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They sent out a pre-sale marketing email today. Hopefully not a joke if they are taking deposits...

From their email:

It's April fools day, but this isn't a joke.

We are proud to announce the development of the first camper and topper engineered for specifically for the Rivian R1T that won't ruin the performance and range of your vehicle. Following this exciting news we have opened up an initial $100 deposit for the camper and topper to secure your place in line for the Rivian Platform Camper and Topper.

The GFC Rivian Platform Campers will be available at a starting price of $9450 and Topper at $4999.

To reserve your spot in production, you can make a deposit of $100. Production of campers will start by August 2024 reserve your spot today. Act fast because the sooner you put in your deposit the sooner you get your GFC.
 

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I was slightIy angry because when I went to "add to cart" it kept saying cart empty, must've been a mobile browser issue

I put the money down.

I couldn't stomach paying 15k for the SuperPacific first run group

and my wife didn't like the straight walls of the Oru (they were super nice people though!)
 

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and my wife didn't like the straight walls of the Oru (they were super nice people though!)
I could see that, mine almost slopes in towards the bed, I have had people comment on it before.

That said I guess the trade off is bed width, I assume the GoFast has a full size bed in width? Their rendering also has that tent very close to the fin, I am sure the final product will have to sit a little higher but they seem to allude to that in the description. Even better if someone made an antennae relocation kit.
 

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Nice solution…. Just not sure I have 15k to justify it since I don’t camp that often… plus I don’t have the garage door clearance to keep it on top pulling in. Stupid small garage!!
 

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So the topper option excludes the extended portion with the bed correct? Interesting I didn’t see any photos of that. That would be the first R1T topper?
 

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Hey guys, Wes from GFC here. Hope this is ok with forum mods, just want to be a resource for questions, no hard sales pitch!

Let's dive in:

- "I assume the GoFast has a full size bed in width?" The tent interior measures 50 inches wide and 90 inches long and includes our new TurboNap mattress. We benchmarked Hest, and think we matched that brand's comfort in a pad that's just three inches thick (so you can leave bedding upstairs with the roof closed) and which is compatible with our modular floor system. That creates 8 feet or so of standing height room inside, and allows you to climb upstairs through the truck bed, and transforms into a bunk bed or standing height desk, too.

- "Just not sure I have 15k to justify it since I don’t camp that often… plus I don’t have the garage door clearance to keep it on top pulling in." Price is $9450 for the camper or $4999 for the topper. The camper is low enough to fit into standard residential garages in most (non lifted) trucks. The topper will add ~ one inch of height (so you can carry long objects on top).

- "So the topper option excludes the extended portion with the bed correct? Interesting I didn’t see any photos of that. That would be the first R1T topper?" Grabbing you a photo. Yes, the topper is just the bed cap (names for these things varies by region). It'll sit just proud of the cab and has a dynamic roof load of 800 lbs. So it's the strongest topper ever made, and the first developed for the R1T. Should have almost no measurable impact on range. Plus, like the camper, it turns your truck bed into a cabana with all the panels open.
 

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Does the camper include the topper at $10k total, or is it $15k?

I’ve been working up designs for my own fiberglass bed canopy. I figured I’d be in $2-3k after making molds and a single canopy. A $5k the topper is tempting, but I expect fiberglass offerings from ARE/LEER/SnugTop to be much cheaper and have a nicer profile.
 

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Does the camper include the topper at $10k total, or is it $15k?

I’ve been working up designs for my own fiberglass bed canopy. I figured I’d be in $2-3k after making molds and a single canopy. A $5k the topper is tempting, but I expect fiberglass offerings from ARE/LEER/SnugTop to be much cheaper and have a nicer profile.
Yeah, the camper is effectively a topper (but a bit taller and adding that cabover). Works just as well in daily driving as it does on camping trips. Designed to stay permanently mounted, but comes off with four bolts.

Here's images of a camper and topper on Tacos just to demonstrate difference:

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The Rivian camper will be much closer to the cab roof since it's a unibody, and the Taco's frame is weaker than a wet noodle.
 

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And to demonstrate the different products a little better, here's video.

Topper:



Camper:



Every GFC is custom made for the exact dimensions of each year/make/model/trim of the truck it mounts to. The Rivian products will be a little more different than usual. More on that soon.
 

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Hey guys, Wes from GFC here. Hope this is ok with forum mods, just want to be a resource for questions, no hard sales pitch!

Let's dive in:

- "I assume the GoFast has a full size bed in width?" The tent interior measures 50 inches wide and 90 inches long and includes our new TurboNap mattress. We benchmarked Hest, and think we matched that brand's comfort in a pad that's just three inches thick (so you can leave bedding upstairs with the roof closed) and which is compatible with our modular floor system. That creates 8 feet or so of standing height room inside, and allows you to climb upstairs through the truck bed, and transforms into a bunk bed or standing height desk, too.

- "Just not sure I have 15k to justify it since I don’t camp that often… plus I don’t have the garage door clearance to keep it on top pulling in." Price is $9450 for the camper or $4999 for the topper. The camper is low enough to fit into standard residential garages in most (non lifted) trucks. The topper will add ~ one inch of height (so you can carry long objects on top).

- "So the topper option excludes the extended portion with the bed correct? Interesting I didn’t see any photos of that. That would be the first R1T topper?" Grabbing you a photo. Yes, the topper is just the bed cap (names for these things varies by region). It'll sit just proud of the cab and has a dynamic roof load of 800 lbs. So it's the strongest topper ever made, and the first developed for the R1T. Should have almost no measurable impact on range. Plus, like the camper, it turns your truck bed into a cabana with all the panels open.

Thanks for providing these additonal details. Really exciting to see some custom solutions designed specifically for the R1T. Yahooo!

Quick question about the topper: How will it mount to the R1T's bed frame? Will you leverage the quick connect mounts? or are you devising a custom mounting system that will require additional assembly/disassembly each time the topper is added/removed?
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