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That side-to-side pass-thru box just aft of the cab on the R1T has to be one of the coolest and most useful cargo solutions to show up on a truck since the invention of the RamBox. I love it.

Since it goes all the way across the truck, what would you put in there? Fishing rods? Hockey sticks? (go Blues! lol) I don't think it's big enough for golf clubs but I could be wrong. They say that the flipped down door is stong enough to stand on, too.
 

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I actually wonder what a Police spec Rivian would hold in that area.
A few will probably end up as police fleet somewhere (Dubai?)
 

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If they're able to stick a kitchen in that small space then the sky is the limit for what Rivian or anyone else can use that space for.
 

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That "side-to-side pass-thru box" Rivian refers to as a gear tunnel. An article or video I read/watched some time ago mentions storing golf clubs in the gear tunnel. That assumes you don't own a golf bag like in the Caddy Shack. :)

Since it goes all the way across the truck, what would you put in there?
Off the top of my head ...
Ski/snowboard equipment, overnight bags, small luggage, gym bag, all sorts of sporting equipment, power tools (or at least their batteries so they can charge since gear tunnel has power in it), camping gear/supplies, climbing gear, first aid kit, emergency road kit, fishing pole bazooka tube and tackle box, small cooler, ...

It will be interesting to see what else Rivian comes up with including the OEMs for the gear tunnel. I suspect that pull-out kitchen will be an expensive option. And for some, perhaps more than what they need. Personally I would like to see a pull-out kitchen that only uses half the tunnel so the other half can used for other items, say, a pull-out fridge or just store other stuff. As R99 said, the sky is the limit.
 

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It will be interesting to see what else Rivian comes up with including the OEMs for the gear tunnel. I suspect that pull-out kitchen will be an expensive option. And for some, perhaps more than what they need. Personally I would like to see a pull-out kitchen that only uses half the tunnel so the other half can used for other items, say, a pull-out fridge or just store other stuff. As R99 said, the sky is the limit.
It'd be nice to see add-on battery packs that fit there for extreme range trips... I mean, the high capacity fuel tank option on the F-150 can get you about 1000 mile range on one tank of fuel. I know there are periodic trips I make of a little over 400 miles round trip, where charging would be relatively inconvienient, but for most days, the small pack would be more than enough... If they were light enough, could even have them be removable, and have a charging dock to stay at home to slow charge/maintenance charge them when they aren't being used...
 

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If they were light enough
Therein lies the problem. An 85kW battery pack weighs about 1,200 lbs. The only practical way of implementing these plug-in battery expander options (Rivian has a patent for putting one in the bed of of the R1T) is that you’d rent them from some service center where they’d install it for you. Just not practical to think that consumers will be able to install and connect a high voltage battery that weighs hundreds of pounds at home.
 

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A more practical solution would be to have a small trailer with a battery pack. Lease them out and call the company "E-Haul". Have a connector on the back of the Rivian to hook it up.
 

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A more practical solution would be to have a small trailer with a battery pack. Lease them out and call the company "E-Haul". Have a connector on the back of the Rivian to hook it up.
I read that Ford is working on a gas or fuel cell generator for EVs that you can plug in to get some recharge if you're stuck out in the boonies for some reason. Sounds like a good idea and should be way more portable than an additional battery. My guess is that we will see this kind of thing from someone. Yeah, I know it goes against the 'no-burning' ethos of EVs, but I bet lots of people would buy something like that just in case.
 

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I read that Ford is working on a gas or fuel cell generator for EVs that you can plug in to get some recharge if you're stuck out in the boonies for some reason. Sounds like a good idea and should be way more portable than an additional battery. My guess is that we will see this kind of thing from someone. Yeah, I know it goes against the 'no-burning' ethos of EVs, but I bet lots of people would buy something like that just in case.
Found the article: Electric Ford F-150 Patent Drawings Show Swappable, Range-Extending Gas Generator Disguised as Toolbox (thedrive.com)
 

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I read that Ford is working on a gas or fuel cell generator for EVs that you can plug in to get some recharge if you're stuck out in the boonies for some reason. Sounds like a good idea and should be way more portable than an additional battery. My guess is that we will see this kind of thing from someone. Yeah, I know it goes against the 'no-burning' ethos of EVs, but I bet lots of people would buy something like that just in case.
Well, there are a few companies out there that do that... The big names in that field I'm thinking of are Kubota & Generac, but there are others....
 

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It'd be great if it held my golf clubs. I might also consider stowing guns if I'm heading to the range. Otherwise, I'd probably keep a bag in there with tow straps, gloves, towels, first aid kit, etc.
 

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It'd be great if it held my golf clubs. I might also consider stowing guns if I'm heading to the range. Otherwise, I'd probably keep a bag in there with tow straps, gloves, towels, first aid kit, etc.
I was also thinking about golf clubs in the gear tunnel, but removing them from the side will be difficult in a full parking lot.
 

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Does anyone know the storable length? Like will my 6 foot long skis fit in there? The custom shops will have a lot of fun coming up with ideas for this space. I love it.
 

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inside bed width is 138cm which is about 4-1/2 ft. I would expect the tunnel to be about the same with the doors closed.
 
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