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2026 is so far! Why not buy Canoo’s Torrence plant?
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What's 2026? How would a new plant help? Aren't they still laying off, and isn't the Normal plant shut down or cut to one shift?
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The Torrance location is comprised of office space and a shop.
Hi Everyone,

Keep an eye out for this guy. This happened at Topanga Village before the mall opened, while I was at my appointmen. When i reciewed the other videos and my drive cam if he was following me. I found out that he's the car next to me when i parked. He got in his car and 2 minutes later, when he was leaving the lot, he stopped at my car just to put dents and scratches. ğŸ˜ž. I filed a police report already, but I'm not so hopeful that he will get my car fix. I just hope that he won't do this to others
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20 Inch Wheels and AT tires for sale

Hi. Hope this is the right forum. Just boight new Rivian 21 inch wheels so am selling my Rivian 20 inch AT tires with 18,500 miles on them. $1000 for all 4. Need to pick up, no shipping. Good luck
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If any of you have the A2Z or Lectron NACS to CCS Tesla supercharger adapter, can you please let me use it for a week from Tuesday next week to Sunday? I have a long trip on R1s from Costa Mesa to Charlotte. Thanks.
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Hey all!! I was on some facebook groups but my facebook got hacked (btw if we are in a group together - don't get scammed by "me" just block me or even better if the FB moderator is in this SoCal Club on here and you see this- delete "me" from the facebook group) Anyhoooo - I have a Launch Green R2 that I love taking on adventures! I'm interested in swapping out my 22" Sport wheels and tires for the All terrain if anyone wants to swap let me know :)
Excited to meet up in person now and then!
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Can't remember where I found the link and after searching, haven't found references to it on the forums. While we can’t go to the official reveal in person, looks like we’ll be able to drop by afterwards. You can reserve below to check out the R2 in person that evening from 6pm onwards at the Laguna Beach Theater:

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Hey folks,

I purchased my Rivian from a private party a bit over 6 weeks ago and the car has transferred ownership to me both via Rivian and the DMV.

I've been charging my car at home via a third-party charger that's 40A off of a 240V outlet and designed for use on a Tesla. I use an adapter to connect it to the Rivian.

I went to check my charge stats today via the app on my phone and noticed there's nothing there, even though I've already been charging my R1S for over a month at home.

After contacting Rivian Support, I learned this is because I'm not using a Rivian-branded charger that would have a wifi login and transfer charge stat data to the cloud and then to my phone.

So, does anyone know of any other way of getting the charge stat data? I'm mainly interested in knowing how many kW I've used up in a month over how many miles. Ideally, I can also get stats on costs when I put in what my utility charges for super offpeak hours charging, but I can do that on my own too so long as I have the other two data points.

Any suggestions?
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Quick reminder of San Diego Rivian Club meetup this weekend at Pure Project Miramar. So far 20 owners have RSVP’d . Join us for Pure Adventure as we do a taproom takeover and raffle off some Rivian Swag.

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Rivian Owners & Enthusiast: Lets meet up for great beer, connection and a swag raffle. February 3 from 1pm - 3pm. At Pure Project Miramar.

Pure Project is one of San Diego's premier breweries with a shared vision of adventure. Their Miramar location is the original taproom with 16 taps rotating daily.

RSVP: https://s00n.rivianstories.com/posts/49160424?utm_source=manual
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Special Request of the RCA Family

Here at Rivian Clubs of America we are working hard to create a wonderful community of people who, with their families, go out into the world, have fun, experience nature and make the world a better place. Over the past year there has been a tremendous growth around the country of Member Rivian Clubs with owners having a great time getting together and experiencing that sense of community.
It is in the sense of that community that I would like to reach out to all of our wonderful participants and ask for help. Help for a community member and her daughter. Many of us know Kendra as RivianMom and she has been instrumental not only in creating a thriving Kansas City RC, but has been integral in creating graphics for events for clubs around the country.

Recently Kendra and I have found another connection that we share. We are both Kidney Donors. In 2000 I donated a kidney to my father, and while he has since passed a few years ago, we had extra time together. It is a tough but rewarding experience and one that I would not trade.
Kendra, Olina’s mom is an organ donor herself. Kendra donated a kidney to her oldest daughter in 2016.

Which brings us to my ask of this awesome community:

Within the last month Kendra’s youngest daughter Olina has been diagnosed with the final stages of End Stage Renal Disease. Kendra, and her husband John live in Kansas City with their four children.
Olina was put on the list for a transplant on January 10th and the family is taking a very active approach looking for a live donor as they await a deceased donor from the list. Finding a live donor is critical to avoid dialysis. While the rest of the immediate family cannot donate, you can help.

We at the RCA wanted to lend a hand and reach out to everyone to not only spread the word, but seek a live donor from our ranks. We are partnering with the University of Kansas Health System who have provided some information that we will link to here. If after watching the video and reading about the Living Kidney Donation system at the University of Kansas Health System, you want to talk to the RN that will be helping to match Olina with a donor, you can reach out to Samantha Brennen, RN, BSN directly for further information about how to save a life.
We are asking that you take part in the Kidney Chain Program developed at the University of Kansas to make sure that the donation has the best chance of success. When I donated a kidney to my father I was a good match, 4 out of 6 proteins that they use to determine the likelihood of the recipients body accepting or rejecting the transplant. Kendra was a 6 out of 6 with her daughter the first time around.
Often when you are next up on the list you are receiving a donated kidney from someone who has just passed away and donated their organs, however with that system there is no time to wait for the right match. This is where being part of a larger group of people wanting to donate really helps out. With the Kidney Chain Program, even if you are not a match for Olina, you may be a match for another recipient who may have a person willing to donate, but they too are not a match, but because each recipient has a person who is willing to donate and save a life, the potential for a match increases the longer the chain becomes. With this decision, you will not only be helping to save Olina’s life, but you are potentially helping to save several other people simultaneously. Who knows, there might even be another RCA community member who needs a kidney right now…

I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for taking time out of your busy day to consider this act of love and community. If you do decide to become a donor you will join the ranks of the Awesome One Kidney Club!

Arron Apperson

Rivian Clubs of America

Our first living donor chain

Living donor tool kit-information for potential donors

University of Kansas Health System Living Donor website

Main Contact: Samantha Brenner, RN, BSN
Living Donor Nurse Coordinator 
The University of Kansas Health System
The Center for Transplantation

Phone 913-588-5049 | Fax 913-945-7846 [email protected],
4000 Cambridge St. Mailstop 1002 Kansas City, KS 66160

Samantha has also graciously said that she can provide more information that is appropriate and a questionnaire to help you and the transplant team determine how best to proceed.

Paired Kidney Donation PDF
Ask Big Give Big PDF
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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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Event Alert!

The Rivian Clubs of America has worked in conjunction with Optima Batteries to give our community members exclusive access to the Optima Unplugged EV meetup at The King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, CA.

Feb 1, 2024 - Feb 2, 2024

At the Forty
King of the Hammers
Johnson Valley, California

Event Highlights include:
-Includes King of the Hammers admission pass
-Organized trail rides
-Thursday beginner ride
-Friday advanced ride
-Ultimate Swag bag
-Thursday lunch & dinner
-Friday breakfast, lunch, & dinner.
-Luxury Restroom Trailers
-On-site private showers
-A reserved 30X20 overnight dry camp space for Thursday and Friday night.
-Free charging 24/7 for electric and hybrid vehicles.
-Private access to the exclusive Trailer Park Drift
-Private access to an exclusive concert on Friday night.

If you are interested in attending please sign up via the link below for special RCA pricing!

Optima Unplugged - King of the Hammers Sign Up

Hope to see you there!

Additional context for the event:
2023 Unplugged - KOH
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guess I'd need to find a "nearby" RV campground to overnight on Wed PM in order to participate in the Thurs trail ride. I'd love to take my OBi Dweller adventure camper but don't want to leave SD like 3AM Thurs. Wonder if there's a way to secure that some plot of 30'x20' on Wed in order to dry camp onsite that evening.
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@LoneStar there is plenty of open area for camping in Johnson Valley you'll find a place no problem.
$350! Gasp
For a bit of clarification:

KOH can be done for free
There is a very specific ev only group ride/ experience that optima is offering.

If you don’t want/care to participate in the EV specific stuff/ don’t see yourself wanting the additional amenities you can still participate in most of the king of the Hammers stuff directly and buy a cheaper ticket for just KOH. They offer a camping pass in “HammerTown” for 50-100 bucks.

If that is still too much you can still camp for free in areas that are a bit further from KOH, but Johnson valley itself is BLM and supports dispersed camping

Additional info for the first meetup of the year (6Jan):

Those who show up will be entered into a raffle for some free swag from Rivian!

We will be discussing some trips and lock in several locations for the first half of 2024.

So far we have some soft event plans in the works for:
  • Anza Borrego
  • Sections of the Mojave Road
  • Joshua Tree
  • Lytle Creek
  • Hungry Valley
  • Trona Pinnacles
  • Pismo Beach Meet Up (Multi-club event)
  • A couple day trip options in the Angeles Crest Range
  • A couple day trips in the Cleveland National Forest
  • Volunteer cleanups on some BLM land
  • Planting Joshua Trees in the Mojave National Preserve(2H2024)
We will also discuss some uses for the Laguna Space that are being offered to us.

If there is interest, we will also be doing a parking lot pot luck, cooking your favorite camp breakfast from your rigs!

If interested in the potluck please respond to this thread, I'll tally the feedback on Friday 5Jan.

6 Jan 2024 8-11AM

First Saturday of every month, join your local Off-Roaders and Overland adventurers and make some new friends at this monthly meet and greet. Talk rigs, talk adventures, and plan future trips. All are welcome.

LOCATION: Coffee Dose Clubhouse - 23382 Mill Creek Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

  • Official Meetup of The OC Rivian Owner Club
  • Official Meetup of Rigged for Dirt
  • Official Meetup of Overland Bound
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast burritos
  • Restrooms
Please respect the space, so we may return. NO burnouts, loud music
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Hello everyone I have an R 1S with 22 inch tires in mint condition with under 1000 miles on them. I would like to switch to the 20 inch off-road tires. If anyone is interested, let me know please.
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Figured I would post some photos from Santiago Peak trip last month.
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Took delivery of my R1T in Costa Mesa. Looking for a waterproof key option other than the credit card. Need something I can take with me surfing. Any options out there? I saw there was a bracelet but apparently it’s not offered anymore?
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YMMV but i was able to purchase one from a service center. Just ask them next time you're there for any reason and see.
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Thanks! I’ll ask around.
I'm going to need something as well for scuba diving but if the card is resistant, I should be good. Sometimes I wear a dry suit so even the fob could survive. I'm hoping not to use a box. If I take the wrong car that doesn't have a valet key I sometimes just leave the car unlocked. The rivian is obvious though with those door handles. Maybe car wash mode
SoCal Owners we are hosting a beginner friendly OffRoad Adventure...See detailshttps://s00n.rivianstories.com/posts/43882693?utm_source=manual
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Not having much luck finding EV rebates for Rivian. Anyone know of some qualifying programs here in SoCal/ OC?
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Just picked up mine over the weekend. Look forward to interacting with other owners in the area.
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Has anyone used any of the Rivian Certified Collision centers? I got into an accident on Saturday, and want to take it to one of them. ASG (think that was the name) in North Hollywood is the closest to me, none in Ventura county yet. But if anyone has any recommendations please share.
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I have not, persay. But, when Rivian had to replace my liftgate under warranty, they sent my vehicle to Jim and Jacks Collision Center in El Segundo. They did a great job. Also, my dad had gotten into an accident last year and got his Ford Taurus fixed at the same shop and they did a great job with it.
I scheduled a lift gate service, as I noticed it was installed misaligned and started wearing out paint in the left corner. What was your reason for a liftgate replacement?
@BigPack Mine was misaligned, but also had a dent on the black trim piece at delivery. So, they needed to replace the whole liftgate because it’s all one piece. My panel alignment is much better too (although not perfect).
You're talking about AGC Collision in North Hollywood on Vineland Ave. I literally just picked up my truck from them yesterday. I worked with Tony to replace my tailgate because someone reversed into me. I gotta say they do great work there and respond to emails quickly. They work on Rivians a lot. I've been there 3 times and each time I've seen a minimum of 7 R1T/R1S in their lot being worked on so you can tell they're well experienced with our vehicles. Just be prepared to hear the quote to replace your panel cuz if you're paying out of pocket it won't be cheap.

Jim and Jacks is great too, but I'm from Ventura County like you and the drive to Burbank is a whole lot easier and less stressful than driving on the 405 to El Segundo.
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@TheHedgehog116 Yeah, she is there, dropped off 9/25, they're still waiting on some parts. I also dealt with Tony, and was comforting seeing all the Rivian's in the lot when I first went. The quote was $14K and some change, and 2/3 was labor which is to be expected with how the price of things are outta control. They submitted a supplemental to my insurance to then send to the other side. Denise is super responsive when it comes to emails.

Once the repair is complete I am going to talk to my adjuster about going after their insurance for "Diminished Value", saw a post on Reddit about it. I haven't even had the truck a year and this is going to affect the value if I went to sell it. Just going to get an opinion from my insurance company on it. I'd never heard of it before.
@MrTopher Getting small updates weekly from AGC, and got a partially uplifting email today, it is in re-assembly but needs to go to Rivian for Calibration and they can't get my truck in until 11/22... So depressing, it'll be 2+ months.
May not make it to this event, but look forward to any upcoming events in San Diego or No. County area. Husband and I are looking to take a beginning off road class specific to R1T if anyone knows of any local opportunities.
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I'm in San Marcos, and I'm interested in similar. I've seen an offering by The Driving Company, they actually have a couple of Rivian-only days booked out. I think if we can get 8 folks from the SD area we can organize a one-off class just for us
Does anyone have a source for holiday light bar, headlight labels/tints?
spiders, batman, Halloween, ... Christmas...
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Havent seen a club or forum for Northern CA so hoping to learn more on the RS1 from the SoCal group. Just picked our RS1 up on 9/22 after a two year wait. Very disappointed the accessories were not included with pick up, nor the ability to add a second driver at install was not available on app and the car shut down at first parking stop for an upgrade/reboot. Would have thought there would be more care & personalization at the South SF pick up location for $100k car. Learning lots on accessories to buy and welcome any ideas as we get started.
Worst customer service ever