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cleaning water out of truck

I need some help cleaning out the inside of my rover. my back door seal went bad last week and due to the recent rains my trunk area is soaked. the smell of mold has begun and i need help.

i've already poured alot of baking soda down onto the carpet. gonna let it sit awhile and then shop vac it up. i have damp-rid ready to go to help fight humidity.

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how do you pull up the carpetting on a D2 SE7? I just wanna pry it up to let it air out better.
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The carpet in my cargo area got wet (left the damn door open) so I set up a portable fan and let it blow on the carpet for 24 hours. The fan dried it out real nice. If you're down here, keep it under cover if you can. There's more rain coming.
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The carpet in my cargo area got wet (left the damn door open) so I set up a portable fan and let it blow on the carpet for 24 hours. The fan dried it out real nice. If you're down here, keep it under cover if you can. There's more rain coming.
well i nearly fixed the doorseal by adding rubber weather stripping on the entire door frame. now rather than letting a fire-hose worth of water in, i'm only getting a few drops.

my truck is too big for the garage lol

i need to readjust the door hinges to angle it up, thus holding a tighter seal.

but right now my big problem is getting this carpet clean. i may need to buy a fan.
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The fan is definitely better than ripping up the carpet.
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well so far, several pounds of baking soda, and several times of heavy shop vacuuming have helped dry it up. Damp-rid is also working its magic. i've gotta drive to a friend's place to borrow a fan for a few days. lets hope this regiment of cleaning/drying does the trick.
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well so far, several pounds of baking soda, and several times of heavy shop vacuuming have helped dry it up. Damp-rid is also working its magic. i've gotta drive to a friend's place to borrow a fan for a few days. lets hope this regiment of cleaning/drying does the trick.
im guessing you dont want to put bedliner in?

so how is the shell factory doing?
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im guessing you dont want to put bedliner in?

so how is the shell factory doing?
i can't afford to do bedliner right now. it isnt bad enough to need replacing. it just needs to be dried.


the shell factory is still in business, but i havent been there in years.
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the fan seems to be working some magic. a few more days of this repeated process and it should be like it never happened.
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the fan seems to be working some magic. a few more days of this repeated process and it should be like it never happened.
After the cargo area is dry spray on some Febreze. Your truck will smell like a night in Harlem for a day or 2 but it will stop the mildew.

More rain coming this morning! We're under a tornado watch until 9a over here.
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yeah, its been pouring all night. luckily i fixed the door seal. i ran some vaccuum line inside the seal itself (nearly doubling its stiffness) and it worked like a charm.

damp-rid and the fan have worked wonders all night. the bags of the damp rid are already starting to fill up.
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Glad it's drying out for you!

Crap... they extended the tornado watch for S. Florida til 3p

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my rover looks like a hybrid. it has an extension cord running into the cargo bay lol
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well the truck is dry.

however the leak isnt fixed. basically the factory ladder has warped my door from use. i unisntalled the rear ladder, closed the door and no water came in. the shitty part is that the factory ladder is pushing up on the door seal causing water to rush in.

rover racks formerly NWP racks (yes the infamous folks) are local. so i'm headed up there now to buy a new ladder and see if they can help me beef up the seals a bit.

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