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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?
We're using the four bed tie-down brackets located on the rails of the truck bed.

I can't show exactly details yet, but it'll disconnect with four bolts. You can use a hoist or 4 people to then lift it off.

Honestly, this is a question we get a lot from new customers, but not a use case we see in the real world. Both products are designed to stay on full time. They double your secure storage space, mount accessories like lights, solar panels, etc, and make the truck much more practical at doing truck stuff. I've had GFCs on my vehicles since 2017, and have never even thought about pulling one off temporarily. The product make everything from dump runs to hauling lumber twice as easy.
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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.
I guess I really should continue my topper builds out.

I have planted the bug in the the software team about adding an external gps connector. They said they pushed it up the chain but I doubt they'll do anything.
 

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Are you still planning on selling the topper that you designed for yourself? I feel like I remember reading that you put some up for sale🧐
I did build a second one for one of the s00nish guys. Turned out pretty nice. Had one minor design issue that was easy to fix. The biggest issue is shipping.
 

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I did build a second one for one of the s00nish guys. Turned out pretty nice. Had one minor design issue that was easy to fix. The biggest issue is shipping.
So you’re saying you could do it for the right price😛. That’s one of the reasons why I didn’t get the R1T because there were no toppers at the time.
 

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Just a heads up to forum members: demand is strong. We just sold out all of August's production capacity in an afternoon. Hop on that deposit if you want to get yours in September.

Also Shopify is being buggy and shows an empty cart when you add it. If you just click into that cart the order is there. We'll figure out the glitch tomorrow. Sigh.
 

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Whoa, $15,000+ for this setup? Yikes. Seems pretty pricing. Definitely has a Rivian premium attached to it. There are travel trailers that can be purchased for close to that amount and they have kitchens and bathrooms!!
 

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Whoa, $15,000+ for this setup? Yikes. Seems pretty pricing. Definitely has a Rivian premium attached to it. There are travel trailers that can be purchased for close to that amount and they have kitchens and bathrooms!!
I'm pretty sure just the low price of $9,450 + shipping.
 

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Does the Rivian version come with some extra options over the standard models? I spec’d out a Ford Maverick, which has a similar bed size and the total came to just over $9,000 including a $175 factory install. Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma, which would be slightly larger, are the same price as Maverick and $1000 less than the Rivian.

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We're using the four bed tie-down brackets located on the rails of the truck bed.

I can't show exactly details yet, but it'll disconnect with four bolts. You can use a hoist or 4 people to then lift it off.

Honestly, this is a question we get a lot from new customers, but not a use case we see in the real world. Both products are designed to stay on full time. They double your secure storage space, mount accessories like lights, solar panels, etc, and make the truck much more practical at doing truck stuff. I've had GFCs on my vehicles since 2017, and have never even thought about pulling one off temporarily. The product make everything from dump runs to hauling lumber twice as easy.
Camping season is 5-6 months here and we then we switch to snow season (-30°C and 7.5ft of snow). We'd be doing two switchover's a season as taking the efficiency hit with camper and topper doesn't make sense for the season we're not using it. So a few more questions:

- how is the camper mounted to the topper?
- if we left the topper on the truck, would it be fairly easy to mount/unmount the camper, and use a hoist to manage it seasonally? and then mount crossbars and winter gear racks to your topper+crossbars?

Edit: just noticed your note about being designed to stay on full time. thanks for the detail! the topper/camper look awesome, but not quite right for our use case. cheers!
 
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Whoa, $15,000+ for this setup? Yikes. Seems pretty pricing. Definitely has a Rivian premium attached to it. There are travel trailers that can be purchased for close to that amount and they have kitchens and bathrooms!!
Yeah, I honestly cannot wrap my head around this.

I've been looking for a solution for some time, and at this juncture, need a bathroom (no two ways about it). I've found some really nice tow-behinds that cost just over $25k.

I really...really don't understand this niche of product. I'd sooner purchase a tent I can pitch somewhere (I mean, how many REALLY nice Yurts can we probably buy for $10k and make a tent city!!).

But I also don't want to yuck someone's yum. I guess this just speaks to how deep the pockets of some Rivian owners are.
 

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Camping season is 5-6 months here and we then we switch to snow season (-30°C and 7.5ft of snow). We'd be doing two switchover's a season as taking the efficiency hit with camper and topper doesn't make sense for the season we're not using it. So a few more questions:

- how is the camper mounted to the topper?
- if we left the topper on the truck, would it be fairly easy to mount/unmount the camper, and use a hoist to manage it seasonally? and then mount crossbars and winter gear racks to your topper+crossbars?
The camper is one unit. The sleeping platform is integrated and non-removable.

The topper is a separate unit that does not feature a sleeping platform. You cannot retrofit a topper to add a sleeping platform later. However, you can add a rooftop tent on top of the topper with some beef bars. This is especially attractive for those needing a larger RTT, like a family of four.

You can purchase either a camper, or a topper. They are two different products.
 

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Yeah, I honestly cannot wrap my head around this.

I've been looking for a solution for some time, and at this juncture, need a bathroom (no two ways about it). I've found some really nice tow-behinds that cost just over $25k.

I really...really don't understand this niche of product. I'd sooner purchase a tent I can pitch somewhere (I mean, how many REALLY nice Yurts can we probably buy for $10k and make a tent city!!).

But I also don't want to yuck someone's yum. I guess this just speaks to how deep the pockets of some Rivian owners are.
You can't take a trailer everywhere. This type of camper isn't designed for the folks looking to drive on the highway and camp at the state park. Also if you have to set up and take down a tent everyday as you travel that isn't very convenient.

This creates a market for roof top tents that setup/take down quickly. This is just the next evolution for folks that want more interior space for dry storage and other potential features.

But yeah you said it.. you don't understand this product niche but it definitely has its place.
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