Built-In water tank in exoskeleton cavity

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Could they incorporate a built in water tank within the exoskeleton cavities? Drinkable water on adventures or maybe a steamer or pressure washer to clean things up after getting dirty. I’ve heard of aftermarket bumpers having water tanks in them. Maybe built in filter to turn natural water sources into safe, drinkable water? Leave the vault cover open to collect rain water? Filling pump with a hose to collect from a stream/creek?

Plus if Elon is going to turn this into James Bond’s Lotus, we are going to need some ballast tanks!
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I doubt Tesla would do this, but it’s possible you might be able to install some sort of bladder in the sail pillar storage area. You’d have to figure out how to pump the water out, but would be pretty straight forward storing the bladder.
 

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Water is heavy. How much water do you wish to carry?
 

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Water is heavy. How much water do you wish to carry?
It is. When I head out to the desert for a week, I carry about twelve gallons straight up. But we don't use it for much cooking or bathing... Very little of our food uses dishes or is dehydrated, and we sponge bath. A bit more civilization would be nice.

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It is. When I head out to the desert for a week, I carry about twelve gallons straight up. But we don't use it for much cooking or bathing... Very little of our food uses dishes or is dehydrated, and we sponge bath. A bit more civilization would be nice.

-Crissa
I would not want a built in tank unless I had a method to sterilize. Since I can put temporary tanks, and my use is typically a 5 gallon gravity shower. I rinse of with sun warmed water while other divers look on with envy. ?

I don’t have much insight. I am curious for those wanting to haul water, what is the typical amount.

Not knowing any better, I would lean to products similar to this and roll off back ramp for campsight. Since I am inexperienced, maybe I would be laughed at but still be happy with pressure charged dispensing. I would consider hooking up the air compressor too.

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It is. When I head out to the desert for a week, I carry about twelve gallons straight up. But we don't use it for much cooking or bathing... Very little of our food uses dishes or is dehydrated, and we sponge bath. A bit more civilization would be nice.

-Crissa
Bladders(2L, 5L, 8L) work nicely in desert, portable for easy moving around camp and provide solar hot water for a 3PM trickle shower to get the day off you for nighttime sleep.

I wouldn’t invite onboard water(leaks, sanitation and maintenance)problems. RV’rs can have their tanks.
 
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It is. When I head out to the desert for a week, I carry about twelve gallons straight up. But we don't use it for much cooking or bathing... Very little of our food uses dishes or is dehydrated, and we sponge bath. A bit more civilization would be nice.

-Crissa
water is about 8.3 lbs per gallon. 12 gals would be 100 lbs. I think the 3500lb hauling capacity and adaptive air suspension wouldn’t be phased. Sanitizing is something I’m not sure about. When people compare the exoskeleton to modern day aircraft structure, I thought about how they use the wings to carry fuel. Obviously fuel tanks and drinkable water tanks are different. I know there are aftermarket tanks that people put in the bed but why take up cargo capacity when there are empty cavities that will go unused. The lower the cavity the better. The sails would be high in the center of gravity and it’s weight would shift during dynamic maneuvers.
 

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If Tesla made the Cybertruck hydrogen powered with a fuel cell, you wouldn't have to carry water with you. The fuel cell would generate water as you used it.

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It sounds cool at first glance, but I think it would be obsolete after a while. I'll just carry bottled water for my needs. I realize my needs are different from everyone else's, but I think Cybertruck has a bunch of bells and whistles as it is, I think a water tank is a little much. But I love the air compressor!
 

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water is about 8.3 lbs per gallon. 12 gals would be 100 lbs. I think the 3500lb hauling capacity and adaptive air suspension wouldn’t be phased. Sanitizing is something I’m not sure about. When people compare the exoskeleton to modern day aircraft structure, I thought about how they use the wings to carry fuel. Obviously fuel tanks and drinkable water tanks are different. I know there are aftermarket tanks that people put in the bed but why take up cargo capacity when there are empty cavities that will go unused. The lower the cavity the better. The sails would be high in the center of gravity and it’s weight would shift during dynamic maneuvers.
The big thing to me is the more specialized you make parts of the truck, the less versatile it is for other purposes.

Just putting water bladders in lets you have water storage with very little weight penalty.
 


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Bladders(2L, 5L, 8L) work nicely in desert, portable for easy moving around camp and provide solar hot water for a 3PM trickle shower to get the day off you for nighttime sleep.

I wouldn’t invite onboard water(leaks, sanitation and maintenance)problems. RV’rs can have their tanks.
Yeah, but a nice, low place to stash a big bladder would be nice.

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If sub-vault is water tight with drain plug, mini bathtub at the campsite.
 

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This guy has it all worked out:

“Elon Musk said that the Cybertruck is from the post apocalyptic future, and it's tech was brought back here.

So, this is what I think we would need in our CT to survive an apocalyptic future.

Scenario:
- nuclear radiation (post war)
- extreme heat and droughts(climate change)
- extreme cold (climate change)
- extreme floods (climate change)
- lack of food resources (climate change)
- lack of water resources (climate change)
- extreme violence competing for limited food/water resources (inc cannibalism)
- massive influx of climate refugees to where food/water is
- extreme UV (chemicals in atmosphere from nuclear war)
- lack of arable land (climate change)

Tesla Cybertruck (for the well-dressed apocalyptic survivor) includes:
-HEPA filters (dust/pollutants/chemicals)
- Water filtration
- Radiation protection
- Extreme ultraviolet protection
- Bulletproof chassis (DONE)
- Bulletproof glass (DONE?)
- Powerful pv (photovoltaic/solar) generation (no electricity/chargers available, so it's the only way to keep the CT going)
- On-board mini-drone(s) with camera/sensors (reconnaissance to save EV battery)
- Satellite communication (DONE?)
- Area scanning and mapping (party done with FSD camera's, but something that can scan much further out would be great)
- Night vision
- AI to monitor and warn of danger and opportunities
- Offensive weapons (part of CT, so you don't have to wind the window down to shoot back)... maybe a nasty electric shock to people touching the CT, at the very least
- Submersible (cross rivers)
- 4 wheel drive (DONE)
- indestructible tyres (Kevlar)
- Super tough exterior (DONE)
- On-board freezer and fridge (store food)
- Electric induction cooktop
- Storage for hunting implements (DONE)
- Medical kit storage
- Flare gun (cars in japan include a flare... true)
- Electronic information resource (database... e.g. survival techniques; medical knowledge; edible plant knowledge; how to build a shelter; how to start a fire etc.)
- Secure (dry) seed storage
- Ability to plug in other devices (e.g. soldering iron to repair electronics)
- Self-diagnosis (part of AI) to show where errors are, and how to fix them
- Crab-walk
- TeslaBot (to help with everything)
- Big club (to capture women (or men) :) )”

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