I can't speak to the R1T, but I've used front tow hooks both to help pull other people out of stuck situations, and also seen them used to pull a vehicle out of a small ditch. If you have LONG items on the roof rack (such as a kayak) you can also use them to attach tie-down rope.Regarding towing: So the only approved method is a flatbed. No flat towing, no tow-charging. Would someone going to the demo drive this week please ask — so, what exactly are the front tow hooks for? Just for flatbed winching? Otherwise just decorative? Enlighten me.
I was wondering the same. My guess is to have the capacity to be winch-ready. There's no alternator (in an ICE, you'd be idling the engine when winching), and it's unlikely the DC-DC converter is a suitable replacement for one for that kind of a load.What's the purpose for the dual 12v batteries instead of just one? They look skinny like a UPS battery backup. They li-ion as well?
Based on being able to charge just one, or either, they're both 12v, and not two 6v or 24v run in series or parallel.
Shown on pages 167-168.
definitely 2 12v batteries for packaging reasons. A single one would be too bulkyI was wondering the same. My guess is to have the capacity to be winch-ready. There's no alternator (in an ICE, you'd be idling the engine when winching), and it's unlikely the DC-DC converter is a suitable replacement for one for that kind of a load.
Super happy to see the split in the seat lift.
Are you forgetting about the two cameras facing backwards? I'd hope you could pull those up and see things like rope tension and how the towed vehicle is doing.I've never pulled someone from a ditch, but I'd think it would be way easier to do if attached at the front though because then you can clearly see rope tension and how the other vehicle is responding to the pull.
Can you or should you? Insulate away but unless you can be more specific about your drain plug idea I imagine your going to be doing a lot of unrepairable damage (and perhaps electrocuting yourself) along the way as I am pretty sure going down will lead you to the battery pack. Their is reportedly already a drain plug in the space where the spare tire resides.Can I add a drain plug and some simple insulation ??