Roof Top Tent - Should I?

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I don't think this is right. The tent they're using has a built in lock on the crossbars. It would be wacky if Rivian removed that. https://yakima.com/products/skyrise-hd-3-md-tan
You typically have to buy lock cores separately(this is so you can ensure everything is keyed the same)

Since Rivian is including crossbars with the tent, they presumably come with matching locks for the cross bars and the tent feet. .
 

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If you mount the RTT on the cab, can you still access all 4 doors with the RTT ladder deployed?
 

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You typically have to buy lock cores separately(this is so you can ensure everything is keyed the same)

Since Rivian is including crossbars with the tent, they presumably come with matching locks for the cross bars and the tent feet. .
To piggy back on this comment. Even if they don't match you can send the cores to Yakima and request a matching set. I wouldn't bet that the loading bars and the RTT will come matching.
 

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If you mount the RTT on the cab, can you still access all 4 doors with the RTT ladder deployed?
I’d say so.
Cheating a bit here, R1S+tent configurator image. The mounting points are in the same spots on both vehicles as far as I know.
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To piggy back on this comment. Even if they don't match you can send the cores to Yakima and request a matching set. I wouldn't bet that the loading bars and the RTT will come matching.
I would hope if they’re providing them at the same time they’d also give you a set of eight matching locks.
 

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If you mount the RTT on the cab, can you still access all 4 doors with the RTT ladder deployed?
The weatherproof cover for the RTT can be rolled up and stored out of the way for the door(s) to be functional.

You can see how it rolls up in this clip where we are teaching our pup to get into the RTT. My roof rack on the H3 is a low profile so I would expect on the Rivians to be even easier to store it out of the way

 

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The weatherproof cover for the RTT can be rolled up and stored out of the way for the door(s) to be functional.

You can see how it rolls up in this clip where we are teaching our pup to get into the RTT


I was concerned about accessing the truck doors while the ladder was deployed... sorry for the ambiguous question. Thanks for your reply...nice setup!
 

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I was concerned about accessing the truck doors while the ladder was deployed... sorry for the ambiguous question. Thanks for your reply...nice setup!

No worries! Yes you can definitely access truck doors with the ladder out.

Also RTT deployed means ladder is deployed. No way I'd have the RTT unfolded without the ladder lock and doing its part to support
 
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The weatherproof cover for the RTT can be rolled up and stored out of the way for the door(s) to be functional.

You can see how it rolls up in this clip where we are teaching our pup to get into the RTT. My roof rack on the H3 is a low profile so I would expect on the Rivians to be even easier to store it out of the way

I love it! I was trying to figure out how I was going to get my 65lb Husky in and out of my Crua Aer tent ( Crua AER - The Roof Top Tent: Reimagined | Indiegogo ) mounted on the bed of my R1T without a long (or spiral) ramp.
 

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Dang, that's a nice RTT. Wonder if they're still taking orders....
Yeah. I thought the inflatable insulated insert was particularly neat. Will come in handy here where temps change dramatically with elevation.

It's not listed on their web page yet, but many of their other projects appear to have started on Kickstarter/Indiegogo and ended up available at retail. My guess is they're waiting for the first batch to come in from the manufacturer. I hope to pick mine up later this month. Would be particularly nice if I had the R1T by then.
 

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What do people think about getting a RTT that overhangs the back of the R1T, i.e., something longer than 54-60 inches? I'd like to get one that can (really) sleep 3 people, like the iKamper Skycamp 2.0, Roofnest Condor XL, or Tuff Stuff Alpha. I've seen other people have it with an overhang. Is it a problem with driving or is it more of an aesthetic thing?

Here is an example of a Roofnest Condor XL overhanging a Ford Ranger.

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Rock it if you want to. Shouldn't have any drawbacks if it hangs off the back
 
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For those with experience with RTTs (especially the Yakima that Rivian is offering) - how cramped would it be with two adults and two young kids (4 and 6)? My wife and I aren’t tall (I’m 5’8” and she’s 5’3”).

We would be weekend warriors for sure doing 1-2 night trips, so it doesn't have to be perfect. But at least comfortable enough where we don’t annoy each other too much.
Just crawled into one with 2 - 8 year olds and myself @ 5'3" at a live Rivian event. The answer: you all will fit, but NOT lengthwise. The kids sleep sideways, then both adults sideways as well: off-angle or bend your knees is the only way to make everyone fit -- easy to do unless you are really tall. It's a bit tight, but I love it but pause at the price, and the zero-flexibility w.r.t. getting that tent on and off the truck.
 
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