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Updated with photo of the passthrough port to the gear tunnel, posted by @Babbuino

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Forgive me if anyone else has mentioned this Easter egg. In fact, please forgive me if I have mentioned it and forgot I did so.

In addition to the cool flashlight in the driver's door, hidden behind the green door here is another cool feature. I took pictures, but somehow, they did not survive the trip. Please use your imagination...

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When you drop the rear armrest, there is an accordion-type door behind it. When you slide that door up, there is an entry port to allow you to reach through into the gear tunnel. If you were to have a cooler strategically placed, you could reach through the opening and into the cooler, and pull out the ice-cold, non-alcoholic 😉😉 beverage of your choice. The reverse is also true, should the empty non-alcoholic containers need to be stowed away quickly and discreetly while pulling over for any reason.

For the family on a long vacation, should the kids make too much noise, any rear seat passenger could easily open the access port and request that they keep the noise down. Should they fail to comply, the volume control on the Meridian Elevation system should prove quite effective at "Noise Cancellation".

Looking forward to other Easter Eggs as these things roll out. If this already out there, I guess I'll have the proverbial egg on my face.... 🍳🙄

Edit: Babbuino found and posted a pic of the exposed portal in post #13 below. Thank you for that, Babbuino!
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Wait, your kids are making noise riding in the gear port tunnel in this scenario? :)

In all my Audis, there has been a similar door between the trunk and rear seat. When you buy the winter package, it’s attached to a waterproof “sock” so you can put your skis in there…
 

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For the family on a long vacation, should the kids make too much noise, any rear seat passenger could easily open the access port and request that they keep the noise down. Should they fail to comply, the volume control on the Meridian Elevation system should prove quite effective at "Noise Cancellation".
Hahaha! Brilliant!

Awesome hidden feature. Makes me even more excited for this truck!
 

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Forgive me if anyone else has mentioned this Easter egg. In fact, please forgive me if I have mentioned it and forgot I did so.

In addition to the cool flashlight in the driver's door, hidden behind the green door here is another cool feature. I took pictures, but somehow, they did not survive the trip. Please use your imagination...

20210815_213613.jpg


When you drop the rear armrest, there is an accordion-type door behind it. When you slide that door up, there is an entry port to allow you to reach through into the gear tunnel. If you were to have a cooler strategically placed, you could reach through the opening and into the cooler, and pull out the ice-cold, non-alcoholic 😉😉 beverage of your choice. The reverse is also true, should the empty non-alcoholic containers need to be stowed away quickly and discreetly while pulling over for any reason.

For the family on a long vacation, should the kids make too much noise, any rear seat passenger could easily open the access port and request that they keep the noise down. Should they fail to comply, the volume control on the Meridian Elevation system should prove quite effective at "Noise Cancellation".

I wish I had pics, but it's pretty easy to imagine it.

Looking forward to other Easter Eggs as these things roll out. If this already out there, I guess I'll have the proverbial egg on my face.... 🍳🙄
I was wondering if the gear tunnel would be accessible from inside. Now I know!
another “it seems like they thought of everything” detail.

@DuckTruck maybe your guide could send a picture?
 
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This is an excellent addition! I think we can collectively excuse the mistake on leaving this out until now 😉. Thanks again for sharing so many details from your experience!
 

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I'm a bit surprised over the surprise people have over this revelation? Lots of cars and SUVs have pass-through holes hidden behind center arm rests, to allow long items to overfill into the cabin, or for a rear passenger to grab something from the trunk/cargo area. It's hardly unique or special.
 

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@DuckTruck - Thanks for sharing. Did you happen to catch if there's a way to secure something from sliding around inside the Gear Tunnel? Or on the Gear Tunnel Shuttle?
 

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Is there another passthrough from the geartunnel to the bed?
 
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I was wondering if the gear tunnel would be accessible from inside. Now I know!
another “it seems like they thought of everything” detail.

@DuckTruck maybe your guide could send a picture?
You're reading my mind! I'll see what he says. Did I tell you he's brilliant? (Hopefully, he's reading this). 😉
 

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I'm a bit surprised over the surprise people have over this revelation? Lots of cars and SUVs have pass-through holes hidden behind center arm rests, to allow long items to overfill into the cabin, or for a rear passenger to grab something from the trunk/cargo area. It's hardly unique or special.
Agreed, but all those other pass-throughs are not attached to R1T's. 😉✌
 

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I'm a bit surprised over the surprise people have over this revelation? Lots of cars and SUVs have pass-through holes hidden behind center arm rests, to allow long items to overfill into the cabin, or for a rear passenger to grab something from the trunk/cargo area. It's hardly unique or special.
No reason to assume something is present. So it is a pleasant surprise.
 

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Forgive me if anyone else has mentioned this Easter egg. In fact, please forgive me if I have mentioned it and forgot I did so.

In addition to the cool flashlight in the driver's door, hidden behind the green door here is another cool feature. I took pictures, but somehow, they did not survive the trip. Please use your imagination...

20210815_213613.jpg

When you drop the rear armrest, there is an accordion-type door behind it. When you slide that door up, there is an entry port to allow you to reach through into the gear tunnel. If you were to have a cooler strategically placed, you could reach through the opening and into the cooler, and pull out the ice-cold, non-alcoholic 😉😉 beverage of your choice. The reverse is also true, should the empty non-alcoholic containers need to be stowed away quickly and discreetly while pulling over for any reason.

For the family on a long vacation, should the kids make too much noise, any rear seat passenger could easily open the access port and request that they keep the noise down. Should they fail to comply, the volume control on the Meridian Elevation system should prove quite effective at "Noise Cancellation".

I wish I had pics, but it's pretty easy to imagine it.

Looking forward to other Easter Eggs as these things roll out. If this already out there, I guess I'll have the proverbial egg on my face.... 🍳🙄
From Face. The purple shirt seems to be from the video

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