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I'm about 5'7 and still have not figured out a good way to get in/out without awkward body motions and getting caught up by the left seat bolster. I've tried to use the ceiling handle but the position is too far back to be useful. I wish there was a handle on the A pillar (and B pillar for middle row). I may get runners eventually but hoping for any suggestions in the meantime?

I'm hesitant to use the automatic kneel mode due to concern about wear on the air compressor.
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I'm about 5'7 and still have not figured out a good way to get in/out without awkward body motions and getting caught up by the left seat bolster. I've tried to use the ceiling handle but the position is too far back to be useful. I wish there was a handle on the A pillar (and B pillar for middle row). I may get runners eventually but hoping for any suggestions in the meantime?

I'm hesitant to use the automatic kneel mode due to concern about wear on the air compressor.
5'6" here...I just grab the wheel and place my right foot on the floor and hoist myself up. Works well enough in Standard height that I turned off kneel mode.
 

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I bought the running boards for my wife and kids...

And i appreciate using them now lol
 
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Thanks all, okay I'll try the kneel mode until I get the runners!
 

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I'm about 5'7 and still have not figured out a good way to get in/out without awkward body motions and getting caught up by the left seat bolster. I've tried to use the ceiling handle but the position is too far back to be useful. I wish there was a handle on the A pillar (and B pillar for middle row). I may get runners eventually but hoping for any suggestions in the meantime?

I'm hesitant to use the automatic kneel mode due to concern about wear on the air compressor.
The air compressor is is utilized consistently while driving, parking, leveling, etc. in the background with no driver / passenger intervention. How much stress kneel mode adds is a topic that comes up often here. Many have concluded it to be immaterial - others disagree. 8 year warranty. Use the truck however you want.
 

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The air compressor is is utilized consistently while driving, parking, leveling, etc. in the background with no driver / passenger intervention. How much stress kneel mode adds is a topic that comes up often here. Many have concluded it to be immaterial - others disagree. 8 year warranty. Use the truck however you want.
I thought the 8 years was for drivetrain and high voltage battery only with 5 years/60,000 miles comprehensive:
https://rivian.com/support/article/what-is-the-warranty-coverage-on-a-new-rivian
 

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Yeah too bad the grab handles are not mounted on the front windshield pillars where they would actually be useful.
My wife is 4’11” and using kneel mode in the beginning helped some until we installed the EVSport running boards. Now kneel mode is turned off and she is able to step right in.
 

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The air compressor is is utilized consistently while driving, parking, leveling, etc. in the background with no driver / passenger intervention. How much stress kneel mode adds is a topic that comes up often here. Many have concluded it to be immaterial - others disagree. 8 year warranty. Use the truck however you want.
Amen, use mine all the time and I’m 6’. The one or two times I didn’t use, I pulled a groin muscle getting in and out of the truck, though I would like to sliders or running boards..😎
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