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    What do you guys think about a two-door R1T

    This would be hugely popular in Australia. The single cab 'truck' (we call them "Utes" short for Utility Vehicle) is still rocking hard and if as you say, they kept the current length and extended the bed towards the front, it'd be extremely practical as a trades-mans vehicle... You'll find...
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    Rivian Camp Kitchen won't prevent use of gear tunnel

    At $5k USD I would rather build my own...
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    RHD Market - Australia mods etc

    Agree with the noted point about not having running gear to worry about. Having helped a friend do a RHD conversion on a Pontiac Fiero, the looms and wiring is never an issue (just make a loom, or buy one from Rivian fit for purpose). HVAC similarly shouldn't be too constrained, in the worse...
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    RHD Market - Australia mods etc

    Howdy Folks I'm very keen to order a Rivian R1T 400mi version, but am thinking about the things required to make it RHD/export worthy. Obviously the steering column, pedal box and handbrake/park brake would need to get switched over as per most conversions, but also the 110 outlets would need...
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    R1T $69,000 starting price - opinions

    Right now $69k USD = $97k AUD, and thats before you factor in shipping, import taxes and our wonderful luxury car tax. We don't get exemptions for EVs or any kind of tax incensive, but I still want an R1T.... I just hope RJ can convince the govt to let him sell cars here without them charging...
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    Roof Options - What is your preference?

    The current draw might be small but its still just a gimmick. Not interested in it.
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    Roof Options - What is your preference?

    I live in Oz. Fixed standard roof all the way. Its going to be expensive enough as it is, when I take into account the import taxes, the EC roof is just another thing to break... plus draw current...
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    R1T Overland Rig Possibilities

    You'll get max 8km a day with any kind of meaningful solar setup, and thats if the R1T doesn't move. I would like the solar for that reason, as if I'm camping for a week, thats an extra 45km of range. I wouldn't bother with auxilliary batteries/base station. More hassle than its worth, and the...
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    Anyone considering the Nikola Badger alternative?

    Nope. I'm still keen for a Rivian R1T. Rivian has been around for long enough and has enough financial backing that I'm very confident of a great end product. I don't get the amount of negativity I'm seeing on this forum. They're still in preproduction and Covid19 has obviously put a spanner in...
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    Reservations About My Reservation

    Those are the advantages I see too. Do you think there would be a clamshell design, one that would fold out towards the bed and make it an extra large rooftop tent? Would fit the R1S too... Being able to stop, pop the tent and get in, while the weather is foul, is a huge advantage to me. Though...
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    Reservations About My Reservation

    I'm interested what your choice of accomodation would be - towing a trailer or would you use a pop up tent? I'm liking the idea of a roof mounted pop up tent like some photos but as I get older, climbing up ladders is getting harder. -D
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    How Rivian will Rollout the R1T Lineup

    Hrm. I hope they bring the RHD R1T to Oz before 2022. Unlikely I bet. If they're going to make another factory, smart money would be to build it in Japan or Korea. Australia doesn't have a car manufacturing industry any more and I doubt it would be cost effective to build them here. I doubt...
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    Gasp... pure touch interfaces aren't what consumers want

    if the rivian steering wheel contains tacticle buttons for volume and changing radio stations or 'next song' then it'll be fine. My subaru forester has all of that and it's 10 years old, so perhaps theres a way to get the best of both worlds.
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    Gasp... pure touch interfaces aren't what consumers want

    I had a pure touchscreen head unit in one of my cars. It sucked. Why? Because when you have to be >accurate< on a touchscreen while driving, you have to take your focus off the road. Tactile buttons being in the right location can make a lot of difference. I changed to another touchscreen head...
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    Rivian colors samples from recent video

    I'd definately choose that. Works in the city and in the bush. I like it a lot. -D
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    Layoffs

    All of those positions are the sort of jobs you need when you're trying to hire a massive workforce. Now that they have their 1800 odd? employees, they can slim the HR dept down a bit and let go of the recruiters. I mean, they're probably not going to be expanding during the pandemic, and once...
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    R1T on an FSR, previewed in all colors we know so far.

    Reckon you could do one in Tonka truck yellow? -D
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    Our own "configurator" Thread

    Given I live in Aus and there is almost zero charging infrastructure, I would go with the following; R1T 180kw Rivian Silver (I'm not impressed with the colour options, but I like the default silver for some reason - I want a color that isn't going to stick out when I'm camping but I'd like it...
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    Full size spare wheel - underbody mount?

    Having the wheel under the body doesn't make it harder to get at. Actually, if you're jacking up the rear of the car then you're getting better access to the underbody wheel. Also the aircompressor, I assume, would have a hose long enough to reach the front wheels, so it should be able to also...
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    Full size spare wheel - underbody mount?

    Plastic cowling covering the underbody rear should act as a diffuser much as the natural aerodynamics already do. Its not so much of a loss if your space is having its access port shifted, rather than removed. I would wonder whether the full sized spare would slot horizontally under the rear...


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