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So far the R1T only has one option for its bed size at 55.1 inches, which is shorter than the shortest F-150 bed (5 and a half feet/66 inches). Personally that's not a deal breaker for me but is that enough space for you? Or would you want to see a bigger bed option?
 

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55 inches is long enough to haul a pallet of material, but I also like to use my truck to pick up a yard of gravel, mulch or other materials. I'm concerned that bulk suppliers are going to balk at loading a 55 inch truck bed with a standard 72" wide skid steer scoop. As someone who plans to do real work with my R1T, I'd happily trade a shorter frunk for an additional 17 inches of bed length. A six foot bed is what I've had on my trucks in the past and always found adequate.

Fifty five inches is also shorter than the average length of an adult bike: 65 to 71 inches, though with the front wheel turned sideways, I'm guessing I could still throw my bike in the back bed of the R1T when I'm in a hurry and too lazy to mount the bike on a rack.
 

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I would imagine that you'd be able to throw your bike in the back without an issue, if not that's not a good look for Rivian.

From everything we've seen so far, Rivian isn't really focused on the R1T as a work truck, more of an adventure vehicle. But hopefully they do create a version with a longer bed for people like you @suterco
 

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Plus Rivian has said they plan to build 6 EVs by I believe 2025. Assuming that includes the R1T and R1S, we now know it will also include a delivery van, however, not sure if that was known prior to Rivian making that statement of building 6 EVs. None the less, point is more EVs are planned by Rivian. Question is, will they be distinct EVs (ala different class of vehicle - pickup, SUV, delivery, sedan, sport, etc.) and/or be deviations of their EVs, for example, a pickup with a longer bed (among other features to warrant it as a new EV versus just a new option to the original R1T) and perhaps call it R2T.
 

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Plus Rivian has said they plan to build 6 EVs by I believe 2025. Assuming that includes the R1T and R1S, we now know it will also include a delivery van, however, not sure if that was known prior to Rivian making that statement of building 6 EVs. None the less, point is more EVs are planned by Rivian. Question is, will they be distinct EVs (ala different class of vehicle - pickup, SUV, delivery, sedan, sport, etc.) and/or be deviations of their EVs, for example, a pickup with a longer bed (among other features to warrant it as a new EV versus just a new option to the original R1T) and perhaps call it R2T.
That's very true, just because they say they're making 6 EVs, it doesn't mean they have to be all new designs. I could definitely see them making a R1T with a longer bed with either 2 or 4 doors.
 
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