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July 13 at 3:30pm my R1T showed at my house, right on schedule. I spent an hour with the delivery specialist going over the basics and did a brief test drive.

Something pretty cool about my R1T is it’s VIN, ending in 007777.

I charged a bit at home using my Tesla charger, more on that below.

The delivery specialist said I was lucky for being one of few people to receive their full-size spare tire at delivery, as most of them are being shipped after the fact.

We went over every detail of the truck and found no blemishes or issues except for one noted below that I found later.

After delivery, I drove from Nashville to Chattanooga to visit my fiancé, giving me a great introduction to driving this vehicle. I can say after owning a Tesla Model 3, a 2003 Acura NSX, and even a very used Ferrari F355 that the R1T is the fastest vehicle I have even driven.

Software Bugs and Issues
There are only minor bugs so far limited to software glitches such as:
One of the air vents does not respond to directional changes made on the primary screen. Receiving a phone call while listening to music can be “alarming” since the phone volume appears to match the stereo volume.
The cover panel located under the passenger dashboard was loose. I snapped it back in place and it appears to be holding.
I contacted Rivian service through the mobile app and they called me within 30 minutes which is impressive.

I previously owned a Tesla Model 3 and never sold the home charger, not knowing which EV I might get next. Two weeks ago, I purchased a “Tesla to J-Plug adapter” and plugged it in before my drive to Chattanooga. The adapter works perfectly, allowing me to charge most every EV made, Nissan and Mitsubishi being the exception.
Hope this helps someone.
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Awesome looking truck u have there.
 

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Thanks everyone, very kind of you. I feel very lucky to own this awesome truck.
Re: mzarnegar.dds - Nav is great. In fact it's awesome.
Your position on the screen is close to the bottom which means you can see a whole lot of what's in front of you, all in satellite mode. It's a lot like flying in a small plane at 1000 feet with a clear view. It's also slightly tilted forward, which pans out the view very nicely. I prefer this over Google Maps, which is saying a lot.
 

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July 13 at 3:30pm my R1T showed at my house, right on schedule. I spent an hour with the delivery specialist going over the basics and did a brief test drive.

Something pretty cool about my R1T is it’s VIN, ending in 007777.

I charged a bit at home using my Tesla charger, more on that below.

The delivery specialist said I was lucky for being one of few people to receive their full-size spare tire at delivery, as most of them are being shipped after the fact.

We went over every detail of the truck and found no blemishes or issues except for one noted below that I found later.

After delivery, I drove from Nashville to Chattanooga to visit my fiancé, giving me a great introduction to driving this vehicle. I can say after owning a Tesla Model 3, a 2003 Acura NSX, and even a very used Ferrari F355 that the R1T is the fastest vehicle I have even driven.

Software Bugs and Issues
There are only minor bugs so far limited to software glitches such as:
One of the air vents does not respond to directional changes made on the primary screen. Receiving a phone call while listening to music can be “alarming” since the phone volume appears to match the stereo volume.
The cover panel located under the passenger dashboard was loose. I snapped it back in place and it appears to be holding.
I contacted Rivian service through the mobile app and they called me within 30 minutes which is impressive.

I previously owned a Tesla Model 3 and never sold the home charger, not knowing which EV I might get next. Two weeks ago, I purchased a “Tesla to J-Plug adapter” and plugged it in before my drive to Chattanooga. The adapter works perfectly, allowing me to charge most every EV made, Nissan and Mitsubishi being the exception.
Hope this helps someone.
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July 13 at 3:30pm my R1T showed at my house, right on schedule. I spent an hour with the delivery specialist going over the basics and did a brief test drive.

Something pretty cool about my R1T is it’s VIN, ending in 007777.

I charged a bit at home using my Tesla charger, more on that below.

The delivery specialist said I was lucky for being one of few people to receive their full-size spare tire at delivery, as most of them are being shipped after the fact.

We went over every detail of the truck and found no blemishes or issues except for one noted below that I found later.

After delivery, I drove from Nashville to Chattanooga to visit my fiancé, giving me a great introduction to driving this vehicle. I can say after owning a Tesla Model 3, a 2003 Acura NSX, and even a very used Ferrari F355 that the R1T is the fastest vehicle I have even driven.

Software Bugs and Issues
There are only minor bugs so far limited to software glitches such as:
One of the air vents does not respond to directional changes made on the primary screen. Receiving a phone call while listening to music can be “alarming” since the phone volume appears to match the stereo volume.
The cover panel located under the passenger dashboard was loose. I snapped it back in place and it appears to be holding.
I contacted Rivian service through the mobile app and they called me within 30 minutes which is impressive.

I previously owned a Tesla Model 3 and never sold the home charger, not knowing which EV I might get next. Two weeks ago, I purchased a “Tesla to J-Plug adapter” and plugged it in before my drive to Chattanooga. The adapter works perfectly, allowing me to charge most every EV made, Nissan and Mitsubishi being the exception.
Hope this helps someone.
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Nice I have the same config. Mine should be coming any day now
 

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July 13 at 3:30pm my R1T showed at my house, right on schedule. I spent an hour with the delivery specialist going over the basics and did a brief test drive.

Something pretty cool about my R1T is it’s VIN, ending in 007777.

I charged a bit at home using my Tesla charger, more on that below.

The delivery specialist said I was lucky for being one of few people to receive their full-size spare tire at delivery, as most of them are being shipped after the fact.

We went over every detail of the truck and found no blemishes or issues except for one noted below that I found later.

After delivery, I drove from Nashville to Chattanooga to visit my fiancé, giving me a great introduction to driving this vehicle. I can say after owning a Tesla Model 3, a 2003 Acura NSX, and even a very used Ferrari F355 that the R1T is the fastest vehicle I have even driven.

Software Bugs and Issues
There are only minor bugs so far limited to software glitches such as:
One of the air vents does not respond to directional changes made on the primary screen. Receiving a phone call while listening to music can be “alarming” since the phone volume appears to match the stereo volume.
The cover panel located under the passenger dashboard was loose. I snapped it back in place and it appears to be holding.
I contacted Rivian service through the mobile app and they called me within 30 minutes which is impressive.

I previously owned a Tesla Model 3 and never sold the home charger, not knowing which EV I might get next. Two weeks ago, I purchased a “Tesla to J-Plug adapter” and plugged it in before my drive to Chattanooga. The adapter works perfectly, allowing me to charge most every EV made, Nissan and Mitsubishi being the exception.
Hope this helps someone.
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Pretty cool that the VIN ends in "7777". The unique relevance of that is that it is the number of battery cells in the vehicle. There are 7,776 in the floor to power the vehicle and one in the driver's door in the form of a flashlight. Oddly enough, my cell phone number (which I have had since 1985) ends in "7777". How cool is that?!?! I learned all this from the Rivian Rep that came for my "first mile test drive. She said that when she was pulling up to my house and started to call me, she of course saw the 7777. She then told me the story that Mr. Scaringe wanted the all sevens number and since there was 7,776 in the battery pack, he came up with the idea of adding the flashlight to make it 7777.
 

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July 13 at 3:30pm my R1T showed at my house, right on schedule. I spent an hour with the delivery specialist going over the basics and did a brief test drive.

Something pretty cool about my R1T is it’s VIN, ending in 007777.

I charged a bit at home using my Tesla charger, more on that below.

The delivery specialist said I was lucky for being one of few people to receive their full-size spare tire at delivery, as most of them are being shipped after the fact.

We went over every detail of the truck and found no blemishes or issues except for one noted below that I found later.

After delivery, I drove from Nashville to Chattanooga to visit my fiancé, giving me a great introduction to driving this vehicle. I can say after owning a Tesla Model 3, a 2003 Acura NSX, and even a very used Ferrari F355 that the R1T is the fastest vehicle I have even driven.

Software Bugs and Issues
There are only minor bugs so far limited to software glitches such as:
One of the air vents does not respond to directional changes made on the primary screen. Receiving a phone call while listening to music can be “alarming” since the phone volume appears to match the stereo volume.
The cover panel located under the passenger dashboard was loose. I snapped it back in place and it appears to be holding.
I contacted Rivian service through the mobile app and they called me within 30 minutes which is impressive.

I previously owned a Tesla Model 3 and never sold the home charger, not knowing which EV I might get next. Two weeks ago, I purchased a “Tesla to J-Plug adapter” and plugged it in before my drive to Chattanooga. The adapter works perfectly, allowing me to charge most every EV made, Nissan and Mitsubishi being the exception.
Hope this helps someone.
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NICE :)
 

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July 13 at 3:30pm my R1T showed at my house, right on schedule. I spent an hour with the delivery specialist going over the basics and did a brief test drive.

Something pretty cool about my R1T is it’s VIN, ending in 007777.

I charged a bit at home using my Tesla charger, more on that below.

The delivery specialist said I was lucky for being one of few people to receive their full-size spare tire at delivery, as most of them are being shipped after the fact.

We went over every detail of the truck and found no blemishes or issues except for one noted below that I found later.

After delivery, I drove from Nashville to Chattanooga to visit my fiancé, giving me a great introduction to driving this vehicle. I can say after owning a Tesla Model 3, a 2003 Acura NSX, and even a very used Ferrari F355 that the R1T is the fastest vehicle I have even driven.

Software Bugs and Issues
There are only minor bugs so far limited to software glitches such as:
One of the air vents does not respond to directional changes made on the primary screen. Receiving a phone call while listening to music can be “alarming” since the phone volume appears to match the stereo volume.
The cover panel located under the passenger dashboard was loose. I snapped it back in place and it appears to be holding.
I contacted Rivian service through the mobile app and they called me within 30 minutes which is impressive.

I previously owned a Tesla Model 3 and never sold the home charger, not knowing which EV I might get next. Two weeks ago, I purchased a “Tesla to J-Plug adapter” and plugged it in before my drive to Chattanooga. The adapter works perfectly, allowing me to charge most every EV made, Nissan and Mitsubishi being the exception.
Hope this helps someone.
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Looks good 😊
 

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I am glad to hear your serial number is 7777, that means that over 7,000 have been delivered so far this year! And that means they are delivering a lot more each month!

I have a 16 amp 240 volt charger that I bought at aliexpress com. Just search for EV charger, 32 or 16 amps, depending on what you are looking for. Watch the shipping charges, vendors have some bargains, others want over $200 for shipping, so don't buy there. I see the 32 amp ones can be adjusted to 8 - 32 amps, with a simple switch. Cost is around $300 - $350 including shipping.

I put on a 50 amp plug, and can plug it into any stove receptacle, or the 50 amp used at RV parks. I could get a 30 amp adapter, so I could plug it into a dryer receptacle, or 20 amp adapter, so I can plug in where 240 volt air conditioner would plug in.

I guess you have tested the 0-60 in less than 4 seconds? Many times? It does push you back into the seat, and you should have your head against the headrest before really hitting the throttle!
 

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July 13 at 3:30pm my R1T showed at my house, right on schedule. I spent an hour with the delivery specialist going over the basics and did a brief test drive.

Something pretty cool about my R1T is it’s VIN, ending in 007777.

I charged a bit at home using my Tesla charger, more on that below.

The delivery specialist said I was lucky for being one of few people to receive their full-size spare tire at delivery, as most of them are being shipped after the fact.

We went over every detail of the truck and found no blemishes or issues except for one noted below that I found later.

After delivery, I drove from Nashville to Chattanooga to visit my fiancé, giving me a great introduction to driving this vehicle. I can say after owning a Tesla Model 3, a 2003 Acura NSX, and even a very used Ferrari F355 that the R1T is the fastest vehicle I have even driven.

Software Bugs and Issues
There are only minor bugs so far limited to software glitches such as:
One of the air vents does not respond to directional changes made on the primary screen. Receiving a phone call while listening to music can be “alarming” since the phone volume appears to match the stereo volume.
The cover panel located under the passenger dashboard was loose. I snapped it back in place and it appears to be holding.
I contacted Rivian service through the mobile app and they called me within 30 minutes which is impressive.

I previously owned a Tesla Model 3 and never sold the home charger, not knowing which EV I might get next. Two weeks ago, I purchased a “Tesla to J-Plug adapter” and plugged it in before my drive to Chattanooga. The adapter works perfectly, allowing me to charge most every EV made, Nissan and Mitsubishi being the exception.
Hope this helps someone.
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Where did you purchase your “Tesla to J-Plug adapter”? We are interested as there are few super chargers here in Arizona. We are enjoying the heck out of our R1T as well!
 

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Tesla to J-Plug adapter
A quick google search finds the adapters at Amazon for $159, rated at only 48 amps at 240 volts, so about 12 KW. There is another one rated at 80 amps, for $259. I think the J1221 connector might be the limiting factor, with a lower rating than the huge Tesla connector with very large diameter connectors to the car - charger cable connection.

So if using this adapter, it would be wise to check the heat of the J1221 connector to make sure it does not overheat while in use, should your car charge at over 80 amps for whatever reason.

If there is a 3 volt drop across a connector, at 3 amps, only 9 watts will heat the connection, but at 30 amps, that is like having a 90 watt heating element in that voltage drop. At 80 amps, you can do the exact math, but double that heat build up across the connection. You can see how after a few minutes, the connection can reach over 150F.
 

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A quick google search finds the adapters at Amazon for $159, rated at only 48 amps at 240 volts, so about 12 KW. There is another one rated at 80 amps, for $259. I think the J1221 connector might be the limiting factor, with a lower rating than the huge Tesla connector with very large diameter connectors to the car - charger cable connection.

So if using this adapter, it would be wise to check the heat of the J1221 connector to make sure it does not overheat while in use, should your car charge at over 80 amps for whatever reason.

If there is a 3 volt drop across a connector, at 3 amps, only 9 watts will heat the connection, but at 30 amps, that is like having a 90 watt heating element in that voltage drop. At 80 amps, you can do the exact math, but double that heat build up across the connection. You can see how after a few minutes, the connection can reach over 150F.
48 amp is all you need. RIVIAN won't take more than 48 amp even if you use 80 amp connector. 48 Amp is max AC charging limit on Rivian.
 
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