Here are 2 pictures of the 2024 Chevy Silverado's mid-gate.
The bar between the wall and the glass is removable. I wonder how.
Hopefully this wildly successful and Tesla makes the Cybertruck's mid-gate even better.
10" tall glass could: 1. remove, or 2 hinge up, or 3 slide both ways.
24" tall by 18" wide metal could slide right or left. I think there would need to be both a vault side slide door and an inside the cab slide door.
A Mid gate would be so much better, but this seems to me to be about the...
21' 3" long, 9' tall, 6'4" internal height.
I'm conjecturing about efficiency of this van.
A company called Maxwell vehicles will convert a Promasters using parts from totaled M3/MY. They will do it for about $35k. Maxwell is getting about 420 Wh/mile. With the 72 Kwh battery those Promasters...
Calling the Cyberlanr's bed "Queen size" is ludicrous. The vault is 6' 6" long and at most, 4' 10 wide.
Given that the bed is at a height requiring six layers of 'pleat' I don't see how the length can be over about 5' 10".
Given that there is an aisle on the right side I don't see how the bed...
This is a simple front hinged curved lid with a manual Westphalia lift mechanism at the rear. It is under 7' tall.
Most importantly it has a minimal impact on aerodynamic drag, decreasing range by only 5-10%.
When opened it has a stand up height walkway that is ten feet long. It could even be...
Design criteria is 1. a bed, 2. porta potty 3. minimal aerodynamic drag.
This design is simple: a topper and tailbox. Assumes CTs tailgate is removed.
The topper could be home built or purchased. The only thing special about the topper is a sliding door on the tail.
Access to the topper is thru...
This is a drawing taken from the "Tesla space 2021" on YouTube.
The drawing is from Tesla's patent application and features the roll up tonneau.
I consider these drawings to to mean the mid-gate is less likely.
The upper drawing is one I modified. To make the mid-gate work the tonneau slats must...
6' 10" tall, fits under 7' door
Minimal increase in aerodynamic drag, 5-8%?
Doubles cubes while driving, nearly 4X while parked with top up
48" height inside vault with top down (stealth camping)
Simple enough to be home built
This is my primary criteria for making CT campable:
A 6.5' sleeping space, 2' tall at ankles and 3' tall at head,
plus a Porta potty space 4.5' tall, not near the sleeper's head.
The CT alone cannot do this. The sleeping space needs a 6" mattress making the clearance 1.5' at the ankles and 2.5 '...
Approaching perfection. Topper from GnarlyDudeLive features 8 feet of walk space after I added a pop top with panoramic fabric unzipping. I also added the side window and the canvas drop floor tail. Range loss 20%?, 25%? Still good enough for me on a tri-motor. The cubes make the CT livable, not...
Here is a quartering view of a camper shell optimized for aerodynamics and my opinion about usable space. It extends 48" behind the rear bumper, the legal max.. This tail area has an internal stand-up height of 6'4". The main body of the vault has 5' of internal height. The overall external...