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Can a CT be realistically kept outside?

Can the Cybertruck be kept outside?


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Acid is actually what you use to remove rust and oxidizers from steel. tho ^-^. It's exactly the car you want under acid rain.

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Model 3 uses the garage. Cybertruck will be outside at all times. Even if the garage was big enough, it isn't heated and won't be appreciably warmer than outside when it is zero. Unless it cares about wind-chill.
 

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I live in Montana and planned on parking it outside mostly. I have a good sized shop but opening the 12 ft doors are a pain in the arse. The only serious problem we have here is the pack-rats, if you leave a vehicle outside for a few days the engine hood needs to be propped up to prevent pack-rats from moving in and chewing on electrical wires and insulation. If they manage to nest in the motor bay, the next time the engine is started the stench is awful while rat debris is burnt-off. Makes me think not to park outside.
 

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I live in Montana and planned on parking it outside mostly. I have a good sized shop but opening the 12 ft doors are a pain in the arse. The only serious problem we have here is the pack-rats, if you leave a vehicle outside for a few days the engine hood needs to be propped up to prevent pack-rats from moving in and chewing on electrical wires and insulation. If they manage to nest in the motor bay, the next time the engine is started the stench is awful while rat debris is burnt-off. Makes me think not to park outside.
That won't be a problem with the Cybertruck. Under the truck is a flat layer that protects the battery. As far as I can tell, there won't be anywhere for a rat to crawl into from the outside.

Also if you open the hood. that's just the front truck.
 

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That won't be a problem with the Cybertruck. Under the truck is a flat layer that protects the battery. As far as I can tell, there won't be anywhere for a rat to crawl into from the outside.

Also if you open the hood. that's just the front truck.
I haven't the privilege of a close-up viewing of CT but with the Idea that CT truck may float, it certainly raise the security bar.
Yes CT no engine bay....I have repaired so many rodent problems it is a definite concern for me. It would surprise folks to find out what a rodent can get into. Thanks for the thought.
 

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I live in Montana and planned on parking it outside mostly. I have a good sized shop but opening the 12 ft doors are a pain in the arse. The only serious problem we have here is the pack-rats, if you leave a vehicle outside for a few days the engine hood needs to be propped up to prevent pack-rats from moving in and chewing on electrical wires and insulation. If they manage to nest in the motor bay, the next time the engine is started the stench is awful while rat debris is burnt-off. Makes me think not to park outside.
uses some chicken wire to close off areas that they could get into. I would think brush guards will do most of this.
 

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Mice can squeeze through a dime sized (17.91 mm) hole, even pregnant ones.
Rats can squeeze through a quarter sided (24.26 mm) hole.
 

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Mice can squeeze through a dime sized (17.91 mm) hole, even pregnant ones.
Rats can squeeze through a quarter sided (24.26 mm) hole.
You are quite right, Sounds like you may have experience in this area. I could not respond to the chicken wire recommendation.
For me clearing my property of wood piles and other home like ideals for pack-rats ( not big like a regular rat ) is my best solution beside using traps and baits. I hope the rest of the Cybertruck members don't have this problem, just wish I knew
what openings it could have underneath. I know a few time I drove my truck from home, the rodents would bail out on the road.
 

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Hardware cloth comes in very small sizes. I have some that's designed to block insects, even, for use around vents.

Usually half inch hardware cloth will work for rodents. It's used to make cages, it folds well.

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I live "next" to the Atlantic Fooking ocean. Right now because the AC is not running and the windows are open I can tell you the seas are probably 2ft because I hear a steady static from that direction.
I have had 3 new cars kept outside for the last 32 years.
A 1988 Mitsubishi colt which I used and took to my Ocean Lifeguard job so it got it about as much "Salt spray" as any car could. After 10 years it had a light sheen of rust forming inside the top roof panel of the hatchback when I traded it in for a
1998 Nissan pick-up which never went inside, and 11 years later had rust only where I scratched the paint off of it from misjudging my ability to lift a sofa over the edge, and even then the scratch had been there for 8 years, and I never washed the truck more than once a year. it was white...nothing cosmetic even.
2008 Dodge Pick-up Still driving, no rust at all. It's sitting in the driveway. I did spray in Linex as soon as I bought it, but just because I did not like anything about any pop-in bedliner.
So what the hell? How far apart can two minds be? I'd never even answer a poll about, "Can a CT be realistically kept outside?"
2008 dodge pickup with no rust? My 2010 is a rust bucket.
 

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