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Toll, this is great!! Lean into the excitement and know that you’re beautiful children and wife and you will be in one of the safest cars on the road.

Then on your way home from the SC with your brand new R1S say “Alexa, fart!” She will ask you a question or two and then that $100K gorgeous vehicle will fart with vigor, thereby sealing the deal with your children. 🙂

My wife had an R1S on order and I LOVE my R1T.

Congrats again!!

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Got her picked up today... I was not able to do the checklist... Which is a fault of my own. Its just way to damn cold out there. -10F during pick up.. FUDGE THAT!

Got home, and looked it over pretty good, and cant find anything wrong, other than it has .46 version instead of .50. It will update, hopefully sooner than later. Did notice the New Style FOB.

Dont have the Rivian charger installed yet, so its trickle charging from the little one. Hopefully will have the L2 installed in 2 weeks, and use the little one/ChargePoint for now.

Took my wife for a test drive in it, and my room mate, his wife, and one of his kids.. They all squealed a bit when I laid into it. Wasnt able to go full bore, as traction control, and snow/ice was on the road. But it was still fun.

Met another Rivian owner at the SC, who I purchased the OEM All Weather Mats from. And then the SC installed them for me! Put the Chilewach mats in the trunk for now.

Put 40 miles on it. No complaints so far. No wind noise on the highway, but I also was blasting some music. Sounds pretty good over my 2004 GMC that I am coming out of.

Now I just need to get it to stop locking/unlocking constantly in my garage!

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And now its doing the update!
 

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Mazel-tov!!!!! It’s gorgeous!!
 
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Mazel-tov!!!!! It’s gorgeous!!
Well... It was gorgeous.. All the snow I was driving around in yesterday... She aint as purty as she was!

Need to sign up for one of those unlimited car washes.. Problem is, all the ones around me are the brushed type. I want brushless.
 

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I currently am setting my battery to charge to 80%. I know this is not recommended, but until I get the L2 charger installed, I need to make sure I have battery to last for my needs, thru the week, with the L1 Trickle Charger.
 

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I currently am setting my battery to charge to 80%. I know this is not recommended, but until I get the L2 charger installed, I need to make sure I have battery to last for my needs, thru the week, with the L1 Trickle Charger.

Take it to 85% and don't stress. Hell take it to 92% until you get your charger installed. The BMS will take care of everything for you and Rivian has a little bit of buffer that is available so you'll never fully charge it.

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Take it to 85% and don't stress. Hell take it to 92% until you get your charger installed. The BMS will take care of everything for you and Rivian has a little bit of buffer that is available so you'll never fully charge it.

Congrats and continue posting up pictures through your ownership.
70-80% was easy, but after 80%, the little L1 charger struggles. I put it on the L1 charger last night at 730p with 71%. By 1000A, it had only gotten to 83%. Then the update came in, and dropped it to 81%. After the update, it charged from 81% to 82% in 3 hours.

Temp may have an affect here too.. Its only 38* in garage. But its -6* outside. App shows if I set the charge to 100%, it will be at 97% by the time I go to work in the morning at 755a. Thats 18 hours from now.
 
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70-80% was easy, but after 80%, the little L1 charger struggles. I put it on the L1 charger last night at 730p with 71%. By 1000A, it had only gotten to 83%. Then the update came in, and dropped it to 81%. After the update, it charged from 81% to 82% in 3 hours.

Temp may have an affect here too.. Its only 38* in garage. But its -6* outside. App shows if I set the charge to 100%, it will be at 97% by the time I go to work in the morning at 755a. Thats 18 hours from now.
Probably best to take it to 95% on L2 if L1 is struggling to take it above 85%.

Right now because of the cold weather, I am taking my charge to 90% - 95% in case I lose power and have to use the battery for energy or to camp in the vehicle.

I bought it to use as a tool and degradation is part of wear and tear that I am comfortable with.

I am glad that Rivian chose a large battery size to initially sell and honor the price on as well.

I feel much better this winter compared to last winter having the Rivian as a back-up source of power for my home or back up place to camp in / sleep for our small family.
 
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Power for me really wasnt even a thing I considered. But hind sight, I am ok with it.

I would only use the Riv power for entertainment really. Power a Internet Modem, Router, Desktop Computer maybe, TV, and Radio. The Desktop Computer, modem, and router are already on a Battery Backup, so I would only have to worry about them after 8 hours of a power outage. I have a fireplace in my Dining Room that is capable of heating the main part of the 1st floor. Might be sleeping on a sofa with the kids, but I will be warm and entertained!

I went ahead and bumped the charge level to 100%. It aint gonna get there. But it gives me a "just in case" buffer.
 

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Power for me really wasnt even a thing I considered. But hind sight, I am ok with it.

I would only use the Riv power for entertainment really. Power a Internet Modem, Router, Desktop Computer maybe, TV, and Radio. The Desktop Computer, modem, and router are already on a Battery Backup, so I would only have to worry about them after 8 hours of a power outage. I have a fireplace in my Dining Room that is capable of heating the main part of the 1st floor. Might be sleeping on a sofa with the kids, but I will be warm and entertained!

I went ahead and bumped the charge level to 100%. It aint gonna get there. But it gives me a "just in case" buffer.

Literally my exact same setup as well with back up battery on desktop, modem / router and TV. Fireplace in the living room going on right now and Rivian charged up ready to go in case of any outages.

I would use the Rivian for the fridge mainly.

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First real snow drive this morning was largely un-eventful. Got about a mile, and remembered I needed to put it into snow mode. Regen braking was to strong and causing sliding issues.

Its sitting outside getting snowed on currently.. The cab pre-conditioning seemed to work very well. I had it set for my departure at 755a. When my alarm went off at 715, it was already warming it up, and was at 58* interior temp. My garage is at 38*. Battery was at 92%, and by the time I left, it was at 87%. Got to work, 18 miles later, it was at 81%.

Test will be this evening to go home from work at 6pm. Have it set for a departure at 555p, and the current temp is -6*. Supposed to be -1* by then.

Hoping to have the L2 installed this weekend.
 
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I hope I can get this L2 charger installed this weekend. The little trickle charger aint going to make it.

Supposedly the local Tesla Supercharger is a MagicDock, but it isnt showing up in the app.
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