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Well, all the carpet is out along with the sub, which I'm not sure will have survived.....
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That sucks. Best of luck to you on that.

When they state the chance of rain, they actually mean that percentage of the area will have rain.
Example 20% chance of rain actually means. 20% of the area will experience rain.
That would be a really interesting nugget if it was actually true.
 

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Well, it finally happened.. With less than a 20% chance for rain, I decided to drive the wifes truck to work & leave the Jeep outside the garage, in the driveway w/ no top..
That means 20% of the area is expected to get rain.
Not worth the risk. Ever.

Good luck with the dry out.
 

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When they state the chance of rain, they actually mean that percentage of the area will have rain.
Example 20% chance of rain actually means. 20% of the area will experience rain.
That is not quite accurate. The % generally represents the probability that rain will occur at any given point in the area, not strictly the % of area that will see rain.

To throw some math into this, the % is generally calculated by multiplying coverage by confidence. For example, if a forecaster is 50% confident that 40% of the given area will see rain, the rain chance will be expressed as 20%.
 

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They said there was no math in this forum 🤯

For the Jeep you might put a couple of the throw away moisture pods in when it’s sitting. They’ll suck up any stray moisture.
 
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And this is why here in Atlanta I don't go topless unless it's a 0% chance of rain. Severely limits my topless days but I also never have catastrophes like this.

But then there was that one time I parked under a tree on a 0% day with the freedom panels off. Unbeknownst to me, this tree was host to a large gathering of birds. You can probably guess how the rest of this story goes...
 

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In addition to a bunch of damp rid, or some other dehumidificaiton system. You may want to throw some Starbrite Nosguard in, that's what I use in my boat over winter.

Edit: May want to use an O2 generator in leiu of the Chlorine Dioxide in Nosguard, not sure if it's potentially corrosive in this application.
 
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As for drying it all out, thanks for all the suggestions!! In the Jeep right now, sitting on a dry driver's seat.
The carpet is all in the garage, still drying out.
As for all of the odor/moisture suggestions, I've found that a couple stainless bowls full of charcoal help pull it out as well.
 
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