R1T accessories & options wish list.

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  1. PoorPilot

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    #21 PoorPilot, Mar 13, 2019
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    Not a link to the video, but an article at least.

    https://www.teslarati.com/rivian-battery-lab-irvine-california-megapack-production/

    RIVIAN’S BATTERY PACK: CARBON FIBER AND BALLISTIC SHIELDS
    I saw it from afar. Carbon fiber. Walking toward a station that was outfitted with Rivian’s line of 135 kWh and 180 kWh battery packs, my eyes were immediately drawn to a fibrous-looking cover plate.

    Securing Rivian’s battery modules and high-voltage cabling in place is a carbon-fiber composite shell. Engineers were able to create a unique, high-strength geometric shape out of the carbon fiber while keeping weight to a minimum. Rivian seals the battery pack to be completely watertight. The pack is bolted into the frame of the vehicle and then covered by a smooth ‘ballistic shield’, which prevents damage to the underside of the battery pack and protects occupants within the vehicle’s cabin. The ballistic shield is fitted to the entire underbody of the vehicle.

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    Engineers place the top carbon-fiber shell on the battery pack. A sealant between the top and bottom shells creates a watertight seal. (Photo: Rivian)
    Having a watertight battery pack that’s armored by a ballistic shield bodes well for a company whose mission is to build extreme off-road vehicles. That’s the messaging Rivian wants consumers to see. The vehicles are designed to be adventure-ready, being able to wade through 1 meter of water, climb 45-degree inclines, and drive over boulders.

    Rivian’s Executive Director of Engineering and Programs, Mark Vinnels, told Teslarati that they dropped the vehicle on a boulder from 2 ft in the air, just to be able to verify the battery pack’s integrity in extreme off-road situations.
     
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    A two inch square is 4 square inches. So, 1,500 PSI. Not bad, but a pointy rock impacted at any speed is going to be tens of thousands of PSI.
     
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    It has one built in.
     
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    Do you happen to have a link of that video? I missed that. From Rivian's own media releases it sounds like they might offer a tent accessory themselves, altho they were not really clear on that point, saying that the telescoping roof rack will integrate with a range of accessories which I assumed would be offered by Rivian.

    https://media.rivian.com/rivian-lau...dventure-vehiclestm-with-debut-of-r1t-pickup/

    I also second the call for a built-in heater without the need for the engine to run that someone else mentioned.
     
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    The video was on the official Rivian Instagram account, and I can’t attach it here, but here are some of the pictures from the same post.

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    Thanks for that! Looks like it is made by Tepui but also Rivian branded so that should be an 'official' accessory. Can't wait to see what else they have coming!
     
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    I hope the air suspension can level the truck out for rooftop tent camping. I don't want to have to park on rocks or stumps in order to level out the bed!
     
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    I wrote Tepui about this about a week ago, here is their response:

    Hello,

    I have a pre-order for a Rivian and saw that you have a tent for that truck. While I know it isn't out yet, can you give me some specifics on what what on that truck? Is it a model that you currently make with just the Rivian logo? I currently have a 4runner but want to make sure that what I purchase fits nicely on the back of the truck when I get it sometime next year.

    Thank you!

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    Hi Andreas,

    The tent on the back of the Rivian was a custom 1-off Tepui LoPro 2. It is not available yet but should be available in the next few months. It will not be available in that yellow color, rather it will come in a glacier gray color.

    Cheers,

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    Well done, thanks!
     
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    #30 HMBxplore, Mar 29, 2019
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    Features wish list...
    1) Fully removable back seat in either a 60/40, 50/50, or 40/20/40 configuration.
    2) 12v accessory outlets in the back seat, and frunk.
    3) A textured armrest on the back doors so my dog can be a happy girl with her head out the window.
    4) Power window in the back that fully rolls down.
     
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    I’m planning on using my rugadized Autana in my R1T....
     
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    Good news is that we know the dimensions that fir the Rivian perfect which would be:
    Packed Size
    50 x 43 x 8.5in
    Packed Weight
    105lb

    I plan on using an ARB Skydome SWAG. Had a rooftop tent and it is cumbersome.

    The swag packed up should fit in the gear tunnel.
     
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    Well.... guess I’ll be a bit bulky. My Tepui is 56x48x12 .... aka “The flying Brick” I might trade it in for a hard shell RTT and just put a rack on the bed to raise it up over the roof line. It will cost me some range, but when on dirt roads the aerodynamics aren’t quite as crucial as they are at highway speeds.
    There is also something to be said about sticking with ground tents... I might just go back to old school
     
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    Am I the only one who would want a canopy? I pre-ordered the SUV but would consider a truck with a canopy. My main use case is carrying my dogs (currently two Chow-Chows, previous was a Samoyed, will probably always have a medium to full-size dog).
     
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    I’m sure that after market companies will be making Canopies in no time. Especially ARB and SnugTop
     
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    I worry about their motorized soft tonneau. I worry it will fail, be easy to wreck. I looks so slow. I think I would rather flip up sections of a hard cover than have what they are offering. I also wonder how it would interact with job boxes and storage options but that is a problem with any tonneau.
     
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    I had an ARE tanneau cover on my Dodge Dakota for a while. They do look very nice, and create a large weather proof trunk, but I found myself removing it all the time to carry bulkier items. I prefer just an open bed now a days.
     
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    Same here. I would love to see a Bestop Supertop or safari style top of some sort. It wouldn't be the prettiest thing on the R1T but it'd add a lot of use than just an open bed or tonneau cover for me.
     
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    These extras to turn the R1T into a camper is a little over the top. I'm interested in an electric R1T and have a deposit on one but if my needs were to be off road adventuring I would have to go in a different direction.
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