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Actually, if you think about it, CT vault cover is set at a higher angle than any other vehicle… which MAY reduce said build up from the environment… so…
Yeah… I can give you a nope on that one :D

(Of course in theory it is less, but not by a big degree, you’ll still get a lot. Even pretty steep roofs get buildup, albeit less)
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I think it's weird the way so many people question every Cybertruck decision, as if they are God's gift to smart design. They throw peanut shells from the peanut gallery without a hint that it's a real problem. …
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Yeah… I can give you a nope on that one :D

(Of course in theory it is less, but not by a big degree, you’ll still get a lot. Even pretty steep roofs get buildup, albeit less)
Obviously you would, but people on here tend to bring up every little POTENTIAL flaw on a truck before it makes its debut, all without acknowledging that previous vehicles share same flaws and do fine…. So I was just trying to make light of an tired and worrying situation.

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Snow and ice are issues for any tonneau cover .. as someone who has used them a lot .. historically I just kept mine closed duering bad weather and would sweep it clean after storms. Cybertruck will shed really well by driving it .. so not hard. Re the buttons .. pretty sure there will be controls on the touch screen as well. The box controls are just a secondary control .. so no need to chip ice or snow really.
 


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Indeed. In the past Tesla hasn’t always been great at that. Round here they have a reputation of being a ‘Californian company’ ;)
It’s a small world friend. Everyone goes everywhere to do their thing. Do you think that because we live in California that we stopped driving in crazy snow storms to get to a great ski spot for outrageous powder, or that we stopped driving on crazy mountain roads to get to a great cross-country hangliding site? The fact of the matter is that we all go all over the place and do everything. Labeling people in California makes it seem like ‘you’ never go anywhere or ‘do’ anything, which I doubt. A person either knows about cars and conditions or they get people that do, and anything else is unprofessional. I think it is very narrow to make these territorial assumptions. And by the way, though I have lived in California for 40 years, I spent the first almost 30 in Michigan. Do you think that I do not know winters?
 

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It's weird how the rest of the country forgets California competes for the deepest annual snows in the lower 48 in their mountain passes, that even the Grapevine climbs over four thousand feet out of LA and gets shut for chains multiple times a year - let alone the other passes at or above that altitude.

If there's a kind of driving, we probably have it some time of year.

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Look at those panel gaps... seriously, you could drive a Gigacasting through the gap between the button and the panel. Where is the 10 micron precision?!?!?!

:p
10 micron precision doesn't mean every gap is less than 10 microns in size, It means every gap within 10 microns of where Tesla intends it to be.
Perhaps they intend the gap to be large, and it is within 10 microns of that spec.
 

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I think it is very narrow to make these territorial assumptions. And by the way, though I have lived in California for 40 years, I spent the first almost 30 in Michigan. Do you think that I do not know winters?
It's weird how the rest of the country forgets California competes for the deepest annual snows in the lower 48 in their mountain passes, that even the Grapevine climbs over four thousand feet out of LA and gets shut for chains multiple times a year - let alone the other passes at or above that altitude.

If there's a kind of driving, we probably have it some time of year.

-Crissa

You know what they say about assumptions...
They make an ASS out of University of MainE.
Does that sound right?

This is why I love introducing myself to Americans as a New South Welshman.
They have no idea which stereotype to apply.
 


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I bet the truck is so intuitive that the ice removes itself. Probably antigravity waves or something
I was thinking the same. The Cybertruck will have a force field around it protecting it from all elements! :)
 

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It’s a small world friend. Everyone goes everywhere to do their thing. Do you think that because we live in California that we stopped driving in crazy snow storms to get to a great ski spot for outrageous powder, or that we stopped driving on crazy mountain roads to get to a great cross-country hangliding site? The fact of the matter is that we all go all over the place and do everything. Labeling people in California makes it seem like ‘you’ never go anywhere or ‘do’ anything, which I doubt. A person either knows about cars and conditions or they get people that do, and anything else is unprofessional. I think it is very narrow to make these territorial assumptions. And by the way, though I have lived in California for 40 years, I spent the first almost 30 in Michigan. Do you think that I do not know winters?
While I didn't come up with the phrase, and it was made in jest, there is some truth to it. From wipers that don't work in pitch dark & rain (ie. when you need them the most), to handles that break due to being iced up, to frameless windows, to heat pumps that break, Tesla hasn't often had the best reputation as a 'non Californian weather' car around here. While there is snow up in the Californian mountains, that's not what the majority of people there face every day, and often it feels like something becomes a priority at Tesla only when Elon sees a reason to do it. Another different type of example, unrelated to winter, is dropping indicator stalks. It's hard to see anyone designing a mass market car that way if they regularly had to drive through roundabouts (which are much rarer in the US).

Now to Tesla's credit they have, over time, fixed some things (like at least some improvement on the charge port lid that would get stuck). Also, it's fair to say they're not the only manufacturer who have faced issues.
 

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So a rack or camper will cover those controls right? Not ideal placement for a "work" truck....
Ok, I’ve got a couple questions on this…

Do “real work trucks” (you know, the ones that do ‘truck stuff’) have campers on them? And on the subject of campers… If you have a camper on the back, why would you want to close the cover? Why would you need access to that button?

And my guess with Tesla, if those buttons were covered, how would this disable your phone app? Couldn’t you just use your phone to open/close it?

And since those buttons are nearest to the outside edge, couldn’t there also be a cutout in the camper to give you access?

And if you have a pipe/lumber/ladder rack on it, and your rack is anchored into the 8 points on the CT, how does that cover the buttons?

I don’t understand the concern here. Honestly. I see way too many exceptions to the assumption. As always, I could be wrong, very wrong.
 
 




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