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Sacramento Area Rivian Club

A group of Rivian enthusiasts in the greater Sacramento area (Roseville, Eldorado Hills, Rocklin.) Join us to discover local events and EV focused off-roading discussions.

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Just picked up our R1S today : Granite on 21" All-Terrain black rims, Ocean + Ebony interior, ADV package (of course, as only way to get the 21" AT...) So far - drove it home from the Sac SVC Ctr to our home north of Auburn. A bit bumpier on anything other than all-purpose and soft, with medium stability control but it is an off roading vehicle. Replaced our Tesla Model X with the Rivian - so we kept the Tesla Wall Charger and are using Westsaim Tesla to J1772 Charging Adapter - tested it and seems to work at about 11Kw/hr.

Getting the windows XPEL Nano Clear Ceramic tint on all windows, windshield and roof next week for the Sac Valley heat rejection we will need this summer. Still figuring out the ins/outs of it but the interface is fairly straightforward - took a just a few minutes to put the phone icon on the main screen menu - odd it isn't there by default.

Any tips for newbie owner - please send 'em our way! Thanks and looking forward to the community.
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Hello All - I pickup my R1T (4 motor) in Sacramento on Wed, May 29th. Anything I should keep an eye out for - other then all the little details? Excited.
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Nine_One_Six_R1S
Welcome to the CLub!!

Keep an eye out for other Rivian's and wave if you are in the mood!!

Nothing I am aware of, just do your due diligence and inspect on delivery. Mine when I picked it up had all the USBC non functioning. It was fixed later on.
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We live in Granite Bay, Placer County.

Took Delivery of our R1S November 10, 2023. Forest Green and OC. 21" wheels.

Placed our order on Feb. 28, 2022, but jumped up our delivery by a couple of months through shopping the R1S Shop. Found just what we wanted and a bit more.

Would like to hear about gatherings or events, as well as having some "neighbors" to chat with about things Rivian.

If there's other info I should provide in joining this group, let me know.

Paul
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sacramentoelectric
sacramentoelectric
Hi, Paul. Welcome! We haven't had any events but I'm open to ideas for setting up a gathering. Perhaps a trip to Prairie City SVRA to do a little offroading. How are you liking your Rivian? Any issues so far?
Placer Paul
@sacramentoelectric
I'd be interested a little later in the summer to go along to Prairie City. Maybe try my hand and, as I'm a photograph, maybe capture some good images.
I'd also wondered if there might be interest in an informal gathering here at our home in the north end of Granite Bay to chat about cars and share ideas, again maybe in July or August. Thinking maybe a cocktail hour if there's interest, but keep it light as everyone but me has to safely travel home.
sacramentoelectric
sacramentoelectric
Placer Paul
Thanks for the welcome. With not quite six months ownership under our belt we've already put over 10,000 miles on our Rivian. Very few and minor issues.
Did have a dash rattle, but then it seems who hasn't had that. Sacramento SC fixed it very quickly and well, as did they also on a couple of minor cosmetic blemishes back at the time of delivery.
When I took it back in for what I believed to be a recurrence of the rattle the tech took a test drive with me. (If you're going to hear a rattle, drive the streets around the SC and you'll hear it for sure.) Turned out I just had some personal items in the car that weren't tucked in properly. I'm slightly hearing impaired and directions of sounds can fool me sometimes, so it was all on me. The tech and I shared a laugh on me.
Had our first service check done at home. Tech found that an oil cap had come off the right front motor. I think it may have been from a very hard jolt we took going through some not so well done road repairs over in SLO County a while back. SC fixed it in a day and under warranty.
Can you tell that I'm impressed with our SC? Good people there.
Early on had to go through the learning curve of charging, especially on longer trips. Had my teachable moments, but seem to have a handle on it now. In town we have our home charger which was part of our solar installation a few months after placing our Rivian order.
I'd certainly tag along on an outing to the SVRA. Very little experience with offroading, but I'm sure I could learn a few things. Maybe watch, cheer, and take photos.
Or perhaps we could do an informal social gathering to admire and discuss our Rivians, and to swap stories and advice.
In any event, glad to be on board with you folks and look forward to meeting in person one day.
Paul
sacramentoelectric
sacramentoelectric
@Placer Paul That's a lot of miles in six months! Are you using abetterrouteplanner.com for planning road trips? It's super helpful for charting out chargers and stops.

I'll start thinking about times and locations for a meetup this summer.
Nine_One_Six_R1S
Hi Paul, Welcome ! I've met with others at Prairie City and we have made it to a few easy trails last year and a couple of Prairie City trips. This year probably will do a few more again. Let me know if you are interested in joining future trips. I posted here last year but back then there was not a lot of local action. FB and the Other Forum were more active so we set up gatherings etc. there. I'm always up to meet new Rivian owners. If you want to do a a Prairie City meet up and meet with @sacramentoelectric we can do that. This month only next weekend works for me though. June opens up a bit more.
Hello! We are expecting delivery of our R1S Dec 2nd. It’s been a very fast process for us (placed our pre-order last week) so we are scrambling to get our garage ready for charging. Did anyone use SMUD and their EV chargers and rebates? If so- are you happy with that? We are deciding between a wall charger and just using an unused 240V dryer charger. Thanks for any advice!
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fifedog
fifedog
Yes I used the SMUD instant rebate for the juice box 32 amp. Out the door price was $175. I think the mobile charger that comes with the vehicle is a 32 amp charger so I could have saved my self money there. That said it’s nice to have a box there.
Pawsandjaws
@fifedog thank you! We are getting the smud rebate for a $29 +tax 32 amp. Thanks for your input!
fifedog
fifedog
@Pawsandjaws I charge when we get to 40% up to 70% and it takes about 7 hours. ~8kWh an hour. With the 1.5 cent rebate from SMUD we pay about 9.5 cents a kWh from midnight to 6 am.
Nine_One_Six_R1S
Welcome to the Club, I was tempted by SMUD but ended up going with the Rivian. I still have not installed mine but that is another story.

Right now it's about $29 bucks for the 32 AMP at SMUD with the rebate.

As far as going with the dryer outlet, I've read that those outlets are not really graded for many insertions and eventually fail or could cause a fire.
Pawsandjaws
@Nine_One_Six_R1S thanks for the feedback! We ended up getting the 32amp from smud. Hoping it works well!
Nine_One_Six_R1S
@Pawsandjaws Are you doing DIY or hiring this out? Either way Let us know how the install goes.
Pawsandjaws
@Nine_One_Six_R1S we hired an electrician outside of SMUD who did the install for about $700. Juicebox from smud was $89 including taxes. We took delivery 12/2 and have been getting 18 mi/hr when charging.
Nine_One_Six_R1S
Awesome, I am thinking of going the SMUD route and just selling my Rivian Wall Charger. $700 for that install is not that bad. Do you know how far was then run to the actual install spot from your panel?
We need to get together so you can share your electrician contact. :^)
Maybe a trip to Prairie City after Christmas. I know I'll be bored that week.
fifedog
New R1S owner here. Just wanted to say hi. Placed Order in Summer of 21 and finally got to pick her up her at West Sac SC last week.

I'm in EG by the way. Ping me if you are wheeling. I don't have a spare so probably some easy trails first.
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rprevatt
rprevatt
Welcome to the club! Just went wheeling yesterday at Prairie City. You’ll be impressed with what this thing can do, no matter what your 4x experience has been. Pretty spectacular! Will definitely let you know next time we go out, which will probably be in another week or two.
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Nine_One_Six_R1S
Great!! sure thing. I'll send you a DM with my phone#. Feel free to call or text for the next outing. Notifications from forum have been hit or miss.
KeithR1T
I would highly recommend getting a spare now. I had my rig for 3 days and had a flat. And had to be towed. What a waste of time. If I would've had a spare I would've been down for 30 minutes instead of 4 hours.
Anyone else have the sloshing sound/noise coming from the rear area when you first start driving your Rivian? Has Rivian fixed it or discovered what it is?
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drichan
Can say that I have. Is this r1T or r1S? I have heard a few people say water has collected in doors and needs to drain out. Perhaps that’s it.
Cafireman
R1T
Nine_One_Six_R1S
It's probably water from rain or carwash collected/trapped in the doors. I was cleaning inspecting my door seals in the back passenger door and saw some water come out when I jiggled the seals. Needs better draining in that area.
Killectra
Got my R1T back in June just now getting around to looking into a local area club. Glad it was so easy to find! Hello everyone!
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Recommendations for a local shop to install PPF on R1T that's reasonable and does good work? Also, online or local recommendations for screen covers?
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defcon888
defcon888
We used APPEARANCE SOLUTIONS. It isn't in the greatest-looking part of town (west Sacramento off Power Line rd., but when we pulled up and walked in, they were PPFing an R1S, R1T, Ferrari, Mercedes, Range Rover and a Porsche. Supposedly this is where all the Sacramento Kings get their cars done. We got the front wrapped and the mirrors as well. He also did the doors (not all the way up) only the lower part of the truck bed area. Complete ceramic coat and window tinting and it was about $5,000......totally worth it. My brother-in-law had his R1T Matte wrapped and it looks amazing. https://www.appearance-solutions.com/
fifedog
fifedog
rprevatt
rprevatt
Ceramic Pro Roseville. Top notch.
fifedog
If anyone is interested in going to the Prairie City OHV park to play around and test out some of the drive modes, I'd love to meet up one of these days.
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sacramentoelectric
sacramentoelectric
I took an off-road course there to break in my R1T. I’ll ping you next time I go. It’s a great place to see what your Rivian can do.
Nine_One_Six_R1S
Hey guys, just got my R1S. Would love to go out and play at Prairie City OHV.

@fifedog What days are you thinking? This weekend does not look good for me but next week or next weekend should be clear
Anyone selling or know anyone selling their Rivian Wall charger?
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c4denc3
c4denc3
I’d look on the classifieds here, I’ve seen some for sale.
fifedog
fifedog
SMUD has an instant rebate program for the JuiceBox. Its max amp is 32, though. I purchased mine and out the door, it was $173.
Kochusan
I did this when it was on sale and it was $59 after rebate. It goes on sale often. The unit works but the app from enelX app is terrible. It logs out about 90% of the time and crashes. It does work manually but can't read any stats on the sessions if the app crashed. It delivers the full 32 amps and the cable and connector are high quality. Overall, given the app performance, there's better units out there.
Joseph D
Joseph D
Only fridge i have seen talked about on the forums that fit in the gear tunnel is the iceco go20, which I can confirm as well since I have one. Have to rotate it ~5 degrees to get it through the door but it fits fine when in there. The one you linked is a bit taller but i suspect you can fit it in there. Ive found that the fronk is a much more convenient place for a fridge anyway. Either way, if your truck is sitting in the 90+ degree direct sunlight, the fridge will struggle to keep its contents cool in either location in the truck. Seems to do fine when its in shade or when in motion on the highway since it has airflow.
Camp Speaker not charging when in slot? Do I need to charge it from a usb home wall charger, as the seems to light/power it on before I can return it to its cradle?
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sacramentoelectric
sacramentoelectric
Mine won't charge in the slot either. I can charge it via USB. One time I got it to connect to the truck and it showed the battery level but now it won't connect anymore. Rivian is going to take a look at it during my next service appointment.
defcon888
defcon888
I have heard that you have to remove it and charge it via a usb-c cable the first time and then it will charge after that. I have not had that issue the one time I removed the speaker.
sacramentoelectric
sacramentoelectric
I tried that. Unfortunately, it didn’t help.
Congratulations are in order I flew down to LA Monday and drove my 2022 R1T Launch Edition home to Northern CA! Love the Truck <3 Hate Electrify America for their defective charging network and fraudulent charging rates and defective payment system! I emailed and called Electrify America and EMailed the Corporate Offices with no response!
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sacramentoelectric
sacramentoelectric
Congratulations! Don’t hold your breath for EA. Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. At least there are some well placed RAN stations near us.
defcon888
defcon888
Did you drive from SoCal to NorCal?. Where was the most reliable stop?. We are going to SoCal next month and will be driving the R1T and I have been researching and studying and using PLug Share to see reviews. It seems like Kettleman City is a good spot or Harris Ranch. I am hoping that the Buttonwillow RAN station will get online soon. It has been a yellow diamond for 6 months since I have been checking.
Charging Dilemma? Currently using a 60a Breaker 240v on a Nema 1450 Receptacle and getting about 15 mi/hour charge rate. I was looking at a Juicebox 40 and their specs show a 20mi/hour charge rate. I called Rivian and they claim their OEM Charge Box charges at 25mi/hour rate. I found a Juicebox 40 for about $300 online, but they want a min of $500 for the OEM Rivian, what's the consensus on chargers?
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Joseph D
Joseph D
Mi/hour is relative to the efficiency of the vehicle, and when needing advice its better to use what the power delivery is in kilowatts. Keep in mind that whatever plug you are pulling power from can only deliver 80% of the spec'd power continuously. If you are using the included portable charger (as I assume you are as you are plugged into a nema 14-50), it is a 40 amp charger that can pull 32 amps from the wall. 32amps x ~240 V = 7680 watts or ~7.7 kilowatts. 7.7 kw x 2.2 mi/kw (lets use this value for efficiency) =16.8 miles/hour. Take off ~10% of that for overhead of vehicle functions 16.8 * .9 = 15.2 miles/hour. Thus reaches your value you are getting. Realistically you would only get more power by getting a 50 amp charger (mobile or wall mounted) which would net you around 9.6 kw charging speed.

If you went for the OEM Rivian wall box, its a 60 amp charger that is installed hard-lined by a electrician. This is only necessary if you are going to use it in the future for a vehicle-to-home setup that Rivian says is on the way. Otherwise you can get any old mobile or wall charger and mount it yourself and plug it into the 14-50 outlet.

Side note: Some Electricity providers provide rebates for installing chargers, so check what yours will give you for it. I see from your account that you are in Granite Bay so I don't believe you have SMUD like I do, but for example SMUD gave me 500$ towards a 32amp home charger (that was on their approved list) and a reduced rate from midnight-6am for EV charging.
defcon888
defcon888
We originally got a Lectron 32a for our Toyota RAV Prime and had a 14-50 plug installed on the side of the house. It has been outside 24-7/365 through all the weather we have had for over 2 years and it has worked flawlessly. I get about 12 miles per hour of charge. We start at 9 pm and go until 9 am (PG&E) and that will give us over 140 miles. If I need to juice up, I stop at the REI in Sacramento or Manteca and use the RAN chargers. We have the R1T
Anyone else having a problem formating and/or the final speed test to setup the USB-C flash drive to setup your security video feature? I've tried 3 different drives even had to find a special 128gb USB-C connector flash drive, but that didn't for either! What's the secret or is this another Rivian defect?
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What's the best way to travel with a large dog with my Rivian, especially with the heat? The Rear Seat sling or is there a better idea?
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I'm picking up my R1T from SoCal Next week! Is there a website to see RAN Chargers so I can preplan my return trip to Sac?
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New Rivian R1T Owner here, I can't wait until 2024 to get a Rivian CCS to tesla NACS Adapter. I called Rivian today and their Customer Support personnel did not know what I was talking about! Seriously?

I currently have a Tesla Wall Charger and want to get the proper adapter so I can charge my Rivian at home and on the road using Magic Dock and the Tesla Supercharger Network.

Specifically what adapter do I need? I was told by Tesla to check Amazon, and Rivian said the same thing however Amazon doesn't list that configuration, unless I am missing something?

If you can send me a link to the aftermarket Rivian to Tesla adapter I would appreciate it!
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sacramentoelectric
Would anyone be interested in a group trip down to the iKamper Campout October 13-15 in Cuyama, CA? I haven't been to the event before but I have camped in the area and it's lovely. You do need an iKamper tent.
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New potential Rivian R1T owner, looking for a 2023 or 2022 Launch Edition Model available for sale in the area. Anyone know of anyone selling or wanting to sell their R1T? I've checked Northern and Southern CA but most ads are for overpriced dealers trying to make a quick buck. Please feel free to message me if you know of any private sale listings. Thanks
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