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  1. r1t_kev

    LAUNCH GREEN Rivian Club

    I mean, don't we all have a few misaligned body panels?
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    Rivian's Future Georgia Neighbors Aren't Thrilled

    " Gov. Brian Kemp called it the largest economic-development project in state history. " That's about all you need to know. I sympathize with the locals, but they're fighting a virtually impossible battle, regardless of the platform they use.
  3. r1t_kev

    Manchin returns to the negotiating table

    From a personal standpoint, with my other financial commitments, an R1T is on the cusp of being irresponsible; I say that as a bit of a fiscal conservative. I'm not one to be frivolous, however I am willing to spend money to have something I really want; material, experiential or both as is the...
  4. r1t_kev

    Renting a Rivian vehicle

    In all seriousness, out of all the members of this forum, there is one non-employee vehicle floating around, to my knowledge. There have only been 1000 +/- produced and delivered, with the vast majority of those going to employees on an early release. I would be willing to bet a sack full of...
  5. r1t_kev

    Cancelling R1T Preorder - Reasons

    TFL towed 8100lbs from Boulder to Frisco with Chad's R1T, about 85 miles with a steep mountain in the middle, and went from 99% to "mid-teens" SoC. I'm hoping they post the Ike Gauntlet video soon. This seems like an extreme case and, while towing with an EV might still be masochistic, I'd be...
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    I feel like I speak for the group - thank you for the content! It's great to have some real first-hand, non-employee owner feedback!!
  7. r1t_kev

    Manchin returns to the negotiating table

    FWIW, if there's no EV credit, I'm not buying an R1T - maybe a different EV, but not a Rivian, sadly.
  8. r1t_kev

    Cancelling R1T Preorder - Reasons

    This made-to-order issue is not unique to Rivian or even the auto industry. Construction equipment, material handling equipment, trailers, spools of copper wire - I could go on. This situation is less about manufacturers wanting to control the market and more about lack of supply of everything...
  9. r1t_kev

    Rivian Service Centers / Retail Locations List / Other Facilities (Pics & Updates)

    I dunno, if you squint real hard, it sort of has a fun art deco-y industrial vibe. 🙃
  10. r1t_kev

    Rich Rebuilds: How Tesla is failing its most loyal customers

    Seems like a confluence of a bunch of factors, but growing to quickly being the main culprit. I can also see where this leaves room to make a case for *gasp* a dealership model.
  11. r1t_kev

    Wheels: I switched from 21 to 20

    Rivian partnered with Pirelli to design a new spec tire for the R1T. That says to me that Rivian didn't feel there was an appropriate off-the-shelf option to meet their load, speed, and efficiency ratings. I suspect this will change as more EV trucks come online, but for now, we have one option.
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    TFL takes the R1T off road in the snow. Rivian R1T vs. Toyota Tundra TRD

    Tommy & David > Roman & Andre
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    TFL takes the R1T off road in the snow. Rivian R1T vs. Toyota Tundra TRD

    How am I supposed to waste office time parsing this new video of it’s posted on a Sunday? 😄
  14. r1t_kev

    Rivian R1T charging curve test 20-80% [by TFL]

    Using the numbers from this video, starting the day at 80% SoC, you'd have 215 miles of range. Tommy pulled into the charger at 20% SoC with 60 miles of range left. After about 20 minutes at this charger, he could have left in the mid-50s% SoC and 135ish miles of range. Not saying that's...
  15. r1t_kev

    who cares about privacy?

    Ok, so I actually read the policy, and I'm now less concerned than I was before. I think you're leaving a lot of context out in order to make the point that data collection is inherently nefarious and Rivian could potentially run roughshod. I'm not sure what "deeply personal" information...
  16. r1t_kev

    TFL chops wood… Can Rivian R1T Survive a Hard Days Work & Hauling?

    Outside of the consternation on this forum, I have rarely heard truck guys worry about whether or not they were exceeding their rated payload. In fact, on the contrary, it's usually a bragging point about how one's truck handled the overload. I'm not advocating for exceeding payload, just...
  17. r1t_kev

    who cares about privacy?

    I'm confused. Am I a naively fatalistic pre-programmed meat robot or am I choosing to be indifferent? Let me check Twitter.
  18. r1t_kev

    who cares about privacy?

    I'm not the type of person that thinks the government, Rivian, my cell carrier, Meta, or Bill Gates care enough to actually watch what I do. I'm not that important and my life isn't that interesting. Adding an R1T that captures my driving habits and in-cab conversations is hardly concerning to...
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    TFL chops wood… Can Rivian R1T Survive a Hard Days Work & Hauling?

    You can - here's the excerpt from the manual:
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    TFL chops wood… Can Rivian R1T Survive a Hard Days Work & Hauling?

    Really well produced - informative and entertaining! Answered a lot of my questions about the bed, some I didn't even know I had. I figured the 1400lb payload rating was really more of a suggestion - that thing was loaded. David's reaction to the launch reminded me of my first time in an EV...