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sunk my truck

i sunk my truck and had to drain and shop vac it out.....what can i do to avoid mildew buildup in my carpet???
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Remove it and clean/dry it. Welcome to the club. I have the Edge rubber floor but I recently stripped my entire truck down, seats out and all, to clean out the accumulated mud and crap from the multiple sinkings I've been through. (I don't learn...)
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Make sure you change all your fluids ASAP! Ask ricky what happens if you dont, he likes to swim.
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been there done that but i left it in. i wouldnt recommend it. remove it all and let it dry.
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Pull EVERYTHING out. There is padding underneath the carpet that will easily stay wet for months. Set it out in the sun and let it all dry, and then consider a good steam cleaner or something. I had a 6pack of beer explode in my truck once (yeah, all 6 cans... I don't know how it happened) and that was a HUGE mess. A good steam cleaning later and you'd never know it happened.
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pull it all out and get some fans on it
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haha, kevin's right...

step 1, remove everything and let dry

step 2, don't let gf use hair dryer, she will burn holes in seats (hence my camo seats)

step 3, take OFF that foam stuff, it makes it so much easier the 2nd time

step 4, check the "water level" of the big 40 pin connector under the drivers seat (under the truck). pack it with diolectric compound.

step 5, check fuel lines and electronics, I have a NON functioning fuel gauge now

step 6, flush and replace ALL fluids...everything. I learned the hard way...now I owe about 2k on a stupid CC for a transmission I could have waited (I wish I would have waited b/c I found a 4x4 tranny for 300)

Flush everything, oil, transmission, rear end, front diff (since you are 4x4), and radiator. Check all your electronics, fuses, etc.



Granted this was I took on water up to the seats (speakers basically) and about 4" lower than the door handle, my entire bed (except for front stakeholes) was under water.


Bottom line, my truck likes to swim
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in case anyone forgot......
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hahaha hes the f***ing man
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yea, like everyone said, strip everything, flush everything
the front diff is a *****, bc is heavy if u dont have a jack on it, but its only 3 bolts

o, and where are the pics?!?
they never get old :)
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i always get an electric oscilating heater...put it on a chair...aim it in the truck for a few hours trhen switch sides.
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Remove it and clean/dry it. Welcome to the club. I have the Edge rubber floor but I recently stripped my entire truck down, seats out and all, to clean out the accumulated mud and crap from the multiple sinkings I've been through. (I don't learn...)
Why not rip out the flooring and Line-x it, or use a roll on bed liner.
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Depending on how bad you sunk it just pull your mats and stuff up dry it out and sweep.
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yeah been there too, I don't even have a carpet any more.

here is my sunk video:
http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...tuckinBria.flv
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yeah been there too, I don't even have a carpet any more.

here is my sunk video:
http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...tuckinBria.flv

wow that looked like that dont drink and drive commercial when they open the door and all the beer flows out....thats insane
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yeah been there too, I don't even have a carpet any more.

here is my sunk video:
http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...tuckinBria.flv
Damn man, you've got a truck, not a boat. HAHA

Brenton
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yeah been there too, I don't even have a carpet any more.

here is my sunk video:
http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...tuckinBria.flv
What makes it even worse is it was, I think it was about 30* out that day with 30-40 mph winds.

I agree with everyone else, strip it out, wash everything, and maybe linex.
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Why not rip out the flooring and Line-x it, or use a roll on bed liner.
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Ha ha! Great minds think alike.

I already said I was going to do that in my thread on pulling the truck apart, lol. Don't know when though.

I now have about 1/2 as much padding under the mats due to an ill-advised attempt to wash the padding in the washing machine and dry it in the dryer.

Results: cloggeded up washer drain and overflowed on basement floor; clogged up dryer fan and caused it to kick out on overload. I had to actually disassemble the dryer to get all the fibers out. Fun fun fun...

Conclusion: don't try to wash that fibrous padding!!!
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What makes it even worse is it was, I think it was about 30* out that day with 30-40 mph winds.

I agree with everyone else, strip it out, wash everything, and maybe linex.
Ha ha! Wasn't warm when I jumped in and got wet to pull Bryan out -- but I think you'd already left by the time that happened.
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Results: cloggeded up washer drain and overflowed on basement floor; clogged up dryer fan and caused it to kick out on overload. I had to actually disassemble the dryer to get all the fibers out. Fun fun fun...

Conclusion: don't try to wash that fibrous padding!!!
One word - Laundromat

And don't use fabric softener.

Bryanjints just powerwashed his and laid'em out in the sun.

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Ha ha! Wasn't warm when I jumped in and got wet to pull Bryan out -- but I think you'd already left by the time that happened.
Yeah, I was out looking for a bolt for my shock at that point. When I was going in after Eric, your "Boyo's" remark was going through my head with every step I took with my knee high rubber boots on. After that, I went out and got a pair of chest waders.

Sorry for a little threadjacking. Good luck with the cleaning. Any pics???
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yeah thanks ill try n flush everything out my carpets almost completely clean all my electronics work and ill change all my oils this week......
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sorry no pics i didnt know it was gonna happen the hole had more water than i thought it did
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Don't drive the truck until you flush fluids...thats how I blew my trans

I'm thinking about hurculiner...seriously....

Theres only a few things I have to worry about....


1. time (for drying)
2. another vehicle to drive
3. a place to do it
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yeah been there too, I don't even have a carpet any more.

here is my sunk video:
http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...tuckinBria.flv
Thats hilarious! Sry man, wow.........thats crazy!
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Oops! Live and learn right?
I need one of those rubber floor covers. Im tired of carpet.
That video was CRAZY!
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sorry no pics i didnt know it was gonna happen the hole had more water than i thought it did
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i know the feeling, althought i didnt have it as bad as alot of u did haha
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