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Used our truck to help some friends demo an old pathway. I threw down some old plywood prior to loading as not to totally screw up the bed.

Anyone who says they don't notice that much extra mass in a vehicle isn't paying attention. I will say, it handled it like a champ, the air suspension took an extra moment to come back up from kneel mode to standard, but it leveled out and drove far better than I exoected. I also found sport-stiff-low to be a good stable platform. I didn't try tow mode, not sure why honestly.

As much as I really wanted to do a followup 0-60 test, I couldn't bring myself to going full dumbass with that much weight. I will say, it still had plenty of get up and go, while still providing a very predictable deceleration curve via regen.

What was hilarious was most of my coworkers either drive full or mid sized trucks, and each one gave me the "what the eff are you doing to that truck?!?!" comment, but at the end, came away more impressed it wasn't just a pretend truck.

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Yeah, it's definitely not unnoticeable, and I too found 'stiff' suspension to provide a superior driving experience with a yard of clay in the bed...
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Got this notification for the first time today when a plastic bin I had in the back slid at a stop sign. It is accompanied by an annoying consistenct chime that will not turn off until you open the tailgate. I tried putting it in park, opening my door, pressing steering wheel buttons but the only thing that made the dinging stop and the message go away was opening tailgate.
 
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Got this notification for the first time today when a plastic bin I had in the back slid at a stop sign. It is accompanied by an annoying consistenct chime that will not turn off until you open the tailgate. I tried putting it in park, opening my door, pressing steering wheel buttons but the only thing that made the dinging stop and the message go away was opening tailgate.
GD @csharp, how many times do we have to tell you? You’re supposed to whack the guy BEFORE you put him into the bed.
 

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Don't have my workbench or sawhorses with me, but the crossbars do a pretty bang up job in a pinch!

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I did the same thing with my Ridgeline. Would set the chop saw, drill press, whatever on the tailgate. Beauty of that set up was, most of the dust blew into the bed, so clean up was pretty easy (drive away). Can't quite bring myself to do that on my Rivian just yet. Too new....
 

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Got this notification for the first time today when a plastic bin I had in the back slid at a stop sign. It is accompanied by an annoying consistenct chime that will not turn off until you open the tailgate. I tried putting it in park, opening my door, pressing steering wheel buttons but the only thing that made the dinging stop and the message go away was opening tailgate.
Interesting. Object detection in bed is not a feature I was aware of. Did I miss this in the manual?
 

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Got this notification for the first time today when a plastic bin I had in the back slid at a stop sign. It is accompanied by an annoying consistenct chime that will not turn off until you open the tailgate. I tried putting it in park, opening my door, pressing steering wheel buttons but the only thing that made the dinging stop and the message go away was opening tailgate.

I am surprised I haven't gotten that message yet. It is crazy how easily things slide on that bed. Hopefully my new cargo mat will fix some of that sliding.
 

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Interesting. Object detection in bed is not a feature I was aware of. Did I miss this in the manual?
I suspect it hit hard enough to make the latch sensor open momentarily. You'll get the same thing from the gear tunnel.
 

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I suspect it hit hard enough to make the latch sensor open momentarily. You'll get the same thing from the gear tunnel.
I was thinking the same thing except it hit the front of the bed, not the tailgate. I also didnt open the tailgate to load the bin (its the size of a shoebox) and only weighs about 10 pounds.
 
 




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