Seems to me that if the r1t is going to make inroads into the Midwest farming/construction communities it's going to have to have a bed that can haul a 4x8 sheet of plywood! I'd order one in a heartbeat if it had a full size bed!
@Pherdnut yeah! I think I am totally in the target market because of just that. It is as much bed as I could really justify, and I can still find a way to do most things that I may need to do once every few years.The bed is actually over 6' with the gate down. That surprised me. That sounds strap-down-able with the modular rails they have in place to place a load above the wheel wells.
Exactly. I've heard that long ago from Rivian and have mentioned that to others may times (e.g. those that appear to be anti-Rivian / pro-Tesla CT). That's a different market segment Rivian just isn't "officially" (publicly) targeting with the R1T.@electruck is right, the Contractor/Rancher/Construction markets are not the target for the R1T
I also recall RJ saying something like that but chalked it up to "never say never." I believe any implication of working on a work truck version though may have been a reference to Rivian assisting Ford with their EV pickup? Regardless, what I have heard more often from him and others is that their plan is to produce 5 EVs by 2025. So besides the R1T and R1S, one of them might be a rally car. For the remaining two, well, when I asked a Rivian team lead last October about making a pickup with a longer bed he basically said the next set of vehicles will likely be slightly smaller versions of the R1T and R1S. Given that, perhaps a longer truck bed will come after the 5 vehicles Rivian has said they will produce by 2025? If so, that's a long time to wait ... but also a lot could happen in the mean time and maybe Rivian will change their mind based on market feedback and conditions ... like the financial markets tanking which unfortunately makes a lot this rather insignificant at the moment.RJ has stated that long beds are not at all ruled out for future trucks. I can't remember which of the many videos I've seen he said it in, but the implication is that they are already planning on a work truck version.
This earlier message on the forum indicates you may not need the rails for most bed loads.The bed is actually over 6' with the gate down. That surprised me. That sounds strap-down-able with the modular rails they have in place to place a load above the wheel wells.
Congrats on your R1T preorder and welcome to the Rivian family! Regarding specs, any vehicle specifications are subject to change prior to production. To answer your question, we can share that the wheelhouse width is 50 inches. This makes the internal dimensions of the truck bed between the wheel wells greater than 48 inches. Hope this helps!