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  1. kneebuster

    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    Someone did a portion of it with 21's last week with out incident. I wouldn't do it with out a spare, and would be super careful about tire placement. Those sidewalls can't be very thick, and the tread is significantly thinner than on the 20's.
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    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    Not for the part that we were on, at least in the condition it was in. That said, I've driven over logs in previous vehicles and had them pivot up and smash the skid plates. I'm glad that I went with the extra shielding on my R1T.
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    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    First, there were several gawkers as we lined up for the glamour shot in town. Then there were all the people asking questions as we aired down. Later, we went by a group of folks shooting large caliber guns. One of them walked up to my truck as we were approaching to say he'd been following...
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    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    You might need to bring up the rear so we don't have to suck down your exhaust fumes 😉
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    Side Awnings for for roof mounted cargo bars?

    I've got an ARB Aluminum one on order. ARB Aluminum Awning, Black Frame, 8.2FT x 8.2FT, Installed with LED Light Strip | mbenzgram I'm hoping the aluminum housing will incur less of an aero penalty while driving than one that uses a vinyl bag. Unfortunately they are back-ordered and was told...
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    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    Update. The failure was the boot on the air strut. The loss of air resulted in the Air Suspension Unit that regulates suspension air pressure to overheat and fail. Both those, plus any damage from driving on a bottomed-out suspension are being covered under warranty. Repair time with parts...
  7. kneebuster

    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    No reported impacts. Still waiting to hear what the mechanic found. Not clear if it's the bag, or an air line at this point.
  8. kneebuster

    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    No worries. I don't have the spreadsheet from tracking my mileage on the Xterra, but my recollection was of a noticeable, but not huge, hit on MPG when off-road. With the Rivian it's not just the regen that helps, but you're also not idling at all. Next time I go out I'll try to set a trip...
  9. kneebuster

    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    Excellent question. I started out the afternoon with 89% battery and a projected 244 all-purpose miles. I traveled 69.2 miles total (of which slightly over 10 were off-road), with an average efficiency of 2.23 mi/kWh Got home with 58% battery and a projected 160 all-purpose miles. I therefore...
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    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    3 more videos added since the intial post (4 total now).
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    5 R1T’s 4 Wheeling Trip Report, Yankee Hill, Colorado, June 19, 2022

    I got my R1T (Artemis - goddess of wild nature) on May 10th. Didn't get my spare until June 6th so held off on wheeling. On Sunday 6/19 4 R1Ts from the Colorado Rivian Club, and 1 from the Gateway Rivian Club, ran Yankee Hill Road west of Central City Colorado (Yankee Hill to Central City -...
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    Coolers in bed - Yeti Roadie 24 fits under tonneau cover

    Cordova 48qt fits great, and it's "proudly hand crafted in Idaho, USA"
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    R1T in Miir booth at Outdoor Retailer June 2022

    I forgot to post this earlier. At Outdoor Retailer last week the Miir booth had an R1T. They were using the camp kitchen to serve up complimentary pour-over coffee. I was talking to one of their employees while I was in line and she said that she'd thought Rivian would be giving each new...
  14. kneebuster

    Cab height bed rack?

    For now, I think something like this is a reasonable solution. Configured this way it was 137 inches from the back of the "goal post" to the front of the front roof crossbar. This one can also be configured as a bed extender. AmazonSmile: ECOTRIC Pick Up Truck SUV Bed Hitch Extender Extension...
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    Sunroof Shade Option

    A couple of these helped Giantex Work Platform Aluminum Step Ladder Drywall Safe CE Approved of Capacity 330 LBS Heavy Duty Portable Bench Folding Ladders Stool w/Non-Slip Mat (Silver) - - AmazonSmile, but I already had them. Putting the suspension into lowest would have helped as well, but I...
  16. kneebuster

    Sunroof Shade Option

    Watch a video or two on installing PPF. Get the glass super clean. I used glass cleaner, scraped it with a razor blade, and cleaned 2x more. Lint free rags are key. Us a lot of slip solution (water with baby shampoo). Spray it well with slip solution as you peel off the backing as this will...
  17. kneebuster

    Sunroof Shade Option

    I got this installed on Friday, and it was well worth the investment. Install took about an hour working alone. I highly recommend having help though. It gives the glass a bit of a blue tint, but it's not objectionable since the sky tends to be blue. There is a very small amount of...
  18. kneebuster

    Timing of PPF Process - How Long?

    I had the front (bumper, lights, hood, fenders, a-pillars, mirrors) done on Tuesday and they had the truck for 8 hours. I was quoted anywhere from 1 to 3 days for this by various installers. For the full truck I was quoted 5 to 7 work days.
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