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  1. Camper Van Someren

    Update: Cybertruck Will Keep Concept's Size, But Separate Smaller Cybertruck Likely!

    Yes it was my quote. Just wondering what originally determined size, if the CT was designed from “first principles.” It seems one of those principles was competing with the F-150 (matching the length of a Supercrew with 5.5’ bed while squeezing in the larger 6.5’ bed option). Apparently...
  2. Camper Van Someren

    Update: Cybertruck Will Keep Concept's Size, But Separate Smaller Cybertruck Likely!

    My friend has a Model S and he says he loses 20-30% when it is below freezing. And that is after leaving it plugged in outside his house. https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a20915996/tested-how-cold-weather-affects-ev-range-feature/ Notice that (on the Bolt at least) the battery warmer runs...
  3. Camper Van Someren

    Update: Cybertruck Will Keep Concept's Size, But Separate Smaller Cybertruck Likely!

    Yes, the fact that the CT is electric makes it more complicated than ICE trucks which are “meant to be kept outside.” Tesla says their chargers can be used outdoors but finding a location and getting 220v there can be complicated. There’s also the question of temperature regulation for the...
  4. Camper Van Someren

    Update: Cybertruck Will Keep Concept's Size, But Separate Smaller Cybertruck Likely!

    This might be a deal-breaker for me. I have about a 6’ driveway between my garage and the street so that isn’t an option for me. I do have other outdoor parking (where my Ranger sits) but that is far enough from the house that I couldn’t feasibly set up a charging station there. I’m going to...
  5. Camper Van Someren

    A Cybervan must be in the design stage

    Market isn’t completely untapped since Amazon already ordered 100,000 of these from Rivian. As a camper van enthusiast I’m not excited about those small wheels but I’d love to see a van with the off-road abilities of the R1T or Cybertruck. That would be my dream vehicle...
  6. Camper Van Someren

    Cybertruck Fits Tall People?

    I’m 6’5 also and I haven’t yet found a car that I couldn’t fit behind the wheel. Used to own a Honda Fit for a while. I’m hoping they keep the 6.5’ bed so we could even sleep back there. Even if not, diagonal is always an option...
  7. Camper Van Someren

    TFL Says Cybertruck Won't Offroad (Well)...and I Respond (Newest Video)

    Brake based torque vectoring also wears your brakes down in situations when you want to split torque 60/40 or 80/20. Then you have the brake squeezing enough to slow the wheel but not enough to lock it, causing lots of heat and brake wear and “wasted” energy. My car uses brake-based torque...
  8. Camper Van Someren

    Off Road King #2: Own the Night

    Good video, subscribed. My only concern with sleeping in the vault while autopilot is driving is what will happen in case of an accident? I just ordered a small lightweight teardrop camper from mountain goat trailers. The nicest aspect of these is that we can keep it loaded with all our...
  9. Camper Van Someren

    Do not like smaller, more level Cybertruck?

    You are right about standard size, but somebody else brought up in another thread that 240” is outside dimension, and many are closer to 230” because of wall thickness. Hence the need for a slight shrinkage...
  10. Camper Van Someren

    Do not like smaller, more level Cybertruck?

    I’m one of the people with a garage that is exactly 232” so a 7” shrinkage means the difference between parking inside, or knocking out a wall to expand the garage, or parking outside. My little Ranger lives outside, but things get a lot more complicated when I’m trying to install a charger...
  11. Camper Van Someren

    TFL Says Cybertruck Won't Offroad (Well)...and I Respond (Newest Video)

    Oh, one other issue. I decided to look up the H1 dimensions and they really aren’t that close to the CT. Even if Elon shrinks everything by 3%, the CT will be a whole meter longer with 0.4m longer wheelbase , meaning on average 0.3m or 1’ longer overhangs at each end. That is going to give much...
  12. Camper Van Someren

    vs Triton H Electric SUV With 700-Mile Range?

    Even if this does become real, that price is insane. It starts at twice the price of an Escalade or a tri-motor CT. And then you could buy a whole cybertruck in addition to your “base” triton for the price required to get the 700 mile version. Sure, 700 > 500 but you are paying twice the price...
  13. Camper Van Someren

    TFL Says Cybertruck Won't Offroad (Well)...and I Respond (Newest Video)

    Totally agree with your video! I would say try to edit them down some. I have time for 10-minute YouTube breaks, but not 30... Still, thanks for making these - you are an asset to our community!
  14. Camper Van Someren

    Tesla Battery Day Announced For September 15 (Predictions anyone?)

    I agree. I’ve been hoping that this experience of working together for a common good might continue on after COVID is past. Maybe we can turn that momentum towards taking on climate change in general.
  15. Camper Van Someren

    Poll: Are You Replacing an ICE Truck With Your Cybertruck?

    Yup, 02 Ranger 4x4. Not my DD but a very dependable utility vehicle and off-roader.
  16. Camper Van Someren

    Problem Solved. Charging with a Trailer!

    Lol yes, and if any Tesla will be able to drive over curbs and on the grass it will be the CT :-)
  17. Camper Van Someren

    Closer look at Rivian’s electric delivery van for Amazon

    If Rivian put one of these bodies on a R1T chassis (complete with air suspension etc) I’d probably ditch the cybertruck.
  18. Camper Van Someren

    What will you tow with your Cybertruck?

    I want to tow a race car to a racetrack for weekend fun. I’ll probably get an enclosed trailer to lower drag. Unfortunately the track is 160 miles from my house and there are several mountains in the way so range will be tight with the dual motor.
  19. Camper Van Someren

    Cybertruck and Rivian Reservations?

    Rivian just announced that their pricing will be lower than prior. $69,000 for a truck with 300 mile range, which drops to $61,500 after the EV tax credit (which Tesla doesn’t get). That makes it more competitive with the dual CT than I originally thought. For an extra $11K you get quad motor...
  20. Camper Van Someren

    Off Road Performance

    Long post since I have lots to say :-) First I love the story of a Volt rock crawling in NAZ. I’ve noticed that the state troopers here close the roads any time there is a fatal accident, far more than other states where the goal is to open a lane ASAP. This can be very inconvenient since there...


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