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I have EVBase Running Boards for the R1T to sell. I bought my R1T with 800 miles on it. The truck came with the EVBase running boards. I prefer not to use them. They are $599 new. They look great and they are rock solid. I'll sell and deliver my "experienced" EVBase running boards for $450. I'll help you install them for another $100. They look great, your shorter family members will thank you, and you'll be all in for $550. I'm in Alexandria. Please reach out to coordinate a date and location for me to deliver in N. VA, DC or suburban MD. 703-587-5856
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R1Thor
R1Thor
Dang, that would have been cool, but is kind of short notice.
I'm registered for the class in April at AOAA anyway. NEXT TIME, maybe...!
kanundrum
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R1Thor
R1Thor
You know what really grinds my gears?

When people post an event location by City/Town/Municipality or Business/Location name only.

I don't know where Poolesville is. Maybe me not knowing means I'm too far away and shouldn't attend, but if it said Poolesville, KY, I'd have a LOT more information to go on... Where's Glaswerks? What's a Glaswerks?

Like..this is nonsense. At least you said "Coal Township, PA" But hilariously, that's the ONE place I'm actually familiar with!
Oldsmobile_Mike
Oldsmobile_Mike
Poolesville, Maryland, I assume? I only know the name because I had a friend who lived up there 20 years ago, LOL.

Shame there isn't anything closer to Northern Virginia yet. I'd go to one in Tysons or Fairfax. Or Prince William County area. Hopefully someday! 🙂
kanundrum
kanundrum
@Oldsmobile_Mike Ill be updating those as well should have an updated list soon just gotta plan accordingly and yes PoolesVille MD. Ill update the list with locations too haha.
connoisseurr
connoisseurr
@Oldsmobile_Mike Soon! I’ll be scheduling more localized events. What you see posted is from the MARC admin, and the events they’ve out together.
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Only for Rivian Owners, Rivian Owners of the Mid Atlantic members (FB or on a Forum like this),

I am giving away my quality Rivian custom-made Jacket! FREE, NO COST to YOU.

It is a large jacket. It has Austin, TX Rivian patch and our original Mid-Atlantic patch. I will have a drawing in the beginning of March from those who qualify.

To qualify, you need to do is to use my Referral code ( use this link: https://www.tesla.com/referral/Jeffery7000 ) to set up and do a free Demo Drive of any Tesla before March 1st. This is free to you and cost nothing!

This is only for Rivian Owners, so let me know when you do your demo drive. I will cover the shipping cost and have the coat dry-cleaned prior.

PS: The jacket should not be resold, but can be given to another member.

Any questions, you can email me at [email protected]
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Does anyone know where I can get a leak in a 22” tire fixed in NoVA (preferably someplace relatively close to Arlington)? I’m having a really hard time getting any of the garages/tire shops to do it. Some shops want to put the vehicle on a rack, but can’t lift the 7,000 lb R1S. Others don’t want to use the floor jack for some reason, even though I have the jack pucks. It’s a multi-week wait for Rivian mobile service. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Tango45
Does anyone want a Gear Guard Double-Sided children's shirt, size 10, in Navy? One found its way to me and it's too small for my youngest... I'd like to find it a good home. I'm in Vienna and can meet somewhere close, but I'm not going anywhere weird, like, Maryland.
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connoisseurr
For those with running boards or rock sliders, my longtime family friend Danny Delsignore owns an everything auto and fabrication shop out in Bluemont, VA and is doing running board or slider installations for $300. Additionally, if you are in the shop for running board installation, he can do a full tire rotation for $50.

There have been about 10 folks on the DMV Rivian and MARC Facebook groups that have used Danny's services. His work is exceptional and can work on anything automotive-related.

Give him a shout should you need services. Danny @ Green Tree Auto Fab. 703-606-3943

Check him out on Instagram @greentreeautofab
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McBogey
FYI… for those curious about getting to/from Canaan Valley or Timberline ski resorts. It’s a charging desert in that part of WV. I charged to 308 (Conserve Mode) miles at Front Royal RAN. Drove the 108 miles to Timberline Mountain. Upon arrival, R1T said I had 135 miles of range left. I chalk that up to it being 35-40 degrees out, and gaining over 2,000 feet of elevation.

For the return, it gave me a 5h 30m itinerary via a Level 2 charger in Maryland and then a high speed charger along I-270.

my boys convinced me to instead drive a little slow, especially on the uphill sections, to get back to the Front Royal RAN. It worked. Left Timberline with 135 miles of range left. Drove the 108 miles to Front Royal. Arrived there with 29 miles of range left. Saved me over 2 hours.

Gotta get more RAN. West Virginia is a great Adventure state, fit their brand. (Any high speed charging would be great, but RAN still best experience -speed, reliability, availability - and price so far.)
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jeeden
jeeden
Yea, WV is crazy with how few charging locations are there. The easy answer was always that it is a heavy coal state and EV chargers kind of go against that, but I remember seeing now that the state is really heavy in solar so you would think they would go for some EV chargers, especially the tourist spots like all the resorts.
McBogey
McBogey
WV also have built a lot of wind farms. But my guess (and it is simply a guess) is that few in WV buys or owns an EV (cost?) and thus businesses don’t think about putting in chargers. Sort of a chicken and egg thing. But if the ski resorts, state parks, small town businesses put in more L2 chargers, that would be a huge help. Wonder how long until they made money off them too.
Hi All - for those experiencing wind noise from the passenger side/drive side; one solution could be calibrating the windows.
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jeeden
jeeden
Thanks, I'll give that a shot. I have wind noise from the drivers window and put a ticket in, but keep kicking it down the calendar because I don't want to be without the SUV for the week they estimated to fix
Rnanjala
Did anyone install the ceramic coating or PPF? How much does it cost for R1S?
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DRivianFamily
I did! Shoot me a DM for the details. I live in Woodbridge Va
DarkPower-Clark
I got the Midnight Black R1S EOY 23 and just got a full body matte wrap about 2 weeks ago for about $6k at Ghost Tint in Sterling, Va. So far I am happy with the result.
novar1sguy
novar1sguy
Ashu at Chantilly va ( Loudon) did my CY. He did excellent job.
Someone please tell me. I need a lot for the car RIVIAN EDV 700 VAN. But first, I want to buy a wide lower sill molding, it is always black, right side. it starts from the sliding passenger door and ends at the rear wheel. Can you help?
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Oldsmobile_Mike
Oldsmobile_Mike
Huh? Can you elaborate on these questions?
IURII KASHIRIN
Yes, sure. I pointed with an arrow to the molding in this photo.
Tango45
Tango45
I would ask Rivian; I doubt that any of the R1 owners on this site could answer specific questions about the van at this point.
RaRa
Partnership update from Rivian's official Mid-Atlantic Rivian Club:

Happy New Year! In an effort to partner with top businesses in our area (DC/MD/VA/DE), the @midatlanticrivianclub has been successful in negotiating a new umbrella discount with a preferred and current PPF provider GlasWerks DMV To date, GLASWERKS has completed 70+ Rivians and is an expert in their space!

Please reference discount code MARC in advance for preferred member pricing on PPF, window tinting, chrome delete packages, and more. Full PPF packages will now range from $6,500 -$7,500 +( depending on options).

Huge thanks to #midatlanticrivianclub Officer @raratps Rashad Ra-Ra Jenkins and @glaswerksdmv owner @adrian_gw Adrian Scott Mallory for making this deal happen.

Stayed tuned for more valued partnerships as we progress through 2024! Cc @rivianofficial #Rivian #R1S #R1T

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midatlanticrivianclub/

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Thanks for the referral! I just had GT Peace rotate my R1S 20" AT tires today after 12,500 miles. They were great to work with and I was in and out in about an hour. The front tires had 10/32" tread and the rears had 11/32" tread left. I did bring my own pucks. Price was $65.07 after tax. I've been primarily road driving with occasional gravel/dirt road use. Hoping to get at least 30k out of these tires.
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connoisseurr
SHOP RECOMMENDATION

I just had my tires replaced and alignment reworked on my R1T. If you missed it, I posted last week about bald tires and what I thought was a bad alignment. Rivian did an alignment for me on 9/8 with everything leaving in the green. As of yesterday, toe was very far in on all 4 corners. They checked it at Low and Standard heights. All within spec.

I used GT Peace Automotive in Chantilly, VA. They provided excellent service and support, accommodated my requests without hesitation, and provided outstanding communication. They have a touch-less tire machine, Hunter RoadForce Balancer, and Hunter Hawkeye Elite alignment machine, which is among the best equipment in the industry.

  • Tire mount/balance = ~$45/tire
  • Alignment for Rivian = $199
  • Tire rotation = $60 (can be discounted when coupled with other services)

*Prices subject to change.*

If you need an alignment, ask for Deren (pronounced like Darren). He’s GT Peace’s shop foreman and former Mach V Motorsports Mastertech, and is hands-down one of the best at factory and custom alignments in the area.

They currently do not have jack pucks, so please be sure to bring your own set.
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New to the group and happy to have a source of help when encountering issues with my new Rivian.

Question: my wife hears air coming thru the passenger side door when driving above 65 miles per hour (highway) is this normal?
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connoisseurr
connoisseurr
Not normal. You need to get your window seals replaced. If you press a finger at the top corner of the triangle glass seal, where the corner of the window glass meets, and hear more wind noise, you need that whole seal replaced.

Mine is getting replaced on Tuesday.
R1Thor
R1Thor
@connoisseurr has it. I just had both of my front triangle windows and seals replaced for this very reason, and the rest of the seals in the area adjusted. My drivers door was also re-seated (but that's actually now an issue, because it doesn't sit flush with adjacent panels and the rear drivers side door, so now I have to go BACK to get that fixed...one at a time!).
newdemrex
Hello neighbors! I am thinking of getting the running boards (RMaxx from EV Sport). Does anybody recommend a qualified install shop in the DMV that could install them for me? Thank you!
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TheEVguy
Got my R1S last week of August, any meet and greet planned in October?
kanundrum
kanundrum
@connoisseurr definitely start posting up in Mid Atlantic as well to get more people.
Libby
Reservation made 4/2019 for the Maxpack. By August 2023 my latest delivery date was 1st Quarter 2024. My 2010 diesel Super Duty crew cab F250 had aged 4 years more already, losing value, and the R1T I had originally configured was no longer being sold with most of the early options. I was already on my second EV car, a new 2023, having put 70k miles on my 2018 EV, and the 2nd NEMA 14-50 plug I'd installed in 2018 for the truck was still waiting. I even had one of my bikes painted in January 2022 to match my reserved Rivian.

At the end of August I finally had a chance to try a Rivian. Less than a mile down the road I was sold. I wasn't going to wait anymore. I ditched the Maxpack idea and bought a large battery quad from the store. The second I hit the purchase button I was notified the truck would be available in 6 days. Rivian was happy to take my 2010 F250 in trade, and 6 days later I was driving home in my new R1T.

Had I known then what I know now- that the max pack was going to be pushed out year after year after year- I would have just bought the large pack 4 years prior. Still, I am happy that we are finally a complete EV household, with solar to provide the electricity to keep our EVs juiced up.

My Rivian Blue Gazelle ebike finally has the matching truck to carry it around to the rides. So if you see a Rivian Blue R1T with a Rivian Blue ebike on the back hitch rack, blink your lights to say hello!
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RoadTripFan
So next week I will be in Corolla, NC for annual beach week. Am contemplating taking the R1T out on the sand. have also seen pics / heard horror stories of R1Ts digging themselves into the beach and having to be towed. Any experience in this group? Any suggestions or tips?
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RoadTripFan
RoadTripFan
Thank you, this is very helpful! - I have done offroading more than a few times and never had an issue, but then I was with friends and also just have a higher experience / comfort level with that versus sand. I do have recovery boards and an air down valve.
Tango45
Tango45
I was out there in July. The R1S had no issues on the beach or back in the 4x4 home area with the twisty trails. Standard sand driving guidance applies (air down, no sudden stops, starts, or hard direction changes). Ended up pulling out an F-150. I watched a couple YouTube videos on how to drive on the sand and it never felt like I was pushing the R1S’s limits. You’ll be fine. Lower the windows and enjoy the ocean sounds!
RoadTripFan
RoadTripFan
Just wanted to give a follow up - Went out this week and it was easy as pie! (Though, if you’ve ever made a pie, thats not so easy.)

Aired down to about 22 psi, dropped it in sand mode off I went. On the ocean side of the dunes I found sand mode really restrictive as other vehicles swept past me due to the 20 mph limit in sand mode. So I moved it into rally and that was great for the firmer sand. Then we went back into the neighborhoods and woods with the large (and honestly really soft) dunes and for that I hit it back into sand mode. Again, worked like a charm. Cruised right over the dunes, never dug in or had any other issues.

Cruised around for about an hour but failed to find the horses =(

Thanks for your help and encouragement. I am wanting to “do all the things” that the truck can do but being a newbie at off-roading things, the extra support from this forum is a huge help!
McBogey
Home charger install: I just got a quote to install the Rivian charger at home for $1465. Seems awfully high to me, considering the breaker box is in the same garage as where the charger will go. Anyone have other costs for comparison?
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McBogey
McBogey
Update: Just had JQ Electric do the install. New 60amp breaker, 6AWG wire, in conduit, everything appearing to work flawlessly. Less than half the cost of the other quotes I got. Found them through Angi app.

EV customer gauging is a real thing.
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itsallvoodoo
itsallvoodoo
I just joined the group and took delivery of my R1T on Saturday. I got a quote for $650 installed from KCL Electric. I will say it is a very simple install in my garage, that quote includes the $300 for permit pull and handling, so I think I'm getting a good deal.
McBogey
McBogey
Yeah, that’s about what I paid. If they have rep for quality work, go with them.
Tango45
Anyone going to the National Drive Electric event at George Mason on 1 October? It shows 3 R1S and 2 R1T registered. I’m one of the R1S’s, which leaves four of y’all out there, by my math.

Apologies if this is discussed elsewhere; I’m still figuring out this “Clubs” thing…
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connoisseurr
connoisseurr
Yep. I’m one R1T. There are 2 R1S members joining from the Facebook group.
Tango45
Tango45
Cool! I was planning on being there at 12 (last email I got was that it goes from 1-5pm)... there's been very little communication, I feel.
We’re in McLean, Va.
Delivered in June, 2022 after four years and three days.
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Rastadog
Hey All! Looking for tire rotation recommendations that aren't the Gaithersburg SC. I'm due but don't have much trust in shops. I have a set of pucks. Anyone had a good experience getting their tires rotated in the DMV?
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R1Thor
R1Thor
You don't like the Gaithersburg SC, or they're just too far scheduled out? Just curious, as I switched my SC from Brooklyn to Gaithersburg and just want to make sure I'm not missing anything!

(Sorry I can't help with your initial query--I do my own rotations).
Don't forget Mobile service is a thing!
connoisseurr
connoisseurr
Since you have the pucks, you can take it to any reliable shop. Just call and ask if they have experience or would be willing to do the rotation service.

Many recommend Discount Tire but there are few in the area. Other options I can recommend:

Ptuning, GTPeace, Loudoun County Exotics are a few good shops. If you’re in western Loudoun, you can go see my buddy in Bluemont. He has a shop at his house.
tk21
tk21
If it’s just a rotation (they don’t have a mount/balance machine), I recommend AutoTech of Tysons. Small family owned shop that’s been there for 40+ years before Tysons was big. Super straightforward, transparent, and won’t give you the run-around.

Tell them Thompson sent you.
novar1sguy
Wanted to post in this group but lately have been busy.. if you see CY with PPF matte R1S thats me. its been 5 months now , enjoying every day and moment of R1S. Lot of my friends are blown away after driving or riding this SUV. Good to see Co-Rivians in DMV area and spotting more n more day by day. Cannot make it to this month meet have something lined up but hoping to join next one .
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