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they should just come out and say that. i think many of us would take it and get those components from a 3rd party.The guy at the SC said the biggest issue wasn't getting the wheels or tires, but the other tire changing components for the spare tire kit. This is the same guy I "made a deal with" so i guess take it with a grain of salt.
This is the annoying part. I couldn't buy a spare, but was allowed to buy a set of 4. Even my guide said this was a good way to go, and shouldn't have trouble selling the excess. So, 1 person can buy 4, but 4 people can't buy 1.Now, that sounds like complete BS to me, because i can buy 4 wheels and tires right now without a problem, so I don't know how Rivian can address that incongruity, and I doubt they will.
So, anyone in CO want to go in on an order of 4 20" AT Brights? (Or sell me one you no longer need?)
HAHA You have me beat there! I have done about 8 off road trails, including 1 overnight either all by myself or with my 14 year old son. I suppose the farthest out we were was maybe 6-7 miles, but that's certainly more than I would want to walk! I did bring my handheld HAM radio as my potential lifeline, and I've gotten some sidewall repair stuff and a puncture kit, but this is just such a maddening problem to have for an expensive new truck!However, I didn't have a spare, and I took my wife and 2 month old daughter with me.
If this gains traction and you get stuck at 3 then I’d possibly be a 4th. Live in San Diego but attending Mtn. West Overlanding show in CO in late Aug. Going & camping there with my R1S. Could make the deal then & there.So, anyone in CO want to go in on an order of 4 20" AT Brights? (Or sell me one you no longer need?)
Check out this thread, looks like a Ram 1500 wheel fits, you can probably get one pretty cheap to use as a spare.I don't actually care about the jack. I already got my own puck, bottle jack, torque wrench, and socket. I just need a dang wheel and tire!
How I got mine is I got the contact number for the person who I did my delivery with at the service center and she set up the work order and service visit to have it installed. So my 2 cents are to get the # of someone at your local service center to have someone on the inside you can reach out to. Super frustrating otherwise to get anything besides what Rivian PR wants you to know or have.The spike in frustration for me comes from already having “made a deal” with my SC to get a spare and I was just waiting for them to uphold their side of the bargain. I literally shook the guy’s hand at the service center and thanked him profusely for making that happen. It did not happen.
I'm going to preface this by saying "I'm a special kind of dumb"
I have no spare. Has it stopped me from doing things? Heck no! But I did do a road trip from downtown Vancouver, BC up past Whistler to Lillooet Lake (Lil-OO-et) to a forest service road that runs the length of the lake as well as Harrison Lake to the south. The FSR is roughly 200km of dirt roads with some loose shale, blasted rock, etc. Normally, no big deal, and a fun time! However, I didn't have a spare, and I took my wife and 2 month old daughter with me.
Now, we had plenty of food etc with us for the day trip as well as extras and a tent, should it require us to stop overnight. While we were a convoy of one, there were several vehicles and First Nations communities passed along the way, including several Dodge Rams (potential Rivian spare tire source vehicle) but, looking back on it, I was stupid for doing a trip like that with our young daughter and no spare tire.
Dear Rivian, please let my purchase the spare I configured several years ago so I don't continue down the path of "that guy"
Didn't take a photo of the truck driving, so I edited one with my extensive Photoshop (paint) skills.
just curious. Did you do this trip all in one go. Or, top up in Whistler or Pemby? Just curious because doing it in one go would be really pushing the range with AT’s.