Gear Tunnel and Frunk size

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  1. Brewbud

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    Has anybody seen measurements for the frunk and gear tunnel? I am curious if my ARB fridge will fit in the frunk. It looks wide enough but I am not sure about the depth. I am also curious about the width at the top and bottom of the trapezoid shape of the gear tunnel. Height would be very helpful too.


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    I don't know the frunk dimensions, but specs show 330 liters of cubic space. There's a video out there from Overland Expo that shows an ARB-like fridge in the frunk, and also mention that Rivian might offer one that perfectly fits the frunk shape.
     
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    I don't know the dimensions, but the Rivian frunk is easily the most spacious one I have seen in any EV. For me, the problem is lift-over height for heavy objects. I was wondering why they didn't make the sheetmetal between the stadium headlights part of the trunk lid so that you could load from the front instead of the top. Then it occurred to me that it might have something to do with crash protection or with cooling systems. However, the bumper is still high-riding and very substantial.
     
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    Something to consider is that you can always squat the vehicle when loading and unloading to a ride height of 8". I am sure that will still be too tall for some but that will be an option to use. I believe that that the reason for the "grill" not being a part of the hood is probably more to do with aero than structure...but I am also not an engineer...just a WAG.
     
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    I wondered why not make a front "tailgate".

    Aero, as well as water resistance, is my guess.
     
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    Thanks. I saw that fridge. I am not sure about the brand. It could be an Engle. Hopefully, my 63qt is not too tall. The size is H 16.9" x W 17.7" x D 33.3 but it sure looks bigger than that in person o_O
    At 33 inches maybe it is the length I should be worried about.

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    If she can fit the cooler should.
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    Might be tough to lift in & out, but I think it would fit.
     
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    I agree - the lift over may be a problem for all but light gear. However, I have not physically stood there to get a feel for the angles, so my opinion may change when I finally get to see one in person.
     

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