Floor drain for cleaning?


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I'm trying to figure out if my floor has a drain... because it would be almost impossible to clean it without water right? I've got the vinyl flooring AKA rubber lol. So there's no way for me to take it out? Do I just let the water evaporate? Or is there a drain somewhere under all that rubber? I saw that it was flowing towards the drivers door when I got some water in there and it seemed to be draining? Or it was just working it's way under the vinyl so that it can get mildew and mold...
 


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There is fabric insulation under the rubber. If you get the floor wet the fabric will suck up the water and never dry, smell like death, and rust out your floor pans.
 

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Better to take a cloth or sponge and wipe it out. Like Dirtman said, there is insulation that will trap moisture. Unless you want to rip out the flooring and bedline the whole floor, you won't be able to do it. Most newer vehicles have all kinds of wires running all over the place as well as other things, so doing that isn't as simple as an old vehicle without all the electronics.
 

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There is fabric insulation under the rubber. If you get the floor wet the fabric will suck up the water and never dry, smell like death, and rust out your floor pans.
Great.... good thing I soaked up as much as I could...
 

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Pull the trip and check the edges of the flooring. If it's dry, you will probably be ok. If not, you might have a lot of work cut out for you.
 

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I've seen someone have very good luck putting a medium size dehumidifier in the seat and close all the doors and windows and let it run for several hours.

Probably just as easy (and possibly more effective) to pull the vinyl flooring and set it upside down in the sun.
 

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I've seen someone have very good luck putting a medium size dehumidifier in the seat and close all the doors and windows and let it run for several hours.

Probably just as easy (and possibly more effective) to pull the vinyl flooring and set it upside down in the sun.
I've had good luck with that with carpets, less so with vinyl.
 

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I've had good luck with that with carpets, less so with vinyl.
3/16” of rubber is a pretty dang good vapor barrier.

It did a number on my ‘85’s floor pan.
 

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You have to lift up the areas you can, and it'll suck the moisture right out.
 


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