seal is leaking. Hard to be sure.
     
  13. TRUE TURF LAWN

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    thats why they make wetvacs!:nod:
     
  14. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Is this a joke, or are you really this helpless? Wet/dry vac, open the doors and air it out, use a hair drier......:rolleyes: :dizzy: :rolleyes: :dizzy:
     
  15. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    nope brand new windshield
     
  16. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Use a heat gun on a very low setting if you are that distraught over it!:p
     
  17. mmwb

    mmwb Senior Member
    from wyoming
    Messages: 114

    Run the AC all winter as well. It will probably come on automatically when the defrost is on, but you can kick it on with the floor and dash heat as well. It will help keep the moisture from building as much. What everyone else said about the vac. Probably better to leave a poor mat out rather than have it seal the wet carpet.
     
  18. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    I have the same mat's & they suck! The water will seep thru the attachment screws that screw into the carpet. Crappy design.
     
  19. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Clean up excess water. Then turn on the heat and AC at the same time the dry heat will dry it very fast.
     
  20. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    Thanks but its not one layer of carpet, its two. i would be hard for the wet vac to suck through both layers